This one day, evidence-based course is designed for PTs and OTs who treat acute and chronic edemas in the outpatient or home care setting. The course will introduce the pathophysiology of limb edema, with a focus on orthopedic edemas. Tissue response to injury will be discussed. Manual edema resorption techniques will be introduced. Lab will focus on the application of extremity bandaging and the application of manual techniques for various orthopedic and neurologic edemas. There will be ample time for case studies and problem solving. This course has a balanced amount of lecture and lab to allow for the immediate application of learned techniques.
Speaker: Linda T. Miller, PT, DPT, CLT