Rebecca Summers, OT, CLT-LANA, CSR
Rebecca grew up in Southern Illinois & first attended Union University in Jackson, TN prior to studying Occupational Therapy at Colorado State University. She began her career working for HealthSouth in Jonesboro, AR as an inpatient therapist before moving to Texas.
Once in Dallas, she embarked on becoming a court reporter (CSR) while pursuing acting/modeling interests. During this time, she worked at Baylor Institute for Rehab & later gained experience in home health. While working in home health, she encountered a patient who had a bilateral mastectomy with lymphedema in both arms. Not having experience with this type of swelling at that time, Rebecca wasn’t able to help this patient. Her reason for becoming a therapist was to help people, so she determined to get the specialized training necessary to treat lymphedema. A few years later, in 2009, she got her first lymphedema certification from Klose Training.
In 2011, she obtained her second lymphedema certification while studing at the Dr. Vodder School, spending a portion of that training at the Vodder Akademie in Walchsee, Austria under Hildegard Whittlinger (who worked with Dr. Emil Vodder). She built her lymphedema skills in acute care & outpatient before embarking on providing these services in the home. She opened Lymphedema Therapy Source, PLLC in 2011 and began working in the business full-time in 2013. Since then, her concentration has been treating lymphedema, fitting compression garments and educating.
Rebecca attained recognition through the Lymphology Association of North American, becoming LANA-certified in 2013. She is a member of the National Lymphedema Network & Lymphology Association of North America. Her driving passion is to become the best at what she does, enhancing the lives of her patients and increasing lymphedema awareness.