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Lymphedema Management

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Lymphedema Management

Lymphedema Management

This course includes
1:33:14 of Course Material (View)
Patient Exercises (View)
Patient Education (View)
Course Forum
Lifetime access after purchase
Certificate of completion
The instructors
This course was recorded in January 2018



Join Jodi Steele in our online physiotherapy course that focuses on self-management of lymphedema and highlights skincare, bandaging, self-massage, exercise, and education.

This course is designed to give the participant an overview of lymphedema.  The focus is on self-management and highlights; skincare, bandaging, self-massage, exercise, and education.  Lymphedema Management goes over the general guidelines on how to measure any changes in lymphedema as well as appropriate exercise guidelines for a client with lymphedema. The course is designed for people with a background in lymphedema (Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, and Massage Therapists).  The course includes instructional videos, a downloadable workbook, and a completion certificate.  The course is yours forever and will be a great resource as you build your caseload.

Don’t waste time! Get trained and get started working with this amazing bunch of people!


Course Purpose:

To educate appropriate exercise guidelines for healthcare professionals as well as a tool to guide individuals on self-management


Learning Objectives 

  • Self-management - ie. skincare, bandaging, self massage, exercise and education.
  • Taking appropriate measurements and how to record any changes.
  • Upper and Lower Extremities wrapping techniques.


What is Included:

  • Course participants will be provided with courseware and a workbook.
  • Access to an exclusive private forum with Jodi. Ask Jodi and other course participants your questions.
  • Videos of oncology rehabilitation exercises that can be shared with patients via Embodia.
  • Indefinite access. You can return to this course at any time. If any material is updated or added, you will have access to the new content
  • Certification of completion. Once you've completed the course, you will receive a certificate for your professional portfolio.
  • Access to this course is through Embodia, and although some of the content, such as the workbook can be downloaded, the majority cannot. This is to protect the instructor’s material and to prevent the content from being shared freely on the Internet.
  • Patient exercises that you can easily share with your patients on Embodia. For more information about Embodia for home exercise prescription, click here to watch a short video. When you sign up for this course you will get a one (1) month complimentary trial with the Embodia home exercise prescription software (for new registrations only).
  • Embodia is mobile-friendly and can be accessed by phone, tablet, and computer.
  • There is no start date or completion date. You can complete the course at your own pace.
  • Quizzes throughout to help you integrate the knowledge.
  • You will be sent a receipt as soon as you purchase this course. This receipt can be used for education grants and tax purposes.
  • Bite-sized information: all of the content is broken down into bite-sized chunks, so that you can easily watch a video on your break, over lunch, or for a few minutes at night.
  • A Special Coupon for 15% off any other online course on Embodia Academy when you’ve completed this course!


To learn more about this course, watch Jodi's short intro video above.


The instructors
Jodi Steele
B.Kin, B.H.Sc (PT)

Jodi earned her kinesiology degree in 1997 and a physiotherapy degree in 1999 from McMaster University. In 2005, she founded Cancer Rehab Inc., a not-for-profit centre aimed at improving the lives of those living with cancer. Jodi recognized that individuals undergoing cancer treatments experience side effects such as lymphedema, fatigue, mobility issues and depression. Until 2009, the clinic provided exercise-based rehabilitation services that were previously unavailable in Canada.

In 2009, Jodi designed, developed and launched Wellspring’s Cancer Exercise Program. Wellspring’s program, similar to what was offered at Cancer Rehab Inc., is now accessed throughout southern Ontario at five locations. She continues to work with Wellspring Niagara as a program leader for in-person and online exercise classes. Jodi is also a professor at Niagara College, teaching in multiple programs: Fitness, PSW, OT/PT Assistant, Massage Therapy, and International Nursing.

Jodi first taught Rehab Techniques in Oncology in 2007, and in 2017, she began offering additional professional education courses online through Embodia, a digital healthcare platform.

Course Material included in this course
  • Section 1: Lymphedema Overview
  • Lymphedema Overview
  • Feedback
  • Section 2: Classifications
  • Classifications
  • Quiz
  • Feedback
  • Section 3: Lymphedema Assessment
  • Lymphedema Assessment
  • Lower Extremity Measurements
  • Skin/Scar Rolling
  • Upper Extremity Measurements
  • Skin Traction for Cording
  • Quiz
  • Feedback
  • Section 5: Palliative Care
  • Palliative Care
  • Quiz
  • Feedback
  • What's Next?
  • Next Steps
Patient Exercises included in this course
  • Upper Extremity Lymphedema Dance
  • Lower Extremity Lymphedema Dance
  • Upper Extremity Self Massage
  • Shoulder External Rotation with Band
  • Shoulder Active Assisted ROM
  • Bridges
  • Adductor Squeezes
  • Calf Raises
  • Squats
Patient Education included in this course
  • How to Get On & Off the Ground
  • Upper Extremity Lymphedema Dance
  • Lower Extremity Lymphedema Dance
  • How to Use an Exercise Band
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