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Joachim Zuther, Lymphedema Specialist. Read more
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Look4LE – A Mobile App to Locate Trained Lymphedema Specialists

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Trying to find a certified lymphedema specialist for yourself or a loved one?

Look4LE is a mobile app, developed by the American Lymphedema Framework Project (ALFP), to help patients and families find therapists in their areas who are trained to treat lymphedema.

The app currently features almost 1,000 LANA-certified therapists, and therapists with . . . → Read More: Look4LE – A Mobile App to Locate Trained Lymphedema Specialists

Recertification for Certified Lymphedema Therapists (CLT)

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I would like to share with you the important announcement of two member schools of the North American Lymphedema Education Association (NALEA) to begin offering recertification for the Certified Lymphedema Therapist (CLT) credential.

One of the currently four NALEA member schools, the Dr. Vodder School, already has a well-established recertification program for their . . . → Read More: Recertification for Certified Lymphedema Therapists (CLT)

Self Manual Lymph Drainage for Lymphedema Affecting the Leg

TweetComplete decongestive therapy (CDT) is performed in two phases; in the first phase, also known as the intensive or decongestive phase, treatments are administered by trained lymphedema therapists on a daily basis until the affected body part is decongested.

The duration of the intensive phase varies with the severity of the condition and averages . . . → Read More: Self Manual Lymph Drainage for Lymphedema Affecting the Leg

When is it Lymphedema?

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“After a day of sitting in the office my ankles are swollen.”

“During the last several months of my pregnancy, my legs practically doubled in size”

“My fingers and hand frequently get puffy following a long hike”

“My arm started swelling after I had surgery for my breast cancer”

“Following the removal of . . . → Read More: When is it Lymphedema?

NALEA – A New Organization Concerned With Training Standards For Lymphedema Therapists

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I would like to announce the formation of a new organization concerned with the training standards for lymphedema therapists in North America, the North American Lymphedema Education Association (NALEA).

NALEA is currently an alliance of the four lymphedema therapy certification schools responsible for training the majority of Certified Lymphedema Therapists (CLT) in North America . . . → Read More: NALEA – A New Organization Concerned With Training Standards For Lymphedema Therapists

How to Locate a Certified Lymphedema Therapist in Your Area

This article provides a resource for lymphedema patients to locate certified lymphedema therapists . . . → Read More: How to Locate a Certified Lymphedema Therapist in Your Area