Advanced Lymphedema Management I (ADV I)

This 3-day course provides advanced topics on Lymphedema Management including head and neck lymphedema, Axillary Web Syndrome, difficult patient case studies, advanced bandaging techniques and more.


This course will review the anatomy and physiology of the lymphatic system and thoroughly cover evaluation and treatment sequences for lymphedema affecting the upper and lower extremities, as well as the head and neck. The use of alternative compression materials for the trunk and advanced use of compression bandages for the extremities will be discussed. Further, the incorporation of alternative bandaging/night time garments will be presented. New areas of development and research in regards to lymphedema treatment will be included. These areas include the Lymphedema Treatment Act, exercise programs, Axillary Web Syndrome, compression pumps, elastic taping. Case studies will allow the participants to further develop their clinical problems solving skills.

Class Topics

  • Review of the anatomy, physiology and pathology of the lymphatic system
  • Review Vodder technique – stationary circle, pump, rotary, and scoop
  • Review of Trunk Treatment for UE and LE Lymphedema
  • Advanced UE and LE Bandaging and Trunk Compression
  • Review of Genital Bandaging and Difficult Hand Swelling
  • HNL Treatment Sequence
  • Advanced case studies of more difficult cases involving various areas of the body
  • Overview of the Lymphedema Treatment Act; PALS exercise program
  • Overview of Compression Pumps, Elastic Taping and Axillary Web Syndrome
  • MLD with other conditions: fibromyalgia,scleroderma, RIBP
  • Solaris Presentation – Alternative Bandaging/Nighttime compression

Participants are invited to submit questions related to their daily work with lymphedema patients, as well as case studies of patients prior to the course, for discussion and problem solving during the conference. Pictures of submitted case studies would be helpful but not required.


This 3-day advanced course is open to Certified Lymphedema Therapists only. All participants need to show proof of completion of a CDT certification program from one of the recognized schools.

It is recommended, not required, that you purchase the textbook "Lymphedema Management: A Comprehensive Guide for Practitioners" by Joachim Zuther. For students registering for this course, we offer a discounted price for the textbook of $70.00 (regularly $89.90) plus shipping. Call to place your order.


The tuition for this course is $695.00. We offer an early registration discount of 10% if registered 60 days or more in advance. Financing options and payment plans are available if needed.


This course is 3 days in length (24 contact hours). The classroom hours are approximately 8:00am – 5:30pm daily. There will be approximately one hour for lunch every day.

Continuing Education Credits (CEU's)

This course is 24 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, NCBTMB and various state professional boards. Please call for details.

Upcoming Advanced and Refresher Courses

Name Date City State  
CLT Refresher / Recertification Jan 01, 2019 Online Register
Management of Lymphedema Affecting the Head & Neck Jul 13, 2019 Baltimore MD Register
Management of Lymphedema Affecting the Head & Neck Jul 23, 2019 Houston TX Register
Management of Lymphedema Affecting the Head & Neck Aug 20, 2019 Chicago IL Register
Management of Lymphedema Affecting the Head & Neck Sep 17, 2019 St. Louis MO Register
Management of Lymphedema Affecting the Head & Neck Nov 19, 2019 Charlotte NC Register
Management of Lymphedema Affecting the Head & Neck Dec 10, 2019 Palm Beach Gardens FL Register

Is Lymphedema Management Right For You?

World Class Instructors!

Direct contact during our certification courses, small groups, highly trained and certified instructors with many years of experience in education and treatment, as well as up-to-date teaching technologies assure a maximum learning experience for participants in our programs.

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Founder: Joachim Zuther

Our founder, Joachim Zuther, has remained an integral part of our course development and ensuring the future education of lymphedema treatment is at the forefront of scientific discoveries.

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Virtu Arora, ACOLS Instructor

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