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PT PAC Event- Aug. 26: Manual Lymphatic Skills for Orthopedic Edema
Saturday, August 26, 2017, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM MDT
Category: Chapter Wide Events

PT PAC Event- Aug. 26: Manual Lymphatic Skills for Orthopedic Edema - Cancelled

When: Saturday, August 26, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Where: Regis University, Peter Claver Hall- Room 409

Speaker: Jodi Winicour PT, CMT, CLT-LANA. Jodi is a core faculty member of Klose Training and Consulting national and international lymphedema school. Her areas of clinical practice are in oncology, lymphedema and orthopedic PT at Longmont United Hospital.  

Hosted by: Colorado PT-PAC- All proceeds from this event will go to the PT-PAC to help influence legislative issues affecting PTs in Colorado.

This course meets Colorado standards for 8 hours of Category I Professional Development Activity.

Description: Inflammatory edema is a key issue for orthopedic and sports therapists to manage efficiently and comfortably in order to facilitate recovery and healing. This one day course will teach therapists without a lymphedema background to safely assess and treat patients with inflammatory edema using manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) techniques. Treatment of upper and lower extremity edema issues associated with common orthopedic and sports injuries of the major joints and hand will be covered. The differing types of edema, anatomy and physiology of the lymphatic system, history and evidence of MLD, differential diagnoses, and MLD techniques/patterns will be taught and practiced and case studies presented and reviewed.

Target audience: PTs, PTAs, OTs, COTAs, MTs

Facilitate your patients’ recovery with MLD skills that reduce pain and edema to accelerate tissue healing, ROM and strength gains.

Objectives for participants:

  • Understand the physiology of edema formation and indications for MLD.
  • Be able to explain the lymphatic system’s anatomy and role in overall health to your patients.
  • Safely identify contraindications to MLD and when to send patients back to their physicians for further testing to rule out issues such as congestive heart failure or renal insufficiency.
  • Understand the principles of MLD and how it differs from traditional edema manual techniques.
  • Demonstrate MLD patterns addressing upper and lower extremity orthopedic and sports acute, sub-acute and chronic edema issues.

Cost: APTA CO Members:$200; APTA CO Non-Members: $250; Students $75

This event has been cancelled. It will be rescheduled for the Spring.