Lymphedema - Not Just Edema

Des Moines, IA US
February 9, 2016

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Target Audience

IPTA Southwest District members, physical therapists, physical therapy assistants, students.


7 pm

Continuing Education Session: Lymphedema - Not Just Edema

Juanita Robel, PT, CLT, Des Moines University

  1. Recall how the lymph system differs from the venous system.
  2. Recognize how lymphatic fluid moves throughout the lymph system.
  3. Review the causes and classification of lymphedema.
  4. Discuss the use of Manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) and bandaging in the treatment of lymphedema.
8 pm

IPTA Southwest District Meeting

Call for agenda items: If you have an item you'd like to add to the IPTA Business Meeting agenda, please email them to Traci Bush, DPT at

9 pmAdjourn


Robel, Juanita-54757

Juanita Robel, PT, MHS
Associate Professor, Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, Des Moines University

Continuing Education Credit

  • DO: Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and approves this activity for 1.0 hour of Category 2-A CME credit(s).
  • Other healthcare professionals: Certificates of attendance will given for 1.0 continuing education contact hour.


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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AOA Category 2­A
  • 1.00 CE Contact Hour(s)
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
02/09/2016 - 7:00pm CST
Event ends: 
02/09/2016 - 9:00pm CST
Des Moines University
3200 Grand Avenue
Academic Center Lecture Hall 2
Des Moines, IA 50312
United States

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AOA Category 2­A
  • 1.00 CE Contact Hour(s)


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