Swelling management for the upper and lower extremities

Saturday, October 21, 2023

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Time: 8:00 AM
Location: 1611 W. Harrison Street, Chicago, IL 60612
Cost: $500.00

Orthopedic, sports, and general rehabilitation continuing education

The MEM method is a comprehensive treatment approach that applies the principles of lymphatic anatomy and physiology to rehabilitation care across the lifespan: from preterm infants to end-of-life care, and across abilities: from high-level athletes to those with movement impairments. It is also among the few courses that are applicable to a variety of providers OT, OTA, PT, PTA, and Athletic Trainers. This course brings training that should be standard of care to all rehab professionals who treat patients who experience swelling. MEM Associates is working to create a paradigm shift in swelling management.

Presented by

Sandra H. Sublett, PT, DPT Board Certified Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Certified Lymphedema Therapist Manual Edema Mobilization Endorsed Instructor

CEUs: 15-16 Hours (1.5-1.6 CEUs)

This 16-hour course schedule can be adjusted to accommodate your needs. Although the full course is recommended for all providers, it can be reduced by 2-3 hours and cover only the upper or lower extremities, rather than both.

Who should attend?

Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Certified/Licensed Athletic Trainers

Learning objectives

  1. Describe the lymphatic system’s role in fluid homeostasis (edema/swelling management)
  2. Discuss differential diagnosis of edema, and how MEM fits into the treatment
  3. Understand and demonstrate the 5 Key Components of MEM including diaphragmatic breathing, light manual lymphatic system stimulation with “Pump Points” and “Clear and Flow”, exercise incorporation, adjuncts (compression, neutral warmth, kinesiology tape, and more), self-management home program design
  4. Distinguish the contraindications, precautions, and limitations of Manual Edema Mobilization
  5. Return to practice ready to apply MEM method to your current patient care


To register, call/text 319-377-0937 or email office@advancedtherapyspecialists.com. For more information, go to www.MEMeducation.com.

Early bird registration:

  • $500 Before August 1st, 2023
  • $550 on or after August 1, 2023, through October 11, 2023 (MOR employees eligible for a reduced rate of $425/$450). There will be a $10 convenience fee on credit or debit card payments.