Networking & Educational Seminar
for Lymphedema Therapists
Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute
Minneapolis, MN
March 25-26, 2017

Saturday, March 25 - Sunday, March 26, 2017

SATURDAY: (7 contact hours)
8:00 a.m. through 6:00 p.m.
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.: Wine & Hors D'Oeuvres Reception / EXHIBITS /DEMOS

SUNDAY: (6 contact hours)
8:00 a.m. through 4:30 p.m.

Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute, Allina Health at the Commons
Midtown Exchange, Pettingill Hall
2925 Chicago Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55407

Eva Sevick, PhD: "Real-Time, Point-of-Care Imaging of the Lymphatics"
Andrea Brennan, OTD, OTR/L, CLT-LANA, WCC: "Elastic Taping for Lymphedema" and "The Venous-Lymphatic Connection: Phlebolymphedema"
Heidi Miranda-Walsh, OTR, CHT, CLT-LANA: "Treating Head & Neck Lymphedema" and "MLD for Head & Neck Lymphedema"
Shoosh Lettick Crotzer, MS: "Yoga for Lymphedema"
Alexander T. Nguyen, MD, FACS, CLT: "Lymphedema Surgery: Past, Present & Future"
Maureen McBeth, MPT, CLT-LANA: "Advanced Treatment Techniques for Patients with Lymphedema & Obesity"

Lymphedema Seminars is an Approved Provider #8208 for Continuing Education by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). We also have CEU approval from the Minnesota Board of Physical Therapy, Approval #9558. We will provide Certificates of Completion to all attendees.

Participants learned to:

  • Describe the general and emerging methods for imaging lymphatic anatomy and function
  • Identify chronic conditions, other than lymphedema, that impaired lymphatic function can occur
  • Identify "normal" and "abnormal" lymphatic anatomy and function
  • Discuss the rationales/guidelines for H&N compression
  • Identify appropriate vs inappropriate compression strategies
  • List resources for obtaining compression materials/supplies
  • Demonstrate basic compression strategies for H&N lymphedema
  • Explain basic MLD strategies and variations
  • Demonstrate potential future treatment options for H&N
  • Understand the pathophysiology of phlebolymphedema
  • Identify disease progression in venous and lymphovenous disease
  • Delineate the chronic conditions relating to or caused by veins that become diseased or abnormal
  • Understand how adapted yoga can be beneficial for quality of life for those with lymphedema
  • Identify the specific yoga poses that are beneficial for improving lymphatic flow
  • Apply the adapted yoga poses into a specific sequence
  • Brainstorm and discuss methods and alternatives for various aspects of lymphedema treatment in a round table discussion
  • Develop resources and networking connections with other lymphedema therapists
  • Develop problem-solving and clinical reasoning skills for advanced level lymphedema treatment through interactive discussion with other lymphedema therapists
  • Understand history and theory of elastic tape
  • Understand functions and properties of elastic tape
  • Understand the principles of tape applications: cuts, tension, application and removal
  • Understand indications and contraindications for the application of elastic tape
  • Demonstrate application of elastic taping techniques for correction of swelling and soft tissue mobility, lymphedema, scar management and fascia and fibrosis correction
  • Classify the surgical options for lymphedema
  • Describe the risks, benefits, and indications of different surgical options for lymphedema
  • Discuss the growing innovations in the surgical management of lymphedema
  • Describe the general trends in worldwide obesity and their impact on healthcare and lymphedema therapy
  • Understand the specific needs and safety measures needed for patients with lymphedema and morbid obesity
  • Gain insight into the relevant research being done regarding lymphedema and morbid obesity
  • Understand co-morbidities often associated with lymphedema and morbid obesity
  • Develop a program for the advanced treatment strategies for obese lymphedema patients