Aqua Lymphatic Therapy - Dorit Tidhar Method (ALT)
Come join us April 4-7, 2019 for this amazing class! Dorit Tidhar herself will be teachung this course. This will be a small, intimate class with lots of one on one instruction.
You MUST be a certified CLT from any of the schools. Proof of completion is required.
$850 CAD if registered and paid in full by February 4, 2019.
$1050 CAD if registered after February 4, 2019 or if not paid in full prior to Feb 4, 2019
You must bring the following:
-laptop/device with Excel capabilties
Aqua Lymphatic Therapy is based on the principles of the Casley–Smith exercise program for lymphedema and is applied in an aquatic environment. The method enhances the lymphedema therapy by combining principles of lymphatic anatomy and physiology with the effect of water immersion.
The water temperature ranges from 31°C to 33°C (87.8-91.4°F). At this temperature slow limb movement can be performed without increasing swelling. The buoyancy of the water holds the limb afloat. enabling exercises and self massage with minimal effort while swelling reduction is facilitated by the hydrostatic pressure of the water which increases lymph and venous return (similar to the effect of a compression garment).
ALT is a self treatment in a group setting. The participants are encouraged to choose the exercises which benefit them the most. They are provided a chart with their limb measurement results every month to help them decide how best to continue their individual treatment plan. The participants are thus provided with the tools they need to carry out self treatment at their convenience and the physiotherapist serves as a resource, but does not direct the individual plans of care. This method provides active opportunities for self directed care that may enhance self advocacy, independence and self-esteem.
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