Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD)
Sarah Rule has recently completed an advanced training with certificate in the Dr. Vodder method of Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) and Combined Decongestive Therapy (CDT), offered by the internationally recognized Dr. Vodder School. The program that Sarah Rule completed included pathology instruction and examination with the medical director of the School.
Completion of this 160 hour intensive training program makes Sarah one of approximately 19 certified therapists in New Zealand, currently certified to practice this specialised technique. CDT enables Sarah to manage patients with lymphedema and venous insufficiency edema, using a combination of Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Exercise Therapy, Compression Bandaging, and Skin Care. This allows advanced care of patients with lymphedema, whether from surgery, radiation, or congenital malformation. Suitable venous oedemas may also be managed successfully with these techniques.
MLD can also be used in the care of patients with conditions such as venous stasis ulceration, wounds, scar tissue, burns, traumatic edema, dermatological indications such as rosacea, orthopaedic indications such as adhesive capsulitis, arthritic conditions acute whiplash, Meniere's syndrome, migraines etc. Apart from increasing lymph flow, MLD also has a pain relieving effect and can be used with recent trauma, such as sports injuries. Patients find the technique soothing and relaxing with no side effects. It is a gentle, rhythmic massage like movement, performed with a great deal of precision and requires a welltrained therapist to obtain good results.
For further information Sarah can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org or 021 232 7642, or book an appointment now.