Duration 10 days
Cost £1500 with a deposit of £500
Students must hold a valid Under Graduate Sculptor Certificate.
This course advances the Under Graduate Sculptor practitioner to a level of skill where s/he can use MLD to treat specific pathologies – including Lymphoedema and Lipoedema – applying Decongestive Lymphatic Therapy and Complete Decongestive Therapy (DLT/CDT). This is an intensive course and requires the student to develop their understanding of applying MLD in specific situations.
Graduate Sculptor is usually run in two 5 day segments with one weekend free between them. Theory lectures are given by a medical expert in the field of MLD and Lymphoedema. Specific sequences and various bandaging techniques are covered in the practical sessions. Measuring and fitting ‘made-to-measure’ and ‘off-the-shelf’ compression garments is covered in a special session.
There is one written theory exam, three practical exams on the tutor, two bandaging examinations and one combined exam, which covers technique and correct treatment protocols.
Successful students gain a certificate confirming their status as fully qualified SV Sculptor Certified Therapists with special training in DLT (Decongestive Lymphatic Therapy) accredited through Tibby Olivier – SV Sculptor International Academy. A satisfactory skills review every two years is mandatory in order to retain the qualification.