This lecture is part of our online Home Study for the Lymphedema Therapy Certification course – if you completed our certification, it will be review for you.
This course provides a detailed overview of the latest research and therapeutic approaches to exercise in the management of patients with lymphedema. This information is essential for any practicing lymphedema therapist because it challenges what many were taught about the presumed need to limit exercise for patients with lymphedema. Jodi Winicour, PT, CLT-LANA, whom many of you know from our Breast Cancer Rehabilitation and Lymphedema Therapy Certification courses, presents the material in an easy-to-follow, engaging manner.
Educational Level: Introductory/Intermediate
Instructional Method: Online/Distance Learning
AOTA Classifications: OT Process – Intervention; Professional Issues – Contemporary Issues & Trends
- Demonstrate knowledge of safe patient specific exercise prescription for those at risk for or those with lymphedema.
- Demonstrate knowledge of specific exercise considerations for patients undergoing chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy.
- Demonstrate the ability to integrate current research findings into exercise prescription for those with or at risk for lymphedema.
- Demonstrate an awareness of post-operative breast cancer exercise restrictions.
Jodi was certified as an MLD/CDT Therapist by Klose Norton Training & Consulting in 1998. She received her CLT-LANA Certification in October, 2001.
In 2000, Jodi joined Cedars Sinai Medical Center where she worked to develop and expand the oncology and lymphedema program in Los Angeles for seven years. Since 2007, she has treated patients with lymphedema, cancer-related dysfunction, and orthopedic issues at Longmont United Hospital in Longmont, Colorado.
In addition to her work as a full-time clinician, Jodi has served as a class instructor for Klose Training & Consulting’s Lymphedema Therapy Certification course since 2000. She is also the author and instructor for one of Klose Training’s most successful continuing education courses, “Breast Cancer Rehabilitation.”
Jodi has taught and presented at courses and conferences across the United States and in Europe on the topics of lymphedema and breast cancer rehabilitation.
NOTE: It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that the skills acquired in this class are within their scope of practice.
To receive a Certificate of Completion, the student must be a licensed health care professional and watch all video portions of the course, pass an online quiz with a score of 80% or better, and return the required documents specified in the course. The Certificate will then be emailed to the student.