Post-Surgical Massage and Edema Management


This workshop is intended for canine massage therapists, veterinary professionals, and canine rehabilitation therapists.

Swelling and edema that are related to orthopedic injuries, surgical interruption of soft tissue, and traumatic conditions can interfere with and impede successful treatment by even the most advanced practitioner. In this workshop, workshop participants learn how to reduce post-surgical and acute injury swelling using manual soft tissue techniques that stimulate the lymphatic system to remove excess fluid. The results are faster healing time, reduction in acute pain, and increased ROM and function, all of which enable a better outcome for patients. Protocols for the thoracic and pelvic limb along with specific post surgical protocols will be covered.

Additionally, this 2 day workshop will present the basics of lymphatic system anatomy along with dealing with subacute and chronic scar tissue which also impedes the healing process and function.

Location:
Anti-Cruelty Society
| 510 N. Lasalle St, Chicago, IL
Times: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM