The Australian Institute of Lymphoedema is excited to announce CANfind – a directory of trained and qualified Casley-Smith lymphoedema practitioners and lymphoedema-related products and technologies.
How do I find a lymphoedema practitioner?
CANfind is a register of Casley-Smith International and Australian Institute of Lymphoedema recognised Lymphoedema Practitioners. The register also includes trusted lymphoedema suppliers.
Whether you are a patient looking for a local lymphoedema practitioner or a company offering products used in the treatment of lymphoedema, the CANfind Lymphoedema Directory can help.
You can also search on the Australasian Lymphology Associations Website: National Lymphoedema Practitioners Register (NLPR)
Where can I find the CANfind Lymphoedema Directory?
Simply visit instituteoflymphoedema.com.au/canfind or select CANfind in our navigation menu to go straight to our online lymphoedema directory to search for lymphoedema practitioners and suppliers.
How do I use the CANfind directory of lymphoedema practitioners and suppliers?
As a patient, the CANfind directory enables you to browse both lymphoedema therapists as well as trusted product and technology suppliers for the treatment of lymphoedema.
Visit instituteoflymphoedema.com.au/canfind and you will immediately see both practitioners and product suppliers listed:
This screenshot of the CANfind directory shows what a practitioner and a product supplier listing look like.
You can use the search bar to search for a practitioner or business by name or location and our advanced search tool allows you to search by company, name, profession, address, postcode, country, method of treatment and by category (practitioner or product):
This screenshot shows the advanced search function in the CANfind directory.
The Australian Institute of Lymphoedema offers lymphoedema practitioner training that is recognised by the Australasian Lymphology Association (ALA), Casley-Smith International, International Institute of Complementary Therapies (IICT) and Massage Association of Australia (MAA) – practitioners that have completed our CANpractice training are listed with a special badge to help you recognise these Australian Institute of Lymphoedema Trained Lymphoedema Practitioners:
This screenshot shows the Australian Institute of Lymphoedema Trained Lymphoedema Practitioner badge in the top right of the listing.
You can click on any listing to find out more information about a product or a practitioner and get in touch with them directly.
To include your listing in the CANpractice Lymphoedema Directory, two criteria must be met:
- You must be a registered health professional with current professional indemnity insurance; and
- You will need to have completed a 135 hour course, in the last 25 years, as recognised by Casley-Smith International by a recognised Australian Casley-Smith instructor or overseas Casley-Smith trainer. The Casley-Smith International website (https://www.casleysmithinternational.org/) provides a list of recognised trainers worldwide. These courses used to be referred to as Combined Level 1 and 2 courses.
OR you will need to have completed a course by the Australian Institute of lymphoedema for the Upper Limb, Head and Neck or Lower Limb and Genitals (Australasian Lymphology Association accredited).
To submit your listing for approval, simply head to the Add Listing page, create an account and upload your details. Your listing will then be sent to the Australian Institute of Lymphoedema for approval and you will be notified by email on the outcome of your listing. Practitioners who complete our recognised CANpractice training will be automatically invited to list their practice on the CANfind Lymphoedema Directory.
To submit your listing to the CANpractice Lymphoedema Directory, you simply need to click Add Listing, create an account and upload your company and product details.
Your listing will then be sent to the Australian Institute of Lymphoedema for approval and you will be notified by email on the outcome of your listing. Please note that your listing will not automatically appear in the directory, companies cannot be listed without prior approval from the Australian Institute of Lymphoedema. This is to ensure only trusted and verified lymphoedema-related product suppliers are included in the CANfind directory.
Is there a cost to practitioners to be listed in the CANfind Lymphoedema Practitioner Directory?
There is currently no cost for a practitioner listing for anyone that has completed a course through a recognised Casley-Smith International course provider or the Australian Institute of Lymphoedema.