Advanced Lymphedema Management

This 3-day course provides advanced topics on Lymphedema Management including head and neck lymphedema, Axillary Web Syndrome, difficult patient case studies, advanced bandaging techniques and more.

Objectives

This course will review the anatomy and physiology of the lymphatic system and thoroughly cover evaluation and treatment sequences for lymphedema affecting the upper and lower extremities, as well as the head and neck. The use of alternative compression materials for the trunk and advanced use of compression bandages for the extremities will be discussed. Further, the incorporation of alternative bandaging/night time garments will be presented. New areas of development and research in regards to lymphedema treatment will be included. These areas include the Lymphedema Treatment Act, exercise programs, Axillary Web Syndrome, compression pumps, elastic taping. Case studies will allow the participants to further develop their clinical problems solving skills.

Class Topics

  • Review of the anatomy, physiology and pathology of the lymphatic system
  • Review Vodder technique – stationary circle, pump, rotary, and scoop
  • Review of Trunk Treatment for UE and LE Lymphedema
  • Advanced UE and LE Bandaging and Trunk Compression
  • Review of Genital Bandaging and Difficult Hand Swelling
  • HNL Treatment Sequence
  • Advanced case studies of more difficult cases involving various areas of the body
  • Overview of the Lymphedema Treatment Act; PALS exercise program
  • Overview of Compression Pumps, Elastic Taping and Axillary Web Syndrome
  • MLD with other conditions: fibromyalgia,scleroderma, RIBP
  • Solaris Presentation – Alternative Bandaging/Nighttime compression

Participants are invited to submit questions related to their daily work with lymphedema patients, as well as case studies of patients prior to the course, for discussion and problem solving during the conference. Pictures of submitted case studies would be helpful but not required.

Pre-requisites

This 3-day advanced course is open to Certified Lymphedema Therapists only. All participants need to show proof of completion of a CDT certification program from one of the recognized schools.

It is recommended, not required, that you purchase the textbook "Lymphedema Management: A Comprehensive Guide for Practitioners" by Joachim Zuther. For students registering for this course, we offer a discounted price for the textbook of $70.00 (regularly $89.90) plus shipping. Call to place your order.

Tuition

The tuition for this course is $695.00. We offer ACOLS alumni a 10% discount. If you register online, the discount will be applied automatically upon confirmation of alumni status.

Duration

This course is 3 days in length (24 contact hours). The classroom hours are approximately 8:00am – 5:30pm daily. There will be approximately one hour for lunch every day.

Continuing Education Credits (CEU's)

This course is 24 Contact Hours. CEU's are available. Each state and profession is different, so please contact our Admissions Department for more detailed information regarding CEU approvals. Academy of Lymphatic Studies is an approved provider for the AOTA, NCBTMB and various state professional boards. Please call for details.

Upcoming Advanced and Refresher Courses

Name Date City State
CLT Refresher / Recertification Jan 01, 2017 Online Register
Advanced Lymphedema Management I Oct 06, 2017 Houston TX Register
Management of Lymphedema Affecting the Head & Neck Nov 04, 2017 Omaha NE Register
Management of Lymphedema Affecting the Head & Neck Nov 04, 2017 St. Petersburg FL Register
Management of Lymphedema Affecting the Head & Neck Dec 01, 2017 Palm Beach Gardens FL Register
Lymphatic Correction Using Elastic Taping Method Dec 03, 2017 Palm Beach Gardens FL Register
Management of Lymphedema Affecting the Head & Neck Feb 02, 2018 Duluth GA Register
Management of Lymphedema Affecting the Head & Neck Mar 09, 2018 Nashville TN Register