Course # 205 Research-Based Certification Advanced Course in Lymphedema Management Leduc method



A 4-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.


Anne-Marie VAILLANT-NEWMAN, P.T., M.A. 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 9, 10, 11, 12, 2015
The Bay Club Hotel & Marina
2131 Shelter Island Drive
San Diego, CA 92106

Instructional Level:

The instructional level of the program is advanced. According to the definition of the APTA: This level assumes thorough familiarity with the topic and focuses on advanced techniques, recent advances, and future directions.

Educational Credit:

This program was approved for 33  contact hours, 3.3 CEUs by the California Physical Therapy Association (CPTA # 15-281)


Certification Level II is received upon successful completion of post-course test.

Completion of the advanced course and the basic course will enable the attendees to take the International Certification in Lymphedema Management Examination (ICLM Examination). Participants who pass the ICLM Examination and submit a case study will be 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 & lymphedema.
  3. Ability to perform manual lymph drainage (mld) and multi-component bandaging to address any lymphedema: limbs, head and neck, trunk 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).
  6. Ability to evaluate patients suffering from lymphedema, edema, or lipidema and to design comprehensive plans of care.
  7. Ability to treat various pathologies showing symptoms of lymphedema or edema, using the techniques of  lymphedema management. Ability  to recognize signs of deep venous thrombosis.
  8. Ability to answer most of the questions raised by patients.
  9. Ability to recognize when the intervention of the physician is necessary. (for instance if there is a suspicion of deep venous thrombosis)
  10. Understanding of the most recent research in lymphedema treatment.
  11. Understanding of the prevention of lymphedema.

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.


During lab: Students/faculty ratio = 10:1

Every day, the schedule will include:

  • 8:00 am Start.
  • 10:15-10:30am  Break
  • 12:00 noon-1:00pm Lunch on your own.
  • 3:00-3:15pm Break

FRIDAY, October 9, 2015
  • 8:00-11:00 am: Review of anatomy and physiology of the lymphatic system: Topographic structure of lymph vessels, anatomy of the lymphatic systems of the limbs and trunk.  Video.  Lymph formation.  Lymph propulsion.
  • 11:00-12:00 noon – 1:00-3:00 pm: Lymphedema: definition, differential diagnosis.  Lymphatic system imaging.  Primary and secondary lymphedema.  Lab: Manual lymph drainage of the lower extremity.
  • 3:15-6:00pm:  Recent research results.  Ongoing research performed by the Leduc team at the University of Brussels- Belgium. Lab: Manual lymph drainage of the upper extremity.
Saturday, OCTOBER 10, 2015
  • 8:00am-10:15 am: Lab: Treatment of the upper extremity lymphedea post-mastectomy.  Manual lymph drainage, multi-component bandaging.  Theory: Drainage of the lymphedema of the breast.
  • 10:30-12:00noon: LabTreatment of the lower extremity lymphedema post-prostate cancer surgery.  Manual lymph drainage.  Multi-component bandaging.  Theory: Manual lymph drainage and application of compression to the genital area.
  • 1:00 – 4:00 pm:  Lab: Head and neck lymphedema.  Theory and practice.  Case study.
  • 4:00 – 5:00pm: Q & A.   LabCase studies. (limb lymphedema.)
  • 5:00-6:00 pm: Compression devices: Q & A.  Indications and contraindications. Lab.
Sunday, OCTOBER 11, 2015
  • 8:00-9:30 am: Lymphedema and surgery.  Breast reconstruction.  Implications in rehab.  Lab: Manual lymph drainage of the upper extremity. (complex case.)
  • 9:30-10:30 am: Cancer risk factors.  Cancer treatment: radiotherapy, chemotherapy, hormone therapy.  Physical treatment of the consequences of radiotherapy treatment.  Cancer rehabilitation.
  • 10: 45-12:00 noon: Lymphedema in pediatrics: case studies.  Treatment.  Education of caregivers.
  • 1:00-2:00 pm: Documentation, Lab: measurements.  Data analysis. Q & A.
  • 2:00-4:00 pm:  Lab: Manual lymph drainage of the L.E.
  • 4:00-5:30 pm: International Certification in Lymphedema Management Examination. 
Monday, OCTOBER 12, 2015
  • 8:00am- 9:15 am: Concomitant Venous Obstruction in Patients with Secondary Lymphedema.  (as per S. G. Rockson et al.)
  • 9:15 – 10:15 am:  Wound treatment.  Skin care.
  • 10:30 – 12:00 noon: lymphedema and liposuction surgery: pre and post-operative rehab care.
  • 1:00 – 1:45 pm:  Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Type 1.
  • 1:45 – 4:00 pm: Review of practice. Lab: Multi-layered bandaging of the upper and lower extremity. Prevention of lymphedema. Q & A

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


Conference Fees:

  • Early Registration: $700.00 (Until 09/01/2015)
  • Regular Registration: $750.00 (Until 09/15/2015)
  • Late Registration: $800.00 (After 09/15/2015)

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

Register prior to 8/01/2015 and benefit from a $100.00 discount.

Cancellations and requests for refund will be accepted until October 9th, 2015 minus a $300.00 administrative fee.

Participants attending both: initial and advanced courses are entitled to a $300.00 reduction of the tuition of the Advanced Course.

Testimonials for “Course # 205 Research-Based Certification Advanced Course in Lymphedema Management Leduc method”

    “The course was a combination of theory as well as professional experience.”
    ” I feel strong with my knowledge and manual techniques. I enjoyed the class and feel positive that I will remember all the material due to the instructor repeating over and over.”
    “Good review of evidence to support practical/clinical theory.”
    “It was great to hear about Anne-Marie wealth of knowledge and practical experience.”
    “I absolutely love this course. It was helpful to review techniques/perfect MLD patterns and techniques. I like that Anne-Marie is so knowledgeable and experienced and gives great feedback during the lab sessions.”
    Thank you so much! I really got a lot out of this course and am super appreciative of your efforts, energy and great feedback.”
    “Some books recommended for our education: very helpful.”
    “Loved it.”
    “Personal stories helped but there was a good amount of research & evidence that served as the primary source of information.”
    “The course was great. Thank you!”
    ” I so enjoyed your enthusiasm and dynamic presentation of this material! The daily lab practices were excellent.”