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Vodder Review in Asheville

Amber just returned from Asheville, NC, where she participated with 19 other physical therapists, occupational therapists, nurses & massage therapists in the first biannual Vodder Recertification course hosted by Care Partners. This 20 hour advanced training course is available for therapists to update and review their skills. Expert guest speakers present the latest research and methods and case studies are presented for peer review. Currently-certified therapists are required to maintain their certification in Manual Lymph Drainage and Combined Decongestive Therapy through the Dr. Vodder School by attending one of these classes at least every two years and demonstrating continued competence.

In previous years, Amber has traveled to Walchsee, Austria, Stowe, VT, and Victoria, BC to participate in this course.  While it is fun to travel to different places, it is extremely convenient that the course will be available in Asheville. . . Thank you, Care Partners & Vodder School!

 

Vodder Review

Written by Amber Vachon

Amber just returned from the Golden Eagle Resort in Stowe, Vermont, where she took part in a review class for Vodder School graduates. The class was attended by massage therapists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, physician assistants and physicians from the United States, Canada, Mexico and Europe. Amber is now re-energized and ready to practice more MLD!

Expert guest speakers are invited to present the latest research and methods. Professor Hildegaard Wittlinger and Andreas Wittlinger of the International School in Austria were in attendance, as was Robert Harris, director of the North American School. We were fascinated by the lectures on cutting-edge medical research given by Dr. Horst Weissleder, MD, professor of radiology at the University of Freiburg in Germany and honorary president of the German Society of Lymphology.

It was particularly nice to enjoy a reunion of sorts with professors and fellow therapists from around the world. Amber received her training at the Dr. Vodder School’s international headquarters in Walchsee, Austria. The photo shown to the left was taken in this quaint Alpine villageand shows a therapist from the United Kingdom, Professor Hildegaard Wittlinger of Austria, Amber, and a therapist from Iceland.

At these review courses, therapists are able to learn new skills and stay current with the latest in the field. This advanced training course is available for therapists to update and review their skills.

To maintain excellence in the field, currently-certified lymphedema therapists are required to maintain their certification by attending one of these classes at least every two years and demonstrating continued competence.