This class is worth every penny. I attended another certification class that seemed cheaper but it would require me to attend a total of 3 separate classes to be able to sit for LANA certification. I attended 2 classes but they kept cancelling the 3rd classes. Life happens and it became difficult for me to go to the 3rd installment. SO, one time I saw an application to win a scholarship to Norton. I won a 500 dollars scholarship and after thinking hard I decided to enroll. I am not sorry that I took the Norton School Certification. The instructors are knowledgeable and they really drilled the principle of CDT. I can say that I am more comfortable and I have more understanding of CDT.
Review by Mjtid2 years ago
My time with the educators was very valuable. I learned skills that I am currently applying in my daily practice. I would highly recommend this certification course. One benefit from the class was the two instructors. one the first 1/2 and a different the second 1/2. While this was frustrating at first I can now see the reason for this and the benefit for my current practice. The reason for 4 stars and not 5 is that even though I took the class over a year ago I still feel the venue provided the best environment for this class.
Review by Shortyrush2 years ago
The course is not meant for those looking to obtain an easy certificate or CEUs. This was hard. It required dedication for at minimum 135 hours. It was intense. I left feeling overwhelmed with information. Now that it has been 3 weeks since completion, I feel like I have learned and understand lymphedema and CDT very well. The way the training is designed is that you will learn it if you put the work in and have a good knowledge of general anatomy and physiology. It was a fantastic experience and I do not say that lightly. It should be noted that not everyone in the class passed. In my mind that is a good thing, it shows that you are expected to know the information. I look forward to a successful career as a CLT.
Review by CasperSandberg2 years ago
I felt like the whole course was great! The textbook is superior to others and the techniques for treating are better compared to Klose.
Review by Estenie2 years ago
The instructors were very knowledgeable and friendly. Jenn showed compassion and caring when I had a moment of uncertainty and didn't think I could make it through the test. I would definitely recommend this program to anyone interested in Lymphedema!
Review by Bhusal Balsan2 years ago
I felt well prepared before attending the live part of the seminar for what I was going to learn. The instructors were top notch and spent good one-on-one time with all of us; making sure we were using the best techniques. My patients are thrilled by the knowledge I am able to share with them in their chronic disease management.
Review by Annaloa2 years ago
This class was excellent! It was very challenging, makes you think, but better yet- makes you apply! Very hands-on! Loved the course- small class size made it easy to ask questions and get feedback with practical applications. Would recommend this course to anybody interested in lymphedema eval/treatment techniques!
Review by Wencai2 years ago
I have been a practicing PT for over 11 years, and this was undoubtedly the best ConEd course I have ever taken. The instruction was disseminated at a very high quality, and I felt very competent with the material by the end of the course.
Review by Kirkcaldy2 years ago
The course, it's self, was excellent. The teachers were also excellent. When I had a problem in the field, I put out a call to one of my instructors. I didn't receive a call back or a text back for over a week. Then, it was just a reason as to why she didn't get back to me. And, said she would call me in a few days. That call never came. I actually quit the job where I was working as a lymphedema therapist. I needed to be talked down from the ledge, and no one was there. I spent a lot of time and money for nothing. I Regret ever taking the course
Review by Richue2 years ago
The staff was very knowledgable and the subject matter presented in a way that all participants were able to understand.
Review by Thijs2 years ago
Professional and thorough program. Prepared to begin treatment immediately after completion.
Review by Guisolan Sparesus2 years ago
I think the class taught me a lot about lymphedema and the treatment of lymphedema. I do think that having two instructors was positive and negative and I felt they weren't on the same page with the material that was taught. It became confusing to perform strokes for MLD differently between the two instructors along with the bandaging techniques. I also think they should include real life situations regarding patients post mastectomy who do have pain. When I got to the clinic to apply my new skills, I became confused with treatment on patients with pain and scars. Overall, I feel like the course was good and taught me a ton, however I feel as if the class could have been more organized between the two instructors and including more real like scenarios with patients who do have pain after their surgeries would have been more helpful.
Review by Shearon2 years ago
Great experience. I learned so much! Everyone was helpful! Would recommend to others.
Review by Verondi2 years ago
The intense prep work prior to attending the actual course made all the difference. Having the whole class starting at the same point made the class work flow smoothly.
Review by Dovelyn Leun2 years ago
Great teachers and great teaching method
Review by MorbidTorture2 years ago
To their credit this is not a show up and get certificate type CE. CDT was a tough course. I found the instructors to be very good. They offered a mix of lecture, anecdotal experiences and hands on learning. This is the best CE I have ever taken.
Review by Auca2 years ago
The CDT program was excellent for me with the home study portion of the program and then to come to my area for the in-class portion. I learned that I too have lipedema and how to care for myself, as well as others. I met all ranges of professionals, OT, PT, LMT, LPN, and a PA. I recommend the Norton School of Lymphatic Therapy to anyone seeking to learn more about lymphedema, lipedema, and mixed edemas. As a LMT, I have added a deeper understanding to my massages and ability to assist my clientele with a modality that is needed greatly in my communities.
Review by JMBa Onw2 years ago
It was an intense course that you need to work out but feel well prepared to use this in my practice. I loved the instructors
Review by Naiwei2 years ago
There was lacking in reviewing information for the LANA exam. I did not feel that the course made any effort to review information that would be included on the exam.
Review by CSmall2 years ago
I learned what I came to learn.
Review by Funmii2 years ago
Review by Chanh Tremoureux2 years ago
Excellent course! I learned so much and felt that I could apply what I learned the next day at work. Definitely would recommend to a friend
Review by Pvr2 years ago
The class being 9 days straight was expected BUT the curriculum being taught by your instructors did not match the information given to us. We found ourselves having to take picture of slides and writing down almost full paragraphs because we could not find the information in our copy of the PowerPoints. The instructors were wonderful and the location was great. I just wish the organization of the material was better considering we spent $3000 for the course not including hotel and flights. This must be changed for future classes!
Review by Sallyb Derrow2 years ago
Excellent course! Content of information was well organized and allowed for multiple repetitions of learning as well as different modes. You have reading material from the textbook, and then the manual and the online lectures highlight all the important information from the textbook. I gave myself 3 months before the in-class start date to have enough study time because I worked fulltime. The instructors in classes were knowledgeable and able to provide real life examples to topics covered. The first portion of the in-class lectures were based on hands-on techniques and understanding concepts. The second portion was based on application and how to think through the process clinically. I was able to return to work and apply what I learned immediately, but I would still recommend refresher courses or continuing ed for those who are still new to lymphedema. I am planning to connect with the vendors who came to the course and cover my region to review products for my actual patients.
Review by Cromwell2 years ago
Great instructors and layout of information. Material/lecture followed up with hands on learning. Loved the way that we spent so much time on what we are doing as a CLT. Would recommend Norton to anyone who is interested in becoming lymphedema certified!