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The Full CDT Certification Course

Norton School of Lymphatic Therapy


Format(s):   Live Seminars
Discipline(s):   Physical Therapy / Occupational Therapy
Contact Hours:   135
Registration Fee:   $3200


Objectives
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.

Target Audience
The following professions are accepted for training: PTs, PTAs, OTs, COTAs, SLPs, RNs, LPNs/LVNs, MDs, DOs, ATCs, DCs, and MTs.* *Massage therapists must show proof of completion of a minimum 500 hours training program or be certified through the NCBTMB

Confirmation Notes
Home Study Program The Home Study Program The Home Study Program is comprised of the following components: (1) multimedia "Nine-Part Theoretical Home Study" online course; multimedia "Lymphedema Bandaging: Video Practical Instruction" online course; multimedia "Manual Lymph Drainage: Video Practical Instruction" online course; (2) various online theoretical reference components; (3) a Course Manual and Online Reference Guide; (4) five DVDs covering various lymphedema topics; (5) "Lymphedema Management" co-authored by Steve Norton. 45 hours of home study are expected of the student. The Home Study Program will provide an opportunity for the student to develop an extensive knowledge of the theoretical components of lymphedema therapy.

Class Times
A total of 135 hours of instruction is provided in the Full CDT Certification Course comprised of 90 hours of classroom instruction and 45 hours of home study. Class hours are 8:00am–7:00pm.

Certificate/Continuing Education Credits (CEUs)
Participants will receive, upon successful completion (have passed the written and practical final exams), a certificate of completion confirming their status as a Lymphedema Therapist certified in Manual Lymph Drainage (Vodder Technique)/Complete Decongestive Therapy. CEUs are available for Occupational Therapists through the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), for Physical Therapists through the Florida Physical Therapy Association (FPTA) and the Texas Physical Therapy Association (TPTA), and for Massage Therapists through the NCBTMB. For questions about receiving CEUs please call us toll-free at (866) 445-9674.

Tuition
The tuition for the Full CDT Certification Course is $3,100. A deposit of $900 is required at the time of registration and will hold a spot in the course until the remaining balance is received no later than two (2) weeks prior to the first day of class.

Agenda
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 reference manuals • "Textbook of Lymphology" textbook by M. Foeldi • 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 LymphedemaJobs.com, the only dedicated career resource for the lymphedema therapy field

Description
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.
Much of the praise received on Norton School certification course evaluations focuses on the classroom's unique educational climate. Students report an uplifting, enjoyable, and engaging environment that is highly conducive to learning. Our instructors strive to create an atmosphere in which every student feels capable of interacting with the class through lively discussion. The student body's eclectic mix of licensed professionals contributes a multilayered perspective to classroom discussions, enriching appreciation for the critical role this unique form of therapy plays throughout the modern healthcare system. A balanced blend of didactic and practical work creates daily lessons that captivate and maintain student attention. Because manual techniques are regularly performed and received by all participants, the Norton School program is not only learned conceptually but is experienced and absorbed physically as well. Patient visitation, evaluation, and inspection, along with observation of treatment, provide exceptional insight into the precise delivery of patient care. It is this seamless integration of theoretical and practical components, while in a relaxed and intimate setting, that makes the course an invaluable and unforgettable experience for Norton School alumni.

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