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The Macmillan Lymphoedema Education Project was led by Dr Jacquelyne Todd with the aim of standardising teaching across the UK of the Casley-Smith method of Manual Lymphatic Drainage and Multi Layer Lymphoedema Bandaging. Following completion of this programme, the Macmillan Lymphoedema Association was formed over 10 years ago.

The Macmillan Lymphoedema Association offer standardised courses – accredited and non-accredited – throughout the UK. Accredited courses are delivered at degree and masters level providing students the opportunity to gain an academic qualification alongside specialist skills. We are founding members of Casley-Smith International.

The courses are open to fully qualified Vodder therapists who want to learn an alternative approach to Manual Lymphatic Drainage, a specialist massage technique used in the treatment of lymphoedema.

The Macmillan Lymphoedema Association meets annually to consolidate, evaluate and develop their own skills and knowledge. Teaching materials are updated regularly in response to research and development in the treatment of lymphoedema – allowing the MLA to continue to offer standardises, informative and high quality education for specialist lymphoedema management.