My name is Kathe Hotz. I am the owner and therapist for Lymphedema Solutions NW.
I absolutely love evaluating and treating lymphedema and lipedema patients, teaching how they can manage their condition and giving them the solutions they need to return to a happy, healthy life.
I love seeing the look on my clients face after seeing how much their arm or leg has shrunk after removing their bandages for the first time, how they can move better after 3 or 4 treatments.
I have been an Occupational Therapist for over 20 years. I worked at Legacy Good Samaritan inpatient rehabilitation unit-RIO for 15 years. Following that I relocated to a a large inner city 750 bed hospital in Birmingham England for 2 years as a Clinical Specialist. I became interested in lymphedema while working in a burn and wound care unit and worked on and off with lymphedema patients for 8 years. In 2012. I took my Klose Training lymphedema certification course from Jodi Winicour, PT, CMT, CLT-LANA and Leslyn Keith MS, OTR/L, CLT-LANA.
I work with multiple local and national vendors who provide compression garments. They order garments based on my measurements, bill insurance and send garments to my clinic making it more convient for you. I also work with the other lymphedma therapist in the Portland Metro area in a lymphedema study group to talk about current topics and practices we are using in our clinics.
Directions: We are located at 1975 NW 167 th Place, Beaverton OR 97006 in the the LifeQual Center for Health and Healing. We are at Cornell and 167th St between 185th and Bethany Blvd on the south side of Hwy 26.