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International Classes in Austria

Vodder-Certified MLD Therapists

The foundation course is Level I Theory and Practical. The Level 1 Theory component is an easy-to-follow, online PowerPoint slide format prepared by physicians from the Dr. Vodder Academy. All students entering our training program will take this component first. This requires reading, studying and an exam which should take between 20 - 45 hours to complete. It will be available in English, German, French, Italian, Mandarin and Japanese. Successful completion of the exam enables continuation to Level 1 Practical. This 4-day classroom course covers the original basic Dr. Vodder Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) strokes and their application to each body part, including neck, face, arms, legs, nape, back, buttocks, chest and abdomen.

The 4-day Level II Applied MLD can be taken after Level 1 is completed. Clinical indications for MLD are taught for patients with a functional lymph vessel system. Indications include whiplash, burns, migraines, tinnitus, CRPS and stroke. Special techniques are taught for treatment of conditions such as supination trauma for t he ankle, knee arthroplasty, cruciate ligament repair, adhesive capsulitis and hip pathologies. A practical exam is given at the end of this course and successful completion enables certfication in Applied MLD from the Dr. Vodder Academy/School - International.

Please contact our »Level I and Level II teachers in your country


Successful completion of the Therapy I exam enables the student to continue to these final two courses which are taught consecutively. They cover various pathologies with an emphasis on lymphedema treatment in the context of Combined Decongestive Therapy (CDT). Theoretical instruction is given by a physician expert in the field. Bandaging and specific MLD treatments are taught. At the end of the course, students take a written and practical exam to demonstrate competence in techniques, treatment and bandaging.

Students who successfully complete the examinations may then describe themselves as Vodder-Certified MLD therapists.

We are pleased to offer another REVIEW/RE-CERTIFICATION in Walchsee. The Review is international. The "official" language will be English, but you might hear other languages as well.

The Association of Dr. Vodder’s Manual Lymph Drainage and Other Lymphatic Therapies and the Wittlinger Clinic organize, dated 23rd to 24th June 2023, a conference with the title “Therapeutic Science and Scientific Therapy in Lymphology”. Further information you will find below.


Lymph Edema Clinic Austria

Set in the enchanting surroundings of Tyrol’s Kaiserwinkl region, Wittlinger's Lymphedema Clinic has been Europe's center for excellence in lymphedema treatment for more than 50 years.