2. Why do I need a qualified therapist and how do I know my therapist is qualified?
For post-surgical care or lymphedema treatment, we recommend a licensed medical professional who is specially trained and certified in Manual Lymph Drainage. This is the best way to ensure your therapist has successfully completed a minimum of 135 hours of skilled training to manage the complex nature of the therapies involved. Certification in the Klose, Foldi, or Vodder methods represent professional standards reflective of the experience and expertise necessary to provide quality post-surgical care and treatment of lymphedema. In addition, verify if your therapist is state board certified or licensed in their profession (RN, PT, OT) for the use of any physical agent modalities, such as lasers.