Course 211-Research-Based Certification Course in Lymphedema Management Leduc method at Culpeper, VA, Sept. 2016



Including home study and a 5-day seminar


Stanley G. ROCKSON, M.D. Chief of Consultative Cardiology
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.


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.


September 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 2016

Novant Health UVA Health System Culpeper Medical Center.
501 Sunset Lane
Culpeper, VA 22701

Instructional Level:

The instructional level of the program is Intermediate according to the definition of APTA. The 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 pre-course material sent upon confirmation of registration.


Certification level 1 is received upon successful completion of the post-course tests. After completing the initial and the advanced course, the participants will take the International Certification in Lymphedema Management Examination (ICLM Examination). Participants who pass the ICLM Examination and submit a case study will become ICLM Certified.

Educational Credit

This program was approved for 51 contact hours, 5.1 CEUs by the California Physical Therapy Association (CPTA #16-204)

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, venous 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 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:

Located at a walking distance from the UVA Culpeper Hospital,, the BEST WESTERN-Culpeper Inn  791 Madison Road Culpeper, VA 22701 offers a special rate of  $79.00 + tax for professionals attending courses at the  UVA Culpeper l Hospital..

Call 951 347 0362 if you want to share a hotel room.

Travel Arrangements:

The closest airport to Culpeper Hospital is Dulles International Airport.



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
SATURDAY, September 24, 2016
  • 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 devices.  Lab.
  • 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 and diet (Research), manual lymph drainage lab.  Exercises addressing the functional impairment generated by L.E. lymphedema.  Documentation.  Medicare requirements.  Coding.  Data analysis.  Measurement for stockings.  Stocking fitting.
  • 10:45-12:00 noon: Lab: manual lymph drainage.  Practice on L.E.
  • 1:00-2:00pm: Multi-component bandaging.  Practice on L.E..
  • 2:00-3:00 pm: Theory: Treatment of genital lymphedema and breast lymphedema. Q&A.
  • 3:15 – 5:30pm: 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.
  • 5:00-6:30pm: Pathophysiology.
Monday, september 26.
  • 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.
  • 1:00-3:00 pm: Case study: Lab: manual lymph drainage and multi-component bandaging of the U.E. and trunk. Exercises
  • 3:15-4:00 pm:  Review: Manual lymph drainage of the L.E. & U.E..  Protocol. Questions. Q&A. Problem solving.
  • 4:00-6:00 pm: Pathophysiology.
  • 8:00-10:30am:.  Review of test 3.  Q & A.  Test 4.                       Venous edema: Pathophysiology and physical treatment.  Manual techniques.  Exercises.  Precautions.  Life style.  Compression garments addressing the needs of venous insufficiency.  Symptoms of deep venous thrombosis.  Case study.
  • 10:45-12:00 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.  Cases studies.
  • 8:00 – 9:00 am: Prevention of lymphedema.
  • 9:00-10:15 am: Test 4: review. Q&A. Lymphedema management applied to pediatrics.  Case studies.
  • 10:30 – 12:00 noon: Lymphedema of head and neck.  Lab: manual lymph drainage and multi-component bandaging.
  • 1:00 – 2:00 pm: Advances in Lymphatic Research.                      Stanley G. Rockson, M.D.
  • 2:00 – 3:00 pm: Treatment of lipidema and Dercum’s disease.  Lab.
  • 3:00 – 4:00 pm: Complex cases.  Q&A.

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


Registration Information:

Conference Fees:

  • Early Registration: $750.00 (Until 07/26/2016)
  • Regular Registration: $800.00 (Until 08/26/2016)
  • Late Registration: $850.00 (After 08/26/2016)

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

Register prior to 06/10/2016 and benefit from a $100.00 discount.

Cancellations and requests for refund will be accepted until September 24, 2016 minus a $300.00 administrative fee.