The Academy of Lymphatic Studies recognizes the need to support trained lymphedema therapists in reviewing the essential skills of lymphedema management. We have prepared these visual aids to guide lymphedema therapists through the essential steps in the treatment of upper and lower extremity lymphedema. These DVDs serve to reinforce the correct use of manual lymph drainage (MLD) techniques and the essential lymphatic anastomoses and pathways used in the treatment of lymphedema affecting the extremities and trunkal areas.
Goals and treatment approaches vary depending on the individual condition. In some cases the main focus may be on the treatment of the trunkal quadrant, in other cases, treatment of the affected extremity, either in portions or in its entirety may be the primary treatment goal. These video demonstrations follow the fundamental principles for the treatment of trunkal and extremity lymphedema.
Basic Lymphedema Bandaging
Basic Manual Lymph Drainage (Vodder Technique)
Treatment Sequence for Lower Extremity Lymphedema
Treatment Sequence for Upper Extremity Lymphedema
WARNING: Improper application of Manual Lymph Drainage and Complete Decongestive Therapy can be harmful to the patient. The purpose of these demonstrations is to review the appropriate treatment techniques for lymphedema for trained therapists only. These videos are not intended to teach sequences for the treatment of lymphedema to untrained individuals.
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.