Elizabeth Bludgen, MPT, CLT-LANA

Cancer Rehabilitation, General Physical Therapy, Lymphedema Treatment, Neurologic Therapy, Physical & Occupational Therapy

Practices In: Plainfield
Patients Seen: All Ages

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.

Languages
English
Clinical Interests

Cer­ti­fied Lym­phede­ma Ther­a­pist with accred­i­ta­tion from the Lym­phol­o­gy Asso­ci­a­tion of North Amer­i­ca (LANA) spe­cial­iz­ing in swelling of the arms, legs, and head and neck. Spe­cial inter­ests include breast can­cer relat­ed swelling, head and neck can­cers, and vas­cu­lar insuf­fi­cien­cy of the low­er extremities.

Can­cer Rehab Pro­gram Coor­di­na­tor spe­cial­iz­ing in the treat­ment of patients who are under­go­ing or have under­gone can­cer treatment.

Personal Interests

My hus­band and I enjoy spend­ing time with our 3 chil­dren and dog. I enjoy gar­den­ing, vol­un­teer­ing, trav­el­ing, and fur­ni­ture refinishing.

Memberships
American Physical Therapy Association Lymphology Association of North America
School
University of Illinois Graduation Date: 1991 Degree: BS
Northwestern University Graduation Date: 1993 Degree: MPT

Procedures

Body Mechanics, Closed Kinetic Chain Rehab, Core Stabilization, Desensitization, Edema Control/Lymphedema Management, Electrical Stimulation, Flexibility Training, Functionally-based Rehabilitation, Joint Mobilization, Joint Protection, Manual Lymphatic Drainage & Bandaging, Manual Therapy, Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy, Mechanical Traction, Myofacial Release, Neural Tension Release, Proprioceptive, Scar Friction and Retraction, Taping Techniques, Therapeutic Exercises, Ultrasound

Conditions

Chronic Inflammatory Pain Disorders, General Musculoskeletal Disorders/Injuries, Spine Disorders