​​MLD  CLINIC

MANUAL LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE THERAPY

Dr. Vodder Method of MLD


MLD is a primary tool in swelling and lymphedema management

MLD was pioneered in the 1930s in France by Doctors, Emil and Estrid Vodder, and today is acknowledged as a primary tool in swelling and lymphedema management. The Vodder School is the global leader in the clinical application and teaching of manual lymphatic and combined decongestive therapy.


Dr. Vodder Certified MLD and CDT practitioners must complete comprehensive training (covering lymphatic anatomy, physiology, pathology and clinical assessment skills) under the direction of medical doctors. Bi-annual re-certification is a requirement of continued certification.


The Vodder MLD methodology focuses on engaging the lymphatic system to re-directs lymph to viable watersheds to:

  • Reduce or eliminate edema
  • Slow or halt disease progression
  • ​Improve circulation and tissue health​


Terry Kemp, the MLD Clinic owner and therapist, has practiced MLD and CDT therapy since 2007. He is one of only about 20 practitioners with this level of Vodder training in Nova Scotia (and less than 300 in Canada).

MLD CLINIC   237 PURCELLS COVE ROAD, HALIFAX, NS  (902) 448 0940