Course 213- Research-Based Certification Course in Lymphedema Management Leduc method in San Diego, September 2016


INITIAL COURSE: September 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 2016

Including home study and a 5-day seminar


Member of the International Society of Lymphology
Member of the European Society of Lymphology
Master of Arts, Teacher College – Columbia University, New York, NY
Former student of Professor A. Leduc – 30 years of expertise in Lymphedema Management Leduc method
20 years of experience in teaching Lymphedema Management Leduc method in the United States of America.
Temecula, California.

Maria Josette MULLINS, P.T.
Director of Rehab Services at Memorial Hospital Miramar, Florida.
Member of the International Society of Lymphology.  Twenty years of expertise in Lymphedema Management Leduc method.


September 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 2016
The Bay Club Hotel & Marina
2131 Shelter Island Drive
San Diego, CA 92106

Instructional Level:

The instructional level of the program is Intermediate according to the definition of APTA. The level of this program assumes that participants have general familiarity with the topic, so the course focuses on increasing understanding and application. Applicants will acquire general familiarity with the topic by reading the pre-course material sent upon confirmation of registration.

Educational Credit

This program was approved for 51 contact hours, 5.1 CEUs by the California Physical Therapy Association (CPTA #16-204)


Certification level 1 is received upon successful completion of the post-course tests. After completing the initial and the advanced course, the participants will take the International Certification in Lymphedema Management Examination (ICLM Examination). Participants who pass the ICLM Examination and submit a case study will become ICLM Certified.

Course Objectives:

At the end of this course, participants will demonstrate the:

  1. Understanding of the anatomical and physiological concepts underlying lymphedema management.
  2. Understanding of the psychological issues raised by cancer and lymphedema.
  3. Ability to perform manual lymph drainage (mld) and multi-component bandaging as described by the Leduc School.
  4. Understanding of the use of compression devices.(Indications and contraindications)
  5. Understanding of patients education (precautions, skin care, compression garment management, home program, lifestyle).
  6. Ability to evaluate patients suffering from lymphedema, venou edema, lipidema, and to design and document comprehensive plans of care.
  7. Ability to differentiate Chronic Venous Insufficiency and post-phlebitic syndrome from Lymphedema and Lipedema.
  8. Ability to treat patients suffering from lymphedema, venous edema and lipidema and eventually to recognize signd of deep venous thrombosis.
  9. Ability to answer most of the questions raised by patients.
  10. Ability to recognize when the intervention of the physician is necessary.

Hotel Accommodations:

A group of rooms is held at The Bay Club Hotel & Marina 2131 Shelter Island Drive San Diego, CA 92106 at the discount rate of $129.00+tax  (Parking, Airport shuttle from 5 am to 10 pm daily and Wifi included.) Free coffee in the lobby from 6:30 am to 10:00 am daily. To make a reservation, call 800 672 0800 and mention that you belong to the group: Pacific Therapy Education to get the special rate.

Call 951 347 0362 if you want to share a hotel room.

Travel Arrangements:

Southwest Airlines Co offers service to San Diego Airport.  To book a reservation .

San Diego Airport is located close to the hotel.  Call 619 224 8888 or 800 672 0800 upon arrival to get a free shuttle from the hotel.


Every day, the schedule will include:

  • 7:30 or 8:00am Start.
  • 10:30-10:45am  Break
  • 12:00 noon-1:00pm Lunch on your own.
  • 3:00-3:15pm Break
Friday, SEPTEMBER 9, 2016
  • 8:00-10:30am: Presentation and orientation.  Anatomy and physiology of the lymphatic system. Test 1: Anatomy and physiology of the lymphatic system.    Theoretical approach to manual lymph drainage, multi-component bandaging and compression device treatment.  Research.
  • 10:45-12:00 noon-1:00-3:00pm:  Lab: manual lymph drainage applied to the lower extremity (L.E.)
  • 3:15-5:00pm: Lab: Manual lymph drainage applied to the upper extremity. (U.E.).
  • 5:00-6:00pm: Compression device: presentation by specialist. Lab.
  • 8:00-9:30am.  Review of manual lymph drainage applied to U.E. & L.E. Q&A.
  • 9:30-12:00 noon:Test 2: Theoretical approach to physical treatment of lymphedema.  Research.  Review test 1.  Q & A. Evaluation and treatment of the L.E. lymphedema: inspection, measurements, palpation, precautions, skin care and diet (Research), manual lymph drainage lab.  Exercises addressing the functional impairment generated by L.E. lymphedema.  Documentation.  Medicare requirements.  Coding.  Data analysis.  Measurement for stockings.  Lab: Stocking fitting. Lab: manual lymph drainage.  Practice on L.E.
  • 1:00-2:00pm: Lab:Multi-component bandaging.  Practice on L.E..
  • 3:15 – 5:00pm: Lab: Treatment of U.E. lymphedema.  Management of post-mastectomy lymphedema: assessment, precautions, skin care, manual lymph drainage. Exercises addressing the functional impairment generated by U.E. lymphedema.  Measurement for sleeves.  Sleeve fitting.
  • 5:00-6:00pm: Pathophysiology.
  • 8:00- 10:30am: Test 3: Physical treatment of lymphedema (continued).  Review of test 2. Q & A.   Lab: manual lymph drainage applied to L.E.
  • 10:45- 12:00 noon: Case study: Lab: manual lymph drainage and multi-component bandaging applied to the  L.E.  Exercises.
  • 1:00-3:00pm: Case study: Lab: manual lymph drainage and multi-component bandaging of the U.E. and trunk. Exercises
  • 3:15-4:00:  Review: L.E. & U.E. manual lymph drainage.  Protocol. Questions. Problem solving.
  • 4:00-6:00pm: Pathophysiology.  Case studies.
Monday, september 12
  • 8:00-10:30am:.  Review of test 3.  Q & A.  Test 4. Venous edema: Pathophysiology and physical treatment.  Lab: Manual techniques.  Exercises.  Precautions.  Life style.  Compression garments addressing the needs of venous insufficiency.  Symptoms of deep venous thrombosis.  Case study.
  • 10:45-12:00 noon-1:00-3:00pm: Review: Lab: U.E. manual lymph drainage and multi-component bandaging.
  • Review: Protocol of treatment.
  • 3:15-5:15 pm Case study.  Lab: L.E. manual lymph drainage and multi-component bandaging.
  • 5:15-6:00 pm: Pathophysiology. Case studies.
Tuesday, september 13
  • 8:00 – 9:00 am: Prevention of lymphedema.
  • 9:00-10:15 am Test 4: review. Q&A. Lymphedema management applied to pediatrics.  Case studies.
  • 10:30-12:00 noon: Lymphedema of head and neck .  Lab: Treatment : manual lymph drainage, multi-component bandaging.
  • 1:00 – 2:00pm: Lab: U.E. Manual lymph drainage.
  • 2:00- 3:00pm: Treatment of lipidema and Dercum’s disease.  Lab
  • 3:00-4:00pm  Complex cases.  Q & A.

Note:  For lab practice, participants should bring appropriate clothing, such as shorts, tank top or bathing suit.


Registration Information:

Conference Fees:

  • Early Registration: $700.00 (Until 08/26/2016)
  • Regular Registration: $800.00 (Until 09/05/2016)
  • Late Registration: $850.00 (After 09/05/2016)

Fee includes: tuition, course handout, and bandaging kit.

Register prior to 08/20/2016 and benefit from a $100.00 discount.

Cancellations and requests for refund will be accepted until September 9, 2016 minus a $300.00 administrative fee.

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    “Specific bandages that must be used to complete multi-component bandaging were identified in order that patient treatment can be effective in coordination and get maximal expected outcomes as outlined in literature.”
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