Course # 204 Research-Based Certification Initial Course in Lymphedema Management Leduc method



Including home study and a 5-day seminar


Stanley G. ROCKSON, M.D. Chief of Consultative Cardiology.  Allan and Tina Neill Professor of Lymphatic Research and Medicine.   Professor of Medicine.  Director,  Center for Venous and Lymphatic Disorders.  Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California.


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.


October 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 2015
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.


Certification level I 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.

Educational Credit:

This program was approved for 51 contact hours, 5.1 CEUs by the California Physical Therapy Association (CPTA # 15-279)

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.
  5. Understanding of patients education (precautions, skin care, compression garment management, home program, lifestyle).
  6. Ability to evaluate patients suffering from edema or lymphedema and to design and document comprehensive treatments.
  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 recognize the signs 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 and Marina 2131 Shelter Island Drive, San Diego, CA 92106 at the discount rate of: $129.00 + tax. (Parking, Airport Shuttle from 5am to 10pm daily & WiFi included.) Free coffee in the lobby from 6:30am to 10:00am daily. To make a reservation, call: 800 672 0800 and refer to:” Pacific Therapy Education” to get the special rate.

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

Travel Arrangements:

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


Students:faculty ratio for lab=10:1

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
Sunday, October 4, 2015
  • 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 of 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 devices: presentation by specialist. Lab.
Monday, October 5, 2015
  • 8:00-10:30am.  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.
  • 10:45-12:00 noon: Lab: manual lymph drainage.  Practice on L.E.
  • 1:00-2:00pm: LabMulti-component bandaging.  Practice on L.E..
  • 2:00-3:00 pm: Advances in Lymphatic Research.  Stanley G. Rockson, M.D.. Q & A.
  • 3:15 – 5:30 pm: Treatment of U.E. lymphedema.  Management of post-mastectomy lymphedema: assessment, precautions, skin care.  Lab: manual lymph drainage, multi-component bandaging,  exercises addressing the functional impairment generated by U.E. lymphedema,  measurement for sleeves,  sleeve fitting.
  • 5:30-6:30 pm: Pathophysiology


Tuesday, OCTOBER 6, 2015
  • 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.
  • 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 pm:  Review:Lab:  L.E. & U.E. manual lymph drainage.  Protocol. Q & A. Problem solving.
  • 4:00-6:00 pm: Pathophysiology
Wednesday, OCTOBER 7, 2015
  • 8:00-10:30am:  Review of test 3.  Q & A. 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: LabReview: 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.
Thursday, OCTOBER 8, 2015
  • 8:00-9:00 am: Theory: Treatment of genital lymphedema and breast lymphedema.
  • 9:00-10:15 am: Lymphedema management applied to pediatrics.  Case studies.
  • 10:30-12:00 noon: Lymphedema of head and neck. Theory and practice.  Lab: Treatment: manual lymph drainage, multi-component bandaging of the U.E.
  • 1:00-3:00 pm: Treatment of lipidema and Dercum’s disease.  Lab.
  • 3:00-4:00 pm: Complex cases.  Q & A.

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



Conference Fees:

  • Early Registration: $750.00 (Until 09/01/2015)
  • Regular Registration: $800.00 (Until 09/15/2015)
  • Late Registration: $850.00 (After 09/15/2015)

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

Register prior to 08/01/2015 and benefit from a $100.00 discount.

Cancellations and requests for refund will be accepted until October 4th, 2015 minus a $300.00 administrative fee.



Testimonials for “Course # 204 Research-Based Certification Initial Course in Lymphedema Management Leduc method”

    “Lot of practical time. Anne-Marie was very approachable, happy to review techniques and answer questions.”
    “More fun and enjoyable than I was expecting.”
    “I really enjoyed the course. The 5 days flew by. Good balance between theory and practice. Loved the French accent and all Anne-Marie’s characteristics. Very amusing stories.”
    “Thank you for your enthusiasm in teaching and sharing your knowledge and experience.”
    “Very well done. Informative and helpful.”
    “The course was very informative. I learned a great amount of knowledge. I think Anne-Marie made it very entertaining at times. I enjoyed learning through hands -on practice.”
    “Loved it. very informative.”
    “The course was evidence-based.”
    “Very informative, comprehensive, thorough. Lymphology is fascinating.”
    ” Many research studies presented and explained.”
    “Thank you Anne-Marie! Thank you for sharing your time, energy and vast experience.”
    Comments related to Professor Rockson’s presentation:
    “Professor Rockson did an awesome job. It was a pleasure to hear him speak.”
    “He was knowledgeable, professional and presented well.”
    “Wonderful presentation!”
    “Very good. Informative. He answered all the questions posed.”
    “He spoke very clearly and was highly informative. He answered all the questions concisely. I wish he stayed longer; Short presentation, I really enjoyed it.”
    “Very informative and interesting. Very easy to ask him questions. Appeared very approachable.”