september, 2019

2019fri27sep(sep 27)8:00 amsun29(sep 29)6:00 pmComprehensive Management of Peripheral Edema workshop, part I - Glendale, CAVerdugo Hills Hospital - Glendale, CA, 1812 Verdugo BoulevardEvent Type :Academy Courses

Event Details

Part I of two, this evidence-based course on the management of edema, including lymphedema, is being offered in partnership with CES Faculty, EDUCATA, and the Academy of Oncologic Physical Therapy (formerly the Oncology Section of the American Physical Therapy Association). Successful participants will receive certification in the management of edema and will be designated as Certified Edema Specialists (CES).

NOTE: Prior to attending this course, you must complete registration and coursework through the APTA affiliate, EDUCATA. Eighteen hours of pre-requisite course work is required before attending the laboratory course.



Verdugo Hills Hospital
1812 Verdugo Boulevard
Glendale, CA 91208
4th floor in Council Rooms C & D


Upon completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Develop a personalized plan of care for management of individuals with peripheral edema across all practice settings
  • Describe the anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology of the lymphatic system that results in peripheral edema
  • Utilize principles of differential diagnosis and clinical decision making to determine the cause or contributing factors resulting in peripheral edema
  • Identify clinical presentations where referral to other health care professionals is indicated
  • Perform an examination and evaluation of the lymphatic system to define the patient problem and guide interventions
  • Safely and effectively implement appropriate interventions for lymphatic system dysfunction of the head, neck, upper extremity, genital and lower extremity areas
  • Demonstrate competency in manual lymphatic drainage skills
  • Demonstrate competency in multiple layer bandage compression skills with and without foam
  • Select safe and effective exercises for edema management
  • Integrate joint and soft tissue mobilizations into comprehensive patient interventions
  • Select appropriate compression garments for day and nighttime use
  • Instruct the patient in risk reduction, prevention and long term management of edema
  • Discuss best evidence for examination and intervention procedures
  • Appropriately document treatment progress and outcome measures
  • Discuss billing and marketing issues for management of a lymphedema clinic


Sep 27th: 8AM – 6PM
Sept 28th: 8AM – 6 PM
Sept 29th: 8AM – 6 PM


Eighteen hours of online didactics as shown at:


Marisa Perdomo, PT, DPT, MS, CCES, CES is an Assistant Professor in Clinical Physical Therapy at the University of Southern California and has over 30 years of clinical practice focusing on orthopedic, oncologic and lymphatic dysfunctions. She received her lymphedema training and certification from the Foldi Clinic in Hinterzarten Germany in 1997. Dr. Perdomo also has extensive training in all areas of orthopedic manual therapy via the North American Institute of Manual Therapy. She received her Master’s and Clinical Doctorate degrees at the University of Southern California where she developed a physical therapy practice for cancer survivors at the USC Faculty Practice. Dr. Perdomo integrates manual lymphatic mobilization techniques with her orthopedic manual therapy background and provides a unique intervention protocol for individuals with orthopedic related peripheral edema.

At USC Dr. Perdomo developed the curricular content regarding the management of oncological related impairments that includes evaluation, examination and treatment of peripheral edema. Additional teaching responsibilities include Differential Diagnosis, Cardiopulmonary and Medical Conditions, and Pharmacology. She also serves on the steering committee for the USC Institute of Integrated Health and has developed yoga based physical therapy interventions for individuals recovering from cancer. Her scholarly interests include oncology rehabilitation, and management of peripheral edema. Publications include systematic reviews of outcome measures for survivors of breast cancer.

Her scholarly work and peer-reviewed publications include topics such as Breast Cancer related physical therapy outcomes via the EDGE Task Force, Integrating Edema Management into Entry level DPT and the first clinical practice guidelines for lymphedema titled  “Diagnosis of Upper Quadrant Lymphedema Secondary to Cancer: Clinical Practice Guideline from the Oncology Section of the American Physical Therapy Association”. She also is the author of several book chapters regarding the Diagnosis of edema for physical therapists as well as an overview of lymphedema and several other peer-review papers.