Including home study and a 5-day seminar


Stanley G. ROCKSON, M.D.  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.


February 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 2015
Kaiser Permanente Largo Medical Center
1221 Mercantile Lane
Upper Marlboro, MD 20774

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.

Educational Credit:

This program was approved for 51 contact hours, 5.1 CEUs by the California Physical Therapy Association (CPTA # 14-242).
This course has been approved by the Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy for 4.1 CEUs.


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.

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.
  5. Understanding of patients education (precautions, skin care, compression garment management, home program, lifestyle).
  6. Ability to evaluate patients suffering from edema or lymphedema 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 and venous edema and eventually 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:

A group of rooms is held at : Residence Inn Largo (Marriott), 1330 Caraway Court.  Largo, MD 20774, at the rate of $139.00 per night for a studio, $149.00 per night for One bedroom.  The rooms include a little kitchen.  To make a reservation call: 301 925 7806 and refer to Pacific Therapy Education, Inc to get the special rate.  The code for the group is: PTEC.

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

Travel Information:

BWI and Reagan are the closest airports to the facility.


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
Monday, february 16, 2015
  • 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 of 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: presentation by specialist.
Tuesday, February 17
  • 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.
  • 1:00-2:00 pm: Multi-component bandaging.  Practice on L.E..
  • 2:00-3:00 pm: Pathophysiology.
  • 3:15 – 5:00pm: Treatment of U.E. lymphedema.  Management of post-mastectomy lymphedema: assessment, precautions, skin care, manual lymph drainage lab.  Exercises addressing the functional impairment generated by U.E. lymphedema.  Measurement for sleeves.  Sleeve fitting.
  • 5:00-6:30pm: Pathophysiology.
Wednesday, february 18
  • 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.
  • 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 pm:  Review: L.E. & U.E. manual lymph drainage.  Protocol. Q & A. Problem solving.
  • 4:00-6:00 pm:  Pathophysiology.
Thursday, february 19
  • 8:00-10:15am:.  Review of test 3.  Q & A. 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.
  • 10:30-12:00 noon- Advances in Lymphatic Research.  Stanley G. Rockson, M.D.  Q&A.
  • 1:00-3:00pm: Review: U.E. manual lymph drainage and multi-component bandaging.
  • Review: Protocol of treatment.
  • 3:15-5:15 pm: Case study: L.E. manual lymph drainage and multi-component bandaging.  Lab.
  • 5:15- 6:00 pm: Pathophysiology.  Case studies.
Friday, february 20
  • 8:oo-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.  Treatment: manual lymph drainage, multi-component bandaging .
  • 1:00-3:00 pm: Treatment of lipidema and Dercum’s disease
  • 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 01/05/2015)
  • Regular Registration: $800.00 (Until 02/01/2015)
  • Late Registration: $850.00 (After 02/01/2015)

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

Register prior to 12/15/2014 and benefit from a $100.00 discount.

Cancellations and requests for refund will be accepted until February 16, 2015 minus a $300.00 administrative fee.

To register, please, send your registration form then, Anne-Marie Vaillant-Newman will contact you for tuition payment.


    “I feel I learned a lot and feel competent to treat people . I like that I have spent a lot of time on manual techniques.”
    “Anne-Marie was very pleasant and knowledgeable about lymphedema. She made it clear that she encouraged questions; therefore, I felt comfortable asking them when I was unsure of something. Additionally, at times when I did not understand something I asked her to repeat the concept and she did so without hesitation until I understood. Overall, I feel I gained general entry-level information about lymphedema that I can use to successfully start practice.”
    “I learned a great amount of new and relevant information regarding treatment of lymphedema and the science behind it.”
    “Anne-Marie supplied a large amount of research-based information.”
    “I am comfortable practicing the techniques learned at the course.”
    “very informative course.”
    “Anne-Marie shared much of her personal experiences and observations. Most of the information was sourced from research articles printed in professional journals.”
    “Leduc method is what my facility prefers.”