Corona-virus and training
at Sports Therapy UK


17th April 2020.

Since the closure of all non-essential places of work on 23rd March, and the extension to this announced by the government yesterday, we have postponed several practical training courses and contacted all affected students directly. These changes are also noted on the Course Dates webpage on our website.

During this period, we will be offering blended learning including online training for parts and in some cases, all of certain courses.

We remain fully committed to ensuring you have an enjoyable and rewarding learning experience fully supported by our tutors and all staff at Sports Therapy UK.

Information for new students


If you are thinking of studying with us, please see all courses on our website. We have some that may be completed online and others that may be started via virtual learning and continued by attend our training centre when dates are available.

Our online resources include full audio presentation tutorials, comprehensive practical demonstrations on video, self-test quizzes to check your learning, plus tutor support by email, phone and conference calls.

Please note that our full Level 3 and Level 4 Sports Massage qualifications cannot be achieved via the online course alone. All students will be required to attend practical training on dates when available to complete their studies and pass all remaining assessments to achieve their qualification.

We are in close contact with our awarding body Vocational Training Charitable Trust (VTCT) and will continue to conform with their current educational criteria ensuring our students will be eligible for their chosen award upon successfully completing our course.

Information for current students


Please refer to the Announcements on your Canvas online Learner Resource where you will find up to date information of how we are helping students who are at varying stages of their training with us.

We are continuing to monitor the situation and will decide on whether to delay each course at least 2-3 weeks before they are due to run. We will only start to deliver direct contact practical training when restrictions are lifted, and it is deemed safe for us to do so.

It is our aim to provide you with resources and support to continue your journey with us including virtual learning. When our practical training starts again, we will be arranging some additional training days for practise and to help review and hone all your skills.

Contacting Sports Therapy UK


As we are now working from different locations, we encourage you to contact us by email as the preferred choice. We will reply as promptly as we can and appreciate your patience and understanding during this very difficult time. Level 3 VTCT Sports Massage Online Course Instructions

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Learn Sports Massage with
Sports Therapy UK

- 25+ years of sports massage experience
- Nationally accredited sports massage qualifications
- Weekend and intensive sports massage courses

 

Online Courses Available During Covid 19 Lockdown


 
Why not try our 1 Day Introductory Taster Course in Sports Massage

 
Why not try out our courses by attending this One Day Introduction to Sports Massage? We will guide you through some key concepts behind sports massage and instruct you on some basic hands-on skills.

ONLINE ONLY COURSE FEE £42.00 including VAT - this includes all course instructions, access to demonstration videos, presentations, quizzes, and online support.
 

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First Aid for Sports and Exercise


Our course is Intended for anyone involved in sport or the workplace, and in any capacity whether as an employee, sports coach, fitness trainer, player, club official, sports therapist, or physiotherapist. In these exceptional circumstances this will allow you to gain a valid certificate although for a 12 month period.

ONLINE ONLY COURSE FEE £45 including VAT - this includes all course instructions, access to demonstration videos, presentations, quizzes, and online support.

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First Aid for Parents


This online Parents First Aid course is essential for anyone who may have or be having children, look after children for family or friends, grandparents and older brothers and sisters. The course comprises of lessons and video demonstrations designed to add to your existing first aid skills and provide you with specific understanding of primary care for your children.

ONLINE ONLY COURSE FEE £14.99 including VAT - this includes all course instructions, access to demonstration videos, presentations, quizzes, and online support.

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Other useful online CPD courses from our partners - Norris Health

 

More learning resources available in our student learning resource centre.


 
Anatomy of the Spine

Learning for therapists and exercise professionals
 
 
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Learning to use Common Acupuncture Points
Introduction to finding and
needling common acup...
 
 
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Dry Needling for
Musculoskelatal Pain

Introduction to Dry Needling...

 
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Learning to Train
the Respiratory System

Training the breathing system in health and disease...

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    About Sport Therapy UK

     

    Sports Therapy UK was established in 2001 by Tim Paine who has over 25 years of sports therapy experience including practising, teaching, researching, writing and developing sports massage courses. Tim has combined his passion, knowledge and expertise to provide nationally recognised sports therapy courses through Sports Therapy UK.
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    From Level 3 to Level 5

     

    Sports Therapy UK are the only sports massage training organisation that teach all levels of sports massage from level 3 through to level 5. We offer a flexible programme that enables you to progress through each level at your own pace and we provide both weekend and intensive courses to suit your needs.
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    Post Graduation Support

     

    At Sports Therapy UK we go above and beyond to ensure all our students leave as confident and competent sports massage practitioners – you aren’t just taught to pass an exam. Our support doesn’t stop when you walk out the door – we’re always on hand to answer your queries and support you throughout your sports massage journey.

Sports Massage Intro Day

 

1 Day introduction to Sports Massage


Decide whether a full sports massage course is right for you by joining our 1 day introduction to sports massage course. We cover:

  • What sports massage is
  • Ethics and professionalism
  • Course structure and requirements
  • History taking and communication
  • Anatomical language
  • Joints and actions
  • Bony prominences and palpation
  • Basic techniques

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Level 3

 

Level 3 Sports Massage


Your first sports massage qualification that enables you to improve performance and prevent injury.

 

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Level 4

 

Level 4 Sports Massage


Following on from your level 3 qualification this course will enable you to identify and treat injuries.

 

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Level 5

 

Level 5 Sports Massage


This modular course covers specialist skills such as dry needling, whilst enhancing your knowledge and techniques.

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Level 3 VideoLevel 3 Video

 

High Diploma

 

Higher Diploma

 

 

Testimonials


  • “Everyone one at Sports Therapy was helpful, kind and friendly - I think Tim has put together and incredible team who have clearly been inspired by the way Tim sees and does things.”

    Ethan Paul
  • “The tutors have been outstanding, keeping classes upbeat with laughter but also very professional. My learning has only just begun and I can't wait for the next chapter.”

    Abigail Shipley
  • “Great Course – it exceeded my expectations. The confident delivery and balance between theory and practical was perfect”


    James Hedger
  • “Absolutely loved the course and cannot wait to start working as a sports therapist. Thanks for the advice and enthusiasm throughout.”


    Jo Cooper
  • “I have had an amazing time on this course; with knowledgeable tutors, great peers and a comfortable place to learn in.”


    Sukhdeep Grewel
  • “Very well-run course. Tutors friendly, approachable, and made learning fun.”



    Michael Bailey
  • “Very relaxed atmosphere makes learning effective, and inclusive.”



    Edward Land

Location

 

Tutors practise in our
full time injury clinic

 

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Course Location

 
Back Rehabilitation

CPD Course
Back Rehabilitation 2 Day


Based on Dr Chris Norris’ book Complete Guide to Back Rehabilitation (Bloomsbury, 2015) this 2 day course presents an evidence based program to safely and effectively manage low back injuries using exercise therapy. It introduces the 3R’s approach – a clinical framework to guide therapists and exercise professionals through the process of designing effective Back Rehab programmes (Norris, 2019). A balance of theory and practice is used to provide a state-or-the-art approach to modern rehab. Lectures, practical demonstrations, partner work, and small group problem solving are all used to provide a stimulating, easy to follow course.

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The Treatment Room

 

Sports Therapy UK publications
By Tim Paine (MA)

 

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The Treatment Room

 

Hands on Experience

Hands-on Experience


Gain sports massage training at major sporting events

For ALL events and charities

Support

 

The Treatment Room


Tips, tricks & advice for practitioners

 

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Balens Limited, Bridge House, Portland Road, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR14 2TA,
who are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.