LBLQ 10.03-06.19 PB

LBLQ: Lymphatic Balancing: Lower Quadrant
LBLQ October 3-6, 2019 Palm Beach, Florida



Lymphatic Balancing (LB) is a curriculum specifically designed to utilize the philosophy, approach, and specialized manual lymphatic drainage techniques, which were originally designed to treat lymphedema, and apply them to the orthopedic patient. LB is be used to treat excess fluid or swelling, fluid stagnation or lymphedema in the cranium, spine, rib cage, visceral system, and the upper extremities (shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand). LB expands on the work and teachings of Dr. Emil Vodder (Vodder Method), Bruno Chikly MD (Lymphatic Drainage Technique), Dr. Albert Leduc PT, PhD (Leduc method) and osteopathic lymphatic pumping techniques.

The LB procedure involves both short and long lever manual pumping techniques to simulate gentle, specific wave-like movements to stimulate fluid motion, and aid in the re-circulation of the venous and lymphatic flow. These subtle manual maneuvers activate lymph and interstitial fluid circulation, as well as stimulate the functioning of the immune and parasympathetic nervous systems.

This course focuses on the lower quadrant and teaches how to perform a local evaluation (ARTS), and treat excess body fluid or swelling in the lower abdomen (viscera), lumbar spine, pelvis, sacrum, and lower extremities (hip, knee, ankle and foot).

Advance Preparation:
As you prepare to attend class, please review the video from developer Kerry D'Ambrogio about the Principles of Practice you will be discussing in class.

We recommend that you read Manual Lymphatic Techniques for the Orthopedic Manual Therapist by David Doubblestein, PT, MS, LLCC, CLT, Cert. MDT, available at

Nearby Lodging: 
Hampton Inn 
4001 RCA Blvd. 
Palm Beach Gardens FL 33410 
High Season $169.00 single/double Mid Season$109.00/Low Season $99.00 single/double -To get the above rates, you must call the hotel directly. 
-Hotel amenities include free high-speed wireless, refrigerator and microwave in all rooms complimentary expanded continental hot breakfast buffet complimentary manager’s reception every Monday – Thursday evenings 5pm-7pm.
-The Hampton Inn does not have shuttle service to The Upledger Institute. 
Directions to Hampton Inn: From I-95 - Exit PGA Blvd/Exit 79A going east. Make first right onto RCA Blvd. The hotel is one block on the left side. From FL Turnpike - Exit Palm Beach Gardens/Exit 109 going east two miles. Go under I-95 overpass then make the first right onto RCA Blvd. The hotel is one block on the left side.

The Doubletree Palm Beach Gardens 
4431 PGA Blvd. 
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410 
High Season $189.00 single/double Mid Season $82.00 single/double Low Season $82.00 single/double 
-Hotel has complimentary shuttle to and from The Upledger Institute. However, when you check-in please let the front desk know that you will need the shuttle so they can work out a time with others staying at the hotel that will also need transportation to the Institute. 
Complimentary Full Breakfast Buffet Daily. 

Best Western Plus Palm Beach Gardens
Ask for the "Upledger" Rate
$94.00 per night May - December 2018 
January through end of April rates will vary call hotel for details
Complimentary Breakfast Buffet served daily for hotel guests

Wyndham Grand Jupiter at Harborside
122 Soundings Avenue
Jupiter FL 33477 
This luxe hotel in Harbourside Place along the Intracoastal Waterway is 1.6 miles from Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and 7 miles from The Upledger Institute. Rates range per night from $209.00 High Season/$149.00 mid season and low season $109.00. Under “The Upledger Institute” 


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