Including home study and a 5-day seminar


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 – 27 years of expertise in Lymphedema Management Leduc method
17 years of experience in teaching Lymphedema Management Leduc method in the United States of America.
Temecula, California.


june 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 2014

Life Care Center
944 W. Kawaillani Street                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Hilo, Hawaii 96720                                                                                                                                                                                  

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.

Course Objectives:

At the end of this course, participants will demonstrate the:

  1. Understanding of the anatomical and physiological concepts underlying lymphedema management.
  2. Ability to perform manual lymph drainage (mld) and multi-layered bandaging as described by the Leduc School.
  3. Understanding of the use of compression devices.
  4. Understanding of patients education (precautions, skin care, compression garment management, home program, lifestyle).
  5. Ability to evaluate patients suffering from edema or lymphedema and to design and document comprehensive treatments.
  6. Ability to differentiate Chronic Venous Insufficiency from Lymphedema and Lipedema.
  7. Ability to treat patients suffering from lymphedema and venous edema.
  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:

Please, contact:

Edy Kim, PT
Regional Rehab Director
Office  808.959.9151
Cell     808.938.7537
Fax     808.959.6202

Life Care Center of Hilo, Hawai.

Travel Arrangements

United Airlines Co offers service to Hilo 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, June 7, 2014
  • 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-layered 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: Pathophysiology.
  • 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.
  • 1:00-3:00pm: Multi-layered bandaging.  Practice on L.E..
  • 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.
  • 5:00-6:00pm: Pathophysiology.
  • 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-layered bandaging applied to the  L.E.
  • 1:00-3:00pm: Case study: Lab: manual lymph drainage and multi-layered bandaging of the U.E. and trunk. Exercises
  • 3:15-4:00:  Review: L.E. & U.E. manual lymph drainage.  Protocol. Questions. Problem solving.
  • 4:00-5:00pm: Theory: genital lymphedema.  Breast lymphedema.  Lymphedema management applied to pediatrics.  Case studies.
  • 5:00-6:00pm: Pathophysiology.  Case studies.
Tuesday, june 10.
  • 8:00-10:30am:.  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.  Case study.
  • 10:45-12:00 noon-1:00-3:00pm: Review: U.E. manual lymph drainage and multi-layered bandaging.
  • Review: Protocol of treatment.
  • 3:15-6:00pm Case study L.E. manual lymph drainage and multi-layered bandaging lab.
wednesday, june 11.
    • 8:00 – 9:00am: Theory: treatment of genital and breast lymphedema
    • 9:00 – 10: 15am:  Lymphedema management applied to pediatrics.  Case studies.
    • 10:30 – 12:00noon: Lymphedema of head and neck.  Manual lymph drainage and  multi-component bandaging of the U.E.
    • 1:00 – 3:00pm: A complex case: manual lymph drainage , multi-component bandaging of the L.E.
    • 3:00 – 4:00pm: 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: $850.00 (Until 04/15/2014)
  • Regular Registration: $900.00 (Until 05/15/2014)
  • Late Registration: $950.00 (After 05/15/2014)

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

Cancellations and requests for refund will be accepted until June 7, 2014 minus a $300.00 administrative fee.


    “I really enjoyed this course. I want to definitely initiate this information in my therapy with all my patients.”
    “Thank you, Anne-Marie. I very much enjoyed this.”
    Answering the question: “Was evidence provided to substantiate material presented?”:
    -“Yes, and this will be very helpful in educating doctors and insurance companies.”
    -“ Yes, using research articles.”
    – “ Yes, Showing video, pictures. Written material. Showing studies that gave evidence.”
    – “ Bringing in referenced material of many experts in the field.”
    Theoretical part: “Very intense but needed to import the necessary information.”
    Course material: “Very extensive and complete.”
    “Anne-Marie is very energetic and passionate about the subject matter and making sure all had a comprehensive understanding of the material and techniques.” I would like her to present the Advanced Course.”
    “I see the value in receiving the course material in adequate time before the course for proper preparation.”
    “I enjoyed the opportunity to work with Leduc MLD + MCB from Anne-Marie Vaillant-Newman. She is knowledgeable + supportive during the course. I look forward to taking the advanced course under her guidance.”
    “Thank you, Anne-Marie, it was a pleasure taking this course under your guidance.”
    Answering the question: “Express your feelings about the course”: “Much needed to provide adequate care for patients with lymphatic impairment.” “Very helpful and informative.”
    “ Anne-Marie is very professional, passionate and enjoyable.”
    “ Course: Excellent, challenging.”
    “ Course: informative, good demonstration especially with manual techniques and multi-layered bandaging.”
    “ We love your energy and your enthusiasm.”