Curriculum for becoming an MLD teacher

uebungsabendRequirements for authorizations for future Basic, Therapy I, Therapy II & III teachers to organize courses:

1. Requirements for becoming an MLD teacher:

  • 4-week training in Dr. Vodder's MLD;
  • followed by 2 years of clinical work;
  • verification of acquired technique in Review course or in 1-week course with a director (same price as Review);
  • documentation (case reports) of 5 patients – submitted in English or German.

2. A member of the Board will decide on admission to teacher training.

3.Teacher training

  1. Requirements for Basic Course: 
    Assistance in at least 5 courses whereof at least 2 must be with a Therapy I level teacher and 1 in a Therapy I course (6 assistance assignments in total). Successful examination with director within 24 months.

  2. Requirements for Therapie I: 
    Basic course level teacher having taught 10 or more Basic courses autonomously. Assistance in at least 3 Therapy I courses whereof at least 1 must be with a director. Successful examination with director within 24 months.

  3. Requirements for Therapie II&III: 
    Therapy I level teacher having taught 10 or more Therapy I courses autonomously. Assistance in at least 4 Therapy II & III courses whereof 2 must be with a director and the last such assistance must involve autonomous teaching in the practical module. Successful examination with director within 24 months.

  4. Requirements for Esthetician Advanced Course Neck and Face or Advanced Course Body:
    Basic course level teacher having taught 10 or more Basic courses autonomously, assistance in at least 3 Advanced Neck/Face courses or 3 Advanced Body courses whereof 1 must be with at least a director. Successful examination with director within 18 months.

  5. Requirements for Spa Therapy: 
    Basic course level teacher having taught 10 or more Basic courses autonomously, assistance in at least 3 Spa Therapy courses. Successful examination with director within 18 months.

4. Additional requirements for teachers who intend to teach Therapy II & III:

  • candidates must take a theoretical examination exactly as in Therapy III (also possible within a Review) – and score 90%;
  • they must work at least 1 week as assistant teachers (in 2nd or 3rd assistance) at the Dr. Vodder Academy Walchsee (Therapy III);
  • they should spend 4 weeks of clinical internship at the Lymphedema Clinic Walchsee (recommended but not mandatory).

5. Requirements for attaining instructor level:

  • candidates must have at least 3 years of experience as Therapy II & III teachers;
  • they must hold a (verifiable) minimum of 2 Therapy II & III courses a year;
  • they must have their technique reviewed by 2 directors (at teachers' meeting);
  • they must assist in at least 3 Reviews II & III, whereof 1 Review must be held autonomously in the presence of a director;
  • authorization is granted by the Board for 2 years at a time.

6. Teachers' meeting

  • Each teacher must attend a teachers' meeting at least every 2 years.
  • Each teacher must attend a teachers' meeting in Walchsee at least every 4 years.

Information on MLD training for massage therapists and physiotherapists

Perfect mastery of Dr. Vodder's method of Manual Lymph Drainage is an absolute prerequisite for teaching at the Dr. Vodder Academy International. The entry gate to this career is a four-week course for doctors, physiotherapists, massage therapists, nurses and ergotherapists.

For details concerning the U.S.A., Canada and Australia please refer to www.vodderschool.com

For details concerning Europe and the rest of the world please refer to www.vodderakademie.com

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