Manual Lymph Drainage ad modum VODDER (ZML) – ADVANCED (Therapy 2) ’19 – ATHENS

--Spaces available: 25

Information & Registration

LLLC1, “epimorfosis”, intends to organize an Advanced level course, Therapy 2, Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) of Dr. Vodder’s method under the auspices of ZML – Zentrum of Manuelle Lymphdrainage.

The course lasts 5 days and will take place:

in Athens on September, 06 – 10 2019

The course fee is 550€

An invoice will be issued by the full payment.

To register, please fill in the registration form electronically.

In order to finalize your registration and ensure a placement to this seminar, a down payment of 200€ must be deposited to one of the following accounts:

National Bank of Greece: IBAN GR6801102170000021744103439 SWIFT(BIC): ETHNGRAA or
Piraeus Bank of Greece: ΙΒΑΝ GR5501722380005238070348955 SWIFT(BIC): PIRBGRAA or
Alpha Bank of Greece: ΙΒΑΝ GR4801407080708002002013410 SWIFT(BIC): CRBAGRAA or
Eurobank of Greece: ΙΒΑΝ GR4502600370000010201090153 SWIFT(BIC): ERBKGRAA


You can also make your payments via DEBIT or CREDIT CARD (free of charge) from the below links:

money-coinDEPOSIT (200€) money-coinPAYMENT (350€) money-coinPAYMENT OF THE ENTIRE AMOUNT (550€)



Deadline date for registrations: August, 06 2019

The rest amount of 350€ must be deposited in our bank account or via credit card at least 2 days prior to the beginning day of the course.

In case of course cancellation, due to «epimorfosis», the deposit will be refunded immediately.

The realization of the course will be confirmed by email or/and sms to be sent to participants.

It is advised to not buy your flight tickets until you receive this confirmation email (or/and sms).

epimorfosis_logoAthens’s Venue: Course room «epimorfosis»

105 Karaoli & Dimitriou Str. (ex Eleftherias), 18345 – Moschato – Athens
Tel. : +30 210 4829303



LLLC1 “epimorfosis” keeps the right to change the seminar venue and the Lecturers depending on their availability.

Number of Participants: The number of participants will not exceed 26 individuals. If candidates are more than 26 a waiting list will be kept based on the date of the finalization of participation (date of down payment).

At the end of the seminar, a certificate of attendance will be issued.

Printed material (handouts) will be provided.

The Therapy 2 course is addressed exclusively to physiotherapists and other health professionals, who have attended the Advanced course – Therapy 1 – of Manual Lymph Drainage.

Course language will be English and French with simultaneous translation to Greek.


The method
There is one level scheduled for the complete learning process:
Therapy 3: (5 days) July, 17 – 21 2019

Clinical practice in real patients is provided in all levels.

Course objective:


The therapists will be fully certified in all of the different techniques of MLD / CDT.

Each participant will be trained in the four components of the Complete Decongestive Therapy and will know how to manage lymphedema and lymphostatic edema.

Upon completion of the class, each participant will have gained competence in the technical skills of Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD), bandaging, specific exercises in the decongestion process and in the fitting of compression stockings. They will also know how to apply these techniques in a convenient, effective way to the different forms of patient swelling. Furthermore the therapist will understand the medical indications and the contraindications of MLD and the bandaging.

In this workshop participants will be trained in the application of lymphatic drainage based on the principles of the method of Dr. Vodder. The anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology of the lymphatic system will help us to understand the creation of different types of lymphoedema.



mld_legContents (theoretical & practical presentations, CI)

Anatomy: Initial lymph vessels, Lymphcollectors, Lymphatic ducts (morphology, locations, function), Lymphnodes (locations, function), Watersheds, lymphatic drainage areas, lympho-lymphatic anastomoses


Physiology: Circulatory system in general, Microcirculation, Starling hypothesis, Starling equilibrium, Filtration, resorption, lymphatic transport

Pathophysiology: Lymphedema fundamentals, classification and staging, Insufficiency forms, Lymphostasis consequences, cell proliferation, compensatory mechanism

Diagnostic procedures: Patients medical history, inspection, palpation, volume measurement

Primary lymphedema: Pathophysiology, diagnosis, differential diagnosis, course, treatment

Secondary lymphedema: Traumatic (acute), inflammatory, malignant (pathophysiology, diagnosis, differential diagnosis, course, treatment)

Lipedema, Lipo-lymphedema, Pathophysiology, diagnosis, differential diagnosis, course, treatment

Venous and lymphostatic edema: Pathophysiology, diagnosis, differential diagnosis, course, treatmentae-vodder-12132_186x186

Lymphostatic enteropathy

Therapy concepts: Manual lymphdrainage, Compression bandaging, Compression garments, Pneumatic pumps, Patient education

Q and A, Tips and Tricks

                                              Dr. Emil Vodder and his wife Estrid



Hans Pritschow MLD/CDT Instructor,

Hans Pritschow, MLD / CDT, Certified Instructor has taught the Vodder
method of lymphedema management to thousands of students including those
at the Földi School in Freiburg, Germany, since 1982. A well-published author, he is currently the Director of the Center of Manual Lymphdrainage in Waldkirch, Germany.
In 1977 the treatment of Lymphedema’s, with the combined physical decongestiv therapy started to become more familiar to physiotherapists in Germany. The Manual lymph drainage, develloped by Vodder was then first clinically combined with compression bandaging, remedial exercises and skin care by Adonk. It has been shown to relieve up to 80 % of the edema in 3-4 treatments. After this first phase of decongestion the patient recieves a Compression Garment fitting to preserve the result of the treatment. It was a great pleasure for him to take part in this developement when he startet in 1977 to work with Asdonk in his first clinic specialized in treating Lymphedema’s worldwide. In 1982 he took the first officialy aknowledged exam of “Teacher of MLD” in Germany. In this year he met Dr. Vodder who first went to give a demo of his strokes in their school. From 1983 to 1990 he was first head instructor and than principal of the Földi-School with up to 900 pupils per year. Since 1991 he is currently teaching the combined physical decongestiv therapy to Physiotherapists all over Europe, currently he predominantly treat lymphhedema’s in his clinic in the Black Forest.

“The excellence of care and the training of highly qualified and skilled MLD/CDT therapists are the goals of this first course in MLD / CDT at “epimorfosis”.



Dr. Christian SchuchhardtDr. Christian Schuchhardt, MLD/CDT Instructor

Dr. med. Christian Schuchhardt, geb. 1945 in Basel, Medizinstudium in Freiburg i. Breisgau und Hamburg 1964 – 1972, 1973 -1975 Assistenzarzt im pathologischen Institut der Universität Freiburg , 1974 – 1983 Ausbildung zum Internist, Hämatologen und internistischen Onkologen in der medizinischen Klinik der Universität Freiburg, leitender Oberarzt in der Földiklinik Hinterzarten 1983 – 1990. Seit 1990 ärztlicher Direktor der Klinik Pieper, St. Blasien-Menzenschwand, Fachklinik für onkologische und lymphologische Erkrankungen. Zahlreiche Publikationen über Themen der Onkologie und Lymphologie. Mitherausgeber mehrerer lymphologischer Fachbücher, wie: Erkrankungen des Lymphgefässsystems, 4. Auflage 2006, Lymphedema- Diagnosis and Therapy (1997, 2000, 3. Édition 2007), Das Lymphödem und die komplexe physikalische Entstauungstherapie, 2. Auflage 2008, Drenaggio linfatico , teoria, techniche di base e applicate & fisioterapia decongestionante, , 1. Auflage 2009 und andere. Regelmäßige Vortragstätigkeit im In- und Ausland. Ärztlicher Direktor mehrerer Schulen für manuelle Lymphdrainage nach Asdonk/Földi (Schweiz, Deutschland, Kanada). Mitglied des Vorstandes der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Lymphologie, Vorsitzender des Schulungsausschusses der DeutschenGesellschaft für Lymphologie.



EVRIPIDIS_NEWEvripidis Triantafyllou BSc, MSc, MLD/CDT Instructor,

Graduate of the Physiotherapy department of the Technological Institute of Athens, Greece. He continued with studies in Greece and in Germany and he gained clinical experience in physiotherapy centers of Germany. His main clinical interest focuses on rehabilitation of conditions of the lymphatic system, based on the recognized Vodder method. He is an educational member of the courses that organized in Greece with collaboration with the instructor Hans Pritschow. He has also specialized in the rehabilitation of patients with headache problems that come from the cervical spine, trained by the world’s leading in this field, Dean Watson. Moreover, he has received training in concepts such as Maitland, Neurodynamics, Acupuncture, Dry needling, Medical Taping, Clinical Pilates, Bebo (rehabilitation of the pelvic floor).

Time Schedule

Day 1
08:30 Registrations. Introduction. Subject: acute lymphedema: MLD lab. Review Treatment: Throat, abdomen & abdominal breathing strokes, leg
10:00 Break
10:15 MLD lab. Review Treatment: Treatment of the breast and arm
12:30 Break
13:00 MLD lab.: Compression bandage fundamentals. Short and long stretch bandages. Resting & working pressure. Compression bandaging foot and lower leg.
15.00 Break
15.15 MLD lab.: Compression bandage fundamentals. Compression bandaging of the arm.
17.00 End of day 1

Day 2
08:30 Acute lymphedema: post-traumatic, postoperative edema, pathophysiology, diagnosis, course & treatment
10:00 Break
10:15 MLD lab.: MLD treatment & Compression bandaging after supination trauma
12:30 Break
13:00 MLD lab: MLD treatment & Compression bandaging after radial fracture
15.00 Break
15.15 MLD lab.: Compression bandage of the leg with padding
17.00 End of day 2

Day 3
08:30 Subject: lymphedema Diagnostic procedures: Pat. medical history, inspection, palpation, volume measurement, Imaging methods (Lymphscinti- graphic function test, indirect lymphangiography, US, CT, MRI)
10:00 Break
10:15 Anatomy: Lymph nodes, Watersheds, lymphatic drainage areas, lympho- lymphatic anastomoses. Starling and disturbances. Physiol. & Pathophys.: Insuffiziency forms, Lymphedema fundamentals,
classification, grading, etc.
12:30 Break
13:00 S.A.
15.00 Break
15.15 Secondary lymphedema: Traumatic, inflammatory, benign, malignant. Pathophys., diagnosis, differential diagnosis, course, treatment
17.00 End of day 2

Day 4
08:30 Primary & artificial lymphedema: Pathophysiology, diagnosis, differential diagnosis, course & treatment.
10:00 Break
10:15 Venous and lymphostatic edema: Pathophys., diagnosis, differential diagnosis, course, treatment
12:30 Break
13:00 MLD lab.: Special strokes for the local therapy in case of a whiplash injury and in insertion tendonitis
15.00 Break
15.15 Timed Compression Bandaging
17.00 End of day 4

Day 5
08:30 Subject: venous insufficiency: Disease pattern CVI: pathophysiology, diagnosis, therapy of chronic venous insufficiency CVI and possible edema
10:00 Break
10:15 MLD lab.: Special strokes, treatment of venous ulcer
12:30 Break
13:00 Feed back & discussion
15.30 End of MLD Therapy 2 Course

Suggested Hotels

You can make your own reservation declaring the name of epimorfosis.


Hotel Delfini** single room B&B 45 €. More information:
Tel.: +30 210 9415364 & 9415373