TOTAL 150-hour curriculum: 60-hrs online AND 10-days (90-hrs) in person hands-on learning.

Online lectures remain accessible post-graduation

After completion of the course, you earn the credential CLT (Certified Lymphedema Therapist).

Course Length:
Days & Times:
10 days – 90 hours hands-on & 60 hours online

Part 1 – 12 – 16 August 2024

Part 2 – 16 – 20 September 2024

The Residence, Evertsdal Guesthouse, Eversdal, Durbanville, Cape Town
For Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Orthotists, Nurses, Doctors, Podiatrist to be certified in Lymphoedema-Complete Decongestive Therapy

Early Bird R40 000.00 paid by 12/06/2024 Full Investment R45 000.00

30 CEU’s hands-on and 30 CEU’s online Theory
This program is learned conceptually, and you will have the opportunity to experience and absorb the information physically as well. Real world – Patient visits, evaluation, and inspection, along with observation of treatment, provide exceptional insight into the precise delivery of patient care. It is this seamless integration of theoretical and practical components, while in a relaxed and intimate setting, that makes the course an invaluable and unforgettable experience.


The Home Study Program is comprised of the following components:

  • “Manual Lymph Drainage: Video Practical Instruction” online course

  • Various online theoretical reference components

  • Course Manual and Online Reference Guide

  • Online educational video series covering various oedema topics


A total of 90-hours of training is provided in hands-on classroom instruction

Class hours are 8:00am–6:00pm.



Participants will receive, upon successful completion (have passed the written and practical final exams), a certificate of completion.



The tuition for this course is R45,000 incl VAT; Early Bird R40,000 if paid in Full by 12 June 2024

This Post-Graduate Continuing Education Course is split into 2 parts:

Part 1

 is a combination of power points, videos, reading, handouts, and online tests. It is self-paced, but must be completed prior to attending the practicum portion of the course. Allow 1-2 months to complete your Level 2 online work.

You must score a minimum of 70% or higher to pass the online portion and proceed to the practicum of the course.

Suzi Davey demonstrating Kinesio tapping

Part 2

is a two-part live, practicum training. This portion of the course is all hands-on labs and workshops, fun group activities, case studies and real patients to help you integrate your new knowledge.

You must successfully complete all practicums by demonstrating mastery of each skill, and pass a final practicum test to receive your certification.


Register for dates and locations that work best for you, then complete the online pre-course work prior to attending the practicum.

Once completing all 3 levels you will be a certified Lymphoedema and Compression Therapist.

Online, in person or both?

● Level 1 online and hand-on practicum

● Level 2 online only

● Level 3 hands-on practicum only

Who is this course for?   Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Professional Nurses, Wound Care Sisters, Massage Therapists*, Medical Doctors

*Massage therapists must show proof of completion of a minimum of 500 hours of massage education or be certified through the AHPCSA in South Africa or similar accrediting body

NOTE: This course is geared toward enhancing the knowledge and practice skills of Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists and Nurses treating patients with

lymphoedema and thus billing codes and Baskets of Care covered by Medical Aid in South Africa. Parts of this course may be outside the scope of practice for

Massage Therapists. It is the responsibility of all health professionals to ensure that they work within the limits of their license/registration.


Our online training is  hours, and is a combination of power points, videos, reading, handouts, and online tests. It is self-paced but must be completed prior to attending the practicum portion of the course. Allow 1 month to complete your online pre-course work. You must score a minimum of 70% or higher to pass the online portion and proceed to the practicum of the course.

The Theoretical review covers the following and upon completion of the LEA Online Lymphoedema Course, the participant will be able to:

      1. Understand the History of Complete Decongestive Therapy – CDT and MLD
      2. Understand the anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology of the lymphatic system and differentiate between lymphoedema, lipoedema, lipolymphoedema, phlebolymphoedema, dependent oedema, and venous oedema
      3. Understand the classification of lymphoedema, etiology, and staging
      4. Understand how to complete and document a comprehensive lymphoedema evaluation
      5. Understand the theory of the components of CDT – Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD), Compression Bandaging, Exercises, Skin Care, Long Term Compression and Self Care
      6. Understand long-term compression garment systems available
      7. Understand home care education and exercise programs for long-term management
      8. Understand the benefits of risk reduction and precautions for lymphoedema
      9. Understand basic wound assessment, treatment, and dressings that are appropriate under compression bandaging
      10. Understand the importance of ABPI testing and how to choose an appropriate level and type of compression based on ABI results


  • Places will be offered to persons on the waiting list and deposits forfeited should balance of payment not be made by deadline.
  • Deposits can be carried over for future courses, should you inform us 7 working days before final payment is due.

You can either pay directly into our account or you can pay via payfast

  • Fill in Online Registration Form
  • A Registration Confirmation and quote/ invoice will be emailed to you.
  • You will only receive your online coursework when you have paid in full.
  • Email Proof of Payment to:
  • Prices are as follows:

Early Bird Price: R40,000.00 incl. VAT

(Please note: To be eligible for the early bird pricing, we must receive your proof of payment as well as have the payment 
reflecting into our accounts by the above mention early bird date) (12 June 2024)

Full Price: R45,000.00 incl. VAT



Lymph Africa (Pty) Ltd


First National Bank


250 655




FIRNZAJJ (for payments outside SA)


Suzi Davey is an Occupational Therapist and specialist and expert in the field of Lymphoedema Management, certified in 1998, through Dr. Vodder School International and completed Certified instructor training in 2015 with the International Lymphedema and Wound Care Training Institute USA (ILWTI). She will be presenting the course and testing the students throughout.

Want to find out more about Suzi Davey? Click right here.

Any other relevant info?

Lymph Africa Education creates courses with the Healthcare practitioner in mind. Always without compromising the quality of Lymphedema & Oedema Management including compression therapy education. Recognizing that students prefer to learn didactic theory material in the comfort of their home or work at their own pace – all lectures have been moved to a self-directed, online e-Learning format. This allows greater flexibility for the student and fewer hours away from home, and less money on travel, all while preserving educational outcome. The shortened in-person portion of our curriculum now focuses entirely on hands-on learning, case studies, and differential diagnosis.

The Updated Lymph Africa Education Lymphoedema Management Certification Course provides you with comprehensive knowledge and hands-on skills training necessary to effectively treat individuals with all oedemas, lipoedema and lymphoedema. This Course is based on International Gold Standards of Care and research-based comprehensive Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT), Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD), custom, multi-layered compression bandaging, custom garment selection and fitting, basics of wound care and elastic taping and all adjunctive and complimentary therapies will be reviewed.  utilizing an integrative, rehabilitation approach and interdisciplinary management of patients. This course provides~60-hours of Online Theory pre-coursework, to be completed at your own pace, with 10 days of hands-on practicum training. Digital course books, printed workbooks, clinical tools, bandaging supplies & wound care workshop supplies, and a generous variety of sample products for you to take home are included.



“This was the best quality training I found. It was worth every cent. I’m excited to start treating new patients and making a huge impact on people’s lives.”  Occupational Therapist, Bloemfontein, South Africa

“I feel well equipped to immediately start using the knowledge I acquired as soon as I return to work”.  Physiotherapists, Harare, Zimbabwe

“The course was fun, interesting, interactive and informative.  I had a great time.” Dr. Gila Nussbaum – General Practioner, Israel

“I really enjoyed the course.  The online presentations helped a lot as I had time to reflect on the content before the practical.  Suzi presented the practical in an enjoyable yet professional manner”  Orthotist, Cape Town, South Africa

“The best training, I have ever attended. The trainer and the structure and flow of the course made learning a large quantity of information enjoyable and manageable. I would recommend Lymph Medical Academy to anyone wanting to become a Certified Lymphedema Therapist. Thank you!”   Wound Care Professional Nurse, Durban, South Africa