Janet Wolfson

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A Multidisciplinary Approach to Incontinence
December 6th, 2018

By Janet Wolfson, PT, CLWT, CWS, CLT-LANA

My current job as wound coordinator has pulled me into the world of incontinence and the many disciplines that care for people challenged by this disorder. I was previously acquainted with the therapy side as I worked with therapists...

Patient-Centered Communication
September 6th, 2018

By Janet Wolfson, PT, CLWT, CWS, CLT-LANA

Last spring, I encountered that specific type of patient we sometimes meet, the one who has been through the chronic wound care revolving door so many times that he or she sets out on his or her own path and refuses any byways diverting...

wound care coverage and health insurance
August 22nd, 2018

By Janet Wolfson, PT, CLWT, CWS, CLT-LANA

June 28th, 2018

by Janet Wolfson, PT, CLWT, CWS, CLT-LANA

Lymphedema patients doing yoga
May 10th, 2018

by Janet Wolfson PT, CLWT, CWS, CLT-LANA

Lymphatic System
April 5th, 2018

by Janet Wolfson PT, CLWT, CWS, CLT-LANA

lymphedema management and prevention
January 18th, 2018

By Janet Wolfson PT, CLWT, CWS, CLT-LANA

post-surgical cancer patient
November 14th, 2017

By Janet Wolfson PT, CLWT, CWS, CLT-LANA

So, if you are following my series on the lymphatic system, then recall that last month the topic was causes of lymphedema. Today I will dive into how...

lymphedema and the lymphatic system
October 17th, 2017

By Janet Wolfson PT, CLWT, CWS, CLT-LANA

the lymphatic system
August 30th, 2017

By Janet Wolfson PT, CLWT, CWS, CLT-LANA

compression therapy for lymphedema
July 27th, 2017

By Janet Wolfson PT, CLWT, CWS, CLT-LANA

kidney failure-related edema
June 16th, 2017

By Janet Wolfson PT, CLWT, CWS, CLT-LANA

Acute care wound or edema professionals are bombarded with multiple kinds of edema that can be treated in many ways—and with many choices of compression garments...

patient interview questions
April 26th, 2017

by Janet Wolfson PT, CLWT, CWS, CLT-LANA

delayed wound healing
April 4th, 2017

by Janet Wolfson PT, CLWT, CWS, CLT-LANA

Delayed wound healing: how did it start, what are we doing to prevent delay, and what could we be doing differently when delay is noted?

preventing-pressure-injuries
March 1st, 2017

by Janet Wolfson PT, CLWT, CWS, CLT-LANA

As I read through wound care articles on pressure injuries and treatments, I keep going back to one thought: why are they still occurring? They are preventable! Staff are educated, have certifications and equipment, and have been oriented...

Neck Surgery
February 3rd, 2017

By Janet Wolfson PT, CLWT, CWS, CLT-LANA

The Inpatient Rehab Facility where I currently work as the Wound Coordinator is a discharge site for a major medical center with an excellent Head and Neck Cancer program, as well as a Trauma Center. This has resulted in a handful (or...

evaluating medical information resources
January 6th, 2017

by Janet Wolfson, PT, CLWT, CWS, CLT-LANA

It is hard to read a newspaper (my preferred news source) or an online news site without discovering false information. I recently read an NPR article about how to vet news yourself and how to recognize this.1 The...

wound infection treatment using alternative modalities
November 9th, 2016

by Janet Wolfson, PT, CLWT, CWS, CLT-LANA

new research in the field of lymphedema management
October 4th, 2016

by Janet Wolfson, PT, CLWT, CWS, CLT-LANA

At the beginning of September, I attended the National Lymphedema Network International Conference in Dallas, TX. As with most conferences it was chock-full of new research, meet-ups with former colleagues, vendors with wonderful new and...

total knee replacement surgical wound healing
September 14th, 2016

by Janet Wolfson, PT, CLWT, CWS, CLT-LANA

If you read my last blog on therapeutic interventions to stimulate wound healing, then you...

electrical stimulation therapy in wound healing
August 17th, 2016

by Janet Wolfson, PT, CLWT, CWS, CLT-LANA

patient treatment
June 2nd, 2016

by Janet Wolfson, PT, CLWT, CWS, CLT-LANA

Long ago, in a Physical Therapy Department far away, I met my first lymphedema patient, but did not know that was the cause of her recurring wounds. Into the next decade, I treated more patients with chronic swelling in their legs and we...

the role of physical therapy in wound care
April 28th, 2016

by Janet Wolfson, PT, CLWT, CWS, CLT-LANA