Find a Lymphedema Therapist

PrintFind Quebec therapists who are certified to practice Combined Decongestive Therapy and who have met the LAQ’s minimum requirements for training.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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To search for a therapist by name, enter the name of the therapist in the search bar at the top of the page.

For a PDF copy of the full list of lymphedema therapists, products and services in Quebec download the LAQ Resource Guide.

NOTICE: Therapists pay a fee to be listed, therefore at no time is the LAQ responsible for quality of products and services.

About the Therapists

All therapists listed in the LAQ therapist list have been trained by a school approved by the Lymphology Association of North America (LANA) and have received a minimum of 135 hours of post graduate training specific to the treatment of lymphedema including the following Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT), Decongestive Lymphatic Therapy (DLT) or Complex Lymphatic Therapy (CLT) components: Manual Lymph Drainage, compression bandaging/garments, exercise, diet/nutrition and skin care.

The therapists are either registered nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, massage therapists, massage practitioners, kinesiologists, kinesiotherapists.

*The Canadian Lymphedema Framework (CLF) will require massage therapists in Canada, certified as lymphedema therapists after January 1, 2017, who did not complete 2 200 hours of training, to have additional training of 180 hours in anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology. This requirement is necessary in order for a therapist’s name to appear on the LAQ list of lymphedema therapists in Quebec.  The purpose of this list is to allow people suffering from lymphedema to find a qualified therapist in their region. It is also important for therapists treating lymphedema patients to understand co-morbidities and other pathologies associated with this disease in order to provide adequate care to these people.

For the sake of fairness and transparency, the CLF has a single policy for all therapists, regardless of their place of practice. Since massage therapy is not yet regulated in Quebec, there may be an important lack of theoretical training compared to programs in other provinces thus the requirement to reach the level of the rest of the Canada. This requirement is in line with the prerequisites required for massage therapists by the Lymphology Association of North America (LANA). There are several options to complete your missing credits; schools of massage therapy offering continuing levels of education, CEGEPS, or university as a free student.

If you are a qualified therapist and wish to be added to our therapist listing, please contact us.

Legend:

ALT : Aqua Lymphatic Therapy KT : Kinesitherapist
BSc : Bachelor of Science KN : Klose Norton
CDT : Combined Decongestive Therapy MP : Massopractitioner
CLL : Certified Lebed Method MSc : Master of Science
CLT : Complex Lymphatic Therapy MT : Massotherapist
COMP : Compression garments NP : Naturopath
CS : Casley-Smith School ORT : Orthotherapist
CSE : Casley-Smith                        self-management and exercises OT : Occupational Therapist
DOM : Home visit PHT : Physiotherapist
FC : Foeldi Clinic TRP : Rehabilitation Therapist
INF, RN : Nurse V : Vodder School International
Kin : Kinesiologist