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Networking & Educational Workshop
for Lymphedema Therapists
Zoom Live-Streaming Online
"Obesity, Lymphedema & Lipedema: Practical, Psychosocial & Physical Concerns"
March 27, 2021

(8 available contact hours)

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WORKSHOP DETAILS:

WORKSHOP DATE: Saturday, March 27, 2021

TIME: (**NOTE: ALL TIMES ARE IN Pacific Time)
(8 possible contact hours)
8:00 a.m.- 5:45 p.m.

WORKSHOP FEE: only $195.00


PRESENTERS:

Thomas O'Donnell, MD: "Diagnosing & Evaluating Lymphedema & Lipedema"

Maureen McBeth, MPT, CLT-LANA: "Compression Strategies for Treating Obesity in Lymphedema & Lipedema Patients"

Karen Herbst, PhD, MD: "Psychosocial Issues for Lymphedema & Lipedema Patients"

Linda Anne Kahn, CIDESCO, HHP, CLT-LANA, NCTMB, CDT: "Overview of Lifestyle Choices for Diet & Nutrition for Lymphedema & Lipedema Patients"

CONTACT HOURS: 8
Lymphedema Seminars is an Approved Provider #8208 for Continuing Education by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). The California Physical Therapy Association (CPTA)has also granted approval for 8.0 CEUs for PTs and PTAs, #CPTA-21-155. Therapists from other states should apply individually after the course. We also provide Certificates of Completion to all attendees.

WORKSHOP CONTACT: Shoosh Crotzer, Lymphedema Seminars, 805.772.3560

WORKSHOP PROGRAM SCHEDULE: see Program below






OBJECTIVES:
Participants will:
  • Describe the major diagnostic modalities for diagnosing lymphedema and Lipidema.
  • Contrast the clinical characteristics of Lymphedema with Lipedema to establish the diagnosis of each disorder.
  • Evaluate responses to the treatment of lymphedema and lipidema.
  • Identify the qualities unique to circular, flat knit and Velcro wrap garments.
  • Identify diagnoses in need of lower extremity nighttime compression and the components needed to obtain optimal compression.
  • Review how to measure for lower extremity garments.
  • Describe orthopedic mechanics including spinal, shoulder and rib mobility that will improve scapulohumeral rhythm for patients after breast cancer surgery.
  • Describe 3 treatment techniques that will address shoulder, scapular and breathing dysfunction contributing to upper quarter limitations for patients post breast cancer treatment.
  • Identify a systematic approach to assessment to ensure all factors contributing to breast and trunk edema are recognized.
  • Compare different assessment tools to quantify trunk and breast edema.
  • Interpret findings of assessment to determine plan of care.
  • Identify psychosocial issues faced by people living with lipedema and lymphedema.
  • Link underlying physiology, co-morbidities and clinical measures to psychosocial issues faced by people living with lipedema and lymphedema.
  • Discuss recent data on pain and quality of life that differentiate lipedema and lymphedema.
  • Discuss treatments to improve the psychosocial situation for people living with lipedema and lymphedema.
  • Provide examples of questionable literature on psychosocial issues faced by women living with lipedema.
  • Describev at least three specific barriers to care for patients with the co-morbid diagnosis of obesity.
  • Understand the specific needs and safety measures required to properly utilize compression therapy in patients with lymphedema/lipedema and morbid obesity.
  • Develop a list of resources to get properly-fitting compression that is also cost effective.
  • Recognize early signs of poorly fitting compression and how to adjust to optimize comfort and safety.
  • Identify the inflammatory component of lymphedema and lipedema and chronic inflammation.
  • Understand which foods trigger inflammation in the body and which reduce inflammation.
  • Identify different eating plans for lymphedema and lipedema: paleolithic, anti-inflammatory, ketogenic, Mediterranean, Gaps and intermittent fasting.
  • Understand the role of the microbiome and the importance of gut health for the lymphedema and lipedema patient.


REFUND / COMPLAINT POLICY:
If you are unable to attend this online workshop that you have paid for, our preference is to offer credit towards a future workshop or seminar valid for one year. If this is not possible, we will refund the entire amount of payment if a written request is sent more than 14 days prior to the seminar, or if there is a valid medical reason for not being able to participate. If a workshop is cancelled by Lymphedema Seminars for any reason, we will provide a full credit for a future workshop or seminar valid for one year. Lymphedema Seminars will make every effort to contact attendees in a timely fashion if a course has to be canceled. If there are any complaints, please send them to us in writing and we will respond within 7 days.