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Vivian Dim

OT Reg. (Ont.), BHSc (OT), MClSc (WH), CHT, LLCC, IIWCC

Vivian Dim works in private practice at Arm More Therapy in Niagara, Ontario, Canada. She is an advanced trained occupational therapist in the areas of hand therapy, stroke rehabilitation, and chronic edema/lymphedema therapy. She graduated from McMaster University's occupational therapy program in 2000 and obtained her clinical master's in wound care from Western University in 2016. She served as the communication director of the Canadian Society of Hand Therapists. Vivian has certification in complete decongestive therapy for the treatment of lymphedema and is a certified fitter for compression garments. She has been appointed as the Canadian instructor for manual edema mobilization (MEM) by Sandra Artzberger, the founder of the MEM treatment, and has conducted several courses in Canada, in the US, and internationally at hand therapy workshops and conferences.

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Manual Edema Mobilization for the Upper Extremity

Presented by Vivian Dim, OT Reg. (Ont.), BHSc (OT), MClSc (WH), CHT, LLCC, IIWCC

Manual Edema Mobilization for the Upper Extremity

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Video Runtime: 68 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 46 Minutes

This course will offer an introduction to manual edema mobilization, which is a recognized best-practice treatment for individuals with persistent upper extremity edema following trauma. The course will offer foundational knowledge (the impact of edema and normal physiology) as well as practice knowledge (how to stimulate the lymphatics) through lecture and demonstrations, as well as insights from Sandra Artzberger, the developer of manual edema mobilization.

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Manual Edema Mobilization: Compression for the Upper Extremity

Presented by Vivian Dim, OT Reg. (Ont.), BHSc (OT), MClSc (WH), CHT, LLCC, IIWCC

Manual Edema Mobilization: Compression for the Upper Extremity

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Video Runtime: 71 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 40 Minutes

This course provides a comprehensive overview of therapeutic compression as part of effective edema management within the manual edema mobilization framework. The course will review principles of compression, how compression influences edema reduction through understanding of physiology, different types of compression options from short-stretch wraps to garments, and demonstration of wrap techniques. This is an appropriate course for occupational therapists and physiotherapists treating individuals with upper extremity trauma and with an intact lymphatic system. The information provided will aid therapists in clinical decision-making. The course will include case studies, interviews with a clinical expert, and lab demonstrations.

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