John Jordi Joins BenchMark Physical Therapy

Thursday, April 10, 2014
John Jordi
John Jordi

John Jordi, PTA, BS, CLT-LANA, MLD/CDT has joined Benchmark Physical Therapy. 

“John brings great experience and exceptional skills for treating lymphedema to the area, said Evelyne Burtis, regional director for BenchMark.  She went on to explain that Mr. Jordi’s extensive knowledge in treating lymphedema will be an asset to BenchMark and the residents of Chattanooga.

Mr. Jordi earned his PTA degree in 1993 from St. Catherine’s College in Minneapolis, Mn. and his certification as an MLD/CDT therapist in 1999 from the Academy of Lymphatic Studies. Since then, he has devoted his outpatient practice to full-time lymphedema treatment as well as developing and managing a specialized inpatient program for Stage 3 lymphedema patients. In 2007, Mr. Jordi joined the Academy of Lymphatic Studies as an assistant instructor, completed instructor training in 2008, and is now on the faculty and a Medical Advisor Academy of Lymphatic Studies.

Mr. Jordi’s interest in lymphedema extends to patient advocacy and community education. He organizes and facilitates a bimonthly educational support group, and he initiated an endowment fund to assist patients with the cost of compression garments. Mr. Jordi is a member of the National Lymphedema Network and has presented at professional and patient conferences. In addition, he is a principal investigator in ongoing lymphedema research at Vanderbilt University and was recently published in Radiology medical journal.

The clinic is at 512 Tremont St. in North Chattanooga. For a short period of time, the office is conducting complementary screens by appointment on anyone with a concern about lymphedema or chronic pain. “In 15 minutes, we can screen people and let them know what we advise,” said Mr. Jordi, adding that if the recommendation is for care from a physician, they will happily make that referral for patients.


Tennessee Human Rights Commission Releases Status Of Human Rights In Tennessee Report

The Tennessee Human Rights Commission released The Status of Human Rights in Tennessee Report on Friday at the commission board meeting. The Status of Human Rights Report is a compilation of testimony from the Spring 2014 hearings conducted in Nashville, Chattanooga, Knoxville, and Memphis. The testimony presents current issues, trends best practices,programs, possible solutions, ... (click for more)

Mark Crago Joins CHI Memorial Medical Group

CHI Memorial Medical Group announced that Mark Crago, M.D. has joined CHI Memorial Family Practice Associates Ooltewah. Dr. Crago is a graduate   Uniformed Services University, Bethesda, MD. He completed his residency at Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, HI. "We are pleased to welcome Dr. Crago," said Nicholas G. Economides, M.D., vice president and physician ... (click for more)

Randall Lockhart Remains In Critical Condition After Fire That Took The Life Of His Wife, Candy

The man rescued by firefighters from Wednesday’s fatal fire at 220 Houser St. remains in critical condition today in the burn unit at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center . He has been identified as Randall Lockhart, 41. His wife, Candy, succumbed to her severe injuries a few hours after she was pulled out of the burning house. The couple’s three children escaped ... (click for more)

Woman Assaulted, Man Shot In Chamberlain Avenue Home Invasion

A woman was assaulted and a man shot in a home invasion on Chamberlain Avenue early Friday morning. At approximately 4:43 a.m., the Chattanooga Police Department responded to 2708 North Chamberlain Ave. for a home invasion/shooting.   Officers discovered that a black male forced entry into the residence and assaulted the first victim,Tequla Nicole Watkins, 28. ... (click for more)

Lawlessness At Heritage Park

As a frequent visitor at Heritage Park in East Brainerd, I must say that the situation is becoming slightly out of control.  To start, parking is atrocious.  The unpaved lot contains nothing but loose gravel which has naturally given way to divots in the ground assuring you a few bumps.  Why isn't this area smoothed out?  It's not worth parking there anyways ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: A ‘Black Friday’ Poem

On this, “Black Friday,” when frantic shopping and crowded aisles cause some nerves to wear thin, please allow me to share a poem a friend sent me not long ago called “Shoes in Church.” Perhaps it will be fitting: SHOES IN CHURCH I showered and shaved. I adjusted my tie. I got there and sat In a pew just in time. Bowing my head in prayer, as I closed my eyes. I saw ... (click for more)