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Lymphedema and Physical Therapy through Telehealth

Jun 25, 2020 09:15AM ● By Med Magazine

Modern Day Health Care (MDHC) is an advanced practice nurse owned and operated health care clinic, closing a gap in the rural health care landscape by using modern technology and telemedicine to offer acute and primary care services. With the addition of Dr. Amanda Sneed, MDHC has gained a Certified Lymphedema Therapist and Doctor of Physical Therapy. 

Telemedicine allows flexible care for patients from anywhere and with that promoting successful completion of physical therapy treatment plans. Therapists can check patient progress, address issues, and assist with exercises and other treatments. The approach maximizes efficient use of time for the patients. 

According to Dr. Sneed, “Access to certified lymphedema practitioners are limited throughout the United States but more so in rural areas. Telehealth is beneficial to these patients as they can receive knowledge and gain skills to help manage their swelling for the best quality of life without needing to travel long distances”. 

Dr. Amanda Sneed is originally from Indianapolis, IN. She attended University of Indianapolis for her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and then completed her Doctor of Physical Therapy at Andrews University in Michigan. Amanda is a Certified Lymphedema Therapist and enjoys treating this patient population as well as cancer survivors. Amanda also loves to treat orthopedic injuries, surgery recovery and people with a history of neurological injury.