The online webinar, “foundations in cancer rehabilitation,” will be required before taking this class and will be provided complimentary for a limited time upon purchase of part 1 or 2.

Cancer Rehabilitation Series – Level 1

Integrative Manual Therapies, MLD, and compression alternatives for UE and LE cancers

Board Approved 15 CEUs

Part 1 of this 3 part series focuses on the lymphatic system, manual lymphatic drainage, compression alternatives with an introduction to the integrated manual techniques used to treat the cancer patient. Review of physical side effects with medical cancer treatment, assessment of the cancer patient and skills test will be incorporated.

  • the therapist will understand and identify cancer related side effects
  • the therapist will recognize which side effects the therapist can appropriately and effectively treat
  • the therapist will recognize which side effects require immediate physician care
  • the therapist will perform a patient assessment by identifying functional deficits related to the medical treatment of cancer
  • the therapist will demonstrate safe and effective manual lymphatic drainage techniques for upper and lower extremities
  • the therapist will demonstrate ability to perform proper compression wrapping on an UE and LE
  • the therapist will demonstrate knowledge of alternative compression techniques

Gain a comprehensive understanding of cancer rehabilitation and learn integrative manual therapy techniques as well as manual lymph drainage and compression alternatives in order to effectively treat the cancer patient and optimize function.

Michelle Rice, founder of “Preserva Institute”, is a physical therapist with over twenty years of experience and specializes in breast cancer rehabilitation.

She graduated from Vanderbilt University with a Bachelor Degree in Human and Organizational Development and received her Master of Science degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Miami School of Medicine. She has extensive knowledge in manual therapies and incorporates craniosacral therapy, myofascial release, trigger point release, soft tissue mobilization, scar release, manual lymph drainage, yoga, breath control and relaxation techniques into her treatments.

She is a certified lymphedema therapist and yoga instructor. She owns Preserva Therapy MED SPA where she also provides personalized outpatient therapy treatment to women and men on their path to recovery after cancer.

Michelle Rice MSPT, CLT, RYT

This course is offered to all PT, PTA, OT, COTA and LMT. No prior lymphedema certification is required!

The online webinar, “Foundations in Cancer Rehabilitation,” will be required before taking this class and will be provided complimentary for a limited time upon purchase of part 1 or 2.

NOTE: This course is geared toward enhancing the practice and knowledge of Physical and Occupational Therapists and Assistants; parts of this course may be outside the scope of practice for Massage Therapists. It is the responsibility of all health professionals to ensure that they work within the limits of their license.

It is recommended to bring shorts and T-shirts, or sports bra/tank top, or a two piece bathing suit to each class. Bring roll-up pads, plus pillows and blankets or your own massage table if you wish, to add to your comfort.


Day 1:

Upper and lower extremity manual lymph drainage and integrated manual techniques  for  cancer related  lymphedema.

Day 2:

Compression wrapping and compression alternatives for cancer related lymphedema.

  • At the end of your training, you will receive a current dated and signed certificate which should be displayed prominently in your office.
  • For the list of the States Approval  send us an email.
  • Our Courses are CEBroker listed. CEUs will be automatically credited to your account within 15days after the course completion.
  • Preserva Institute expects that you will adhere to the highest ethical standards of conduct and reserves the right to withdraw permission to display and market our certification if you misrepresent, its philosophy or its values.

Direction and accommodations will be provided with your confirmation letter. You can also contact our office at 863.658.4360 or send us an email.

Group Discount: (contact us prior booking)
10% discount off each enrollment fee for groups of 5 or more
20% discount off each enrollment fee for groups of 10 or more

Student Discount (contact us prior booking)

A 20% discount is available to current students who have yet to earn a license to practice at the time of course registration. This discount is not available to those therapists who have previously held a license, and are currently enrolled in a doctoral, or other post-graduate, program. This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discounts. To get this discount when checking out online, use the code student99. (Note, this code is only valid for non-licensed students. Our team will verify that registrants signed up with this code are, indeed, current students prior to their attendance of the course).

Referral Credit/Discount
Any therapist who has already taken a Preserva Institute course will earn a $50.00 “referral credit” if:
1. A therapist who has never taken a Preserva Institute course successfully registers for his or her first course(s); AND
2. In the registration process, the first-time registrant gives the name and clinic/hospital of the therapist who referred them to Preserva Institute.
A therapist who has earned a $50.00 “referral credit” may use this credit toward any course that is eligible for a “referral discount”.

Guest Blogger Credit/Discount (contact us prior booking)
Any therapist who completes a qualifying guest blog post on the Preserva Institute blog will earn a $50.00 “guest blogger credit”. This credit may be applied toward any course eligible for a “guest blogger discount”.

Online Webinar Discount
The online webinar, “foundations in cancer rehabilitation,” will be required before taking this class and will be provided complimentary for a limited time upon purchase of part 1 or 2.

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