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 patient 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.
About the Instructor
Carmen (Thompson) 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 20 years experience in inpatient and outpatient lymphatic therapy to clients with a variety of diagnoses through her practice Lymphatic Care Specialists, LLC. She has taught continuing education and leadership courses since 2008. Mrs. Recupero has worked in a variety of healthcare settings over the last 22 years, both as a clinician and in administration.
Please email Carmen at [email protected] for a registration form.