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Lymphoedema Assistant Rehabilitation Programme

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Lymphoedema Assistant Rehabilitation Programme (LARP)
Our fully inclusive HealthCare Assistant, Support Worker & Lymphoedema Assistant Training Programme

Course Summary

We know the role of the Health Care Assistant/Support Worker is integral to providing continued clinical care to people living with lymphoedema.


As a key team member, the individual is trained at a high level to ensure best practice.


This training is designed for delegates who undertake a Healthcare Assistant role, or act as a Support Worker, you may also be training as a Lymphoedema Assistant.

Entry Requirements

This training is suitable for: All Healthcare Assistants, Support Workers & Lymphoedema Assistants.

Learning Format

Your course is made up of a blended learning format meaning your content and modules will be taught through self-guided independent study and face to face clinical skills workshops.


So, whether you're learning style is social, solitary, visual, kinesthetic, auditory or a combination we have a learning style to help you get the best out of the course.

​We hope that you make the most out of the tools that are available to you throughout the course but don't worry if you are not the most "tech-savvy", we have real people on hand to help you every step of the way.

Assessment Criteria

All students will undergo a series of course specific formative & summative assessments.

Throughout the course you will be assessed through observation of practical tasks, written assessments, assignments, research and online tests.

Course Contents

On completion you will have a thorough understanding of Anatomy, Physiology and pathophysiology, allowing you to assess and treat lymphoedema with essential management skills of compression, movement and drainage, skincare, risk reduction and understanding and assisting with technical skills.
An ongoing theme throughout the training will be our focus on treatment, health, wellness, and lifestyle skills.

Training will include a deeper look at the lymphatic system and drainage pathways. Through our research using Lymphofluoroscopy Imaging (ICG), we will introduce you to Fluoroscopy Guided Manual Lymphatic Drainage (FG-MLD®) and the ‘Fill & Flush’ technique. On completion of this training, you will have the theory and skills to treat the patient with more complex and challenging lymphatic conditions, including the management of midline oedema ensuring we provide you with skills to get faster, long lasting results from your treatment.

Course Inclusions

As part of your training pack, LTA will provide all training support materials required to undertake the course.


Such as but not limited to:​

  • LymphBalls™

  • Latest LTA Research & Development articles

  • Lymphoedema supporting literature

  • Access to in-house LTA training & demonstration videos

  • Learning management platform (CANVAS) profile & course content

  • Snacks & Refreshments throughout your practical skills workshops 

  • Dedicated support from the LTA training team

Course Certification

Our Lymphoedema Assistant Rehabilitation Programme will certify you as a ‘LTA Therapist’ on completion of both parts.


The benefit of an LTA certification means you can;

  • Write LTA Cert. after your name

  • Display FG-MLD® Certified and LTA Cert. logo on your marketing material

  • Be recognised through wearing you LTA cert. qualification badge

  • Practice MLD to further enhance outcomes

  • Be listed on our international directory of lymphoedema services

  • Use an innovative technique and ensure effective treatment programmes

  • Receive training and support from Jane Wigg & Team

  • Access the latest developments in Lymphoedema care

  • Have access to a private FG-MLD® Therapist FB Page for on-going support and advice.


To maintain your LTA Therapist Certification, a 2-day recertification is required after 12 months after your initial training, and you will be required to attend a 1-day recertification every 2 years thereafter to maintain your certification of practice.

Course Intakes

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