Advanced Training in Manual Lymphatic Drainage and Integrated Rehabilitation of Phlebolymphatic Edema

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Edema has always represented a clinical sign common to many pathologies, the etiology of which differs in individual cases and whose consequent therapeutic approach must be correctly set up for the achievement of the best results. Even today there are still doubts and uncertainties, even on the part of some specialists, about the clinical recognition of some pathologies that are too frequently misdiagnosed and treated as lymphedema.
Obviously, when the cause is related to insufficiency of the venous and/or lymphatic system, there is a diagnostic-therapeutic pathway in which the figures of the physician and physiotherapist are directly involved in the management of the individual clinical case. This commitment must be supported by an adequate theoretical and practical background that is able to personalize physical rehabilitation treatment in all its components and with the indications and contraindications that they entail.
The course is directed by Prof. Sandro Michelini, national president of Italf (Italian Lymphoedema Framework) and past president of the European Society of Lymphoedema, among the top international experts in vascular rehabilitation, who will provide learners with all the necessary information to be able to establish the best therapeutic approach in each clinical setting based on the principles of Evidence Based Medicine and the updated guidelines of the main national and international scientific societies working in the field.
In the conspicuous practical part, lymphatic drainage techniques will be taught that, while inspired by the Leduc method, will be profoundly revised and integrated in a context of complex physical decongestive treatment; in fact, the distinguishing feature of the course is the comprehensiveness of the therapeutic approach that takes into account all disabling aspects in the patient with primary and/or secondary lymphedema, which must be treated holistically.

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES.

To understand the anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology of the Lymphatic System and Venous System.
Know how to recognize the different causes of edema (lymphatic, venous, lipedema, cardiac, renal, pharmacological, dysendocrinopathic, allergic).
Know how to apply the techniques of Manual Lymphatic Drainage and Manual Venous Drainage; in particular, only scientifically validated techniques and treatment modalities will be taught in the course, leaving out those that, although proposed by “gurus” of the past, have later proven ineffective.
Know how to apply the main techniques of elasto-compressive therapy in phlebo-lymphatic edema.
Know the indications and methods of application of the main instrumental treatment techniques in phlebo-lymphatic edema.
THE COURSE AIMS TO CREATE A TEAM CAPABLE OF OPERATING WITH CONSIDERABLE SUCCESS IN THE CALABRIAN TERRITORY BUT ALSO OUTSIDE THE REGION, GIVING A STRONG SHOULDER TO THE OUTDATED METHODS OF YESTERDAY.