Course Description:

This 16 hour course addresses the clinical management of patients with lymphedema of the head and neck, following surgery and/or radiation therapy for cancer. The content includes a lecture on the sequelae related to cancer treatment followed by a thorough discussion of the role of appropriate therapeutic post-operative and post-radiation intervention. Compression therapy applications as well as techniques of Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) for patients with lymphedema of the head and neck are demonstrated in great detail. Additional rehabilitation considerations, including therapy for trismus and shoulder dysfunction, are also covered.

This course is also available for Speech Language Pathologists (SLPs) who are not certified in lymphedema therapy, however, 28 hours of additional coursework (20 hours online and 8 hours in the classroom) are required. Total course hours for SLPs are 34. See course hours below for additional information.

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