Dr. Margaret has been a licensed physical therapist serving Central Florida clients for more than 25 years. She holds a bachelor's degree in physical therapy from the University of Central Florida (UCF). She then went on to earn a master’s degree in Exercise Physiology and Wellness from UCF followed by her transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy from Nova Southeastern University.
Dr. Margaret specializes in the lymphatic system and postoperative care. She is a Certified Lymphedema Therapist (CLT) through the Academy of Lymphatic Studies (ACOLS) and the Lymphology Association of North America (LANA). She also holds an Advanced Lymphedema Management (ALM) certification from ACOLS and has completed the ACOLS Advanced MLD - Management of Post Plastic Surgery Procedures.
Dr. Margaret is certified as a Graston Technique® Specialist and is trained to provide wellness services of ACE Massage Cupping(TM) and MediCupping(TM). These VacuTherapies are powerful tools in assisting with lymph drainage, mobilizing soft tissues, and providing immune system support.
Dr. Margaret has developed a keen interest in facial and skin aesthetics and is now a PlasmaMD Plasma Specialist for skin rejuvenation of the face and body.
I am passionate about helping my clients reduce pain and fluid build-up, especially following plastic surgery procedures, which can be highly damaging to the lymphatic system. Lymph drainage techniques can reduce pain and swelling and help you recover faster, as it did for me following my own procedures. I use a combination of Vodder manual techniques, negative pressure (also known as negative compression), fibrosis techniques, kinesiology taping, and ultrasound as appropriate for your condition. I also include scar management when appropriate for you.
These powerful techniques can also help anyone improve wellness, detoxify, provide pain relief, improve immune function, relieve soft tissue restrictions, and promote relaxation. I can also include Graston Technique, a form of deeper tissue work with instruments, as needed for you.