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.