Course 215- Research-Based Certification Course in Lymphedema Management Leduc method in New York, NY – March-April 2017


INITIAL COURSE: March , 30, 31, April 1, 2, 3, 2017

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.



March 30, 31, April 1, 2, 3, 2017
Memorial Sloane Kettering Cancer Center
430 East 67th Street
New York, NY 10065

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# 14-242).  Pacifc Therapy Education , Inc has been approved as a sponsor of continuing education for PTs and PTAs by the State Board for Physical Therapy in NY State.


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.

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:


When you register, a list of hotels  available in New York City and offering a special rate to the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center patients, visitors…will be e-mailed to you

Travel Arrangements:


To be posted soon


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, March 30, 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, March 31, 2017
  • 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, 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.
  • 10:45-12:00 noon: Lab: manual lymph drainage; practice on L.E.
  • 1:00-3:00pm: Lab:L.E. manual lymph drainage and  multi-component bandaging.
  • 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, April 1, 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, April 2, 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, April 3, 2017
  • 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 .  Lab: Treatment : manual lymph drainage, multi-component bandaging.
  • 1:00 – 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: February 20, 2017.

Regular registration will be applicable after this date until  March 15  after which late registration will apply.

Cancellations and requests for refunds will be accepted until March 30 minus a $300.00 administrative fee.

Conference Fees:

  • Early Registration: $750.00 (Until 02/20/2017)
  • Regular Registration: $800.00 (Until 03/15/2017)
  • Late Registration: $850.00 (After 03/15/2017)

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

Register prior to 02/05/2017 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.

Testimonials for “Course 215- Research-Based Certification Course in Lymphedema Management Leduc method in New York, NY – March-April 2017”

    “I feel this course was very educational, and I appreciated all the knowledge shared.”
    “I thought the course was accurate to the description and my expectations were met.”
    “The course was very helpful in learning new MLD techniques.”
    “Professor is excellent with the maneuvers and does not stop till you get the technique correctly.”
    “Great review. Instructor very knowledgeable and passionate about info.”
    “Excellent. I like feedback. A lot to cover. Ann is an expert: she gives good feedback: very thorough!”
    “Thank you for all your time, care + expertise. You truly go above and beyond.”
    “Good combo of research and personal experience.”
    “Very interesting. It was good to learn some new techniques.”
    “I appreciate all the research that supports the lymph management techniques.”
    “Evidence was main source of information and was supported through personal experience and observation.”
    “It is a big course with a lot of information. It’s excellent! “
    “Thank you so much for providing this course. It was very beneficial. I look forward to beginning my lymphedema therapy career and learning more about this subject. Thank you!”