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Lymphoedema Management for Manual Therapists

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Lymphoedema Management for Manual
Therapists (LMMT)

Our blended learning training programme designed specifically for professional therapists working within in the private sector from a massage or complementary therapy background.

Course Summary

This course will deliver a thorough understanding of the anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology of the lymphatic system, providing you with the knowledge and skills to recognise and treat, lymphoedema and chronic swelling.


By the end of the course, you will be able to design and implement appropriate research and evidence based individualised management, selecting from a range of the latest therapies and new innovations and provide Fluoroscopy Guided Manual Lymphatic Drainage (FG-MLD®/’Fill &Flush) to clients with upper and lower limb lymphoedema.

Entry Requirements

This training is suitable for all bodyworker & manual, massage therapists with a Level 3 Massage Diploma or above.


Please note: Degree trained therapist may be suitable to attend our ‘Lymphoedema Rehabilitation Programme’ training course.

(Prerequisites apply and evidence of qualifications will be required)

Learning Format

Your course is made up of a blended learning format meaning your content and modules will be taught via live interactive webinars, 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

Within this course you will be able to recognise lymphoedema, it’s types and causes, be aware of differing treatment strategies and provide bespoke treatment plans.

Sessions will cover;

  • Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology,

  • Psychosocial care

  • Compression therapy & Garments

  • Manual Lymphatic Drainage - FG-MLD®

  • Innovations in practice.

On completion you will gain practical qualification of Manual Lymphatic Drainage (FG-MLD®) of the Upper & Lower Limbs.


Looking to include a full comprehensive package to your clients?
Why not book on both Lymphoedema Management for Manual Therapists & our Advanced Management for Manual Therapists course! 

Saving over £100! if booked together!

Advanced Management for Manual Therapist

This training is for therapists wishing to advance their treatment protocols to include Multi-Component Bandaging, Compression and Specialist Oedema.

Adv Management for Manual Therapists | Lymphoedema Training

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 Management for Manual Therapists training course will certify you as a ‘LTA Therapist’.


The benefit of an LTA certification means you can;

  • Display FG-MLD® Certified 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.


At LTA Education, we understand that staying current with your training is essential to your success as a therapist. That's why we offer recertification training for all of our therapists to ensure that you maintain the skills and knowledge you need to provide the best possible care for your patients.

Once you have successfully obtained your initial training certification, it is essential to attend a 1-day recertification training after the first 12 months, followed by subsequent trainings every 2 years to uphold your certification.

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