This comprehensive three-day course is designed to teach therapists the most current management techniques to effectively treat lymphedema. Recent research studies are thoroughly discussed validating current treatment techniques. Participants will leave this course with the information and techniques needed to immediately begin managing patients with lymphedema. Effective assessment and treatment approaches are thoroughly explained and practiced in the laboratory exercises. Clinicians will gain information pertaining to the manual techniques required to appropriately design a therapeutic treatment approach and self-care program.
Lymphedema may range in severity from mildly annoying with poor aesthetics to severely debilitating and disabling. Regardless of the severity of the patients lymphedema, pain, decreased range of motion, decreased limb strength and decreased functional abilities are often present. In order to address these issues the therapist needs to understand how to minimize the edema by creating a healthier cell environment while simultaneously working to improve range of motion, strength and function.
Successful functional outcomes with lymphedema patients can be achieved if the therapist has the appropriate clinical skills and current theoretical knowledge of lymphedema. Emphasis must also be placed on teaching the patient to effectively manage their lymphedema. This course provides the therapist with the skills to achieve successful outcomes and develop self-care programs for lymphedema patients. Participants also receive intense practical experience in a small class environment, which prepares the therapist to immediately apply the skills in the clinical setting.
I have dedicated my therapy career to research and clinical treatment of cancer related disease. I have published numerous articles on my research on lymphedema and oncology and I incorporate extensive evidence-based research in my courses.More Instructor Info
The Lymphedema Toolbox version 4.0 - Resource tools for therapists studying and treating lymphedema
Lymphedema Toolbox software only - delivered on Windows USB
Price when purchased with registration: $ 134.96
Delivery: USB - Windows OS (if DVD - delivered to course site)
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