We are proud to welcome two clinical advisors to our team! Read the press release announcing Adrien Mackenzie and Kelly Sturm.
Our team at AIROS is ecstatic to work with Adrien and Kelly! Please stay tuned for more background and information coming out about both of these experts. If you are a patient, clinician, or durable medical equipment supplier and have any clinical questions, please contact us immediately.
Press Release sent via BusinessWire, 9:00 a.m. EST, April 14, 2022
AIROS® Medical, Inc., a medical technology manufacturer and designer specializing in compression therapy products that treat lymphedema and venous disorders, today announced it has hired Adrien Grey MacKenzie, LMT, PTA, CLT-LANA and Kelly Sturm, DPT, CLT-LANA as clinical advisors.
Ms. MacKenzie is a national board-certified health and wellness coach and a Certified Lymphedema Therapist. She has over 40 years of experience in manual therapy, including medical massage and physical therapy. She currently treats lymphedema patients and people with chronic pain and chronic illnesses as part of her private practice and during clinical hours at an integrative health facility in Nashville, Tennessee.
Ms. Sturm is a physical therapist, Certified Lymphedema Therapist, and one of the first national board-certified oncology clinical specialists in the United States. She serves as an instructor at Concordia University’s Physical Therapy Program and a guest speaker at various conferences, programs, and community groups. She also owns Cancer Rehab PT, LLC, an educational content company focused on educating individuals interested in lymphedema, oncology rehabilitation, and physical therapy.
“Adie and Kelly possess diverse skill sets and have tremendous expertise providing therapy to patients who are battling the lymphatic and venous complications that our compression devices and garments treat,” says Gerald Makoid, AIROS Medical’s CEO and president. “AIROS has experienced substantial growth over the past few years, and this success has created an opportunity for us to bolster our clinical team and expand our offerings. Adie and Kelly will help lead our clinical education outreach programs, new product development, and research efforts. We are thrilled to be able to leverage their advisement from a clinical standpoint and look forward to them helping our customers, colleagues, and users of our products.”
Lymphedema is a chronic condition in which malformed, damaged or removed lymphatics creates fluid build-up and swelling most common in the arms, legs, chest, and back. Many patients develop lymphedema after undergoing cancer-related treatments such as radiation and chemotherapy. Various estimates from non-profit organizations, private companies, research studies, and government entities believe that approximately 6-8 million patients and perhaps many more have lymphedema in the United States.