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Healing wisdom for the whole person.
Serving the Washington DC metro area
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Randolph Towers
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Virginia Hospital Center
703-558-5454

           
 
 
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Virginia Hospital Center
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November 2018

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11/3/2018 - Sat
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Norton Full CDT Certification  
Jen Seaver and Maureen McBeth

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Norton Full CDT Certification

The following agreement is made between the student registering for the program indicated on the registration form and the Norton School of Lymphatic Therapy.

Date: November 3 - 11
Time: 8:00am–7:00pm
Early Tuition $2,900 // Regular Rate $3,200

Confirmation
After acceptance into the program, the student will receive a confirmation letter indicating the exact starting and ending times as well as pertinent information about the location of the course.

Class Times
A total of 135 hours of instruction is provided in the Full CDT Certification Course comprised of 90 hours of classroom instruction and 45 hours of home study. Class hours are 8:00am–7:00pm.

Home Study Program
The Home Study Program is comprised of the following components: (1) multimedia "Nine-Part Theoretical Home Study" online course; multimedia "Lymphedema Bandaging: Video Practical Instruction" online course; multimedia "Manual Lymph Drainage: Video Practical Instruction" online course; (2) various online theoretical reference components; (3) a Course Manual and Online Reference Guide; (4) five DVDs covering various lymphedema topics; (5) the "Textbook of Lymphology" by M. Foeldi. 45 hours of home study are expected of the student. The Home Study Program will provide an opportunity for the student to develop an extensive knowledge of the theoretical components of lymphedema therapy.

Completion of Home Study Program
The student agrees to complete the Home Study Program in its entirety prior to the commencement of the live class as outlined in the document “Home Study Program” provided to the student at the time of registration. The student pledges to be the sole individual accessing and completing the Norton School of Lymphatic Therapy Home Study Program. The Home Study Program materials are strictly prohibited from being shared with other individuals or organizations, as is the work burden required for completion of the Home Study Program.


Tuition
The tuition for the Full CDT Certification Course is $3,200. A deposit of $900 is required at the time of registration and will hold a spot in the course until the remaining balance is received no later than two (2) weeks prior to the first day of class.

Refund Policy
$250 of the tuition is non-refundable. Upon receipt of the Home Study Program materials, $650 will become non-refundable. $900 will become non-refundable two (2) weeks prior to the first day of live class. The full tuition will become non-refundable after the live class has begun. Refunds are processed in the order they are requested and are issued 4-6 weeks from the date of request.

Attendance
100% attendance is expected of the student. Any student missing more than five (5) hours of the class may not receive a certificate of completion.

Certificate of Completion
In order to receive a certification of completion, the student must pass the written and practical exams as required by the instructor.

Purpose of the Training
The student agrees that the purpose of the training is to become proficient in the techniques of Manual Lymph Drainage and Complete Decongestive Therapy. Although the student is free to distribute information concerning lymphedema upon completion of the course, the student shall not under any circumstances train or certify any other person in MLD or CDT unless granted instructor status by the Norton School of Lymphatic Therapy.

Transfer
Registered students are eligible to transfer to another Full CDT Certification Course once within 12 months of the original registration date free of charge. Subsequent transfers will incur a $200.00 transfer fee. Said fee will accrue against the student’s credit balance. The student may only transfer if the credit balance is sufficient to cover the transfer fee. Once the student commences taking a Full CDT Certification Course, all accrued transfer fees will be waived. In the event that the student does not transfer to another course and does not commence a Full CDT Certification Course within a continuous 12-month period, the accrued transfer fees will be deducted from the student’s credit balance and the remaining credit balance will be refunded to the student.

Withdrawal
Withdrawal from the program may result in a loss of tuition monies. If the student cannot complete the course in its entirety due to personal emergency or medical reasons, a 12-month grace period will be granted from the original date of the live course. During this grace period the student may contact the Norton School of Lymphatic Therapy to arrange a return date for a scheduled course to reserve a seat. At the Norton School of Lymphatic Therapy’s discretion the student’s participation in the course may be abbreviated to include only days missed rather than the entire course. If coursework is not satisfactorily completed during the grace period all tuition monies will be forfeited.

Dismissal
Any student may be dismissed from the program for insufficient progress, non-payment of tuition, non-attendance, or unprofessional/unethical conduct. Reinstatement following dismissal is at the discretion of the instructor and/or the Norton School of Lymphatic Therapy.

Cancellation of Classes
If the course is cancelled because of insufficient registration, all monies received will be refunded or transferred to another class as elected by the registrant. In the case of cancellation of the class for any other reason, a new course will be scheduled and all payments will be transferred. In the event that the instructor falls ill, the class will be rescheduled.

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11/17/2018 - Sat
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Structural Essentials: Head, Neck, and Jaw  
Eli Thompson

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Structural Essentials: Head, Neck, and Jaw

Date: November 17 – 18, 2018
Time: 9:00am-5:00pm each day
Tuition: Early Bird $345 paid in full by October 19th / $395 thereafter
Tuition is due at time of registration, no exceptions.
Cancellation Fee $100 non-refundable service fee
CEs: 14 NCBTMB; VPTA 14 CEs


The Structural Essential series is a set of intensive soft-tissue technique courses divided into functional regions. Combining movement and manual techniques for the most efficient and long-lasting results, and using the latest research on the interaction between skeleton, muscles, joints, and fascial proprioceptors, this series of workshops will take you to a new level in therapy.

Designed with the busy therapist in mind, each Structural Essentials event gives you a new understanding of the relevant area. The content will outline how the structural and functional anatomy relates to many common issues as well as to the rest of the body. Based on many new and established approaches this series will give you the skills in palpation, BodyReading and functional analysis needed for the modern multidisciplinary therapist

Head, Neck and Jaw

The neck is a remarkable feat of biomechanical engineering, giving a combination of wide range of movement but maintaining a structural strength. It is often seen as the last site of compensation as it corrects for any alteration from below allowing the eyes and ears to orient to the horizon. Patterns can of course work their way in the other direction and particularly from the jaw and its many possible patterns of movement and holding. This course will focus on key areas of the neck and jaw complex to allow you to build successful strategies to ease these potential problem areas alleviating the issues working in both directions and setting the body up for a longer lasting change.

Highlights include:

The sub-occipital muscles
The laminar groove & deep cervical muscles
The muscular wires of the front of the neck – anterior scalenes & longus colli muscles
Intra-oral work for the hyoid complex, the tongue, and the floor of the mouth
The jaw muscles, TMJ, the palate & facial muscles

The Structural Essentials workshops are most easily absorbed in the order outlined below but you can do them in any order as time permits.

Arches and the Legs – 3 days
Fans of the Hip – 2 ½ days
Abdomen, Chest and Breath – 2 ½ days
Tensegrity Spine – 2 ½ days
Shoulders & Arms – 2 ½ days
Head, Neck & Jaw – 2 days

Hotel Accommodations: The Holiday Inn @ Ballston 4610 N. Fairfax Dr. Arlington, VA 22203 * Tel. 703.310.3327

February 2019

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2/23/2019 - Sat
8:30 am - 6:30 pm
Scar Tissue Management: Principles, Practice, and Protocol  

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Scar Tissue Management: Principles, Practice, and Protocol

Date: Feb 23, 2019 – Feb 24, 2019
Time: 8:30am - 6:30pm
Tuition: $375 until December 31st (increases to $395 on January 1st)
18 Continuing Education Units
Prerequisites: Must be a practicing massage therapist

This highly practical course is aimed at assisting health care professionals with the development of their clinical expertise – enabling them to work safely and effectively with patients with problematic scars of varying etiology and through the various stages of accidental or surgical trauma recovery.

June 2019

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6/3/2019 - Mon
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Oncology Massage Intensive (6-days)  
Healwell Educators

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Oncology Massage Intensive (6-days)

Monday, June 3, 2019 - Sunday, June 9, 2019
08:30 AM - 05:30 PM

48 Continuing Education Units
Approved for Continuing Education: NCBTMB
Tuition: $900 if paid in full by April 2nd (increases to $1000 on April 3rd)
Prerequisites: Graduates of a 500+ hour professional massage therapy training program

This 6-day Oncology Massage course is an opportunity to learn not only the basics of oncology massage, but also some of the more specific details that will get you started if your path is leading you in the direction of working with clients affected by cancer.

It includes three supervised, hands-on clinics with actual clients (one specifically addressing scar tissue and two full-body, client-centered sessions). Students will develop a working knowledge of the disease process of cancer as it relates to massage therapy as well as the ability to speak intelligently with colleagues, other medical professionals and clients about the benefits and safety of oncology massage. The course includes daily opportunities to practice hands-on protocols and techniques which can be put into practice immediately. Six days also affords the opportunity to address the topics of building an oncology massage practice and/or hospital program, including how to talk to doctors, how to approach medical offices and infusion centers and how to network within existing programs. In addition to technical skills, students will learn about themselves and their beliefs and assumptions about disease, wellness and death and dying. It might be the most fun you’ve ever had learning about cancer.

Cancellation Policy
A $500 deposit is required to hold your space in this class. Included in this deposit is a non-refundable $75 registration fee. The full course tuition is due no later than 30 days prior to the first day of class.
For complete details: https://healwell.org/events/76/oncology-massage-intensive-6-days

July 2019

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7/13/2019 - Sat
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Healwell Presents: Considering Fascia in the Mix: A Massage/Manual Therapy Approach  
Cathy Ryan

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Healwell Presents: Considering Fascia in the Mix: A Massage/Manual Therapy Approach

Saturday, July 13, 2019 - Sunday, July 14, 2019
08:30 AM - 04:30 PM
14 Continuing Education Units
Tuition: $375 until May 1st (increases to $425 on May 2nd)
Prerequisites: Must be a practicing massage therapist or physical therapist

This course is designed to advance the therapist’s understanding of fascia’s structure and function and pathophysiological consequences associated with commonly addressed clinical presentations (e.g. soft-tissue scars, sprains/strains, tendinopathies, over-use type injuries, low back pain/dysfunction, sliding and force transmission impairments and neurovascular compression syndromes).

The aim of the practical component is to assist the therapist with; broadening their skill set (assess for fascial dysfunction, manually engage fascia and provide safe, non-invasive treatment), improving delivery of care and achieving better patient outcomes.
The course material includes emerging research and concepts from the International Fascia Research Congress’ and evidence informed clinical considerations applicable to massage/manual therapists.

To expand the therapist’s ‘global’ thinking and treatment skills, an introduction to the functional lines (e.g. myokinetic chains or myofascial meridians) will also be included.

The material and hands-on are delivered in a comprehensive, yet user-friendly manner, infused with humor and loaded with easy to integrate, practical skills and knowledge!

Cancellation Policy (PLEASE READ CAREFULLY)

Included in the course tuition is a non-refundable $75 registration fee. If you cancel or withdraw from a course 30 days prior to the course start date you will be refunded your full tuition less the $75 registration fee. If you cancel or withdraw from a course fewer than 30 days (but more than one week) prior to the course start date you will be refunded 50% of your tuition less the $75 registration fee. If you cancel or withdraw from a course fewer than 7 days prior to the course start date your tuition will be non-refundable.
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