Introduction to Manual Lymphatic Drainage Techniques and/or Basics of Compression Bandaging

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Target Audience

Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Licensed Massage Therapists, Certified Massage Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapist Assistants and Registered Nurses

Description

As a therapist, you have probably experienced "burnout" from time to time, seeing the same diagnoses and performing the same types of treatments from day to day with often moderate outcomes.

Have you ever had a patient whose pain level did not respond no matter what? How about the total knee patient whose swelling didn't leave the joint no matter how much electrical stimulation, ice and retrograde massage you administered? Do you see patients with impaired gait or other functional limitations due to swollen limbs? Patients with wounds that won't heal? Have you encountered clients who cannot tolerate traditional therapies due to autoimmune conditions such as fibromyalgia?

Manual lymphatic therapy can help alleviate swelling (lymphedema), relieve pain and improve patient outcomes in a variety of settings, with results that are significant, measurable and often quickly achieved.

This one-day seminar provides an overview and practical knowledge of manual lymphatic therapy - what it is, what it can do and how to properly apply the techniques in specific clinical cases. Participants will examine the diagnosis and differential diagnosis of lymphedema, the indications and contraindications for manual lymphatic therapy and compression bandaging and will perform the techniques in a hands-on lab. You will return to the clinic with a "new set of glasses" for evaluating clients and new treatment strategies to implement immediately.

Instructor:
Carmen Thompson, BS, LPTA, CMT, CLT

This course has been approved by the North Carolina Board of Occupational Therapy for Continuing Competence Activity.

Charlotte AHEC, as part of the NC AHEC system, is an approved provider by the North Carolina Board of Physical Therapy Examiners with regard to activities directly related to physical therapy for continued competence.

Objectives

  • Discover clinical applications of manual lymphatic therapy for patients experiencing edema and pain from the effects of trauma, surgery, cancer therapy, pain, autoimmune and other common conditions
  • Recognize indications and contraindications for administering therapy to clients with these conditions
  • Demonstrate proper manual techniques to enhance lymph flow throughout the body (modified sequence)
  • Review the anatomy of the lymphatic system as it pertains to lymphatic pathology
  • Identify indications and contraindications for lymphatic therapy
  • Discuss lymphatic therapy as a means to enhance patient outcomes in rehabilitation

Contact

Chanyne C Cupil, BS

Sessions

Status
Closed
Presenter(s)
Carmen Thompson, BS, LPTA, CLT-LANA
Date(s)
Feb 16, 2018
Time
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Check-In Time
7:30 AM
Credit
0.80 - CEU
8.00 - Contact Hours
8.00 - NCBPTE Contact Hours
8.00 - NCBOT Contact Hours
Location
Charlotte AHEC
Room
Classroom 14
Description
As a therapist, you have probably experienced "burnout" from time to time, seeing the same diagnoses and performing the same types of treatments from day to day with often moderate outcomes. Have you ever had a patient whose pain level did not respond no matter what? How about the total knee patient whose swelling didn't leave the joint no matter how much electrical stimulation, ice and retrograde massage you administered? Do you see patients with impaired gait or other functional limitations due to swollen limbs? Patients with wounds that won't heal? Have you encountered clients who cannot tolerate traditional therapies due to autoimmune conditions such as fibromyalgia? Manual lymphatic therapy can help alleviate swelling (lymphedema), relieve pain and improve patient outcomes in a variety of settings, with results that are significant, measurable and often quickly achieved. This one-day seminar provides an overview and practical knowledge of manual lymphatic therapy - what it is, what it can do and how to properly apply the techniques in specific clinical cases. Participants will examine the diagnosis and differential diagnosis of lymphedema, the indications and contraindications for manual lymphatic therapy and compression bandaging and will perform the techniques in a hands-on lab. You will return to the clinic with a "new set of glasses" for evaluating clients and new treatment strategies to implement immediately. Instructor: Carmen Thompson, BS, LPTA, CMT, CLT This course has been approved by the North Carolina Board of Occupational Therapy for Continuing Competence Activity. Charlotte AHEC, as part of the NC AHEC system, is an approved provider by the North Carolina Board of Physical Therapy Examiners with regard to activities directly related to physical therapy for continued competence.
Details
Status
Closed
Date(s)
Feb 16, 2018
Time
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location
Charlotte AHEC
Room
Classroom 14
Fees
$250.00
Registration - Breakfast and Lunch Provided
Credits
0.80
CEU
8.00
Contact Hours
8.00
NCBOT Contact Hours
8.00
NCBPTE Contact Hours