The use of PBM (low level laser) in the Management of Lymphoedema

Last updated: March 15, 2021
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Therapeutic laser is increasingly being used in the management of lymphoedema. The 2020 Therapeutic Laser Course Series aims to provide:

  • The latest information on therapeutic lasers: the physiological effects of laser, laser safety parameters and dosages.
  • High-quality professional development with the latest research and clinical applications.
  • Access to knowledge, experience and tools and the opportunity learn more about this subject via flexible learning approach

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This course is an advanced level class. Participants should have successfully completed a level 1 or equivalent lymphoedema course that is recognised by the Australasian Lymphology Association.

Participants can be physiotherapists, occupational therapists, medical practitioners, registered nurses ( Division 1), or massage therapists with 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 participant’s responsibility to ensure that the skills acquired in this class are within their scope of practice.

Please note participants that want to register in course 2 must have completed course 1 first.

At the end of the course the participant will be able to:

  • Discuss the current research relating to PBM and lymphoedema management
  • Apply treatment protocols for the use of therapeutic laser with:
    • Upper limb and breast lymphoedema
    • Lower limb lymphoedema
    • Breast oedema
    • Head and neck lymphoedema
    • Axillary web syndrome
  • Carry out dosage calculations for lymphoedema and axillary web syndrome case studies
  • Troubleshoot PBM treatment progression

This is a self-paced online course. The course is delivered via short videos to engage the learner as well as scaffolded by the evidence based research. It is delivered via the Lymphoedema Education Solutions on line Learning Management System and includes a short quiz that needs to be successfully completed.

The participant will have 90 days access to this online learning unit.

Upon completion of the course, the participant will receive a Certificate of Completion verifying course hours. This course offers 5 contact hours of continuing education.

The following agreement is made between the participant registering for the course (as named in their registration form) and Lymphoedema Education Solutions (LES).

Scope of Practice

The participant acknowledges and understands that the course is designed for practitioners with suitable existing health professional qualifications.  The course description identifies which types of health professional qualifications are required. The participant agrees that they are suitably qualified in accordance with the course prerequisites and holds a current registration.

Course Materials

All materials provided in courses and workshops are protected by Copyright and intellectual property laws. Reproduction and re-transmission of the materials, in whole or part, in any manner, without prior consent of the copyright holder, is a violation of copyright law. Individuals must preserve any copyright or other notices contained in or associated with the materials. Users may not distribute copies to others, whether or not in electronic form, whether or not for charge or consideration, without prior written consent of the copyright holder of the materials.

Privacy Policy

LES respect the participant personal information and privacy is important to us. LES will use their best efforts to protect the participant personal information from unauthorised access.  LES may use the participant personal information to contact them from time to time about products and services LES think the participant may be interested in.  Part of the course involves communicating via email with other course participants and for this reason the participant agree that their email address may be shared with other course participants.  LES may give the participant details to course sponsors and exhibitors unless the participant ask LES not to. The participant should ask LES if they have any queries about providing their personal information.

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The participant must take care when entering their email account when registering and purchasing so they receive all correspondence from LES including acknowledgement of registration, receipt of purchase and login details.

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