Email: lakesidechiropracticcentre@gmail.com

4403 2nd Street, Peachland BC

Call: 778-479-3232

Fax: 250-860-4060

What is Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) and Combined Decongestive Therapy (CDT)


Catherine Gnius RMT with her practice located in Peachland BC, has recently completed an advanced training with certification in the Dr. Vodder method of Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) and Combined Decongestive Therapy (CDT), offered by the internationally recognized Dr. Vodder School.  The program that Catherine has completed included pathology instruction and examination with the medical director of the School.

 Completion of this 160 hour intensive training program makes Catherine Gnius RMT one of approximately 1000 certified therapists in North America who are currently certified to practice this specialized technique.

Combined Decongestive Therapy enables Ms. Gnius to manage patients with lymphedema and venous insufficiency edema, using a combination of MLD, exercise therapy, compression bandaging and skin care.  This allows advanced care of patients with lymphedema, whether from surgery, radiation or congenital malformation.  Suitable venous oedemas may also be managed successfully with these techniques.

 MLD can also be used in the care of patients with conditions such as rosacea, orthopaedic indications such as adhesive capsulitis, arthritic conditions, acute whiplash, Meniéres Syndrome, migraines, etc.

 Apart from increasing lymph flow, MLD also has a pain relieving effect and can be used with recent trauma, such as sport injuries.  Patients find the techniques soothing and relaxing with no side effects.  It is a gentle, rhythmic massage-like movement, performed with a great deal of precision and requires a well-trained therapist to obtain good results.