Networking & Educational Seminar
for Lymphedema Therapists
Banner University Medical Center
April 15-17, 2016
*** NOTE: There was an OPTIONAL pre-seminar WORKSHOP on Friday, April 15, from 1:00-5:30 pm (4 contact hours) with Andrea Brennan, OTD, OTR/L, CLT-LANA, WCC. The topic was
"Physiology Review for Lymphedema Therapists."
This was a terrific course especially for those planning to take the LANA Certification Exam.
Friday, April 15 - Sunday noon, April 17, 2016
1:00-5:30 p.m.: Optional Pre-Seminar Workshop (4 contact hours)
5:30 - 8:00 p.m: Hors D'oeuvres & Wine Reception/ Exhibits/ Demos/ Registration
8:00 a.m. through 6:15 p.m.
8:00 a.m. through 12:00 p.m.
Banner University Medical Center
1111 E McDowell Road
Phoenix, AZ 85006
Andrea Brennan*, OTD, OTR/L, CLT-LANA, WCC: "Physiology Review for Lymphedema Therapists" and "The Venous-Lymphatic Connection: Phlebolymphedema"
Michael Bernas, MS: "Imaging, Genetics and Unanswered Questions in the Lymphatic System"
Marjorie King, PhD, PT: "Breast Cancer Survivors & Exercise"
Shoosh Lettick Crotzer, MS: "Yoga for Lymphedema"
Vicki Ralph, OTR/L, CLT-LANA: "Treating the Morbidly Obese Patient"
Karen Herbst, PhD, MD: "Treating Lymphedema & Dercum's Disease"
CONTACT HOURS: 10 (or 14 with Optional Friday Workshop)
Lymphedema Seminars is an Approved Provider #8208 for Continuing Education by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). We also received approval for PTs in Arizona from the Arizona Physical Therapy Association.
Participants learned to:
- Understand the importance of progress exercise intervention in the recovery from Breast Cancer
- Understand the importance of considering the biomechanical and neuromuscular effects of the kinetic chain within the musculoskeletal rehabilitation in the recovery from Breast Cancer
- Understand the role of the fascia in form and force
- Explore lymphatic images from a variety of techniques and gain an understanding on how they have been obtained and what these images can tell us about the lymphatic system
- Gain a deeper familiarity with the current state of genetics as it relates to the lymphatic system and some possibilities of where we may go in the future
- Examine some interesting cases of lymphatic system disturbance, how we can diagnose and understand these problems, and possible treatments for these difficult cases
- Describe the general trends in worldwide obesity and their impact on healthcare and lymphedema therapist
- 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 an appreciation for the advanced treatment strategies for obese lymphedema patients
- Know the different types and stages of lipedema
- Understand how lipedema tissue feels during palpation
- Recognize lipedema independently of lipedema, phlebedema, lymphedema, Dercum's disease, Madelung's disease and obesity
- Understand the co-morbidities associated with lipedema
- Understand the pathophysiology of lipedema including the presence of leaky lymphatics
- Learn about the multi-pronged approach to the treatment of lipedema
- 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
- Differentiate "normal" from "abnormal" lymphatic function
- Recognize conditions/diseases in which the lymphatic vasculature can play a critical role