One of the coolest things is to watch a person lean into their strengths, help people, & serve their community – it’s even better when it’s an OncoPT buddy!
Friend of the podcast, Lisa Sylvestri, is back for a follow-up episode, & buckle up my friends: her practice has been CRUSHING it over the last year. Not only has her practice grown, but it’s about to OUTGROW her current facility. Incredible.
Lisa was kind enough to indulge some of my logistical questions about running a practice & how she’s keeping this train on its tracks.
You don’t want to miss our interview!
How her practice BOOMED during this past year
The steps she’s taking to expand the impact of Oasis in her community
The secret move she’s making to take her practice to the next level
My name is Lisa Berman Sylvestri MSPT, CLT-LANA. I have over 20 years of experience as a physical therapist, over 12 of which are in the lymphedema and oncology arena.
Early on in my career, I had a family friend who suffered from a disease called lymphedema, which was caused by her breast cancer treatment. I had begun my practice working in outpatient orthopedics, but after doing my research to learn about this condition and realizing the lack of certified lymphedema professionals in my area, I decided to focus on that field. I’m so glad I did. After I heard my first patient tell me that I was the first, and only, person who had made her feel good during her cancer journey, I knew I had found my calling. By 2010, I completed my second lymphedema specialist certification program to ensure I was doing my best for all of my patients.
I now have advanced certification through the Lymphology Association of North America (LANA) and teach other physical and occupational therapists of the importance of recognizing and treating all swelling and lymphedema. I am also involved with the local chapter of the Cancer Support Community where I speak to the “Newly Diagnosed Breast Cancer Group” on lymphedema.
My passion is working with the lymphedema, breast cancer and oncology patient population. I get great satisfaction being a part of the recovery journey. I also enjoy treating anyone who suffers from chronic and significant swelling, from other types of lymphedema or other medical conditions. I am excited for this next step opening Oasis Physical Therapy and Wellness.
When not working, I enjoy time with my family, traveling, wine tasting and food / cooking, as well as enjoying the California lifestyle.