Certified Lymphedema Therapist


Certified Lymphedema Therapist

Nancy Love, MOT, OTR/L, Certified Lymphedema Therapist (CTL) 


Master of Occupational Therapy

Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center New Orleans, Louisiana


Certified Lymphedema Therapist Manual Lymph Drainage (Vodder Technique)/Complete Decongestive Therapy Norton School of Lymphatic Therapy

Lymphedema is a chronic and progressive disease resulting in disfiguring swelling, with increased risk of tissue damage, infection, and cellulitis. A Certified Lymphedema Therapist uses clinical expertise and training to treat chronic extremity lymphedema, post-mastectomy lymphedema, and other related conditions which respond extremely well to multi-part Complete Decongestive Therapy, a gentle, non-invasive, and highly effective therapy.

A Certified Lymphedema Therapist:

• Evaluates and differentiates between a variety of peripheral edemas to establish an effective treatment plan for individuals with primary or secondary lymphedema, and other related conditions

• Assesses the psychosocial, physical, emotional, environmental, and quality of life needs of patients and assists with coping strategies

• Performs Complete Decongestive Therapy to reduce swelling, improve function of the lymphatic system, and maintain reduction during transition to self-maintenance phase

• Measures and fits appropriate compression garments for self-maintenance of condition

• Provides education on self-manual lymph drainage, necessary skin care routine, wear and care of compression garments, and home exercise program

• Communicates, as appropriate, with all members of patient’s healthcare team

• Serves as an educational resource

• Provides follow-up care, support, or referrals as needed

For more information, contact:

Ph: (870) 262-1271 Fax: (870) 262-6013

WRHS is an equal opportunity provider and employer.