DescriptionThis 2-day course begins by teaching the fundamentals of lymph anatomy and physiology in addition to the identification, staging and classification of lymphedema. This course emphasizes the benefits of utilizing manual lymph drainage for patients with pelvic pain. Participants will be instructed in the lymph transport aspect for Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT) that emphasizes pelvic lymphatic decongestion to be utilized in conjunction with current interventions for pelvic pain. This approach can be used for a variety of pelvic floor dysfunctions including: painful pelvic congestion, bladder syndrome, endometriosis, vulvodynia, vaginissmus, abdominal inflammatory conditions and many more. Course attendees will learn how to examine the lymphatic system, how to integrate concepts of pelvic lymphatic dysfunction with common pelvic pain diagnoses, as well as how and when to apply appropriate manual lymphatic drainage techniques for specific patient presentations.
An emphasis is placed on hands-on practice with MLD, and several hours within the continuing education course are devoted to lab activities. The labs include both external genitalia and internal vaginal lymphatic stimulation. Participants will learn standard lymph drainage protocols and how to adjust and supplement existing protocols with new decongestion MLD techniques for pelvic pain relief. At the end of this 2-day course, attendees will have a well-defined protocol for treating pelvic pain patients using manual lymphatic drainage. Join us to see how a lymphatic therapeutic approach is beneficial for reducing pain in patients with pelvic floor dysfunction.
Participants must provide proof of current PT or OT licensure and current liability insurance at the time of registration. Email documentation to firstname.lastname@example.org.
**Registration must be received by Thursday, May 27, 2021, so a prerequisite educational video that will be emailed to you closer to the program date, can be reviewed in advance of the program.**
Physical Therapists and Occupational Therapists only, who must provide proof of current PT or OT licensure and liability insurance at time of registration. This educational content is not intended for use outside the scope of the learners' professional license of regulation.
- Create a visual representation of the lymph physiology at the capillary bed; and identify, stage and classify lymphedema
- Relate an overview of the current PT treatment model; and how & why to integrate the lymphatic system into treatment
- Describe and apply manual lymph drainage (MLD) for pelvic floor dysfunctions and pain
- Examine the lymphatic system and integrate concepts of pelvic lymphatic dysfunction with common pelvic pain diagnoses
- Demonstrate the Franklin Method breathing techniques and movement exercises to support lymph transport tone throughout the body
- Demonstrate standard lymph drainage protocols; and describe how to adjust & supplement existing protocols with new decongestion MLD techniques for pelvic pain relief
- Debora Chasse, DPT, WCS, CLT-LANA,
Lymphatics Integration for Pelvic Pain
6/3 8:00 AM–6/4 5:00 PM
Self-Reported CreditOccupational Therapist- As of July 1, 2018, the NCBOT no longer accepts applications for pre-approval of CCAs. OT practitioners need to make sure they are completing activities that comply with Section .0800 of the NCBOT Rules. 14.75.00 CCAs. Please select contact hours for your certificate.
The Mountain Area Health Education Center designates this entire continuing education activity as meeting the criteria for 1.5 CEUs as established by the National Task Force on the Continuing Education Unit.
13.500 NCBPTE Contact Hours
MAHEC, as part of the NC AHEC system, is a NCBPTE-approved provider of continuing competence for activities directly related to physical therapy. NCBPTE: 13.5 contact hours. Must attend all day both days for full credit.
14.750 Contact Hours
MAHEC designates this continuing education activity as meeting the criteria for 14.75 Contact Hours.