Theory and Applications for Neuro-Lymphatic Therapy

February 15, 2020

February 16, 2020

8:30 am To 4:30 pm

2195 Bosque Farms Blvd, Bosque Farms, NM, USA


(540) 357-2084


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Event Description

Learning objectives:

Interpret the anatomy of the lymphatics in the CNS and anatomy of the CNS as it relates to physiological manifestation of diseases.

Obtain a working knowledge the manifestation and presentation of MS, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and other degenerative processes of the brain.

Evaluate the presentation of symptoms of these processes and how MLD therapy can affect change and increased function.

Establish treatment protocols for patients suffering from the manifestations of degenerative CNS disease, by mobilizing proteins and debris on the brain via MLD.

Gain the ability to properly implement the manual therapy protocols necessary for manipulation of the CNS based on cranial and lymphatic anatomy.

Discover patient education techniques related to self, soft-tissue mobilization, exercise, side-effect compensation, and other needs of CNS care patients.

Relate the basic anatomy and physiology of the lymphatic system to that of a patient in a debilitated state due to the CNS restrictions. Understand how lymphedema may impact their functional limitations and what to do to help them reach their full rehab potential.

Understand the gold standards in lymphatic/lymphedema care in a pa- tient that has had lymph node removal or impairment.

Review and gain familiarity with current (last five years), research of the CNS, the lymphatics of the CNS and its interrelation with cumulative, degenerative conditions in the body.


Carmen Recupero

About the Instructor

Carmen Recupero, BS, LPTA, CMT, CLT, is a Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant and Certified Massage Therapist, with a specialty certification in lymphatic therapy. She has over 25 years of experience in leadership roles with hospitals/health systems, long-term care, health care start-ups, and a principal at a continuing education and consulting business. In 2010, Carmen created Monarch Continuing Education, one of only seven nationwide training programs for allied health certifications, and has taught hundreds of students in her lymphatic certification courses. She has been a presenter for Cross Country/ Vyne Education since 2008, lecturing on various topics in healthcare management in leadership.

Since 2008, Carmen has been the owner/director of Lymphatic Care Specialists, LLC, a full-service oncology clinic serving patients in Virginia. Carmen also worked for Kindred Healthcare from 1996-2005. During her time with Kindred, Carmen developed and grew employee development programs starting with on-boarding and expanding the continuum to develop employees as leaders as well as C-Suite executive coaching, in addition to providing strategic vision and oversight of rehabilitation services in the South East region, by adding and expanding outpatient and home health services.

Carmen is an MBA graduate at UVA/Darden School of Business and earned a Bachelor of Science in Health Care Management from California College of Health Sciences, National City, California, and an Associate of Science in Physical Therapy (Magna Cum Laude) from Jefferson College of Health Sciences, Roanoke, Virginia. She completed a 140-hour certification course in Manual Lymphatic Drainage and Complex Decongestive Physiotherapy through the Upledger Institute. She is also a WCC certified wound care specialist through the National Alliance of Wound Care and Ostomy.

Mrs. Recupero continues to further her education annually by attending national and international seminars to stay current with the latest research findings on lymphedema. Carmen studied at the Vodder School in Austria in July of 2014 to advance her skills. Her training program was recognized by the National Lymphedema Network in 2010, and she looks forward to the continued development of her programs to educate and train medical professionals in order that they might better help people with lymphatic disorders. Carmen currently lives in Virginia with her husband and 2 children. She enjoys traveling, hiking with her dogs and outdoor activities.

Registration Details

Please contact Carmen Recupero at [email protected] for further information or a registration form.

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