For consumers

Do I need an ALA Accredited Lymphoedema Practitioner?

You can be assured of dedication, professionalism and expertise when you consult ALA Accredited Lymphoedema Practitioners as they are required to meet the following stringent standards:

  • Demonstrated commitment to excellence in lymphoedema management, research and education through ongoing Full membership of the ALA

  • Undergraduate and/or post-graduate qualification in a relevant health discipline

  • Registration with the relevant authority or, in the case of remedial massage therapists, membership of a recognised professional body

  • Successful completion of accredited lymphoedema training - click for information

  • Maintain relevant skills and knowledge through participation in lymphoedema-specific continuing professional development

  • Current professional indemnity insurance

  • Compliance with the NLPR Guidelines and related policies including the ALPP's Code of Professional Conduct and Ethical Practice.

For more information about these requirements please click here.


Only practitioners who meet the entry requirements and demonstrate ongoing compliance with the Program's policies are ALA Accredited Lymphoedema Practitioners. And - as only ALA Accredited Lymphoedema Practitioners are eligible to appear on the National Lymphoedema Practitioners Register (NLPR, the Register) - consumers, carers and referrers can be assured that they will be accessing the best advice and care.

Find an ALA Accredited Lymphoedema Practitioner and remember, always look for the ALA's tick of approval ...