JOHN JORDI

John Jordi received training as a Physical Therapist Assistant from St. Catherine University, Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1993. In 2007, he earned a B.S. in Business Administration (Summa Cum Laude) from Bryan College, Dayton, Tennessee.

John has been a therapist for 25 years. For the past 20 years, he has specialized in the treatment of lymphedema. His background also includes treatment of strokes, brain injuries, and wound care. Currently, he is the Clinic Director at the North Chattanooga branch of Benchmark Physical Therapy, specializing in treating lymphedema, venous disease swelling, and custom garment fittings.

John is also an adjunct instructor for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga where he teaches the lymphedema portion of the doctorate program. He is a senior instructor for the Academy of Lymphatic Studies (ACOLS) and has been with them since 2008.

John has been published 3 times and provides the clinical expertise for the research publications with Vanderbilt University and Western Carolina University. These articles have appeared in Radiology, the Journal of Lymphoedema, and Lymphatic Research and Biology. John also consults with other universities and businesses in continued research related to lymphedema. Also, John offers no-charge seminars to therapists in his area on topics such as difficult garment fittings, billing issues, and wrapping techniques for therapists.

While John managed the Siskin Hospital lymphedema program, the facility was noted in two journals: MD News, for its inpatient and outpatient program, and Rehab Management Journal, for providing one of only two inpatient programs for Stage 3 lymphedema patients, a program that he initiated. He also managed a free, fitting clinic twice a month for any lymphedema patients who had need, he initiated a patient endowment fund at Siskin Hospital to assist patients with the cost of compression garments, and he organized a support group for those with lymphedema.