Dedicated To Our Community
Catharine Burt RN, BScN, RMT, CDT
Catharine is a Registered Nurse, a Registered Massage Therapist and has been helping people with lymphedema as a certified lymphedema therapist since 2006. In 2010 Catharine opened Swelling Solutions, the only dedicated lymphedema treatment clinic south of Toronto, Ontario. Catharine has had the pleasure of educating both health professionals and the general public at conferences, in support group settings and has held general lymphedema awareness sessions at regional health fairs and public libraries. Catharine has initiated the Province's first breast cancer-related lymphedema surveillance program (Proactive Measures program) where she sees women before cancer treatment for education and baseline information gathering and for two years after treatment in order to monitor for post treatment complications and lymphedema. Additionally, Catharine recognizes that independent self-care is necessary for people with lymphedema and has initiated the Maintenance Matters program of education for people with lymphedema from any cause. Catharine is also so very pleased to bring lymphedema education to the community by partnering with Hopespring Cancer Support Centre.