Corona-virus and training
at Sports Therapy UK


18th July 2020.

Following the recent relaxation of restrictions allowing sports massage and sports therapy services to resume we are delighted to report that similarly, the practical training linked to many of our courses has also successfully restarted.

All students attending practical training with us in the future will be required to conform with our Working Practise Covid-19 Policy which has been implemented utilising all practicable steps to safeguard the well-being of all our students and staff, as well as preventing the spread of the virus. This Policy and Self-Declaration form will be made available to students shortly before attending our practical training.

If you would like to view the steps we are taking to safeguard all those who visit our training centre, please see our Sports Therapy UK Covid-19 Safeguarding Policy by following the link at the foot of this page.

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.

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 and we are look forward to welcoming you to our training centre.



View our Working Policy Document

About Sports Massage

Glossary, Links and Research...

 

Positions of parts of the body
 

Medial - nearer to the median plane
 
Lateral - further from the median plane
 
Proximal - nearer to the point of attachment of a limb to the trunk.
 
Distal - further from the point of attachment of a limb to the trunk.
 
Anterior (ventral) - towards the front of the body.
 
Posterior (dorsal) - towards the back of the body.
 
Inferior - closer to the feet.
 
Superior - closer to the head.
 
Supine - describes the position of a body lying horizontal and face up.
 
Prone - describes the position of a body lying horizontal and face down.
 
 

Movements of the body

 

Flexion - a reduction in the angle between bones at a joint, i.e. bending the joint.
 
Extension - an increase in the angle between bones at a joint, i.e. straightening the joint.
 
Abduction - movement of a limb away from the median plane (see above).
 
Adduction - movement of a limb towards the median plane (see above).
 
Circumduction - a circular limb movement which combines in sequence flexion, extension, abduction, and adduction.
 
Rotation - movement of a limb around its long axis. Medial rotation turns the anterior surface medially, and lateral rotation turns it laterally.
 
Dorsiflexion - movement of the foot to point the toes upwards.
 
Plantarflexion - movement of the foot to point the toes downwards.
 
Supination - a rotary movement of the forearm so that the palm faces upwards.
 
Pronation - a rotary movement of the forearm so the palm faces downwards. (Note: The terms ‘pronation’ and ‘supination’ are sometimes also applied to complex movements of the foot - a ‘pronated’ foot is a flat foot.)
 
Inversion - turning the sole of the foot inwards.
 
Eversion - turning the sole of the foot outwards.
 
Contralateral - refers to the symmetrically opposite side whilst ipsilateral refers to the same side.
 
Protraction of the scapula draws the shoulder girdle forwards around the chest wall.
 
Retraction of the scapula draws the shoulder girdle backwards around the chest wall, so that the shoulders are ‘braced’ as in a military stance.
 
Elevation of the shoulder girdle lifts the scapula upwards, as in shrugging the shoulders.
 
Depression of the shoulder girdle lifts the scapula downwards so as to lower the shoulders.
 
Lateral flexion of the trunk bends it in the frontal plane (see above).


 

Links and Research

 

General Council for Massage Therapists

VTCT - for World Class Qualifications

Sports Massage Association - governing body for sports massage practitioners -

Independent Professional Therapists International - for Insurance and membership

British Association of Sports and Exercise Medicine
 

Sport England

English Institute of Sport

Complementary & Natural Health Care Council

 

 

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