Lymphatic Correction Using Elastic Taping Method

This Course Is Now Included In Our Advanced Lymphedema Management Course
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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


The tuition of this course is $345.00. We offer an Alumni discount of 10%. Financing options and payment plans are available if needed.


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  
Management of Lymphedema Affecting the Head & Neck Nov 01, 2022 Orlando FL Register
Management of Lymphedema Affecting the Head & Neck Sep 06, 2022 Los Angeles CA Register
Management of Lymphedema Affecting the Head & Neck Jul 12, 2022 New York NY Register
2022-CLT Refresher / Recertification Jan 01, 2022 Ongoing Register
Management of Lymphedema Affecting the Head & Neck Sep 17, 2022 Norfolk VA Register
Fundamentals of Wound Care for Lymphedema Management Jun 25, 2022 Baton Rouge LA Register

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Founder: Joachim Zuther

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