John Beckwith, PT, CLT-LANA
Norton School Primary Instructor
John received his physical therapy degree from the University of Connecticut in 1993. He received his lymphedema training in St. Louis in 1998 from Lerner Lymphedema Services Academy of Lymphatic Studies, instructed by Steve Norton and Guenter Klose. As a PT he has worked in acute care and outpatient settings, but since 1998 has worked primarily as a lymphedema specialist. He developed the respected lymphedema clinic at Inova Alexandria Hospital in Alexandria, VA, working there from 1999 until 2006. From 2006 until 2010 he helped expand the lymphedema clinic at Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington, VA. He moved to Eugene, OR in 2010 where he has been developing the lymphedema clinic at Sacred Heart Medical Center at River Bend.
John became LANA certified in 2001 and has taken a number of advanced courses in lymphedema including Klose-Norton advanced training in 2000 and 2003 and the inaugural English-speaking advanced course at the Foeldi Clinic in Hinterzaarten, Germany in 2002. He has lectured in lymphedema at PT and PTA programs in the Washington, DC area and in Eugene, OR. He has also lectured on lymphedema at the WCEI Wild On Wounds conferences. Since 2005 John has been contributing educational expertise, first as an assistant, then associate and now a primary instructor for the Norton School of Lymphatic Therapy. His interests include lymphedema education, wound care and the application of CDT expertise in acute care. John was a member of the Board of Directors of the Lymphology Association of North America from 2009 until 2012.
Christina Hankins, PT, CLT, WCC
Norton School Specialist Instructor
Christina received her Master’s in Physical therapy at Texas State University in 2003. In 2004, while working at Saint David’s Rehab Hospital (Neurological floor) she managed and developed a wound care program including new policies and procedures for the skin care team. In 2005 she received her CLT with the Chickly institute; since then she has worked primarily with lymphedema in various settings including; acute, inpatient, outpatient, and home health settings. Christina has attended many advanced courses on both wound care and lymphedema treatment, including CLT certification with the Norton School of Lymphatic Therapy. She is employed at Accolade home health where she has developed, marketed, and grown the only home health lymphedema program in Austin, Texas.
Christina became a certified wound care specialist in 2007, yet has been practicing in the wound care area since 1997. She has lectured to local community groups, clinicians and physicians regarding lymphedema and wound care as well as chairing local lymphedema therapist support groups. Christina specializes in lymphedema and wound care treatment and will remain dedicated to furthering awareness of better integration between the two treatments.
The following professions are accepted for training: Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants, Physicians, Osteopathic Physicians, and Physician Assistants
Home Study Program
The Home Study Program is comprised of online courses and other provided reading material. 15 hours of home study are expected of the student. The Home Study Program will provide an opportunity for the student to develop knowledge of the theoretical components of course.
A total of 31 hours of instruction is provided in the Edema Solutions for Wound Specialists Course comprised of 16 hours of classroom instruction and 15 hours of home study. Class hours are 8:00am–5:00pm.
Education Credits (CEUs)
CEUs are available for Physical Therapists through the Florida Physical Therapy Association (FPTA), Occupational Therapists through the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), and Nurses through the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation. For questions about receiving CEUs please call us toll-free at (866) 808-2249.
The tuition for the Edema Solutions for Wound Specialists Course is $495.00.