Lafayette, CO -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/20/2011 -- Klose Training & Consulting, a lymphedema certification and education company, will provide professional training for lymphedema therapy certification at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri, from July 15 to 23, 2011. The educational program will provide training for occupational therapists, physical therapists and massage therapists to obtain certification in lymphedema therapy.
This training will be hosted by the program in physical therapy at Washington University School of Medicine. As noted on the Washington University School of Medicine website, the school "is a leader in improving human health throughout the world." The school conveniently accommodates its students and visitors with on campus parking and access to public transportation.
Klose Training's lymphedema certification course totals 135 combined hours of a 45-hour Internet-based home-study program and 90 hours of classroom (lab) instruction. Course curriculum includes full training in the four components of complete decongestive therapy (CDT), the most successful treatment for chronic extremity lymphedema. In addition to CDT training, professionals receive adequate training in anatomy, physiology, manual lymph drainage (MLD), measurement and exercises for patients with lymphedema.
Course instructors are Jan Weiss, D.H.S., P.T., C.L.T.-L.A.N.A., and Christopher Cobb, P.T., C.L.T.-L.A.N.A. Weiss received her MLD/CDT certification in 1996. She established the Lymphedema Clinic at CoxHealth in Springfield, Missouri, and currently serves as the lymphedema resource therapist for her hospital while treating a variety of patients with edema lymphedema. Cobb works as a staff therapist in the outpatient physical therapy department for CoxHealth in Springfield. He has been actively treating lymphedema patients in a variety of settings including acute care, skilled nursing and outpatient since his certification in October 2002.