Joint Assessment, Analysing Muscles in Action, & Functional Movement Screening...
Attending both Upper and Lower Body courses may lead to a VTCT Award in Sports Injures - see below. The combined courses are also endorsed by the Register for Exercise Professionals (REPS).
The aim of each 2 Day course is to provide you with an understanding of predisposing factors and assessment of commonly suffered injuries and conditions in sports. We will illustrate a detailed approach to the structure and function of each major joint, examine the mechanisms leading to injury, consider repair and treatment options, including manual and exercise therapy techniques.
Each course (for Upper or Lower Limb) is ideal for coaches, trainers, rehabilitators, nurses, and sports massage practitioners, and is an ideal way of progressing from either our Certificate or Diploma courses as part of our Flexible Award Programme.
The course compliments the range of knowledge and skills of soft tissue assessments learned on our Level 4 Sports Massage Practitioner Diploma course, adding orthopaedic or 'special' tests to furnish you with a complete understanding and range of both joint and soft tissue injury assessments.
Our experienced practitioner/tutors will guide you through the science and practical examination skills to become accomplished in assessing injuries.
This course forms a compulsory Module towards our Higher Diploma in Sports Therapy, or may be taken as CPD
> What Other Students Said About This Course
"Course was very well presented, taught and detailed to benefit the learning."
"Good pace, with all practicals explained well to back up the theory."
"Very interesting and covered elements that will be very useful in the clinic."
"Very interesting. Covered many injuries and covered joint structures well, good pace."
"Functional movements to cement learning and reinforce the understanding."
"Excellent! Hugely informative and relevant to my career."
> Entry Requirements
We are continuously developing CPD courses designed to enhance the Knowledge and skills of sports massage, coaching, personal trainer, sports therapy and other practitioners.
Our Level 4 Diploma students will be well prepared for this course having already covered a range of soft tissue assessments - see above.
To attend this course, you must be physically able to do the work, have good communication skills and be at least 18 years old. A reasonable understanding of anatomy and palpation will be beneficial and a pre-study pack will be provided to help.
> Course Fees
You may attend this course as part of our Sports Therapy Higher Diploma, or for Continuing Professional Development (CPD). If you are attending the course as CPD (16 credits), you will be required to pay the full course fee when applying.
There are 6 modules combining to form our Higher Diploma, plus a Clinical Assessment – for details and all course fees, please see our Sports Therapy Award.
> Loyalty & Other Discounts
If you are already a student of our full Level 4 Diploma course you will be entitled to a discount of 25% as part of our Customer Loyalty Scheme and a further discount if you select to do all modules on our Higher Diploma course.
Please contact us for discount terms for booking more than one person. Note: you may use only one available discount for each course.
> Next Sports Injuries Courses:
HERTFORDSHIRE - BeActive Clinic
Lower Body - Sat 2nd & Sun 3rd Dec 2017.
HERTFORDSHIRE - BeActive Clinic
Upper Body - Sat 7th & 8th April 2018.
> Course Syllabus
The course will cover the following:
Structure and Function of Joints
Detailed view of major joints, types, tissues, properties and functions
Identification and palpation of all surface landmarks
Assessment of Injury
Active, Passive and Strength Tests, plus Orthopaedic Special Tests for specific joint structures. Biomechanics leading to common Sports Injuries, signs and symptoms following injury, plus accurate assessment. Principles of Tissue Healing and Rehabilitation.
Joint and Muscle Function Analysis
Fundamentals of joint and muscle function, the applied analysis of movements performed in the Exercise Laboratory and Functional Movement Screening.
Treatment, Repair & Rehabilitation
Principles of Tissue Healing, Modes of Treatment, and Rehabilitation.
Upon successfully completing each course, we will provide you with a Certificate of Attendance. If you complete both courses and a home study assignment, you will receive a VTCT Sports Injuries Certificate. If you are not already registered with VTCT there will be an additional Lifetime Registration Fee of £16.
> Course Structure
Upper Limb (2 Days)
Lower Limb (2 Days)
Each course will run from 9.00am to 5.00pm. All course materials and light refreshments will be provided.
BOOKING FOR MORE THAN ONE? - contact us for available discounts.
Please note you may use only one available discount for each course.
> Ready to Enrol?
Please complete the online booking form whereupon we will confirm receipt and your place on the course.