Elastic Taping for Lymphoedema

This course will teach you how to safely and effectively utilise the techniques of elastic taping on patients with lymphoedema.

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This course will teach you how to safely and effectively utilise the techniques of elastic taping on patients with lymphoedema. After an introduction to the history and theory of elastic taping, you will learn techniques of elastic taping for patients with lymphedema of the upper and lower extremity and/or difficult-to-bandage areas such as the trunk, breast and head & neck.

By engaging with the course, you will:

  • Acquire an understanding of the principles of elastic taping.
  • Acquire an understanding of the indications and contraindications for the use of elastic tape on patients with lymphoedema.
  • Learn to safely and effectively apply elastic tape on patients with lymphoedema of the head & neck and trunk, including those with breast lymphoedema.
  • Learn to safely and effectively apply elastic tape on patients with lymphoedema of an upper extremity with persistent hand swelling.
  • Learn to safely and effectively apply elastic tape on patients with lymphoedema of a lower extremity.


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Within three to five business days of receiving your registration and payment, you will be sent your username, password, and instructions on how to access and navigate the online course. You will have 3 MONTHS of access to the online course, starting from the time you receive your username and password by email.

Please ensure you have a reliable internet connection when undertaking in the course work.

Ruth Coopee, OTR/L, CHT, CLT, LMT, received her Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy in 1983 from Texas Woman’s University. Since graduation she has worked with patients across the lifespan–children in the school system to long-term care geriatrics–in a variety of settings from acute-care hospital burn, neuro and orthopedic units, subacute rehab to skilled nursing facilities and HMO clinics. Specializing in Hand Therapy she developed a number of outpatient Hand Therapy programs and achieved Hand Therapy Certification in 1991.

She has lectured on national, international, local and college levels addressing various topics involving rehabilitation of the Hand/Upper Extremity and Lymphedema. Ruth served as an adjunct professor at Worcester State College where she developed a Hand Therapy course for both undergraduates & postgraduates. Later she served as an associate professor in the OTA program at Greenfield Community College in Massachusetts.

Her special interest lies in the biomechanics of posture and its relationship to fascial and structural dysfunction. Since 1989 she has been studying and incorporating “Indirect” Myofascial Release, Muscle Energy, Feldendrais, Strain/Counterstrain, Craniosacral Techniques, and Zero Balancing into her treatment. Her focus on fascia and the “Whole-body approach” led to Certification in 1997 for Dr. Vodder’s Manual Lymph Drainage and Combined Degongestive Therapy.

Ruth has been using Kinesio Taping since its arrival to the USA from Japan in 1995 and teaching on the topic since 1996. She is a Ceritied Kinesio Taping Instructor and serves as the Occupational Therapy consultant to the Kinesio Taping Association. She was awarded “Instructor of the Year 2004” at the first Kinesio Taping Conference held in the USA, recognized for research on the use of Kinesio Taping for Lymphoedema, and was a guest speaker at the 15th Annual Kinesio Taping International Symposium held in Tokyo Japan, November 1999.

This course is an advanced level class. Students should have successfully completed a level 1 or equivalent lymphoedema course that is recognised by the Australasian Lymphology Association. Students can be physiotherapists, occupational therapists, medical practitioners,  registered nurses ( Division 1), or massage therapists with a Diploma of Remedial Massage (this is a minimum requirement) from a Registered Training Organisation listed with the National Training Information Service and may include qualifications that specify a primary modality such as ‘Diploma of Remedial Massage (Myotherapy).

Note: It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that the skills acquired in this class are within their scope of practice.

The tuition for this online course is $265.00AUD (inc GST). The full amount is due upon registration.

You are required to approve the Klose Training and Consulting and Lymphoedema Education Solutions Participant Agreement on registration for this course.

To receive a Certificate of Completion, students must successfully complete an online quiz.

Upon completion of the course and successfully passing the quiz, the student will receive a Certificate of Completion verifying online course hours. The Elastic Taping for Lymphedema online course offers 6.5 contact hours of online continuing education.


Once you complete the registration form below, you will be directed to the payment section for this course.

By ticking this box the applicant acknowledges that he/she has read and agrees to be bound by all of the terms and conditions in the Participant Agreement as a condition of being accepted into the course.

The following agreement is made between the Online Course registrant (hereafter “the student”) and Klose Training & Consulting, LLC (hereafter KTC) and Lymphoedema Education Solutions (hereafter LES)

The student undertakes the online course on the condition that they are suitably qualified in accordance with the online course prerequisites and hold a current registration or, for those that do not have registration, meet the requirements for their profession as per what is listed on the registration form.

Scope of Practice
It is the responsibility of the student – not KTC or LES – to ensure that the skills acquired through any Klose Training course are within their scope of practice as defined by their professional registration board. Any therapist who practices outside their scope of practice is jeopardizing the health of their client/patient and is at risk of losing their registration.

Within three to five business days of receiving the student’s registration and payment, the student will be sent their username, password, and instructions on how to access and navigate the online course. The student will have 3 MONTHS of access to the online course, starting from the time they receive their username and password by email. The student needs to ensure they have a reliable internet connection when undertaking in the course work.

Online Quiz
In order to receive a Certificate of Completion, the student must be a registered health care professional and meet the prerequisites outlined as part of this course registration. The student must also successfully complete the online quiz at the end of the course by answering 80% or more of the questions correctly.

Tuition & Refund Policy
Course tuition is specific to the course. (Refer to the LES website.) The full amount is due at the time of registration. If the student cancels prior to the course access information being emailed, the student will be refunded the tuition electronically within 10 business days, minus a nonrefundable administrative charge of $50.00AUD. No refunds will be given after a username and password have been emailed to the student.

Certificate of Completion
Once a registered professional health care provider has successfully completed the quiz and signed and returned to KTC the Course Evaluation Form, Tracking Log, and Student Information Form, that student will be emailed a Certificate of Completion. (Non-professionals are not eligible for a certificate.)

Continuing Professional Education Points
KTC’s online courses may be used towards the student continuing education points for their professional body and the Australasian Lymphology Association’s National Lymphoedema Practitioners Register. The certificate will state the number of hours completed.

Privacy Policy
KTC and LES respects the student’s personal information and their privacy. KTC and LES will use their best efforts to protect the student’s personal information from unauthorised access. KTC and LES may use the student’s personal information to contact the student from time to time about products and services that KTC and LES think the student may be interested in

The student appreciates that the course materials and online content being provided to them by KTC contain confidential and privileged patient information and photographs. The student acknowledges that these materials are protected by copyright and other laws governing intellectual property and are, unless otherwise stated, the property of KTC. The student understands that they may print the manual and other curriculum documents only one time for the sole purpose of completing the online course they have purchased. The student will not remove from the materials any references to KTC’s copyright nor otherwise reproduce or re-transmit any of the materials in whole or part, in any manner, without the prior consent of KTC. The student understands to do so would be an ethical breach and a violation of copyright law. (These restrictions do not apply to course attachments that are clearly meant to be shared.) The student understands that they are the only person allowed to access the KTC online courses with their username and password. They will not share their username and password with any other individual nor allow anyone else access to the online course or curriculum. Lastly, the student acknowledges that KTC online courses are solely for the education and training of individual medical professionals. The student understands that they may share their accumulated knowledge with other professionals but never, under any circumstances, train nor certify any other individual in the course topic unless granted instructor privileges according to KTC guidelines.
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