Manual Lymph Drainage Certification (Vodder Technique)

This 5-day, 40-hour certification course is a careful balance between lecture topics and hands-on lessons. This course is ideally suited to serve as an introduction to the techniques and applications of the treatment known as Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD), as developed by Emil Vodder, Ph.D.

PLEASE NOTE:

This course does NOT train therapists to treat patients with Lymphedema. Participants are educated on the applications of Manual Lymph Drainage pertaining to the pathologies listed below. For courses specific to Lymphedema, please see our Lymphedema Management Seminar (31 hours) or Complete Lymphedema Certification (135 hours).

Course Objectives

This course will assist therapists in developing treatment sequences for the management of edema of various geneses including post-traumatic and post-surgical edema; as well as several pathologies such as fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, migraines, chronic pain reduction and others. During this course, the participants will learn to perform techniques that will assist patients and clients in general relaxation, health support and detoxification.

Class Topics

History of the lymphatic system and MLD Basic anatomy and physiology of the lymphatic system Drainage pathways of the lymphatic system Pathophysiology of the lymphatic system Lymphatic insufficiencies and conditions that lead to the development of edema Difference between edema and lymphedema Indications and contraindications of MLD Basic strokes for the entire body and their effects Application of basic MLD sequences in healthy lymphatic systems Application of basic MLD to post-traumatic and post-surgical edema Application of basic MLD sequences to various pathologies (fibromyalgia, migraines, chronic fatigue syndrome)

Pre-requisites

This 5-day certification course is open to Licensed Healthcare Professionals or healthcare students only.

Tuition

The tuition for this course is $995.00. We offer an early registration discount of $100 if registered 60 days or more in advance. Full-time students must provide proof of enrollment with number of hours and graduation date. Financial assistance program 50% down payment and 6 months interest free financing for Massage Therapy students currently enrolled in an accredited school. Call ACOLS for more information.

Duration

This course is 5 days in length (40 contact hours). The classroom hours are 8:00am – 5:00pm daily. There will be approximately one hour for lunch every day.

Continuing Education Credits (CEU's)

This course is 40 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.

Courses

Name Date City State
Certification in Manual Lymph Drainage (Vodder Technique) Jan 03, 2018 Suwanee GA Register
Certification in Manual Lymph Drainage (Vodder Technique) Feb 21, 2018 San Diego CA Register
Certification in Manual Lymph Drainage (Vodder Technique) Mar 14, 2018 Portland OR Register
Certification in Manual Lymph Drainage (Vodder Technique) Apr 11, 2018 Colorado Springs CO Register
Certification in Manual Lymph Drainage (Vodder Technique) May 02, 2018 Tampa FL Register



World Class Instructors!

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.

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Founder: Joachim Zuther

Our founder, Joachim Zuther, has remained an integral part of our course development and ensuring the future education of lymphedema treatment is at the forefront of scientific discoveries.

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Virtu Arora, ACOLS Instructor

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