Frank Aviles, PT, CWS®, FACCWS, CLT-LANA, ALM, AWCC, MAPWCA's profile

Frank Aviles, PT, CWS®, FACCWS, CLT-LANA, ALM, AWCC, MAPWCA , is the wound care service line director at Natchitoches Regional Medical Center (NRMC) overseeing and assisting with wound care practices across the continuum of care. Frank’s career and passion for wound care began 30 years ago. His goal is to continue educating others and promoting wound care best practices. His love for his profession has led him to teach at the academic, national and international level. In addition to his duties, Frank is a wound care consultant for Louisiana Extended Care Hospital Natchitoches and LHC group, wound care/lymphedema instructor and advisor for the Academy of Lymphatic Studies, and an educator/lymphedema therapist/consultant for Cane River Therapy Services. Frank has been an American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) member since 1990, is a board certified wound specialist, a fellow of the American College of Certified Wound Specialists, a certified lymphedema therapist, advanced wound care certified, currently serves as the practice chair for the Special Interest Group section of the Academy of Clinical Electrophysiology and Wound Management Section of the APTA, is on the Why Wound Care Advisory Board for HMP Global, is on the editorial board for Today’s Wound Clinic, has published various articles, has published a chapter in various textbooks, writes a column for Today’s Wound Clinic – “Lets Be Frank”, poster presenter, is a member of the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care (AAWC), serves on the AAWC educational steering committee, and co-chairs national wound care conferences.

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Frank Aviles is owner of Cane River Therapy Services and has employment relationships with the Hyperbaric Physicians of Georgia and the Natchitoches Regional Medical Center. He receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. Frank receives consulting fees, speaking fees, and honoraria from Urgo, Molnlycke, Wound Vision, Kent Imaging, AOTI, Keresis, Renovoderm, Abbott,, and vTail. All relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations have been mitigated.
Non-financial: Frank Aviles is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, the Lighthouse Lymphedema Network; the Wound Source advisory board; the Save a Leg, Save a Life Foundation, the American College of Clinical Wound Specialists Education Committee, the board of directors of the American Professional Wound Care Association; Why Wound Care--Physical Therapy, HMP Global; and the Community Healthcare Education Network.