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Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD-Vodder Technique) Certification

Klose Training

Format(s):   Live Seminars
Discipline(s):   Physical Therapy / Occupational Therapy
Contact Hours:   45
Registration Fee:   $950

Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
Identify basic elements of the anatomy of the lymphatic system and recognize the associated scientific terminology.
Differentiate between the normal and diseased states of the lymphatic system (physiology and pathophysiology of the lymphatic system).
Identify indications and contraindications related to the use of MLD.
Competently perform the techniques of MLD for all body areas.
Devise appropriate MLD sequences for indications such as post-surgical edema, post-traumatic edema, fibromyalgia, general detoxification and other conditions.
Competently perform MLD sequences appropriate for clients who have undergone breast surgery for cancer (clients who are at risk of developing lymphedema).
Competently perform MLD sequences appropriate for clients with mild, medically-uncomplicated primary or secondary lymphedema.

Target Audience
This course is designed for Licensed/Registered Massage Therapists who have 500 hours of massage education or are certified through the NCBTMB. PTs, PTAs, OTs, COTAs, ATCs, and RNs may also take this course but should first consult with Klose Training to ensure it is appropriate for their needs.

Confirmation Notes
Course Educational Level: Introductory/Intermediate
Instructional Methods: Hands-on lab and lectures.
This course totals 45 contact hours and has been approved for CEUs for Physical, Occupational, and Massage Therapists by the organizations and states listed here. In order to successfully pass this course, students must not be absent for any portion of the course, must pass a multiple-choice exam with a score of 80% or better, and demonstrate proficiency in the techniques learned in the class as determined by the instructor.

A total of 45 hours of instruction over a 6-day period are provided in this MLD Course. Usual class hours are: Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm and Saturday 8:00am-2:00pm. Exact class times will be provided with your registration confirmation.

This engaging 5½ day MLD Certification course is based on the techniques developed by Dr. Emil Vodder, Ph.D., MT. When skillfully applied, this therapeutic form of soft-tissue mobilization dramatically enhances lymph formation and promotes drainage within the superficial and deep systems of the lymph vascular network. MLD effectively reduces traumatic and post-surgical edema, and can provide symptomatic relief of migraine headaches, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD), stress, fatigue, and more. MLD also induces general relaxation and detoxification.
During this course, students will be instructed in the anatomy and physiology of the lymphatic system and basic MLD treatment sequences will be demonstrated and practiced. In addition, MLD treatment sequences for mild, medically-uncomplicated upper and lower extremity lymphedema will be taught. Each day will be divided into two sections: theoretical and hands-on application.

Dates and Locations
Register Address:   Boulder Colorado
Dates:   09-21-2020 - 09-26-2020, 12:00AM 12:00AM


Register Address:   10/2-10/4 & 10/8-10/10 Austin Texas
Dates:   10-02-2020 - 10-10-2020, 12:00AM 12:00AM