Frequently Asked Questions

How can having MLD/CLT certification help me?

See powerful growth for your facility or practice with the application of lymphedema therapy – helping people that often go without care or go without knowing that there are often solutions to their chronic pain and/or swelling.

How can my having a lymphedema certification benefit my patients?

  • Manual techniques for edema management, with post op hip and knee patients, lead to big jumps in meeting motion and strength goals.  It is a huge advantage to the patient to have their pain and edema reduced.

  • Edema reduction leads to increased range of motion and therefore increased ability to meet functional goals and daily activities.

  • Demonstrate functional outcomes more quickly to your referring physicians.

  • Patients can see results and are willing to come to therapy even on days when pain and malaise would inhibit them from participating in more aggressive therapies.

  • Meet the holistic needs of your patients by assisting them in detoxification for optimum health, or provide relief from the symptoms of auto-immune conditions such as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus and more.

How does being a lymphedema therapist apply to oncology?

  • There is a growing need for methods that provide relief for the long-term side effects of cancer treatment.

  • Certified Lymphedema Therapists apply techniques that help oncology patients tolerate and recover from these side effects.

What are some benefits for practitioners in rehab facilities?

  • Assist in your facility’s wound management program by addressing edema in limbs that keep chronic wounds from healing.

  • Help you provide quality care while increasing your RUGs levels and Part B utilization.

  • Assist patients in meeting their gait and balance goals by evacuating even small amounts of fluid in the ankle that prevents full dorsiflexion and keeps the patient retropulsive, leading to frequent falls.

  • Treat venous insufficiency quickly and effectively, in all your Part B populations, using manual lymph drainage and proper bandaging techniques.

Lymphedema programs are a growing segment of patient care. Research and trends are changing and expanding every year, particularly in the field on oncology.

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