Course 218 – Research-Based Certification Initial Course in Lymphedema Management Leduc Method in Stanford, CA – October 2017


INITIAL COURSE: October 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 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


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.


October 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 2017
Stanford University Hospital
300 Pasteur Drive,

Stanford, CA 94305

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 )


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 the course, participants will demonstrate the:

  1. Understanding of the anatomical and physiological concepts underlying lymphedema management.
  2. Understanding of the psychological issues    (mld) and multi-component bandaging Leduc method.
  3. Understanding of the use of compression devices (indications & contraindications.)
  4. Understanding of patient education (precautions, skin care, compression garment management, home program, lifestyle).
  5. Ability to evaluate patients suffering from lymphedema and venous edema and to design and document comprehensive plans of care.
  6. Ability to differentiate Chronic Venous Insufficiency and Post-phlebitic Syndrome from Lymphedema and Lipedema.
  7. Ability to treat patients suffering from lymphedema, venous edema & lipedema and eventually 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.

Hotel Accommodations:

A group of rooms is held at the Stanford Guest House 2575 Sand Hill Road Menlo Park, CA 94025-7015 at the rate of $155.00 No tax.  This includes breakfast, WIFI, parking.  You can make a reservations by calling the Front Desk at 650-926-2800 using the Group Code PTE17   or by booking online at:

On-campus shuttle service Monday to Friday from 8:00am to 8: 30pm.. Guest house  shuttle to go to Stanford University Hospital for the course is available.  Bike rental service ($3.00/day).  Call 951 347 0362 if you want to share a hotel room.

To get a list of hotels at Stanford, please  call
951 347 0362


Travel Arrangements:

Southwest Airlines Co. offers service to San Jose and San Francisco Airports.  To book a reservation visit:   



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.

Saturday, october 21, 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: presentation by specialist .Lab.
Sunday, october 22, 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.
  • 1:00-2:00pm:Lab:L.E. multi-component bandaging.
  • 2:00 -3:00pm:  Theory :treatment of  genital lymphedema and breast lymphedema. 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 .  Exercises addressing the functional impairment generated by U.E. lymphedema.  Measurement  techniques for sleeves. Sleeve fitting.
  • 5:30-6:30pm:  Pathophysiology.
monday, october 23, 2017
  • 8:00-9:00am: Advances  in Lymphatic Research.   Professor Stanley. G. Rockson, M.D.
  • 9:00-10:30am:    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 bandaging of the L.E.  Exercises.
  • 1:00-3:00pm: Case study: Lab: manual lymph drainage and multi-component bandaging of 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.
tuesday, october 24, 2017


  • 8:00-10:30am: Review of test 3.  Q&A.Venous edema: Pathophysiology &  physical treatment.  Manual techniques.  Exercises.  Precautions.  Life style.  Compression garments addressing the needs of venous insufficiency. Symptoms of deep venous thrombosis. Case study.
  • 10:45-12:00noon-1:00-3:00pm: Review: Lab: U.E. manual lymph drainage and multi-component bandaging. Review: protocol of treatment.
  • 3:15-5:15pm: Case study.  Lab: L.E. manual lymph drainage and multi-component  bandaging lab.
  • 5:15-6:00pm: Pathophysiology.  Case studies.
wednesday, october 25, 2017
  • 8:00-9:00am: Prevention of lymphedema.
  • 9:00-10:15am: Lymphedema management applied to pediatrics. Case studies.
  • 10:30-12:00noon: Lymphedema of head and neck.  Lab: Treatment: manual lymph drainage, multi-component bandaging.
  • 1:00-4:00pm: Treatment of lipidema and Dercum’s disease.Lab.
  • 4:00-5:00pm: Complex cases.  Q&A.
  • Note: For lab practice, participants should bring appropriate clothing such as shorts ,sport bra or tank top or bathing suits.



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

Early registration will be accepted until:

August 26, 2017

Regular registration will be applicable after this date until  September 21, 2017 after which late registration will apply.

Cancellations and requests for refunds will be accepted until October 21, 2017 minus a $300.00 administrative fee.

Conference Fees:

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

Register prior to August 1 , 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.