LymphaTouch®

Clinical Advisory Board

Ken Johnson

Director, Outpatient Rehabilitation Therapy, Johns Hopkins Hospital USA

Ken is the Director of Outpatient Rehabilitation Therapy Services for Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD.  His career path to clinical leadership at one of the nation’s leading academic medical institutions began nearly 23 years ago after graduation from the University at Buffalo.  In addition to operational and clinical responsibilities, Ken serves as the administrator for post-professional residencies and fellowships in physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech-language pathology.  He has also been an invited guest lecturer for the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Prior to joining Johns Hopkins, Ken was the Director of Clinical Integration for BTE Technologies (Baltimore, MD), Director of Rehabilitation for Baptist Memorial Healthcare Corporation (Memphis, TN), and was a travelling corporate physical therapist for Rehabworks, Inc. (Clearwater, FL).  It was during this time of clinical practice, biomedical engineering, and management that he became interested in the role that tools and technologies played to improve the quality of life for therapists and their patients. 

Throughout the his career, Ken has provided numerous lectures and workshops on physical therapy techniques and practice in over 20 countries in the US, Europe, Middle East, Australia, and Asia.

Justine Whitaker

Director and Nurse Consultant of Northern Lymphology Ltd, Senior Lecturer at the University of Central Lancashire, UK

As a practicing nurse for 29 years, Justine currently holds a number of professional and voluntary positions. These consist of Director and Nurse Consultant of Northern Lymphology Ltd and Senior Lecturer at the University of Central Lancashire. She has also been awarded as nurse of the year in 2007 for invention and bringing to global market the ‘Whitaker Pouch’ within lymphoedema management. Justine holds a master’s degree in Lymphoedema Management, and she has also published several publications within the lymphoedema management field.

At Nothern Lymphology Ltd Justine clinically provides lymphoedema management to all referred patients, both in the private and NHS sectors at the designated centre at whatever level of intervention is required following comprehensive consultation. Treatments offered are conservative and not surgical.  Inconjunction with her role at the University, she regularly publishes literature in peer reviewed journals, and presents and teaches on a national and international basis. Justine also holds an instructor position at Kinesio Taping International.

As Senior Lecturer, within the School of Health Sciences Justine provides education at the University of Central Lancashire offering a level 6 Advanced Certificate for health professionals nationally, in Lymphoedema Management. She also provides regular lectures on Masters level courses within Oncology and Dentistry within the University. Justine is currently active in Research within the School of Health Sciences looking into tissue oxygen levels within lymphoedema.

Klaus Dresing

Prof.Dr., Former Assistant Medical Director of Trauma, Orthopedic and plastic surgery, Göttingen University Hospital, Germany

Prof. Dr. Klaus Dresing is a German Doctor of Surgery, Traumatology, Orthopedics, Rescue medicine, Hand surgery Orthopedics and Traumatology and Special Traumatology. He was holding a position as Vice Director of the Department of Trauma Surgery, Orthopedics and Plastic Surgery at Göttingen University Medical Center in Germany.

Prof. Dr. Dresing is a specialist in orthopedics, trauma surgery and hand surgery which among polytrauma and pediatric trauma are one of his clinical priorities.  His strong professional background has driven him to contribute with publication work for books, e-learning and clinical practice guidelines. He is also very driven to participate in reviewer and editor activity for journals in his own field.

During his career Prof. Dr. Dresing has achieved scientific prices among which he won the reward of RSNA Magna Cum Laude Award in 2012 and the AOTrauma Innovation in Education Award 2018. Prof. Dr. Dresing is active over 20 years in the AOTrauma community which is the world´s largest global trauma and orthopedic community. He is engaged as faculty and chairman in national and international courses and as coach and trainer for faculty.