University of Wisconsin/Milwaulkee Lymphedema III: Beyond the Basics (for therapists with at least 100 hours of training); April 17-20, 2017 [for more information or to register go the link at the bottom of the page.]
Comprehensive Certification Course: May 27-June 14 Montreal, Canada
Update Course for certified therapists*: May 24-25, Montreal, Canada
[Can be certified in a method other than Casley-Smith]
To register for either Montreal course, go to www.infolympho.ca (the website of the Lymphedema Association of Quebec)
Learn an effective way to treat patients with lymphedema, chronic venous edema, post-op swelling, or post-traumatic swelling, and how to enhance wound healing.
Complex Lymphatic Therapy is a method for treating lymphedema and other edemas. It was developed by John and Judith Casley-Smith of Australia. The Casley-Smiths were pioneers in the field of lymphology. Their groundbreaking research included the study of the microcirculation, use of the benzo-pyrones to treat filarial and other high protein edemas, and the development of exercise sequences and a variation of manual lymph drainage for the treatment of lymphedema. They were the founders of the Lymphoedema Association of Australia. John Casley-Smith died in 1997; Judith Casley-Smith resides in Adelaide, Australia.
Training in the Casley-Smith method of Complex Lymphatic Therapy (which is comparable to the European protocol of Complete Decongestive Therapy) is available in the United States.
DeCourcy Squire, PT, CLT-LANA, CI-CS, was certified as an instructor by Judith Casley-Smith in 1998 and has been teaching these courses since 1999.
What Is Special About the Comprehensive Certification Course?
–Is 135+ hours for full and comprehensive certification in the treatment of lymphedema and other edemas
–Covers MLD, compression wrapping, exercises, skin care, home programs and more…
–Incorporates the latest research on the lymphatic system and effective treatment techniques
–Meets the standards set by the Lymphology Association of North America (LANA)
–Provides lots of individual attention, with small class size (4-10 participants)
–Is taught by an experienced instructor who is also a hands-on therapist
–Gives the opportunity to practice with actual patients
–Includes certification in compression garment fitting; for Âtlanta courses, includes a tour of a compression garment factory
–Supplies a pre-course study guide, binder with extensive course notes; programmed calculator; posters of the lymphatic system; bandaging materials
–Emphasizes problem solving
–Offers follow-up consultations and mentoring by phone and/or email