Brenda has recently completed an advanced training with certification in the Dr. Vodder method of Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) and Combined Decongestive Therapy (CDT), offered by the internationally recognized Dr. Vodder School. The program that Brenda completed included pathology instruction and examination with the medical director of the School.
Completion of this 160-hour intensive training program makes Brenda one of approximately 1000 certified therapists in North America, currently certified to practice this specialized technique.
CDT enables Brenda to manage patients with lymphedema and venous insufficiency edema, using a combination of Manual Lymph Drainage, Exercise Therapy, Compression Bandaging and Skin Care. This allows advanced care of patients with lymphedema, whether from surgery, radiation or congenital malformation. Suitable venous oedemas may also be managed successfully with these techniques.
MLD can also be used in the care of patients with conditions such as venous stasis ulceration, wounds, scar tissue, burns, traumatic edema, dermatological indications such as rosacea, orthopaedic indications such as adhesive capsulitis, arthritic conditions, acute whiplash, Menieres Syndrome, migraines, etc.
Apart from increasing lymph flow, MLD also has a pain relieving effect and can be used with recent trauma, such as sport injuries. Patients find the techniques soothing and relaxing with no side effects. It is a gentle, rhythmic massage-like movement, performed with a great deal of precision and requires a well-trained therapist to obtain good results.
For more information, please contact Brenda at Brenda@bayswater.ca or call the clinic at 604-732-4665.