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Seminar Details

Title: Lymphedema Therapy Certification
Date(s): 10/20/2017- 10/28/2017
Time: 8:00 a.m.
Location/Facility: Hyatt Place Memphis/Primacy Parkway
City, ST Memphis, TN
Discipline: Occupational Therapy - Physical Therapy
Subject: Lymphedema
Seminar Sponsor: Klose Training
Phone Number: (303) 245-0333
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This engaging, evidence-based, 135-hour course teaches you Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT), the most effective treatment for managing lymphedema. CDT includes manual lymph drainage (MLD), compression bandaging, skin care, and patient-appropriate exercises. At the conclusion of the course, you will be certified in lymphedema therapy (CLT) and can immediately start working with patients.

The course begins with a 45-hour online, video-based, home-study module filled with dynamic graphics. Included is a lecture by Dr. Kathleen Francis, one of the few lymphedema-specialist physicians in the country.  

The online Module is followed by 90 hours of classroom (lab) instruction over nine days that focuses on hands-on practice of MLD and short-stretch and Coban2 compression bandaging.

Upon completion of the class, the therapist will be able to:

  • Identify the components of the lymphatic system and its function.
  • Identify various medical conditions that can lead to the development of edema and lymphedema.
  • Differentiate between a variety of peripheral edemas and identify necessary treatment strategies for each condition.
  • Identify the application, medical indications, and contraindications for Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) and Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT).
  • Identify various compression therapy application strategies for patients with lymphedema and chronic venous insufficiency.
  • Attest to the importance of skin care and hygiene for patients with lymphedema.
  • Attest to the importance of a proper exercise protocols for individuals at risk for and with lymphedema.
  • Identify risk-reduction practices for patients at risk for lymphedema.
  • Distinguish between a variety of measurement techniques used in the evaluation of edema/lymphedema and custom-made compression garments.
  • Identify the most effective lymphedema treatment protocols based on current evidence.
  • Establish CDT treatment plans for individuals with primary and secondary lymphedema.
  • Effectively perform MLD sequences for patients with primary and secondary lymphedema and post-traumatic and post-surgical edema.
  • Competently apply short-stretch compression bandaging systems for patients with upper and lower extremity lymphedema.

Cost: $3100. Discounts are available.

For more information, visit or call 303-245-0333.