I am offering a course titled:
Advanced MLD (Advanced Manual Lymph Drainage)

This course has both AHPCSA and HPCSA approval for CPD points. It is suited to extend the knowledge of health professionals such as Therapeutic Massage Therapists, Aromatherapists, Physiotherapists, Biokineticists, Nurses and Occupational Therapists. In addition, Health and Skincare Therapists/Somatologists are also eligible to do this training.

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CPD Accreditation

Application has been made for 25 CEU’s for 2017. Accreditation was given by both AHPCSA and HPCSA in both 2015 and 2016.

 

Please note

The purpose of the CPD programme is to ensure that any practitioner who is registered with the AHPCSA maintains current, but also acquires new and updated levels of knowledge, skills and ethical performance that will be of measurable benefit in professional practice and enhance and promote professional integrity. The beneficiary will ultimately be the patient.

CPD does not widen and deepen the legal scope of practice.

 

Why train in MLD?

MLD is indicated for a large variety of conditions, as can be seen in the various categories discussed on my website, and will complement the treatment of your patients, whether you are a physiotherapist, or a health professional registered with AHPCSA. For those conditions indicated for MLD, and backed by my training, your patients will thus receive optimal care, as you will be able to use your prior skills, plus, now, additional skills specifically aimed at alleviating swelling and bruising. With my training you will have a much broader set of skills to offer your patients, and will have sufficient theoretical and practical knowledge, as well as the actual hands-on experience to feel confident in treating clients/patients with MLD in your practice.

 

What makes my course unique?

Having been trained in both the classic Vodder method of MLD, as well as the Casley-Smith method of Complex Lymphatic Therapy (ie Lymphoedema Management), I have created and refined my course over many years in practice, and in so doing have developed an advanced and integrated method of MLD. My students will thus have a much wider variety of skills to draw on than, for example, if they had studied only one method of MLD. In addition, my 20-plus years as a Therapeutic Massage Therapist have given me the insight and experience to enable me to include additional helpful techniques and ideas into the MLD training – all the many details that help to make you an excellent therapist.

The biggest advantage for my students is my attention to detail. For this reason, my classes are kept very small, allowing me to ensure that each student gets individual attention. For instance, every MLD routine entails:

  1. Watching a demonstration of the technique
  2. Practicing the technique under my supervision
  3. A demonstration of the technique by me on you
  4. You demonstrate use of the technique on me 

This is simply not possible in large classes.

 

The benefits for you

My course is a standalone course designed to benefit my students in three different ways.

Option 1

For Therapeutic Massage Therapists, Aromatherapists, Physiotherapists, Biokineticists, Nurses, Occupational Therapists and Somatologists interested in including Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) in the treatment of their clients/patients, my training gives you a solid background of knowledge and very specialized hands-on experience, loading you with the confidence to offer your clients/patients the very best of care.

Option 2

For those interested in becoming a Lymphoedema Therapist, my training gives you a solid background of knowledge on which to base your specialized lymphoedema training afterwards. I have had several students who have chosen to go this route, and who have reported back how beneficial my training was, especially where the close supervision, the hands-on detail and the time to practice their MLD techniques was concerned.

The advantage of choosing this option, is that you will have had many hours of practical experience in the technique of MLD already, taught in in a very small class, with emphasis on individual training. By the time you do the lymphoedema training, you will be able to integrate what you have learnt with me into the new course. You will also have had a series of anatomy and physiology lectures, specifically pertaining to the lymphatic system, which, again, will give you an advantage when doing the lymphoedema training.

Please note that this training will NOT allow you to register as a Lymphoedema Therapist. I would like to make this very clear to anyone wishing to do the course with me. To become a Lymphoedema Therapist, you have to do the internationally-recognised mandatory 135 hour training.

During my course, the training I give is in MLD alone, i.e. I do not cover bandaging techniques, specific exercises and skin care, all of which are covered by the 135 hour course.

Option 3

For those who have already completed the lymphoedema training and are registered as Lymphoedema Therapists, but feel that they can benefit from a more intense and specialized hands-on training experience, this course is perfect as classes are small and training is done very intensely. I have had students who chose this option in order to broaden their knowledge, gain more confidence and particularly to hone their MLD skills.

 

Course requirements

Students must have a basic training in Anatomy and Physiology

 

Course outline

The course covers the following:

Lymphatic system – importance, anatomy and physiology.

MLD – indications and contraindications

Technique – a unique combination of the Vodder and Casley-Smith (Australian method) methods is used for optimal results.

Applications – e.g. pre-and post-surgical, pregnancy, skin conditions

The course has both a theory and practical component.

 

The course includes 2 manuals:

  • The first manual contains all theory lectures
  • The second manual contains all the MLD routines (covering the practical side).

 

Duration:

The course is run over 5 days, from 9.30am till 3pm daily.

 

Class size

Minimum – 1 student

Maximum – 6 students

 

Course fees

2017: R9,500.00 per student

 

Certificate of completion

A certificate of completion will be issued once the student has passed their written assignment and practical assessments.

 

NEXT MLD COURSE 

Next:  28th, 29th, 30th August 2017, 31st and 1st September 2017

 

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