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Nettles, Molly OTR/L, CLT-LANA 

Molly Nettles has over 18 years’ experience as an occupational therapist and over 15 years’ experience as a certified lymphedema therapist.  She has specialized in the management of swelling associated with Lymphatic disorders through her roles as Clinician and Program Coordinator of Lymphedema and Breast Cancer Rehabilitation Services at The Institute of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation located in Peoria, IL and most recently as Clinical Coordinator of Lymphedema Services at Georgia Regents University Cancer Center located in Augusta, GA.  Molly was instrumental in developing The Pink Pumpers Program which is an evidence based training program for those suffering from or at risk for development of Breast Cancer Related Lymphedema.  She has demonstrated a commitment to her patients through securing numerous grant awards to provide funding of compression garments for those who are underinsured.  She has written numerous articles for publication promoting Lipedema and Lymphedema awareness, served as a professional consult for Vein Experts online, presented as an invited speaker at the University of Illinois’ Department of Surgery’s Breast Cancer Symposium in 2009, 2011, and 2012.  Currently, she is an active Board member of Lighthouse Lymphedema Network; she is also an active member of The Lymphology Association of North America and The National Lymphedema Network.  Molly continues to volunteer her time on the local level speaking to Lymphedema and Lipedema support groups, offering presentations regarding Lymphedema and Lipedema related topics to professionals and community members, and supporting awareness activities.