Lymphatic Correction Using Elastic Taping Method

This 1.5-day course is a nice combination of lectures and demonstrations, as well as hands-on tape application techniques and practice.

Course Objective

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, truncal edema as well as breast edema. All elastic tape applications will be demonstrated prior to practice.

Class Topics

  • 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

Tuition

The tuition of this course is $345.00. ACOLS alumni receive a 10% discount.

Duration

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, NCBTMB and various state professional boards. Please call for details.

Upcoming Advanced and Refresher Courses

Name Date City State
CLT Refresher / Recertification Jan 01, 2017 Online Register
Management of Lymphedema Affecting the Head & Neck Jun 09, 2017 Atlanta GA Register
Lymphatic Correction Using Elastic Taping Method Jun 11, 2017 Atlanta GA Register
Management of Lymphedema Affecting the Head & Neck Sep 08, 2017 Indianapolis IN Register
Lymphatic Correction Using Elastic Taping Method Sep 10, 2017 Indianapolis IN Register
Advanced Lymphedema Management I Oct 06, 2017 Houston TX Register
Management of Lymphedema Affecting the Head & Neck Nov 04, 2017 Omaha NE Register
Management of Lymphedema Affecting the Head & Neck Dec 01, 2017 Atlanta GA Register
Lymphatic Correction Using Elastic Taping Method Dec 03, 2017 Atlanta GA Register

Is ACOLS Right For You?

Shop for Supplies

High quality products, price match guarantee

Shop Now

Find a Therapist

Looking for a Certified Lymphedema Specialist? We are busy building our searchable online database of specialists, please check back soon!

Courses

Become a Certified Lymphedema Specialist

Register Now