This course addresses the use of physical agents in acute and chronic peripheral edema management. Specifically, the discussion will cover acute edema that results from the inflammatory response to tissue injury and chronic edemas from secondary lymphedema and venous insufficiency. The course is presented in 3 sections: The first unit discusses PRICE, heat modalities (including hot packs and ultrasound), Kinesio Tape and high voltage pulsed current; the second unit discusses compression pumps; and the final unit addresses laser therapy.
This course was developed in collaboration with the Oncology section of the APTA.
Goals & Objectives:
For select physical agents used in edema management, including heat modalities, Kinesio Tape, high voltage pulsed current, compression pumps and laser therapy, upon completion of this course, the participant shall be able to:
None required; strongly recommended, however: All four lectures in the course The Comprehensive Management of Edema, taught by Dr. Marisa Perdomo.
Continuing education credits