2022 ABMP CE Summit Course—Lymphatic System: An Essential Guide to an Underrated System

Lymphatic System: An Essential Guide to an Underrated System

Course Date/Time: Tuesday, October 25, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Mountain (Live Q&A 11-11:15)

Course Description: Join us for a fascinating look at the underrated lymphatic system, with special emphasis on its structures and functions. Learn the vital role each of the system’s components plays, including lymphangions, nodes, trunks, ducts, and the glorious cisterna chyli. We’ll also look at various lymphatic-related pathologies, including lymphangitis, lymphoma, cardiovascular and traumatic edema, and lymphedema.

CE Hours: 1

 

Instructor Bio

RUTH WERNER

Ruth Werner is an award-winning educator, long-time writer, and retired massage therapist with a passionate interest in massage therapy research and the role of bodywork for people who live with health challenges. Her groundbreaking textbook, A Massage Therapist’s Guide to Pathology was first published in 1998, and is now in its 7th edition, published by Books of Discovery. Ruth is a columnist for Massage and Bodywork magazine and Massage New Zealand. She serves on several national and international volunteer committees, and she teaches continuing education workshops in research, ethics, and pathology all over the world. Learn more at www.ruthwerner.com and on Facebook and Twitter @RWpathqueen.

MEGAN BELANGER

Megan Belanger, LMT, CLT, is the founder of One River Massage Therapy, offering oncology massage, lymphedema and lipedema care, scar rehabilitation, and occupational therapy services in the Boston area. She is the founder of Touch of Kindness, a pay-it-forward fund that helps provide low- and no-cost oncology massage and lymphatic treatment for people with cancer, cancer histories, lymphedema, and lipedema. As a teaching assistant for Tracy Walton & Associates, Megan trained oncology massage therapists and she currently offers mentoring in oncology massage and manual lymphatic drainage. She is the creator of the educational comic strip Under Your Skin and the illustrator of “Understanding Lymphedema: Keeping the Train on Track,” written by Dr. Dhruv Singhal of the Boston Lymphatic Center and sponsored by the Lymphatic Education & Research Network (LE&RN). Learn more at www.onerivermassage.com.  

 

ABMP CE Summit Event Information

This online conference focuses on lymph and includes an in-depth look at the anatomy, function, and pathologies of the lymphatic system as well as an introduction to the manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) modality and MLD techniques for the neck.

Don’t miss this opportunity to interact with course instructors and connect with your massage and bodywork community as you learn about lymph!

This event—including 3 hours of CE—is free for everyone in the profession.

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