|Start Date:||Duration:||Level:||Study mode:||Course location:||Course Type:|
|28/03/2020||17 Weeks||4||Part-Time - Day||Ashington Main Campus||Professional Qualifications|
Students must hold the Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy or equivalent. There is an element of communication involved (discussing, presenting, reading and writing) and students should have basic skills in communication pitched at level 3. Performing sports massage is a physical activity and students will need to be fit enough to carry this out.
You will create a portfolio of evidence. Assessment is external, with external verification. There will be a range of written tasks and practical demonstrations.
Students who complete this qualification will be able to gain employment and obtain insurance to work as either an employed or self-employed sports massage practitioner, working with both injured clients and non-injured clients within organisations/facilities such as sports massage therapy/ osteopathic clinics, and sporting/fitness venues.
Gaining this qualification could help to support you progressing to a degree relating to Sports Therapy and/or Sport and Exercise Sciences
The aim of the qualification is to provide learners with the knowledge and skills to treat and/or seek to correct common patterns of dysfunction and pre-diagnosed injuries
The objectives are to provide learners with the skills and knowledge to be able to: Understand the clinical procedures for client assessment and treatment planning.Conduct objective physical assessments. Understand the purpose of neuromuscular and tissue mobilisation techniques in sports massage and the skills to be able to apply effective neuromuscular and tissue mobilisation techniques. Utilise soft tissue techniques appropriate to specific clients. Understand treatment modalities to support soft tissue repair.
Anatomy and physiology of the major joints of the body.
The pathophysiology of common injuries/soft tissue patterns of dysfunction.
The principles and practice of objective assessment techniques and the influences and effects which such information has upon treatment planning.
How heat and ice may be used to safely support the soft tissue repair process.
The purpose and use of a range of soft tissue mobilisation and neuromuscular techniques used within sports massage therapy.
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