Course 214- Research-Based Certification Course in Lymphedema Management Leduc method in San Diego, February 2017


INITIAL COURSE: Feb , 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 2017

Including home study and a 5-day seminar



  • Stanley G. Rockson, MD

Allan and Tina Neill Professor of Lymphatic Research and Medicine

Chief of Consultative Cardiology.

Director, Center for Lymphatic and Venous Disorders.

Stanford University School of Medicine. 

Falk Cardiovascular Research Center  Stanford, CA


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.


February 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 2017
The Bay Club Hotel & Marina
2131 Shelter Island Drive
San Diego, CA 92106

Instructional Level:

The instructional level of this program is intermediate according to APTA definition.

The instructional 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 course material sent upon confirmation of registration.

Educational Credit

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


Upon successful completion of post-course tests attendees will receive the certification level 1.

Completion of this course and the Advanced course will enable the attendees to take the International Certification in Lymphedema Management Examination and to become ICLM certified once they complete a case study.

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 (Sunday-Thursday) & $139.00 (Friday-Saturday)  (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. Shuttle will be available to take you back to the San Diego Airport at the end of the course.


Every day, the schedule will include:

  • 8:00am Start
  • 10:30-10:45am  Break
  • 12:00 noon-1:00pm Lunch on your own.
  • 3:00-3:15pm Break
Thursday, february 23, 2017
  • 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.
Friday, february 24, 2017
  • 8:00-9:30am.  –Test 2– Review of Test 1.  Progress in Lymphatic Research by Stanley G. Rockson, M.D.
  • 9:30-12:00 noon: Evaluation and treatment of the L.E. lymphedema: inspection, measurements, palpation, precautions, skin care, diet (research), manual lymph drainage lab.  Exercises addressing the functional impairment generated by L.E. lymphedema.  Documentation.   Medicare requirements.  Coding. Data analysis.  Measurements 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..
  • 2:00 – 3:10pm: Theory :treatment of  genital lymphedema and breast lymphedema. Q&A.
  • 3:15-5:30pm:Lab:  Treatment of U.E.lymphedema. Management of post-mastectomy lymphedema:  assessment, precautions, skin care; Lab:  manual lymph drainage .  Exercises addressing the functional impairment generated by U.E. lymphedema.  Measurement techniques for sleeves. Sleeve fitting.
  • 5:30-6:30pm: Pathophysiology.
Saturday, February 25, 2017
  • 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.
Sunday, FEBRUARY 26, 2017
  • 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.
monday, FEBRUARY 27, 2017
  • 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, sport bra, or bathing suit.


Registration fee includes tuition, course handouts,  and bandaging kit.

Early registration will be accepted until: January 23, 2017.

Regular registration will be applicable after this date until  February 17  after which late registration will apply.

Cancellations and requests for refunds will be accepted until February 23 minus a $300.00 administrative fee.

Conference Fees:

  • Early Registration: $750.00 (Until 01/23/2017)
  • Regular Registration: $800.00 (Until 02/17/2017)
  • Late Registration: $850.00 (After 02/17/2017)

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

Register prior to 1/18/2017 and benefit from a $100.00 discount.

Cancellations and requests for refund will be accepted until February 23, 2017 minus a $300.00 administrative fee.

Please complete the registration form and mail it with a check or money order payable to:

Pacific Therapy Education, Inc.

27475 Ynez Road # 318

Temecula, CA 92591

Tel: 951 347 0362

Fax: 650 898 1771    

For credit card payment, please contact us at 951 347 0362.  Thank you.

Confirmation of registration will be mailed with pre-course material.