HomeMid-Level ProvidersElizabeth Bludgen, MPT, CLT-LANA

Elizabeth Bludgen, MPT, CLT-LANA

Philosophy of Care

I try to see everyone as a complete person, not just an injury or a diagnosis. I like to get to know my patients so we can work together to address their goals and optimize their outcomes.

  • General

    SPECIALTIES

    • Cancer Rehabilitation
    • Lymphedema Treatment
    • General Physical Therapy
    • Neurologic Therapy


    BOARD CERTIFICATIONS

    • Certified Lymphedema Therapist


    PATIENTS SEEN
    Accepts both children and adults


    LANGUAGES

    • English


    MEDICAL INTERESTS
    I am a certified lymphedema therapist, with interests including all types of edema, including lymphedema, peripheral vascular disease, edema related to CHF, trauma, or post surgical. Other areas of interest include geriatrics and oncology.


    PERSONAL INTERESTS
    Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my husband and 3 children. I volunteer with a local animal rescue and have been a volunteer gardener at a local nursing home.


  • Education

    EDUCATION
    School Northwestern University
    Graduation Date 11/1993
    Degree Masters in Physical Therapy

    School University of Illinois
    Graduation Date 05/1991
    Degree B.S.

  • Memberships

    • American Physical Therapy Association
Health Topics Posts
By DMG Physical & Occupational Therapy
When you become a parent, nobody tells you how hard it is on your body, especially your wrists, elbows, back and neck. Practice these safe lifting techniques to avoid injury.

By DMG Physical & Occupational Therapy
Do you know how to properly garden without causing excessive stress on your body? By learning a bit about the ergonomics involved in gardening you can save yourself pain and strain so you can work smarter, not harder!

By DMG Physical & Occupational Therapy
Many gardeners plunge into their projects with great enthusiasm but unconditioned bodies. This doesn't need to happen! Follow these tips for injury free gardening.

By DMG Physical & Occupational Therapy
DuPage Medical Group has a team of therapists who have been trained in working with patients with neurological diagnoses with the goal of improving function.

By DMG Physical & Occupational Therapy
Lymphedema is swelling of one or more areas of the body caused by a buildup of lymphatic fluid. See this list of 8 things you should avoid to help prevent or delay the start of lymphedema.

By DMG Physical & Occupational Therapy
8 questions and answers about lymphedema.

Topics and Subtopics: Cancer & Physical & Occupational Therapy
By DMG Physical & Occupational Therapy
A diagnosis of lymphedema can be extremely overwhelming. That is why DuPage Medical Group (DMG) has specially trained Physical and Occupational Therapists who understand, and can address functional problems you may be experiencing as a result of your medical treatment. DMG uses therapists certified in Complete Decongestive Therapy for lymphedema treatment to ensure you are getting the highest level of care.

Topics and Subtopics: Cancer & Physical & Occupational Therapy
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