TweetFollowing extensive training in Lymphedema Management, which started in 1984, Joachim Zuther founded the Department of Lymphology at the School for Physical Therapy in Ulm, Germany in 1990, after he received his degree as a certified instructor for Manual Lymph Drainage (Vodder Technique) and Complete Decongestive Therapy (MLD/CDT) from the German Physical Therapy Association.
In 1994 he formed the Academy of Lymphatic Studies, a school providing Lymphedema Therapy Certification courses based on the European curriculum in the Continental United States. In addition to courses held in the U.S. and Europe, he also taught classes in Asia and the Middle East. In August 2004 Thieme Medical and Scientific Publishers, New York, NY published his “Textbook for Comprehensive Lymphedema Management”, the second edition was published in 2009. Mr. Zuther is an active member of the International Society of Lymphology (ISL), the National Lymphedema Network (NLN) and the German Association of Lymphology (DGL). He is also a founding member of the Lymphology Association of North America (LANA), the North American Lymphedema Education Association (NALEA), and a member of and contributing author to LIVESTRONG