Course 216 – Research-Based Certification Initial Course in Lymphedema Management Leduc Method in Miramar, FL – August 2017


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

Including home study and a 5-day seminar



Jean-Paul Belgrado, PhD. 

Physical Therapist, Master in Health Science,  Principal Researcher at the Lymphology Research Unit – Free University of Brussels, Belgium.  – Teacher in Lymphology at the Free University of Brussels. Board member of the European Society of Lymphology (ESL) .  Member of the International Society of Lymphology (ISL).


Anne-Marie Vaillant-Newman, PT, MA.

Member of the International Society of Lymphology.

Member of the European Group of Lymphology.

Master of Arts from Teachers College Columbia University, New York, NY. Former student of Prof. Leduc with thirty two years of expertise in lymphedema management Leduc method.



August 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 2017
Memorial Hospital Miramar
1901 SW 172nd Ave,

Miramar, FL 33029

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  acquire general familiarity with the topic by reading the course material sent upon confirmation of registration.

Educational Credit

This program has been approved for 52 contact hours, 5.2 CEUs by the California Physical Therapy Association (CPTA# 17-212). To be updated soon. Pacific 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 the 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 Leduc method with updates from Jean-Paul Belgrado.
  4. Understanding of the use of passive & dynamic compression devices (indications & contraindications.)
  5. Understanding of the role, strength and weakness of imaging methods in lymphedema.
  6. Understanding of patient education (precautions, skin care, compression garment management, home program, lifestyle).
  7. Ability to evaluate patients suffering from lymphedema and venous edema and to design and document comprehensive plans of care.
  8. Ability to differentiate Chronic Venous Insufficiency and Post-phlebitic Syndrome from Lymphedema and Lipedema.
  9. Ability to treat patients suffering from lymphedema, venous edema & lipedema and eventually to recognize signs of deep venous thrombosis..
  10. Ability to answer most of the questions raised by patients.
  11. Ability to recognize when the intervention of the physician is necessary.

Hotel Accommodations:


Fairfield Inn & Suites Fort Lauderdale Pembroke Pines

1650 SW 145th Ave|

Pembroke Pines, FL 33027

P: (954) 447  9662 ext 103  |  F: (954) 447 9682.

The rate of $99.00 has been offered to the course participants.


Travel Arrangements:


The closest airport is the Hollywood-Ft. Lauderdale airport



Daily course schedule will include:

8.00am: Start

10:30-10:45am: Break

12:00noon-1:00pm: Lunch on your own.

3:00-3:15pm: Break.

For hands-on lab, student-to-faculty ratio = 16:1.

Wednesday, august 23, 2017
  • 8:00-10:30am:  Presentation.  Orientation.  Anatomy  and physiology of the lymphatic system.Test 1: Anatomy and physiology of the lymphatic system.Theoretical approach to manual lymph drainage (mld), multi-component bandaging and compression device treatment. Research.10:45-12:00noon – 1:00-3:00pm: Lab:  manual lymph drainage of  the lower extremity (L.E.).3:15-5:00pm: Lab: manual lymph drainage of the upper extremity (U.E.)5:00-6:00pm: Compression devices: indications and contraindications.
thursday, AUGUST 24, 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.10:45-12:00noon: Lab: manual lymph drainage; practice on L.E. Theory: genital and breast lymphedema1:00-3:00pm:Lab:L.E. manual lymph drainage and  multi-component bandaging.3:15-5:30 pm: Treatment of U.E. lymphedema. Management of post-mastectomy lymphedema:  assessment, precautions, skin care,Lab:  manual lymph drainage .  Exercisesaddressing the functional impairment

    generated by U.E. lymphedema.  Measurement  techniques for sleeves. Sleeve fitting.

    5:30-6:30pm:  Pathophysiology.

friday, AUGUST 25, 2017
  • 8:00-10:30am:    Test 3: Physical treatment of lymphedema (cont’ed) 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 bandagingof the L.E.  Exercises.1:00-3:00pm: Case study: Lab: manuallymph drainage and multi-component bandagingof the U.E. & trunk.  Exercises.

    3:15-4:00pm: Review:  Manual lymph drainage of the U.E. & L.E..  Protocol. Q&A.  Problem solving.

    4:00-6:00pm: Pathophysiology.

saturday, AUGUST 26, 2017

8:00-10.00am: Fluid balance in the skin, subcutaneous tissue & muscle.  Architecture Role & Mechanism  of lymphatic system.  Topography of the lymphatic collectors of the limb.

10:45-12:00noon-1:00-3:00pm: Near infrared fluorescence imaging: physics principles-Application to the conservative treatment- Application in early detection of the 2ary lymphedema and in surgery.

3:1 5-5:00pm: Conservative treatment of lymphedema: How can we improve the technique?

5:00-6:00pm: A.M. Vaillant-Newman: Venous edema: Pathophysiology &  physical Rx. Lab:  Manual techniques.  Exercises.  Precautions.

Life style.  Compression garments addressing the needs of venous insufficiency. Symptoms of deep venous thrombosis. Case study.

sunday, AUGUST 27, 2017

8:00-10:00am: Multi-component bandaging (mcb): the physics & physiologic principles better understood improve the Rx.  The  mechanical & thermal effect of different foam and bandages.

9:00-10:15am: Best strategy combining mld & mcb.

10:30-12:00noon: Lab. Mld & mcb.

1:00-3:00pm: Lab; Q&A.

3:00-4:30pm: A.M. Vaillant-Newman: Lymphedema of head and neck.  Lab: Treatment: manual lymph drainage, multi-component bandaging of the U.E

4:00-5:00pm: Lipidema & Dercum’s disease..

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


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

Early registration will be accepted until:

July 14, 2017

Regular registration will be applicable after this date until August 1st , 2017  after which late registration will apply.

Cancellations and requests for refunds will be accepted until  March 30, 2017

 minus a $300.00 administrative fee.

Conference Fees:

  • Early Registration: $750.00
  • Regular Registration: $800.00
  • Late Registration: $850.00

Register prior to July 14, 2017  and benefit from a $100.00 discount.

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.