Medical Matters: Level 3
Students must hold a valid Level 1 or Level 2 Certificate.
This course advances the Level 2 practitioner to a level of skill where s/he can use MLD to treat specific pathologies – including Lymphoedema and Lipoedema – applying Decongestive Lymphatic Therapy (DLT). This is an intensive course and requires the student to develop their understanding of applying MLD in specific situations.
Level 3 is usually run in two 5-day segments with two days free between them. Theory lectures are given by a medical expert in the field of MLD and Lymphoedema. Specific sequences and various bandaging techniques are covered in the practical sessions. Measuring and fitting ‘made-to-measure’ and ‘off-the-shelf’ compression garments is covered in a special session.
There is one written theory exam, three practical exams on the tutor, two bandaging examinations and one combined exam, which covers technique and correct treatment protocols.
Successful students gain a certificate confirming their status as fully qualified Vodder Certified MLD Therapists with special training in DLT (Decongestive Lymphatic Therapy) accredited through the Dr Vodder-Akademie, Austria. A satisfactory skills review every two years is mandatory in order to retain the qualification.