This three-hour course examines ways to use lymphatic therapy techniques to manage patients with orthopedic problems, such as joints replacements, fractures, sprains, and strains. Topics include: anatomy and physiology of the human lymphatic system, techniques, such as manual lymphatic drainage, compression, elevation, diaphragmatic breathing, therapeutic exercise, kinesiotaping, and skin care, program planning, including problems, short term goals, long term goals, and treatment plan, and case studies to illustrate the application of the material presented. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT and PTA.
Editor's Note: Regarding Pennsylvania credits, this course is approved by the PA State Board of Physical Therapy for 2 hours of general and 1 hour of Direct Access CE credit.
Course created on March 16, 2018
Course Type: Text/Transcript, Recorded Webinar
CEUs/Hours Offered: AK/3.0; AL/3.0; AR/3.0; AZ/3.0; CA/3.0; CO/3.0; CT/3.0; DE/3.0; GA/3.0; HI/3.0; IA/3.0; IACET/0.3; ID/3.0; IL/3.0; IN/3.0; KS/3.0; MA/3.0; MD/0.3; ME/3.0; MI/3.0; MO/3.0; MS/3.0; MT/3.0; NC/3.0; ND/3.0; NE/3.0; NH/3.0; NY/3.0; OR/3.0; PA/3.0; RI/3.0; SC/3.0; SD/3.0; TN/3.0; TX/3.0; UT/3.0; VA/3.0; VT/3.0; WA/3.0; WI/3.0; WY/3.0
- The participant will be able to describe at least three ways the anatomy and physiology of a normal human lymphatic system function to control swelling and remove metabolic waste.
- The participant will be able to list two ways to identify swelling caused by infection from lymphedema.
- The participant will be able to describe at least three ways lymphedema management techniques can help reduce swelling, reduce pain and increase range of motion in patients with orthopedic problems.
- Given a case study of a patient with an orthopedic problem, the participant will be able to outline an appropriate therapy program including a problem, at least two short term goals, at least two long term goals, and at least two interventions.
|0-10 Minutes||Background and review of learner outcomes|
|10-60 Minutes||Anatomy and physiology of the human lymphatic system; Differential diagnosis of lymphatic system vs. acute infection; Identifying stages of lymphedema.|
|60-120 Minutes||Lymphatic management techniques|
|120-170 Minutes||Applying lymphatic management to orthopedic patients|
|170-180 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
Janice Bruckner, PT, PhD, CLT-LANA
Jan Bruckner, PT, PhD, CLT-LANA, has been a physical therapist for forty years with an academic background in anthropology, philosophy, physical therapy, and lymphology. While working for United Cerebral Palsy, she learned about the horrific abuses that occurred at Willowbrook State School. Her reaction led her to a six-week National Endowment for the Humanities summer symposium on allied health ethics and doctoral studies where she wrote a theory of physical therapy ethics for her PhD minor. She taught in academic physical therapy programs, did research and worked as a clinician. She served as a physical therapist in the US Peace Corps and consulted to both the US Indian Health Service and the Canadian First Nations Health Service. She provided pro bono services to the US Army in Indianapolis, IN during Desert Storm, to people in Les Cayes, Haiti after the 2010 earthquake, and in a shelter for men who are homeless in Philadelphia, PA. The case studies in her ethics seminar draw on her experiences in these varied settings.
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