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Sheraton Chicago Northbrook, Chicago
Aug 10, 2019
Aug 13, 2019
In each course participant will be introduced to the current treatment techniques for upper and lower extremity lymphedema using Manual Lymph Drainage (Vodder Technique) and Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT)*, as well as evaluation, documentation and measurement techniques. Furthermore the therapist will be able to establish a treatment plan for individuals with primary or secondary extremity lymphedema and perform the treatment accordingly.
By the end of this seminar participants will be able to distinguish between edema and lymphedema, understand the anatomical and physiological principles of the lymphatic system, sufficiently educate lymphedema patients in skin care, precautions and the use of compression devices (sleeves, stockings, compression alternatives), evaluate edema patients and design a comprehensive treatment plan, understand the principle application of Manual Lymph Drainage and multi-layered compression bandages and much more.
PLEASE NOTE: This course is not a certification in CDT.
This course is 3.5 days in length (31 contact hours). The classroom hours are 8:00am – 6:00pm for the first 3 days and 8:00am - 12:00pm on the last day. There will be approximately one hour for lunch every day.
Direct contact during our certification courses, small groups, highly trained and certified instructors with many years of experience in education and treatment, as well as up-to-date teaching technologies assure a maximum learning experience for participants in our programs.