Why take this Continuing Education Course?
This two-day advanced seminar provides the information and techniques needed to problem solve through a complex variety of diagnoses relating to the lymphatic system. Complex diagnoses include patients with advanced and aggressive forms of lymphedema; patients with associated co-morbidities such as obesity, diabetes, auto-immune diseases, CHF, inflammation, venous-lymphatic insufficiencies, etc.; patients with differential diagnoses such as thrombosis, venous insufficiency, superior vena cava syndrome; patients with variable diagnoses related to the lymphatic system such as lipedema and primary lymphedema; and patients with complications related to advanced lymphedema such as fistulae, papillomas, and cysts. The course is also designed to expand the clinicians knowledge, insight, and management skills in the treatment of patients with acute/chronic trauma to their lymphatic systems, focusing on Stage 0 Latency Stage Lymphedema and complications related to seromas, hematomas, axillary web syndrome, and Mondors syndrome. The hands-on techniques presented in the lab sessions will include a series of specialized, unique, integrated techniques which will in unison address the musculo-skeletal system, the nervous system, the vascular system, and the lymphatic system. Upon completion of the course clinicians will be able to use the integrated techniques specific to this seminar to address the advanced treatment needs of patients with UE complications, LE complications, head and neck complications, groin and genital complications, and abdominal and trunk complications in existing lymphedema conditions. Therapists with prior lymphedema experience will benefit from the application of these advanced clinical treatment techniques that will add leverage to their treatment protocols, optimize the functioning of the lymphatic system, improve the stability of the lymphatic system, and bring about more sustainable results in their patients. The information presented in the course will enhance therapists ability to develop a continuum of care, lead a multi-disciplined approach, and effectively market new concepts in lymphedema management to the medical community. The course presents evidence-based practice in the management of lymphedema, and includes extensive laboratory time to assist clinicians with their skills in applying integrated techniques to the system, all its contributing co-morbidities, and all its complications. The information obtained in this course can be immediately applied in the clinic to achieve sustainable functional outcomes.