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marjan-van-keeken Marjan (M.T.) van Keeken

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elisabeth-berents-pt-mvo Elisabeth Berents, PT, MVO,
Educational consultant, Association of Danish Physiotherapists (DFys)
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Theme area: Lymphology and oncology
Target group: Physiotherapists
Start date: Wednesday May 5th 2021
End date: Wednesday May 5th 2021
Participants: Minimal 20, maximal 50
Study load: 3 hours
Contact hours: 3
Contact days: 1
Language: English
Ratio practice and theory: Mostly theoretical
Level: expert
Code number: 2005881
E learning: No
Masterclass: Yes
Exam: No
Certificate: Yes

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Wednesday morning May 5th 2021


The role of fascia in the lymphatic system starts from the beginning in the interstitium. All the lymphatic vessels are supported and connected by connective tissue, which is in connection with all the layers of fascial structures. From the deep structures in the muscle for example, the muscular fascia that supports and protects the lymphatic vessels also forms the compartments within the muscle and around the muscle and the muscle groups. The muscular fascia is continuous with the aponeurotic (deep) fascia surrounding the extremities and with the periosteum and interosseous membranes. The lymphatic system is classified conventionally into the superficial system and the deep system because of their relationship to the deep fascia. In a study by Lawton et al (2002) “Preservation of muscle fascia to decrease lymphedema after complete axillary and ilioinguino-femoral lymphadenectomy for melanoma” care was taken not to disrupt the muscle fascia at the site of dissecting the lymph node and the results showed a lower incidence of permanent edema with no risk of reoccurrence.

Given to the connections that fascia has throughout the body, a change in fascial function (lack of sliding or fibrosis) may occur far away the primary lesion site. For example, there is a direct connection from the subclavian and clavipectoral fascia to the whole upper extremity. That is why scarring or other kind of change in fascial tissue can cause a vast variety of symptoms in the upper extremity: edema, pain, stiffness, clumsiness, peripheral/central sensitization etc. 80% of afferents end in the sensory receptors in the myofascial tissue and 90% of them are C-fibers that are connected with interoception, the perception of the homeostatic state. They are also high threshold nociceptors.


Wednesday morning May 5th 2021: 09.00 - 12.00

Course price

€ 150,00 including coffee, tea, water and fruit



After this course attendees can describe the role of fascia in the lymphatic system and how the fascial system can be addressed as a part of the lymphedema treatment in cancer patients.


Lecture, discussion, demonstration


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