Fully updated guide to the theory and practice of
Written by the world’s leading authorities on Dr. Emil Vodder’s techniques for manual lymph drainage (MLD), this lavishly illustrated guide provides step-by-step descriptions of how to massage the lymph vessels to stimulate smooth lymphatic flow.
A concise text describing the basic anatomy and physiology of the circulatory and lymphatic systems is supplemented by full-color photographs and revelatory schematic drawings. The authors discuss indications and contraindications for the treatment techniques, based on the various types of swelling caused by lymphedema, as well as the ways in which Dr. Vodder’s method affects different regions of the body.
The latest information on complete decongestive therapy (CDT), including coverage of compression therapy, taping, respiratory treatment, and other complementary methodsMore than 200 color photographs demonstrate the therapist’s application of manual pressure and movement patternsEach chapter includes numerous practical tips and sufficient space for personal notes56 review questions enable self-study
is a comprehensive, one-stop reference for students, therapists, and practitioners of lymphology, manual medicine, or physical therapy.