MLA – Level 1

Syllabus:

 ONLINE THEORY

PART 1

  • What is Lymphedema
  • History of MLD
  • Arterial and Venous System Anatomy
  • Lymph Vessel Anatomy
  • Basic Lymph Node Anatomy
  • Lymph Basins
  • Drainage Pathways
  • Watersheds
  • Contraindications and Precautions

PART 2

  • Embryology
  • Lymphangiogenesis
  • Lympho-venous anastomoses
  • Integumentary system
  • Interstitium
  • Starling’s hypothesis and equilibrium
  • Lymph Obligatory Load
  • Safety factors that prevent edema
  • Lymph formation and transport

PART 3

  • Primary and Secondary Lymphedema
    • Differentiate etiology
    • Pathology & Pathophysiology
    • Classify and Stage Lymph-Vascular Disorders
    • Recognize Signs and Symptoms
  • Other disorders
    • Lipedema
    • Lipolymphedema
    • Phlebolymphedema
    • Chronic Venous Insufficiency
    • Myxedema

LAB OBJECTIVES

  • Manual lymph activation techniques
  • Normal System Sequences
    • Neck
    • Face
    • Back of Head
    • Arm
    • Leg
    • Abdomen
    • Back
    • Sacrum
  • Decongestive Exercises for a healthy lymphatic system
  • Taping for a healthy lymphatic system

2018 Dates:

September 8-13

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