We are very grateful to know of a number of people and places who can provide even more great things to our clients and patients. Here are just a few, and we are adding to that list all the time!
LGBTQ+ Healthcare Directory – LGBTQ+ patients struggle to find healthcare providers who they can be open and honest with —free from fear of stigma or bias. This directory provides an excellent resource to find practitioners who are affirming.
Drugwatch – They’ve published an LGBTQ+ health guide in hopes to help individuals better understand symptoms or conditions:
Beauty Avenue Aesthetics – 3D areola tattooing in Worcester for those who have had mastectomies or gender-affirming surgeries.
Arianna S. Mitropoulos, PT, DPT at Brigham and Women’s – pelvic health practitioner for trans and gender-diverse patients, part of a team of 8 spread out between Chestnut Hill, Boston, and Foxborough
Boston Lymphatic Center – BIDMC has evaluated over 1000 new patients with lymphatic disorders since 2016. It offers the entire complement of care to assess and treat adult patients, including specialized clinics in lymphatic medicine, lymphatic surgery, and lymphatic therapy.
LE&RN (Lymphatic Education & Research Network) – LE&RN’s mission is to fight lymphatic diseases through education, research, and advocacy. They seek to accelerate the prevention, treatments and cures for lymphedema, lipedema, lymphatic anomalies, and the continuum of lymphatic diseases.
National Lymphedema Network – a nonprofit organization that provides education and guidance regarding lymphedema management to patients, healthcare professionals, and the general public by disseminating information on the prevention and management of lymphedema.
The Lipedema Foundation – a nonprofit whose mission is to help define, diagnose, and develop treatments for lipedema. They support collaborative research that addresses the basic biology, genetics, and epidemiology of lipedema.
Lymphatic Yoga with Barbara (Babz) Jackson – Babz is an occupational therapist, lymphedema therapist, and yoga instructor. She teaches virtual yoga wellness programs and currently practices in Boston. She has wonderful video resources, including specialized lymphatic chair and floor yoga classes.
Compression Guru – bandages and garments at good prices
M&M Medical Supply (Mendon, MA) – M&M provides personalized service, including custom measurement and fitting in-home or in-office.
JOBST – compression garments manufacturer
Juzo – compression garments manufacturer
Cizeta compression leggings – recommended by a lipedema client for compression that’s easier to don and doff and more affordable than many
Tactile Medical – makers of the Flexitouch pneumatic compression pump
The Women’s Image Center (Worcester, MA) – The Women’s Image Center carries a variety of post-mastectomy products; from classic silicone forms to the latest custom prosthetic technology.
Kate Farms shakes – recommended by a client in chemotherapy as a weight gain supplement without all the additives
Q4PT – a local PT in Hopkinton with an excellent pelvic floor specialist