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Physical Therapy Continuing Education eProfessor Profile

Marisa Perdomo PT, DPT, CLT-Foldi, CES


Dr. Perdomo is breaking new ground in the physical therapy treatment of individuals with oncological disease. She is a forerunner in the field as both an educator and a clinician. Her belief in the activities and benefits of physical therapy is evidenced through her political activism for reimbursement of lymphedema care. She is also highly involved with the patient as an individual through her leadership with such community groups as Cancer Life Line, Team Survivor Northwest and the National Coalition of Breast Cancer.

Examples of Dr. Perdomo’s accomplishments include:

  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Physical Therapy, University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA.
  • Developer, Outpatient Oncology Rehabilitation at USC’s faculty practice.
  • District Representative, California chapter of the APTA.
  • Developer of case study and problem-based learning for the DPT program at USC.
  • Founder, Oncology Rehab and Lymphedema Program at Olympic PT in Seattle, WA.
  • Founder, Oncology Clinical Rotation at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA.

Courses

Foundations of Oncology for Physical Therapists (2.50 hours)

Marisa Perdomo PT, DPT, CLT-Foldi, CES

Recommended Lecture Sequence:
  1. Medical Aspects (2.50 hours) - $74.88 -    - Buy Course
$74.88

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The Comprehensive Management of Edema (10.50 hours)

Marisa Perdomo PT, DPT, CLT-Foldi, CES

Recommended Lecture Sequence:
  1. Part I: Anatomy & Physiology of the Lymphatic System, Stages of Lymphedema and Patient Cases (3.00 hours) - $89.85 -    - Buy Course
  2. Part II: Differential Diagnosis and Evaluation of Peripheral Edema (2.50 hours) - $74.88 -    - Buy Course
  3. Part III: Treatment of Edema: Compression Therapies (2.00 hours) - $59.90 -    - Buy Course
  4. Part IV: Treatment of Edema: Manual Lymph Drainage Mobilizations and Treatment of Lymphatic Pathways (3.00 hours) - $89.85 -    - Buy Course
$314.48

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Orthopedic Edema Management (2.00 hours)

Marisa Perdomo PT, DPT, CLT-Foldi, CES

Recommended Lecture Sequence:
  1. A Case Study (2.00 hours) - $59.90 -    - Buy Case Study
$59.90

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Peer-Reviewed Publications


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  • Konecne SM, Perdomo M. Lymphedema in the elderly: a special needs population. Top Geriatr Rehabil. 2004 Jun;20(2):98-113.
  • Perdomo M, Davies C, Levenhagen K, Ryans K. Breast Cancer EDGE Task Force Outcomes: assessment measures of secondary lymphedema in breast cancer survivors. Rehab Oncol. 2014;32(1):22-35.
  • Davies C, Ryans K, Levenhagen K, Perdomo M. Breast Cancer EDGE Task Force Outcomes: quality of life and functional outcomes measures for secondary lymphedema in breast cancer survivors. Rehab Oncol. 2014; 32(1):7-12.
  • Perdomo M, Davies C, Sebelski C. Oncology Section EDGE Task Force on Breast Cancer Outcomes: shoulder and glenohumeral outcome measures. Rehab Oncol. 2013;30(4):19-26.

Awards

  • Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, University of Southern California Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy, May 2004.

Books

  • Perdomo M. Chapter 5: Lymphedema. In: Atlas of Wounds and Integumentary Disorders. New York; McGraw Hill: 2014.
  • Perdomo M. Chapter 38: Edema. In: Diagnosis for Physical Therapists: A Symptom-Based Approach. 2nd ed. Philadelphia, PA; F. A. Davis Company: 2013.
  • Perdomo M. Chapter 39: Case demonstration: Edema and shoulder pain. In: Diagnosis for Physical Therapists: A Symptom-Based Approach. 2nd ed. Philadelphia, PA; F. A. Davis Company: 2013.
  • Perdomo M, Sebelski C. Chapter 38: Differential diagnosis of edema. In: Diagnosis for Physical Therapists: A Symptom-Based Approach. Philadelphia, PA; F. A. Davis Company: 2012.
  • Perdomo M, Sebelski C. Chapter 39: Case demonstration: Edema and shoulder pain. In: Diagnosis for Physical Therapists: A Symptom-Based Approach. Philadelphia, PA; F. A. Davis Company: 2012.

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