This 1.5-day course is a nice combination of lectures and demonstrations, as well as hands-on tape application techniques and practice.
Course participant will be introduced to the applications of elastic tape into their therapy practice. They will learn basic anatomy and physiology of the lymphatic system, the history and therapy behind elastic taping and the indications and contraindications of using elastic tape. Then participants will have actual hands-on practice applying the elastic tape, learning the proper application techniques. Participants will also learn how to use elastic taping in the treatment of lymphedema as well as other application uses. After completion of this 2-day course, participants will be able to use elastic taping application for the treatment of head and neck, upper and lower extremity lymphedema, trunkal edema as well as breast edema. All elastic tape applications will be demonstrated prior to practice.
- Basic anatomy and physiology of the lymphatic system
- History and theory of elastic tape
- Functions and properties of elastic tape
- Principles of tape applications: cuts, tension, application and removal
- Indications and contraindications for the application of elastic tape
- Application of elastic taping techniques for lymphatic correction of swelling and soft tissue mobility
- The use of elastic taping in lymphedema management
- Tape application for scar management
- Tape application for fascia and fibrosis correction
- Brief review of exercise effects on fluid movement
The tuition of this course is $345.00. ACOLS alumni receive a 10% discount.
To register for this class, simply click here. This will take you to our Schedule of Courses where you will be able to select the course of your choice and register. If you register online, your confirmation and receipt will be emailed to you within 24 business hours after registration.
If you would prefer to register via telephone, simply call our Admissions Representative at:
(800) 863-5935 x2 / (772) 589-3355 x2
We are available Monday-Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm EST.
Dates and Locations
The Academy of Lymphatic Studies now offers more classes in more locations, allowing the student to choose which location best serves their needs. Click here to view our current Schedule of Courses.
This course is 2 days in length (12 contact hours). The classroom hours are 8:00am – 3:30pm on the first day and 8:00am - 3:00pm on the last day. There will be approximately one hour for lunch every day.
Continuing Education Credits (CEU's)
This course is 12 Contact Hours. CEU's are available. Each state and profession is different, so please contact our Admissions Department for more detailed information regarding CEU approvals. Academy of Lymphatic Studies is an approved provider for the AOTA and NCBTMB.
What to Bring
- Bring your textbook (if you have it).
- Two sheets to cover the treatment tables and draping.
- Pen/Pencil/Highlighters, as these may be useful for highlighting your manual.
All other class materials will be given to you on the first day of class.
What to Wear
Certain techniques that are practiced during classtime may require direct contact with the skin. Please have the following items available for class labs:
- Ladies: Bathing suits, halter-tops, sports bras, shorts
- Gentlemen: shorts, or bathing suit.
It is recommended you wear these items under comfortable clothing. The days can be long, so we want you to be as comfortable as possible. You may also want to bring a light jacket with you to class. Classroom temperatures can be difficult to regulate.
Where to Go
The location/hotel information will be provided to you upon registration. This will have detailed information on the location and accommodations of the course, including directions, special rates, etc.