Q: Why should I choose Klose Training for my Lymphedema Certification?
A: Because of its long standing experience in lymphedema education and Guenter Klose, Executive Director and Founder. Additionally:
Guenter is the only Certified MLD/CDT Instructor teaching in the U.S. and has been training therapists in lymphedema therapy since 1987. Guenter visits every course to lecture and meet students.
Klose Training is the only continuing education school with a current and long-standing working relationship with the world renowned Foeldi Clinic and Foeldi School in Hinterzarten, Germany.
We are the only school to offer lectures on diagnosis and differential diagnosis of lymphedema by an experienced physician - our Medical Director, Kathleen Francis, MD
Guenter and the experienced faculty of Klose Training have access to the most progressive and creative lymphedema therapists and physicians in the world. We employ our national and international experiences to continuously update our course curriculum to keep abreast of the constant changes being made in the industry such as the fairly recent evolution of effective self-care products.
We are providing the most comprehensive assortment of teaching materials and lymphedema garment samples to each student, included in the tuition.
We are approved for CEUs by the AOTA, APTA, and NCTMB.
Our 9 day lymphedema certification course is currently the most cost effective course available.
Q: How long are your lymphedema certification courses?
A: 135 hours: 45 hours of online home study and 90 hours of classroom instructions (9-Days). See course descriptions.
Q: Do I need to complete the certification training in one sitting?
A: No, the course curriculum is divided into three sections, one 45 hour home study (HS) module and two 45 hour upper extremity (UE) and lower extremity (LE) sections. The completion of the HS module prior to the classroom portion is mandatory for all participants, however you may opt to become UE lymphedema certified in 4 ½ days or fully lymphedema certified in 9 days.
Q: Is the Certification Training approved for CE credits?
A: Yes, our courses are approved for Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Massage Therapy continuing education. Additionally, our Lymphedema Certification Course meets the eligibility criteria to sit for the National Lymphedema Certification (LANA) exam. Please visit our CEU approval page for more information.
Q: Is Lymphedema Therapy reimbursed by Medicare and insurance companies.
A: Yes, Physical Therapists and Occupational Therapists use standard CPT codes as appropriate for the services rendered.
Q: Is Lymphedema Therapy reimbursed by Medicare and insurance companies for Nurses and Massage Therapists?
A: Nurses and Massage Therapists are usually precluded from using CPT (billing) codes and reimbursement, however, some private insurance companies may make an exception.
Q: Will Klose Training offer Lymphedema Certification Training at my location?
A: Sincere consideration will be given to every training request and classes are scheduled according to availability. Please feel free to contact our office for more information if you are interested in hosting a course at your facility.