PT, DPT, CWS, CLT-LANA
Ms. Schaad received a BS in Physical Therapy from the University of Pittsburgh, summa cum laude, in 1979. In 2012, she earned a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Chatham University. She has been certified as a wound specialist by the American Board of Wound Management since 1999.
In 2002, she became certified as a Manual Lymphatic Drainage Therapist by the Academy of Lymphatic Studies. She is also board-certified as a lymphedema therapist by the Lymphology Association of North America.
Starting in 2003, Ms. Schaad helped to establish and served as Clinical Director of the Allegheny General Hospital Advanced Wound Healing and Lymphedema Center for 12 years. In July 2015, she transitioned to a new position at Allegheny Health Network, Director-Oncology Rehab Program. This new program is being developed across the network to serve the needs of oncology patients for management of cancer-treatment related impairments, including lymphedema. She has a particular focus on breast cancer survivors and development of a healthy lifestyle.
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