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Dr. Vodder’s Method of Manual Lymph Drainage

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The Vodder Academy is set in the beautifully scenic Kaiserwinkl region of the Austrian Tyrol and has been the centre of excellence in Oedema treatment for over 40 years. The academy runs a respite facility for patients with all types of Lymph conditions. In particular, recuperating cancer patients attend the clinic for two weeks, soon after their medical treatment, for post-operative treatments, early preventative treatment for Oedema and to learn how to self-treat themselves at home. The Dr Vodder method is a gentle, non-invasive technique that acts like a gym session for the lymphatic system. It consists of a number of specific movements incorporating both stretch and torque that have been proven to encourage lymph flow. When performed with the correct direction, speed and pressure, it can greatly facilitate lymph drainage and enhance recovery. The Dr Vodder method is a calming, repetitive treatment protocol which encourages the lymphatic system to move lymph fluid up through the body to the disposal site at the terminus site in the neck. In addition, using their in-depth knowledge of the lymphatic system, practitioners can also assist many conditions by working on proximal areas of the lymphatic system where the affected area is in trauma for example bruising, ulceration, dermatological conditions, and burns as well as pre and post plastic surgery. The Dr Vodder method of Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) was developed in France in 1932 by Dr Emil and Estrid Vodder and has become the most broadly recognised method of MLD internationally. In the early 60’s, Dr Asdonk, a German physician learned of the Dr Vodder method and recognised its importance. Dr Asdonk created the first list of clinical medical indications for lymphatic conditions making them recognisable. In 1966 Gunther Wittlinger became aware of the Dr Vodder method and together with Dr Vodder and Dr Asdonk they founded the Association of Dr Vodder’s Manual Lymphatic Drainage in 1967 and the Vodder School in 1972. Hildeguard and Gunther Wittlinger introduced the Vodder method into America at a 1972 conference and returned some 10 years later to run a training program for the method, when they came into contact with Robert Harris. Robert became the first certified teacher of the Vodder method in 1986 and established the Dr Vodder School in Victoria, British Columbia in Canada in 1994. Robert is a founding and current board member of the Lymphology Association of North America (LANA). In 2002/2003 research was conducted at Flinders University in Adelaide, South Australia by Professor Neil Piller with Robert Harris into The Diagnosis and Treatment of Peripheral Oedema, which was published and presented at the International Society of Lymphology in 2003. Professor Neil Piller is a Lymphologist, a Fellow of the Australian College of Phlebology and won its Gold Medal for Advancement of Oedema Research in 2011. Prof. Piller is the Clinical Trials Supervisor for the Flinders University Oedema Research Unit and conducts the “Diagnosis & Treatment” section of the Vodder Practitioner Training in Australasia.
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MLD can greatly facilitate lymph drainage and enhance recovery.
© Mandurah Oedema Clinic 2019

Dr. Vodder’s Method of

Manual Lymph Drainage

The Vodder Academy is set in the beautifully scenic Kaiserwinkl region of the Austrian Tyrol and has been the centre of excellence in Oedema treatment for over 40 years. The academy runs a respite facility for patients with all types of Lymph conditions. In particular, recuperating cancer patients attend the clinic for two weeks, soon after their medical treatment, for post-operative treatments, early preventative treatment for Oedema and to learn how to self-treat themselves at home. The Dr Vodder method is a gentle, non-invasive technique that acts like a gym session for the lymphatic system. It consists of a number of specific movements incorporating both stretch and torque that have been proven to encourage lymph flow. When performed with the correct direction, speed and pressure, it can greatly facilitate lymph drainage and enhance recovery. The Dr Vodder method is a calming, repetitive treatment protocol which encourages the lymphatic system to move lymph fluid up through the body to the disposal site at the terminus site in the neck. In addition, using their in-depth knowledge of the lymphatic system, practitioners can also assist many conditions by working on proximal areas of the lymphatic system where the affected area is in trauma for example bruising, ulceration, dermatological conditions, and burns as well as pre and post plastic surgery. The Dr Vodder method of Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) was developed in France in 1932 by Dr Emil and Estrid Vodder and has become the most broadly recognised method of MLD internationally. In the early 60’s, Dr Asdonk, a German physician learned of the Dr Vodder method and recognised its importance. Dr Asdonk created the first list of clinical medical indications for lymphatic conditions making them recognisable. In 1966 Gunther Wittlinger became aware of the Dr Vodder method and together with Dr Vodder and Dr Asdonk they founded the Association of Dr Vodder’s Manual Lymphatic Drainage in 1967 and the Vodder School in 1972. Hildeguard and Gunther Wittlinger introduced the Vodder method into America at a 1972 conference and returned some 10 years later to run a training program for the method, when they came into contact with Robert Harris. Robert became the first certified teacher of the Vodder method in 1986 and established the Dr Vodder School in Victoria, British Columbia in Canada in 1994. Robert is a founding and current board member of the Lymphology Association of North America (LANA). In 2002/2003 research was conducted at Flinders University in Adelaide, South Australia by Professor Neil Piller with Robert Harris into The Diagnosis and Treatment of Peripheral Oedema, which was published and presented at the International Society of Lymphology in 2003. Professor Neil Piller is a Lymphologist, a Fellow of the Australian College of Phlebology and won its Gold Medal for Advancement of Oedema Research in 2011. Prof. Piller is the Clinical Trials Supervisor for the Flinders University Oedema Research Unit and conducts the “Diagnosis & Treatment” section of the Vodder Practitioner Training in Australasia.
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