The Role of Exercise in Lymphedema Management

This lecture is part of our online Home Study Module for the Lymphedema Therapy Certification course – if you’re a graduate of our certification, this will be review for you.

Course Description

This course provides a detailed overview of the latest research and therapeutic approaches to exercise in the management of patients with lymphedema. This information is essential for any practicing lymphedema therapist because it challenges what many were taught about the presumed need to limit exercise for patients with lymphedema. Jodi Winicour, PT, CLT-LANA, whom many of you know from our Breast Cancer Rehabilitation and Lymphedema Therapy Certification courses, presents the material in an easy-to-follow, engaging manner.

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By engaging with the course, you will:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of safe patient specific exercise prescription for those at risk for or those with lymphedema.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of specific exercise considerations for patients undergoing chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy.
  • Demonstrate the ability to integrate current research findings into exercise prescription for those with or at risk for lymphedema.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of post-operative breast cancer exercise restrictions.

Lecture handouts are EMAILED upon registration and payment. You will have 3 MONTHS of access to the online course, starting when you receive your username and password by email. Once Klose Training receives your completed registration and payment for the course, you will be EMAILED with instructions within three business days. You must respond to the email in order to receive the lecture handouts (by email) and your username and password.

Jodi Winicour, PT, CMT, CLT-LANA, graduated from Indiana University’s Physical Therapy program in 1993 and received her massage therapy certification in 1997 from Michigan’s Health Enrichment Center. Initially practicing general orthopedic physical therapy at Community Hospital East’s Outpatient Physical Therapy Department in Indianapolis, Indiana, she began specializing in the treatment of cancer patients in 1998 and lectured for the Physical Therapy Department of Indiana University.

Jodi was certified as an MLD/CDT Therapist by Klose Norton Training & Consulting in 1998. She received her CLT-LANA Certification in October, 2001.

In 2000 Jodi joined Cedars Sinai Medical Center where she worked to develop and expand the oncology and lymphedema program in Los Angeles for seven years. Since 2007 she has treated patients with lymphedema, cancer-related dysfunction, and orthopedic issues at Longmont United Hospital in Longmont, Colorado.

In addition to her work as a full-time clinician, Jodi has served as a class instructor for Klose Training & Consulting’s Lymphedema Therapy Certification course since 2000. She is also the author and instructor for one of Klose Training’s most successful continuing education courses, “Breast Cancer Rehabilitation.”

Jodi has taught and presented at courses and conferences across the United States and in Europe on the topics of lymphedema and breast cancer rehabilitation.

This course is an advanced level class. Students should be Certified Lymphedema Therapists or have other specialized training in lymphedema. Students can be physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, occupational therapists, occupational therapist assistants, medical doctors, physician assistants, speech therapists, nurses, nurse practitioners, licensed practical nurses, or massage therapists with sufficient prior training.

NOTE: It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that the skills acquired in this class are within their scope of practice.

The total tuition for the course is $70. Please print the registration form or register online
The following student agreement must be signed and submitted before the commencement of class. KTC Online Courses Student Agreement

After you finish the online content, you are encouraged to complete the online quiz. Completion of the quiz is mandatory if you wish to receive online continuing education hours/credit. You must answer 80% or more of the questions correctly to pass the quiz.

After successfully passing the quiz and returning the signed Student Agreement to Klose Training, you will be mailed a Certificate of Completion verifying your online course hours. The Role of Exercise in the Management of Lymphedema online course offers 2.5 contact hours of online continuing education for physical, occupational, and massage therapists. Online course hours are approved for Lymphology Association of North America (LANA) re-certification. For more information about KTC’s CEU approvals, click here.

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