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My passion is working with cancer patients and discovering new clinical applications which will assist them in reaching the best outcomes possible. With a unique background of lymphedema education combined with oncology rehab experience, I have been able to successfully combine various treatment methods to develop comprehensive cancer protocols and programs. I have also had the opportunity to treat cancer patients in all settings and have developed numerous therapy protocols which have been implemented in at least three major hospital systems. Add to this the experience of training interdisciplinary teams on how to incorporate oncology rehabilitation into a cohesive program, and you have a fully qualified instructor for Cancer Rehab continuing education. -Carrie Riddock, MSPT, CLT-LANA. -Carrie Riddock, MSPT, CLT-LANA
Carrie M Riddock, MSPT, CLT-LANA received her Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from Virginia Commonwealth University/Medical College of Virginia in 1997. She received her specialist certification in Lymphedema Management from the Academy of Lymphatic Studies in 2007 and in 2009 her National Lymphedema Certification (LANA). Her specialty and passion is in cancer rehabilitation. She served as the Director of Lymphedema Therapy Services at VCU’s Massey Cancer Center and has worked at Bon Secours Cancer Institute’s Lymphedema Center as the ead therapist. She has developed a post-operative cancer patient exercise protocol and regularly trains therapists and oncology nurses in its implementation. Carrie served a vital role in securing Bon Secour Cancer Institute’s accreditation from the NAPBC (National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers) and in receiving the American Cancer Society/Commission on Cancer’s Service Excellence award. She continues to advance the knowledge of physical rehabilitation for cancer survivors throughout the medical community by providing in-services to Oncologists, Surgical Oncologists, General Surgeons, Plastic Surgeons, Nurse Practitioners, and local Physicians. She is a regular contributor/speaker to local area Lymphedema and Cancer Support Groups including the Susan G Komen’s Central Virginia Breast Cancer Coalition and has presented lecture series to both VCU and Mary Baldwin University doctoral PT students as well as presented at the 2016 American College of Rehabilitative Medicine Conference on Chemo-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy. Currently, she is working with Bon Secours Health System to develop oncology rehabilitation programs, while training therapists and providing treatment to patients with cancer throughout the state of Virginia.