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In-Person Seminar

NJ 3-Day: Manual Lymph Drainage: 3-Day Intensive & Hands-on Lab

Eric Raldiris, MS, OT, CMLDT, LMT
3 Full Days
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Sheraton Parsippany Hotel - Parsippany, New Jersey



When you add manual lymph drainage to your arsenal of tools, you’re tapping into a system that many practitioners are completely overlooking. By stimulating the healthy and more centrally located nodes, you can create suction to pull the built-up fluid into the area with normal lymph drainage. You’re essentially harnessing the natural power of the body to restore function!

  • Quickly assess for and identify the root cause of the issue using an evidence-based framework.
  • Develop a condition specific MLD protocol that easily fits into your treatment session.
  • Utilize specific strokes that are extremely effective and not physically demanding on your body.
  • Dramatically change or even reverse disease.

With your newfound skills that activate healthy lymph notes, increase venous return and facilitate drainage from the affected limb, the patient’s search for help stops with you! You’ll become the go-to resource for alleviating swelling, heaviness, tightness, and aching from a myriad of conditions.

  • Joint replacement
  • C-section
  • Sports injuries
  • Bariatric surgery
  • Breast cancer reconstruction
  • Headaches
  • Torn muscles
  • Tendonitis
  • Bruises
  • … and many more!

Whether you’re a new therapist or seasoned practitioner, this must have certification course will provide valuable insight for incorporating MLD in the clinical setting. You’ll walk away with strategies that you can implement immediately! Help patients get their lives back with this brief and gentle treatment!


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All members of the PESI, Inc. planning committee have provided disclosures of financial relationships with ineligible organizations and any relevant non-financial relationships prior to planning content for this activity. None of the committee members had relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies or other potentially biasing relationships to disclose to learners.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.

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NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate. For the in-person event, after attendance has been verified, pre-registered attendees will need to log into their online account to complete the online evaluation (and, if applicable for your profession, the online post-test with 80% passing score). Instructional methods will include PowerPoint, didactic lecture, Q&A, and others. After completion of the evaluation (and post-test, if applicable), participants can download/print their certificate of completion. For those in partial attendance (arrived late or left early), a letter of attendance will be available in the attendee online account after completion of the evaluation and online post-test (if the test is required for your profession). An adjusted certificate of completion reflecting partial credit will be sent within 30 days (if your board allows).

Continuing Education Information: Credits listed below are for full attendance at the live, in-person event only. Please note, your state licensing board determines which credit types are acceptable for continuing education hours. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of your profession.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your profession's standards.

For Planning Committee disclosures, please see statement above.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.

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PESI, Inc.  is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Approved provider # 3322. This Live activity is offered at 1.9  CEUs Intermediate, OT Service Delivery; Foundational Knowledge. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.


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This activity consists of 19.0 clock hours of instruction that is applicable for physical therapists. This certificate is proof of your attendance. Please retain it in your records or use for submission as proof of completion when required.

Physical Therapists - New Jersey Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This course has been approved for 19.0 credits by the New Jersey State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners. Approval number: 2303-14

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PESI, Inc. is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider. Provider #1808. This course is offered for 19.0 CE hours. 100% attendance is required for a Certificate of Completion to be issued, no variable credit is given.

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PESI, Inc. is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education for Certified Athletic Trainers. This program has been approved for a maximum of 19.0 hours of Category A continuing education.

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This activity qualifies for 1140 continuing education minutes as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements. 



Eric Raldiris, MS, OT, CMLDT, LMT's Profile

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Eric Raldiris, MS, OT, CMLDT, LMT has 30+ years’ experience as a clinician working with chronic lymphedema patients. For the past 8 years, he has been engaged as an instructor and presenter on manual lymph drainage in a variety of settings helping students and clinicians learn and perfect their technical skills in applying this much in demand services to a variety of treatment populations.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Eric Raldiris maintains a private practice and receives compensation as a independent contractor. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Eric Raldiris has no relevant non-financial relationships.


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Live Event Schedule

Please note: There will be a lunch and two 15-minute breaks; one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Lunch and break times will be announced by the speaker and at their discretion. A more detailed schedule is available upon request.


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Essentials for Edema Reduction
  • Interactive approach to the lymph system: nodes, load, pathways
  • How to properly assess the function of the various flow points
  • Time & cost-effective maintenance strategies that work
Pre & Post-Op – Joint Replacement, C-section, Sports Injuries, Bariatric Surgery, Breast Cancer Reconstruction, Cellulite, Plastic Surgery
  • 4 things that affect post-surgical lymph flow
  • Assess lymph flow disruption from surgery
  • Pre and post-op protocol for MLD
  • How to increase lymph viscosity
  • What to do when there are no lymph nodes
  • Clinical assessment of scars
Head, Neck and Face: Bell’s Palsy, Headaches, Sinusitis, Burns, Acne, Eczema, Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • The red flags to look out for
  • Fatty acid and cellular debris and their implications
  • Assessment strategies for the terminus
  • The MLD “mini-lift”
Pregnancy and Pediatric
  • Supra & sub fascial connection
  • Understanding vascular and lymph system interaction during and post pregnancy
  • Step-by-step protocol for pregnancy, infants and children
  • MLD “Mommy Makeover” for reducing the post pregnancy bulge, scaring, and LE edema
  • Nutritional considerations – we are what we eat
Peak Performance & Sports Injuries: Torn Muscles, Fractures, Dislocations, Bruises, Tendonitis, Tennis Elbow
  • Essentials of standardized clinical measuring
  • A&P of joint bottlenecks
  • Scar management techniques
  • 4 keys to bandaging for sports injury edema – why tighter isn’t always better
  • Strategies to maintain the effects of MLD treatment in athletes
Integrated Modalities for Pain Management
  • Integrate the sense of sight with evidence-based color therapy
  • Sensory details that have a clinical impact, like olfactory and odor removal
  • Pharmaceutical grade Halo therapy (active)
  • Working with delicate populations and hospice


  1. Analyze the 3 lymphatic pathways that are key to edema removal.
  2. Assess 4 components of the lymph load and how it can form scar tissue.
  4. Demonstrate budget friendly donning & doffing strategies for compression wear.
  5. Evaluate the physiology of cellular debris contribution to scar tissue formation.
  6. Assess factors that increase lymph viscosity.
  7. Analyze the purpose of pre & post op MLD protocols.
  8. Evaluate the 4 goals of MLD for post-op recovery.
  9. Evaluate alternative modality therapies for ultimate outcomes.
  10. Determine key lymph nodes for drainage of the head, neck & face.
  11. Assess lymph flow disruption from surgery.
  12. Perform a 15-minute self MLD of the face.
  13. Evaluate chylus lymph role in conditions.
  14. Inspect the lymph system’s role in Alzheimers.
  15. Determine 3 cost & time effective self-care strategies.
  16. Create a 15 min side lying plan of care for pregnancy MLD utilizing modified protocol to end of term.
  17. Debate supervision versus deep lymphatic drainage exiting open wounds.
  18. Utilize standardized measuring techniques for documentation.
  19. Prepare marketing materials for distribution with evidence-based research.
  20. Investigate halotherapy benefits when combined with MLD.

Target Audience

  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapy Assistants
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapist Assistants
  • Massage Therapists
  • Athletic Trainers



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