February 6, 2013
Lisa L. Clark, M.S., O.T.R./L., C.L.T., Clinical Faculty for Occupational Therapy at USM’s Lewiston-Auburn College, recently earned a Certificate in Lymphedema Management through the Academy of Lymphatic Studies in Florida. This is a 135 hour certification course that allows Clark to be a Certified Lymphedema Therapist. Therapists with this credentialing can work with people with limb swelling from a variety of causes. The most common cause of lymphedema in the U.S. is post breast surgery for patients diagnosed with cancer.
Clark’s areas of clinical specialty have been geriatrics, rehabilitation, and management. Her Contributions to the Master’s in Occupational Therapy Program at USM’s Lewiston-Auburn College include curriculum development and implementation, and admissions process revision. She teaches in the areas of management and intervention with consumers with physical disabilities. She is actively involved with the Maine Occupational Therapy Association (MeOTA) in a number of capacities, and served as president for four years.
Clark earned both her B.S. and M.S. degrees in Occupational Therapy from the University of New Hampshire.