Oncology Considerations for Manual Lymph Drainage - An Advanced MLD Course
In this course, students will learn how to perform manual lymphatic drainage to safely work with people with cancer and with a history of oncology treatments. This course is delivered in a hybrid format, with 2 in-person days of hands-on practice and is open to manual lymph drainage and lymphedema certified therapists.
his course will focus on safe ways to use manual lymphatic drainage when working on patients with cancer and histories of cancer treatments. Students will learn about oncology including epidemiology, metastasis and cancer treatments. Contraindications and bodywork considerations will be addressed as therapists explore protocols for common side effects of cancer and its treatments such as Lymphedema and Axillary Web Syndrome.
Introduction to cancer types
How cancer manifests in the body
Side effects to common treatments
Bodywork adjustments related to oncology work
Contraindications and precautions
Review of the lymphatic system
Lymphedema, breast and prostate oncology, Axillary Web Syndrome
Manual lymphatic drainage protocols
Administrative considerations including documentation and scope of practice
This 28-hour course is delivered in a hybrid format including home study, live webinar and in-person class time. Students will complete 4 hours of home study followed by the two 4-hour live webinar components. Therapists will then be able to join any scheduled 2-day in-person class for the hands-on portion of the course.
This course is open to manual lymph drainage certified therapists, (certified through ACOLS or equivalent) and certified lymphedema therapists.
The Academy of Lymphatic Studies is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. PD activity approval ID# 4063. This live activity is offered at 13.5 CEUs, advanced, OT service delivery. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.
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.