Manual Lymph Drainage ad modum VODDER (ZML) – ADVANCED (Therapy 3) ’19 – ATHENS

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Information & Registration

LLLC1, “epimorfosis”, intends to organize an Advanced level course, Therapy 3, Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) of Dr. Vodder’s method 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 July, 17 – 21 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: July, 1 2019 (CONTINUATION OF REGISTRATIONS)

The rest amount of 350€ must be deposited in our bank account or via debit / 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:
Seminar 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 3 course is addressed exclusively to physiotherapists and other health professionals, who have attended the Therapy 2 course.

Course language will be English with simultaneous translation to Greek.


The method

For the competence of the method, an optional examination is provided to register as therapists MLD/CDT

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.



Contents (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, treatment

Lymphostatic enteropathy

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

Q and A, Tips and Tricks



Hans Pritschow MLD / CDT,

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 “epimorphosis”.”


EVRIPIDIS_NEWEvripidis Triantafyllou BSc, MSc, MLD

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 Hello & General Remarks. Repetition lymphedema of upper limb.Questions and answers. MLD lab:Special maneuves (strokes) for local treatment.
10:00 Break
10:15 MLD lab: Secondary lymphedema associated with various complications, teamwork and presentation in class
12:30 Break
13:00 Same activities
15:00 Break
15:15 Secondary lymphedema lower limb, head, genital organs and lymphedema.Diagnosis and treatment
16.00 End of day 1

Day 2
08:30 General comments. Repeat of basic theoretical principles. Questions and answers. Secondary lymphedema lower limb.What happens? What is important to know?
10:00 Break
10:15 MLD lab: Bandaging in the secondary, unilateral lymphedema of the lower limb
12:30 Break
13:00 MLD lab: Compression bandaging of the lower limb
15:00 Break
15:15 Possible questions for the exam
16:00 End of day 2

Day 3
08:30 Abstract: What are the main problems of compression bandaging in secondary lymphedema
10:00 Break
10:15 MLD lab: Compression bandaging in secondary bilateral lower limb lymphedema after Wertheim surgery and radiation therapy
12:30 Break
13:00 MLD lab: Same activities, Compression bandaging of lower limb with fill in 8-10 minutes
15:00 Break
15:15 Workshop. Questions for exam
16:00 End of day 3

Day 4
08:30 Theory: Building material compression, the circularly knitted and flat knitted constrictive sock.Socks combined in a customer
10:00 Break
10:15 Measurement med. compr. Stocking
12:30 Break
13:00 Treatment bottlenecking of secondary unilateral lower limb lymphoedema. Specific manipulations for local treatment
15:00 Break
15:15 Workshop. Questions for exam
16:00 End of day 4

Day 5
08:30 Theory: “The lymphatic child” pathophysiology, diagnosis & therapy
10:00 Break
10:15 Secondary lymphedema head, genitals combined with different complications. Teamwork and classroom presentation
12:30 Break
13:00 Final exams
15:00 Feedback and discussion
15:30 End of MLD Therapy 3 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

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