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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.

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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.

Those who have already been in Walchsee for such an event know that we only work during the morning. The afternoon is free for all kinds of activities – and there are lots of them. Swimming in the lake (depending on weather conditions), paddling, hiking, mountain biking, visiting Innsbruck, Salzburg or Munich, or simply rest and enjoy the leisure time. The School offers an indoor swimming-pool, sauna, steam bath and a workout room.

Nous sommes heureux d'offrir un autre EXAMEN/RE-CERTIFICATION à Walchsee. La Revue est internationale. La langue "officielle" sera l'anglais, mais vous entendrez peut-être aussi d'autres langues.

Ceux qui se sont déjà rendus à Walchsee pour un tel événement savent que nous ne travaillons que le matin. L'après-midi est libre pour toutes sortes d'activités – et il y en a beaucoup. Baignade dans le lac (selon les conditions météorologiques), pagayage, randonnée, VTT, visite d'Innsbruck, Salzbourg ou Munich, ou tout simplement se reposer et profiter du temps libre. L'école propose une piscine intérieure, un sauna, un bain de vapeur et une salle d'entraînement.

Attention: la langue du cours est l'anglais

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.