When and where will this CANpractice course take place?
ONLINE LEARNING + VIRTUAL CLASSROOMS:
Your self-directed online learning will take place online from Monday 15th August 2022.
(You can have early access if you enrol prior*).
Compulsory virtual classroom sessions (via Zoom):
Tue 13th September 6-8pm 2022
Tue 20th September 6-8pm 2022
Tue 27th September 6-8pm 2022
(The sessions are recorded and count towards your learning hours. You can watch them online if you are unable to attend in person.**).
IN-PERSON PRACTICAL TRAINING:
The in-person, face to face training will take place at Rydges Sydney (near Central Station) over 2.5 days from Wednesday the 12th and Thursday 13th of October all day from 8am to 5.30pm to Friday the 14th from 8am to 1pm AEST.
As the course is accredited all face to face course hours need to be completed.
Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea is provided. Lunch occurs in the delicious Rydges buffet restaurant and dietary requests are catered to by the wonderful chef!
FINAL VIRTUAL CLASSROOM:
A final virtual classroom session will take place on Tuesday 25th October 2022 from 6pm to 8pm AEST. This session is not compulsory but is designed to help kick start your career by checking in with you after the training.
THIS IS THE LOWER LIMB MODULE ONLY:
This component of CANpractice covers treatment of the lower limb, abdomen and genitals. This course is accredited by the Australasian Lymphology Association (ALA.)
[NOTE – This course is ideal for practitioners who only treat the lower limb such as wound care registered nurses and podiatrists. If you are likely to treat all body areas such as the arm and breast, you must instead complete the full 135-hour CANpractice which includes the upper limb and breast as well as the head and neck in order to be recognised for other body areas by the ALA and in order to receive the 135-hour qualification as recognised by Casley Smith International, IICT and the MAA.]
We like to party!
As a bonus, at the end of your in-person training, you are invited to join us for a few hours of fun celebrating your new qualification with your peers. Included in the price of your CANpractice course is some drinks and food at Sydney Brewery. This takes place from 5.30-7.30pm on the final Friday evening. (The Apple Cider is usually a favourite and the team bonding is priceless!)
Have fun learning lymphatic drainage massage (also known as manual lymphatic drainage), compression bandaging, garment prescription and more…
The face to face component is designed to be very practical. You will practice techniques on your peers to ensure you leave confident to start practising you new skills when you leave the course.
You will learn many skills as part of delivering complex lymphatic therapy. With bandaging, for example, you will learn both multi-layer lymphoedema bandaging and two-layer systems. For this course, focussing on the lower limb, for the multi-layer bandaging you will learn how to use foam and short stretch bandages to bandage to the thigh as well as how to perform a hip spica bandage. For the two-layer systems you will learn how to apply the 2 layer system Coban by 3M to the knee and foot. You will also learn how to bandage and compress the genitals.
Below is a picture of Cecilia (Physiotherapist) and Veronika (Remedial Massage Therapist) showing off their thigh high multi-layer lymphoedema bandaging.
We teach you about the little things that can make a real difference!
Did you know that you can provide compression garments and lymphoedema services to patients presenting with venous disease? Chronic venous insufficiency and leg ulcers affect approximately 1-2 people per 1000 of the general population, with approximately 10-20 people per 1000 developing ulcers during their lifetime.1 Pictured is a patient’s leg with signs of venous insufficiency. He did not realise that he needed compression therapy in order to prevent further hemosiderin staining and venous ulceration in years to come. He now wears compression therapy daily and the staining and swelling around his ankle has decreased.
We make learning fun!
We invite you to fall in love with lymphoedema. We want you to have a wonderful learning experience! Alex Pang (Physiotherapist) is pictured wearing multi-layer lymphoedema bandages of the leg (left) and arm (middle), loved the training that we provided and had fun throughout the course. His peer Eliza Chan is also pictured (right) after she had placed the pneumatic compression pump on Alex.
You will learn more about yourself!
Throughout the course you will have your own bioimpedance spectroscopy measure. This device measures your fluid and fat levels to give you a measure of your body composition. Pictured is Temika Rae Peters (Myotherapist) with Christine having her bioimpedance spectroscopy measure.
CANpractice courses are accredited by the Australasian Lymphology Association (ALA)
The Australasian Lymphology Association is the peak professional body for lymphology in Australia. The ALA has a paid membership program and a register known as the National Lymphoedema Practitioners Register (NLPR). The NLPR allows practitioners to have their name and practice listed on a national list. Being listed and using the ALA’s “accredited practitioner” logo may assist you in marketing your lymphoedema services.
If joining the NLPR is important to you, we recommend that you confirm your eligibility to join the NLPR before signing up for the course. You can read about the NLPR here.
We welcome you to commence your exciting journey towards becoming a qualified lymphoedema practitioner.
* If you register early for the course, online access can be provided within 48 business hours.
** The virtual classrooms will be recorded and posted online within 10 business days. You can then watch them at your own leisure in the learning portal. They count towards your learning hours and as such they need to be watched if you do not attend the Virtual Classroom sessions.
Accommodation, flights, parking and transfers are not included in the cost of this course. Please select accommodation with a fair COVID-19 cancellation policy. If you are travelling from interstate please do not travel with carry-on luggage only. You will have at least 2-3kg of lymphoedema resources to take home with you that will not fit in a carry-on bag.
Is this course right for me? This course is ideal for practitioners who only treat the lower limb such as wound care registered nurses and podiatrists. If you are likely to treat all body areas such as the arm and breast, you must instead complete the full 135-hour CANpractice which includes the upper limb and breast as well as the head and neck in order to be recognised for other body areas by the ALA and in order to receive the 135-hour qualification as recognised by Casley Smith International, IICT and the MAA.
Note- If we are unable to proceed due to sudden COVID-19 lockdowns and Australian Government regulations we will move the course to the next available set of dates or alternatively offer you a refund if online learning has not commenced. Please note that if pay online, STRIPE fees will be incurred in the payment and these fees are not refundable.