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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Advanced Soft Tissue Techniques

 

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This course explores a range of advanced soft tissue techniques, the science underpinning each and the most effective forms of application including Proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) - Post Isometric Relaxation and Reciprocal Inhibition, Positional release, Myofascial release, Active Isolated Stretching, and Oscillatory Stretching. We will discuss popular methods, explore the benefits and perfect the application to achieve maximum benefit for your clients. Underlying physiological, neurological and psychological dimensions for each technique will be examined.

 

These Level 5 techniques will be used to enhance your existing palpatory and observational assessment skills to help assess clients and devise appropriate treatment plans to meet your client needs. You will also be required to evaluate the effectiveness of complex massage techniques and adapt your treatment plans accordingly.

 

This course forms a compulsory Module towards our Level 5 Sports Massage Award, or may be taken as CPD.

 

 

> Entry Requirements

 

To attend this course, you must hold a recognised Level 4 sports massage award (or equivalent), be physically able to do the work and have good communication skills.

 

Our Level 4 Diploma students will be well prepared for this course having already gained an understanding and application of a range of soft tissue assessments and treatments.

 

 

> Course Fees

 
The fee is £296 including V.A.T. at the current rate, and you may claim 16 credits for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) upon completion.

 

If you are attending the course as CPD (16 credits), you will be required to pay the full course fee when applying. There are 5 modules combining to form our Level 5 Sports Massage Award – to enrol on the full course, please go to L5 Sports Massage 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

Please contact us for discount terms for booking more than one person. Note: you may use only one available discount for each course.

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> Next Advanced Soft Tissue Techniques Courses:

 

HERTFORDSHIRE - BeActive Clinic  

 

see Course Calendar for all Modular dates

 

 

> Course Syllabus

 

The course will cover the following:

 

 

Client Assessment using Palpation and Observational Skills

Identification and palpation of all surface landmarks, postural assessment, plelvic alignment and analysis of findings.

Assessment of Soft Tissue Injury and Other Conditions

Subjective responses • Client feedback • Re-examination of objective findings • Active, Passive and Strength Tests • Functional examination • Orthopaedic Special Tests for specific joint structures. 

Advanced Soft Tissue Techniques

Proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) - Post Isometric Relaxation and Reciprocal Inhibition, Positional release, Myofascial release, Active Isolated Stretching, Oscillatory Stretching.

Assessment of effectiveness of complex techniques
Tissue responses during and after treatment • Relative range of motion • Biomechanical alignment and postural changes • Quality of end-feel • Comparison against established norms.

 

 

> Certificate


Upon successfully completing this course, we will provide you with a Certificate of Attendance. This course also forms part of the Level 5 VTCT Sports Massage Award.
 

> Course Structure

 

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.


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> Ready to Enrol?

 

Please complete the online booking form whereupon we will confirm receipt and your place on the course.