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Lymphedema Therapy Certification

Klose Training

Format(s):   Live Seminars
Discipline(s):   Physical Therapy / Occupational Therapy
Contact Hours:   135
Registration Fee:   $3100

Each participant will be trained in the four components of Complete Decongestive Therapy. 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

    Target Audience
    This course is offered to all Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapist Assistants, Massage Therapists*, Nurses, Athletic Trainers Certified, Nurse Practitioners, Medical Doctors, Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine, and Doctors of Chiropractic.

    *Massage therapists must show proof of completion of a minimum of 500 hours of massage education or be certified through the NCBTMB.

    NOTE: This course is geared toward enhancing the practice and knowledge of Physical and Occupational Therapists and Assistants treating patients with lymphedema; parts of this course may be outside the scope of practice for Massage Therapists. It is the responsibility of all health professionals to ensure that they work within the limits of their license.

    Confirmation Notes
    Course Educational Level: Introductory/Intermediate
    Instructional Methods: Online home-study followed by hands-on lab, lectures, case studies, and live demonstrations.

    This course totals 135 contact hours and has been approved for CEUs for Physical, Occupational, and Massage Therapists by the organizations and states listed here.
    To successfully complete this course, the student must pass a multiple-choice exam with a score of 80% or better, devise an appropriate treatment plan in response to a case study presented to the student, and demonstrate competency in manual lymph drainage and compression bandaging for lymphedema patients. The student will then earn the credential CLT (Certified Lymphedema Therapist) and receive a Certificate of Completion in the class.

    A total of 135 hours of instruction is provided in this Lymphedema Therapy Certification course. After completion of the mandatory 45-hr online Home Study Module, students will receive 90 hours of classroom instruction over a 9-day period.

    Usual class hours are 8:00am – 7:00pm.

    For a detailed list of covered topics, click here.

    This engaging 135-hour course teaches you Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT), the most effective treatment for chronic primary lymphedema (congenital) and secondary lymphedema. CDT is composed of Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD), compression bandaging, skin care, and patient-appropriate exercises. At the conclusion of this course, you will be certified in Lymphedema Therapy (CLT) and can immediately start working with patients. As a graduate, you’ll be listed on our popular online therapist directory. You’ll also have unlimited access to exclusive, comprehensive online resources including over 50 instructional videos, 200+ reference articles, sample treatment forms, and more! Successfully completing this course qualifies you to sit for the LANA exam.

    Klose Training’s instructors are highly-experienced, practicing lymphedema therapists. All are LANA-Certified. They routinely earn high marks from their students for their clinical expertise and caring, supportive demeanor. Typically, you will have the same instructor throughout the course. After the course, your instructor will continue to support you if you need advice regarding treatment challenges.

    Prior to the start of the classroom (lab) portion of the course, you will complete a 45-hr Online Home Study Module that introduces you to lymphedema and the techniques used to treat it. The lessons ensure that every student coming into the classroom has a thorough understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the lymphatic system. The Module is composed of graphically-dynamic video lectures and demonstrations. Included is a lecture by Dr. Kathleen Francis, one of the few physicians in the U.S. specializing in lymphedema. An accompanying course manual reinforces the video presentations.

    After completing the 45-hr online Home Study Module, you’ll be prepared for the 9-day (90-hr) classroom training that focuses on hands-on practice of Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) and compression bandaging.

    For details about Complete Decongestive Therapy or the course content and materials, visit
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    To receive a 10% discount, enter discount code REHABEDGE10% when registering online or request this discount if registering by phone. Foeldi’s Textbook of Lymphedema will not be included with this discount. It is not needed for the class.

    Dates and Locations
    Register Address:   Boulder Colorado
    Dates:   09-11-2020 - 09-19-2020, 12:00AM 12:00AM


    Register Address:   Meriden Connecticut
    Dates:   09-25-2020 - 10-03-2020, 12:00AM 12:00AM


    Register Address:   Boulder Colorado
    Dates:   12-04-2020 - 12-12-2020, 12:00AM 12:00AM