Course 223 – Research-Based Certification Initial Course in Lymphedema Management – Leduc method; Home Study + 5-Day Seminar


COURSE: October 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 2018

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 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 2018

Mercy Medical Center

Dignity Health

333 Mercy Ave.

Merced, CA  95340

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 51 contact hours, 5.1 CEUs by the California Physical Therapy Association (CPTA#18-342)


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.
  4. Understanding of the use of compression devices (indications & contraindications.)
  5. Understanding of patient education (precautions, skin care, compression garment management, home program, lifestyle).
  6. Ability to evaluate patients suffering from lymphedema and venous edema 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 & lipedema and eventually to recognize 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:

Bear Creek Inn:

575 N Bear Creek Dr.

Merced, CA 95348




Holiday Inn

151 South Parsons Ave.

Merced, CA. 95341




Travel Arrangements:

Fresno Airport is the closest airport to Merced.




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.

Wednesday, october 17, 2018
  • 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.
thursday, october 18, 2018


  • 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.1:00-3:00pm: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 .  Exercises addressing the functional impairment generated by U.E. lymphedema.  Measurement  techniques for sleeves. Sleeve fitting.

    5:30-6:30pm:  Pathophysiology.


friday, october 19, 2018
  • 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 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.


saturday, october 20, 2018

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.

3:1 5-5:15pm: Case study.  Lab: L.E. manual lymph drainage and multi-component  bandaging lab.

5:15-6:00pm: Pathophysiology.  Case studies.


sunday, october 21, 2018

8:00-9:00am: Theory :treatment of  genital lymphedema and breast 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 of the U.E.

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 ,sport bra or tank top or bathing suits.


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

Early registration will be accepted until:

August 31, 2018

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

Cancellations and requests for refunds will be accepted until  October 17, 2018 minus a $300.00 administrative fee.

Conference Fees:

Early registration: $750.00

Regular: $800.00 

Late: $850.00

Register prior to August 17, 2018 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.