A Lymphedema Therapist must have successfully completed a recognized 135-hour minimum Lymphedema training course (1/3 theoretical, 2/3 practical per LANA minimum standards) in the U.S. or abroad and received a certificate of completion.
Lymphedema Therapists may work independently or in association with a hospital, a physical therapy center or within a Treatment Center which specializes in Lymphedema.
All Affilated Therapists are listed on our website and in our printed Resource Guide in LymphLink. It appears with the therapist's name, city, state and acknowledged training program codes. Therapists trained by courses other than NLN Affiliate Training Programs will be indicated with an asterisk (*). CLT-LANA therapists are designated by a diamond symbol.
In order to become an affiliate member, one must submit an application to the NLN, which includes documentation of professional licenses, training certifications, and LANA certifications if applicable. Please send your application with proof of payment which can be made by check or online here.