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Clinical Wellness Therapist

Clinical Wellness Therapist Training Program

 

Overview: 
Recognized by the spa and medical wellness communities, the NCBTMB approved Dr. Vodder’s Clinical Wellness Certification program focuses on the specific use of MLD in a spa and / or medical wellness setting. There are three components to achieving the Clinical Wellness certification: Basic, Therapy I and Clinical Wellness.
 
Basic
Students are introduced to the anatomy and physiology of the blood and lymph vessel system, the loose connective tissue and the body’s transportation mechanisms. Practical training includes instruction in MLD treatment techniques and protocols for each individual body part. (40 hours)

 

Therapy I
Advanced theory and current research is discussed to expand upon the knowledge learned in Basic as well as a very thorough review of Basic theory. Our small class sizes and one-on-one teaching provide optimal learning experiences. A written exam is given at the end of the course to test the student's competence in basic lymphology and MLD theory. The practical sessions include special techniques for the joints, the head (including intra-oral) and abdomen. They introduce the student to therapeutic applications, especially orthopedic indications. A review of all Basic techniques and sequences is given. A practical exam at the end of the course, tests a participant’s competence in Basic skills of Dr. Vodder’s MLD.  NCBTMB approved training (40 hours). Prerequisite: Basic  
 

Clinical Wellness
This class immediately follows the Therapy I 40 hour class and must be taken in conjunction with the Therapy I. The 2-day, 16-hour Clinical Wellness course has a focus on chronic pain, injuries and lifestyle disorders.
Instruction in therapeutic techniques and treatment protocols for specific, non-pathological conditions will focus on trauma, sports injuries, pre- and post- cosmetic surgery, dermatological indications, acute inflammation and common stress related conditions including digestive issues, insomnia, sinusitis and headaches.
An oral written and practical exam is given to test the student’s competence in Basic techniques, MLD theory and the application of clinical wellness methods. NCBTMB approved training (16 hours). Prerequisite: Basic and Therapy I (taken in conjunction with Clinical Wellness)
 

Clinical Wellness Bridge
With a focus on chronic pain, injuries and lifestyle disorders, this 3-day, 24-hour Clinical Wellness Bridge Certification training is open to Vodder School CDT therapists and students who have successfully completed Basic and Therapy I within a year of starting the Clinical Wellness Bridge course. 
Instruction in therapeutic techniques and treatment protocols for specific, non-pathological conditions will focus on trauma, sports injuries, pre- and post- cosmetic surgery, dermatological indications, acute inflammation and common stress related conditions including digestive issues, insomnia, sinusitis and headaches.
An oral written and practical exam is given to test the student’s competence in Basic techniques, MLD theory and the application of clinical wellness methods.  A certificate is awarded to those who successfully complete the exam. NCBTMB approved training (24 hours). Prerequisite: Basic and Therapy I (must be taken within a year of gaining your Therapy I certificate).
 

Clinical Wellness Patient Workshop
Designed to broaden the range and application of MLD services in wellness, spa and clinical environments, this five day, 40 hour workshop review is open to students who have certified in Clinical Wellness or Clinical Wellness Bridge or Spa Body Wellness (no longer offered). The workshop is designed to fine tune MLD therapeutic skills while focusing on treatment protocols for lifestyle related disorders. Areas of concentration include but not limited to chronic pain, fibromyalgia, migraines, skin conditions, digestive and post cosmetic recovery.
A number of individuals suffering with lifestyle disorders will participate as Case Study Subjects and one of the goals of the workshop will be to observe and measure the accumulative effects of MLD treatments.
Dr. Gabrielle Knaus, M.D. (a certified Dr. Vodder MLD therapist ) will oversee and record the results. Case study participants will receive two treatments daily.
The workshop will also review theory and explore in some detail the marketing opportunities of MLD in the evolving health and wellness marketplace.
The training is approved by NCBTMB for 40 CE Hours.

 

Clinical Wellness Review
This Dr. Vodder review is open to therapists who have successfully completed the Spa Body Wellness course (no longer offered) or the Clinical Wellness (16 hour) course or the Clinical Wellness Bridge (24 hour) course and have earned Dr. Vodder certification in Clinical Wellness or Spa Body Wellness. The 16 hour review will concentrate on practical skills: reviewing Basic Body protocols and refining stroke techniques. The anatomy and physiology of the lymph vessel system will be reviewed. Selected resort and medical spa documented case histories will be presented and reviewed. Post surgery techniques will be discussed. Participating therapists receive a certificate of attendance and qualify for a 'Find a Clinical Wellness Therapist' listing on the official Dr. Vodder website. The listings show only Clinical Wellness therapists who have completed the Clinical Wellness or Review course within the past two years. (Practical 12 hrs/ 4 hrs theory).

 
For a close up look at the expanding role of MLD in spa and medical spa wellness please visit www.astecc.com

 

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