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The course comprises of the practical aspects of sports massage and learning the correct techniques to a competent standard. Theoretical learning will also take place and learners will be expected to complete assignments by agreed deadlines. Practical assessments is also part of this qualification in a commercial setting.
This qualification will enable you to work with non-acute recent injuries and pre-existing conditions for restorative and corrective purposes, with focus on posture, gait, ligamentous and neural conditions. Through this qualification you will develop an in depth understanding of, and use a range of complex assessment methods and complex massage techniques.
Level 4 Certificate or Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy or equivalent.
Objective assessment will include posture (including myofascial reading e.g. anatomy trains), gait analysis, range of movement, isometric testing and a variety of special tests. Special tests will include testing of ligaments, labrum, cartilage and for indications of impingement and dislocation. You will also develop your knowledge of the neurological system and be able to recognise neurological presentations. This will include exploration of pathophysiology (ligamentous and neural) of all the major joints.
Graduates of this qualification will be able to gain employment as a Level 5 Sports Massage Practitioner, providing a range of advanced sports massage techniques for recent non-acute injuries and for pre-existing conditions. This may include working in clinics, sporting teams or as a mobile practitioner and may be in an employed or self-employed context.
Uniform – Polo shirt Approximate cost £16 *The fees quoted are payable for each year.
If you do not hold a VTCT (ITEC) Level 2 Award in Infection Prevention (COVID-19) for Complementary Therapies and Sports Massage qualification you will be required to enrol, this will incur an additional cost.
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Total Annual Fee £440.00
Total Concessionary Fee N/A
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