Continuing Education Conference: Lymphedema/Myofascial Release

During July 28-31, HomeCEU will take Orlando by storm with its powerhouse, live continuing education event. Here at HomeCEU, we're proponents of variety… so as our last two blogs have highlighted, Rehab Rally will offer three diverse live continuing education tracts to choose from: Orthopedic/Sports Medicine, Geriatric Rehabilitation and today's highlighted course, Lymphedema/Myofascial.

Each tract consists of multi-disciplined and highly-credentialed presenters that will provide a well rounded, theme oriented educational experience. However, should you want to add some spice to the experience, you’ll be able to smoothly transition ("tract skip") between tracts to create a tailored continuing education event by attending sessions from multiple tracts.

Over the past couple of weeks, the HomeCEU blog has featured a specific tract, and gone more in depth as to what material is covered in each 5-session tract, the names of the seasoned speakers, schedule information and so forth. Just in case you missed them here are the first two blog features: Tract 1: Orthopedic/Sports Medicine, and Tract 2: Geriatric Rehabilitation.

Today, the spotlight is on Tract 3: Lymphedema/Myofascial Release:

Friday, July 29th 7:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Session 301: Myofascial Release Clinical Applications - Upper Body and Lower Body Theresa Schmidt, MS, PT, OCS, LMT, CEAS, CHy

This Myofascial Release (MFR) course will serve as a foundational learning experience with a review of literature including fascia research. The physiology, biomechanics and pathological implications of connective tissue will be covered including a differential diagnosis discussion covering common myofascial conditions such as fibromyalgia, myofascial pain syndrome, and mechanical dysfunction. Irregular tension in the fascial structures contributes to compensatory, and frequently painful, movement patterns. The course will include a survey of the subtle motions and limitations intrinsic in the body tissues that cause these irregular tensions, as well as selected therapeutic interventions for the cervical spine and upper quarter. Also covered will be the integration of myofascial release/soft tissue mobilization into a clinical treatment program to improve mobility, reduce pain and restore function across the lifespan. Descriptions, demonstrations, (video and/or live demonstrations) case reports and discussion of results will be included in this live continuing education course.

Friday, July 29th 1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Session 302: Myofascial Release Clinical Applications - Upper and Lower Body Theresa Schmidt, MS, PT, OCS, LMT, CEAS, CHy

A continuation of the morning session, this course will continue the in depth look into the world of MFR. The focus will shift from the upper body to the lumbar spine and lower quadrant. Descriptions, demonstrations, (video and/or live demonstrations) case reports and discussion of results will be included in this live continuing education course.

Saturday, July 30th 7:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Session 303: Manual Lymphatic Drainage Introduction I Carmen Thompson, BS, LPTA, CMT, CLT

Therapy that specifically targets the lymphatic system is cutting edge and the results have been proven to be significant, measurable, and very often, quickly achieved. This lecture provides an overview and practical clinical knowledge of manual lymphatic therapy (MLT) for patients with pain and/or orthopedic impairments. Participants will learn the anatomy and physiology of the lymphatic system and how it impacts a variety of diagnoses, the indications for and contraindications to MLT and how to apply proper manual lymphatic techniques. After completing this live continuing education class, participants will look at their patients with a new set of glasses and a new set of tools to use immediately in clinic.

Saturday, July 30th 1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Session 304: Manual Lymphatic Drainage Introduction II Carmen Thompson, BS, LPTA, CMT, CLT

Building upon the morning session, this course will continue the in depth look into the world Lymphedema. Special considerations will be given to a review of related lymphatic anatomy, the attendee will learn a basic face and neck sequence that can be used for multiple interventions such as, sinus congestion, acne, wrinkles, vertigo, dry eye, eye swelling, facial swelling due to trauma, migraines and more. This course offers a take away technique that can be immediately implemented into practice.

Sunday July 31st 8 a.m. - Noon Session 305: Pharmacology Considerations in the Lymphatically Impaired Patient - The Rehabilitative Phase of Recovery Suzanne L. Tinsley, PhD, PT

Rehabilitation professionals often encounter patients prescribed a multitude of medications used to treat a variety of disease processes. This seminar will use case examples to present a brief summary of some of the medications often seen in a patient with a compromised lymphatic system and to demonstrate the relationship between a patient's medications and therapy. Stress will be placed on medications used in the rehabilitative phase of recovery of wound healing and lymphedema.

For more information regarding Tract 3: Lymphedema/Myofascial Release: visit HomeCEU's state- and profession-specific course catalog. Or, call us toll-free at 1-800-554-2387.

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