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Seminar Details

Title: Lymphedema Therapy Certification
Date(s): 12/9/2017- 12/17/2017
Time: 8 am - 7 pm
Location/Facility: Embassy Suites Phoenix Airport
City, ST Phoenix, AZ
Discipline: Occupational Therapy - Physical Therapy - Chiropractic
Subject: Lymphedema
Seminar Sponsor: Norton School of Lymphatic Therapy
Phone Number: (866) 808-2249
Email Address:

Course Objectives

Each student will be trained in the four components of Complete Decongestive Therapy. Upon completion of the class, the therapist will be able to differentiate between a variety of peripheral edemas as well as understand the applications, medical indications, and contraindications of MLD and CDT. Additionally, the therapist will be able to establish a CDT treatment plan for individuals with primary or secondary lymphedema and perform the indicated treatment.

Class Topics

  • anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology of the lymphatic system
  • basic techniques and sequences of Manual Lymph Drainage (Vodder technique)
  • indications and contraindications of Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) and Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT)
  • differential diagnosis
  • treatment of primary and secondary lymphedema
  • lymphedema bandaging techniques for upper and lower extremities
  • remedial lymphedema exercises
  • hygienic skin and nail care for lymphedema
  • measuring and fitting techniques for lymphedema support garments
  • patient evaluation and weekly measurement (circumference and volume)
  • home maintenance and self-treatment for lymphedema
  • medical billing and reimbursement for clinical lymphedema management

Lymphedema Course Materials & Services Included with Tuition

  • comprehensive course and online reference guides
  • "Lymphedema Management" textbook co-authored by Steve Norton
  • lymphedema 5 DVD set
  • upper and lower extremity bandage kits
  • informational portfolio detailing current treatment product
  • Jobst Elvarex compression garment certification
  • lifetime listing in the Norton School therapist referral database
  • FREE lifetime access to, the only dedicated career resource for the lymphedema therapy field