Self-Care Instructor

Physiotherapist, Certified Lymphedema Therapist

Ann DiMenna

Ann is a graduate of the University of Waterloo where she received a degree in Biochemistry, as well as the University of Toronto where she received a degree in Physiotherapy. Ann has many years of clinical experience treating in a variety of clinical settings, including private practice, inpatient hospital settings and home care. Ann has extensive experience in treating complex hip, knee and shoulder problems, including post-operative rehabilitation. Over the years, Ann has continued to add to her clinical expertise with post-graduate training in manual therapy, McKenzie back care techniques and integrated lymph drainage. In 2008, Ann completed post-graduate training in Combined Decongestive Therapy and is fully certified to treat patients with lymphedema. She is an active member of the Lymphedema Association of Ontario and has attended various conferences in Canada and the US on lymphedema.

Nutrition Instructor

Discussing lymphedema nutrition and the anti-inflammatory diet

Registered Dietitian and Author

Jean LaMantia

Jean LaMantia is a registered dietitian, cancer survivor, author and speaker. In 2019 she published The Complete Lymphedema Management and Nutrition Guide and presented her findings at both the Canadian and American National Lymphedema Conferences. She is passionate about helping you to achieve your goals and using nutrition to improve lymphedema and overall health. As well as lymphedema, she also specializes in cancer risk reduction and intermittent fasting.

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Register before April 28th at midnight and use the coupon code "lymphedema" to save $10

Topics Covered

We've been listening! We've designed the course content with the questions we hear the most!

  • Manual Lymphatic Drainage. Ann will guide you through manual lymphatic drainage and teach you how to move that lymph!

  • Nutrition for Lymphedema. Jean will discuss what you should be eating and what you should be avoiding.

  • Multilayer Bandaging. Ann will take you through step-by-step and answer all your bandaging questions!

  • The Anti-Inflammatory Diet. Lymphedema is an inflammatory condition and that inflammation can be reduced with diet. Jean will share what foods to eat and what foods to avoid to reduce inflammation.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Will the classes occur live?

    Yes! Jean and Ann will be live on the line on May 2nd and May 9th from 1:00-3:00 pm ET. You will be able to ask your questions in real time!

  • Will they be recorded?

    Yes! If you register, then you can attend live for all or part of the events. You can then watch the recording, which will be time-stamped to allow you to watch or rewatch your favourite parts.

  • What currency is the price?

    The course is priced in Canadian dollars. When you pay for the class on your credit card, your card will apply the exchange rate for your local currency. For example, if you enroll with the early bird coupon code 'lymphedema' you will pay $35 Canadian, which is about $27 USD. But exchange rates fluctuate daily and this price depends on the exchange rate that your credit card offers.

  • What if I can't attend both sessions in their entirety?

    Not to worry, attend what you can live and all registrants will receive free access to the recordings after the event.

  • Will I receive emails after the course ends?

    Yes. You will receive emails from and where Jean and Ann will share their latest blogs and information about upcoming speaking and events. You are free to unsubscribe at any time.

  • If I have questions with my registration who do I contact?

    Any questions with your registration, you can email

  • Can I still ask a question if I can't attend live?

    Yes! On the registration page, you can ask your question and these will be answered live during the class. You can then watch Ann or Jean answer your question in the recording.

  • Is the program in two parts?

    Yes. Since we encourage people with lymphedema to be active, we thought we better not have you sitting for four hours straight! Our event will be May 2nd from 1:00-3:00 pm ET and May 9th from 1:00-3:00 pm ET. The time zone is EASTERN TIME. Please confirm your local time zone. The price includes both sessions.

  • What if I want more help after attending the sessions?

    Both Jean and Ann offer virtual sessions and you are welcome to arrange for personal sessions with them on your own after the program ends. If you would like to do that, then email them directly at or

Sundays May 2nd and May 9th, 1:00-3:00 pm ET

Use coupon "lymphedema" to save $10 before April 28th!

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