CE for Therapy presently features several major providers of Lymphedema Courses for Physical Therapists on the Provider Directory page Link to Comprehensive Provider Directory. Here are the brief descriptions and links:
Lymphedema CoursesInternational Lymphedema and Wound Care Training Institute Link offers certification in LYMPHEDEMA AND WOUND CARE simultaneously! The CLWT course provides comprehensive knowledge & hands-on skills necessary to treat medically complex patients with lymphedema and chronic wounds. It includes comprehensive certification in Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT), Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD), custom, multi-layered compression bandaging, garment selection and fitting, and advanced wound care. Monarch Continuing Education has now joined ILWTI, and offers Manual lymphatic Drainage Certification for Massage Therapists and Lymphedema Therapist Certification for Massage Therapists.
PORi offers a comprehensive curriculum in Oncology Rehabilitation for Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, and Speech Language Pathologist. PORi has decided to hold all courses live on Zoom through the rest of 2020. With an emphasis on patient presentations, practice clinical skills and deep physiological understanding of the oncology patient, PORi is equipping therapists to treat this unique and incredibly rewarding population. All therapists enter the PORi curriculum through Foundations in Oncology Rehabilitation and then build their knowledge through CORE courses (Breast Cancer Rehabilitation, Head & Neck Cancer Rehabilitation, Pelvic Cancer & Lower Extremity Rehabilitation, and Chemotoxicity & CancerExercise Management) and beyond through adjunct courses. Each specialist module will be an assessment-based certificate program. Link to Certification
The Chikly Health Institute (CHI) Link is an organization devoted to education, research and therapeutic excellence. The Chikly Health Institute offers The Lymph Drainage Therapy Techniques Certification Program which signifies advanced skill in the application of lymph drainage therapy. This certification involves extensive study, written exams, and hands-on testing. The company is committed to passion in education and excellence in the content and quality of their classes. The Institute also offers a Brain Curriculum and a Heart Centered Curriculum. CHI is presenting an Online Webinar “Neuro-Embryological Release of Ligaments and Tendons (NER-L-O)”, Sun. Dec 6th – Tue. Dec 8th, 2020. Link to Course
The Norton School of Lymphatic Therapy Link trains professionals to become experts in treating pathologies related to the lymphatic system. Students receive training in the Foeldi Method of Complete Decongestive Therapy, the Gold Standard for lymphedema treatment. Students learn to treat lymphedema, lipedema, phlebo-lymphostatic edema, chronic venous insufficiencies, and post-traumatic edema. Founded by Steve Norton, Complete Decongestive Therapy Instructor, Certified Lymphedema Therapist (CLT), and renowned authority in the field of lymphedema therapy, the Norton School offers lymphatic massage therapy certification courses throughout the United States and Canada within hospital and out-patient clinical settings.
Healthy-Steps Link offers a program that can reduce many of the symptoms of Lymphedema by reducing fluid build-up in effected tissues, leaving participants with improved mobility, increased energy and a more positive attitude. By focusing on the areas of the body with the largest lymphatic collection sites, and opening lymphatic “drains”, Healthy-Steps opens up the lymphatic system, and reduces lymphatic fluid build-up through gentle, rhythmic movements and deep breathing. Healthy-Steps works in conjunction with compression garments, increasing their effectiveness.
Additional Providers of Courses
Some other major providers of Lymphedema Courses are LymphEd Link to LymphEd, the Academy of Lymphatic Studies Link to ACOL, Lymphedema Seminars Link to LS, Klose Training Link to Klose, Complex Lymphatic Therapy Courses Link to CT, and the Dr. Vodder School International Link to Vodder.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do you get lymphedema certified?
The Certified Lymphedema and Wound Therapist course prepares you with comprehensive knowledge & hands-on skills necessary to treat medically complex patients with lymphedema and chronic wounds. Complete Decongestive Therapy, Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Custom NO SLIP Multi-Layered Compression Bandaging, Advanced Wound Care, Sharp Debridement Certificate, and more! 62.5 hrs online pre-course work, 6 days intensive hands-on workshops.
CE For Therapy was launched June, 2017, and is scanning for new Lymphedema Courses continuously, so the directory on the website is always as up-to-date as possible. If you are aware of any additional Providers of Physical Therapy Lymphedema Courses that you think should be included, please contact us.