Corona-virus and training
at Sports Therapy UK

23rd March 2020.

It is clear the gravity of the situation globally and here in the UK is growing. We are all now aware of the immediate ramifications, but also some of the wider implications as we move further on. Inevitably these will increase before things start to get better, and one question everyone is searching for an answer to is ‘when?’ I am not even going to begin debating or trying to guess the answer to this as this would be quite futile. We are therefore preparing for a lengthy period of a national ‘shut-down’ the extent of which is bound to vary from week to week. We will look forward to when the time is right for us to offer practical training here in Hertford and to welcome you back, but we will only do this when the government and the W.H.O. deem it is safe for all concerned.

In the meantime, we will be doing all we can to support you and help you progress your learning in spite of the obvious limitations we are all facing. We recognise the added anxieties everyone will be dealing with over the coming weeks so we will be working hard to help reduce these with regards to your training with Sports Therapy UK. Here are some of the steps we will be taking:

Marking time for assignments:

We are diverting some of our teaching resources to reduce this as far as possible. We will keep you informed of how long to expect before receiving work back.

Practical training:

Where possible we will be recording more instructional videos to substitute the direct contact you would normally have with us. We are assessing each stage of training reached and how much going forward may be substituted by online instruction. We will liaise accordingly with each group to help you progress and will advise you of any variations in the level of direct contact required to complete your course. This will also involve us seeking approval from VTCT. Our aim remains to deliver the highest standards of tuition and to help you become both competent and confident in your professional capacity.


We are exploring all options for online delivery and will use the most appropriate medium for each tutorial. We will notify each group as we create and make them accessible for you.


As we will not have the normal interaction with you, we will be using conference calls, skype, WhatsApp, emails, etc to directly support both groups and individuals.


We will distribute general news via newsletter, Facebook and would urge you to access and read these sources. We will try to generate interesting news and extra-curricular activities to help you through this period, plus tips on how you can interact with your clients.

Rescheduled Practical Training:

There will be a need to reschedule practical training dates. We will do this when we can be a little more confident that any revised dates have a greater chance of going ahead. I realise this doesn’t help when it comes to planning ahead and we would love to reschedule with confidence but that is simply not possible at the moment. We will keep you informed as things change.

Please make sure you continue to read all emails sent to you, and check the announcements posted on Canvas; these will be updated as frequently as necessary and we hope will provide answers to questions most of you are asking.

We look forward to staying in touch with you and wish you well.

Level 3 VTCT Sports Massage Online Course Instructions


Injury Rehabilitation & Exercise Therapy


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This course will give added skills in the appropriate management and rehabilitation of athletes suffering from sporting Injuries and other conditions. These may include traumatic injuries and the broad ranging effects of overuse. The course aims to provide you with the knowledge and skills to be able to assess the effects of sports injuries on the musculo-skeletal system and physical performance, and to be able to prescribe exercise programmes for effective correctional and rehabilitation purposes.


We will take you through a structured approach of each stage of rehabilitation towards normal daily, and on to full competitive activity. Consideration will be given to a range of sporting conditions including traumatic and overuse, plus the appropriate management of athletes to help achieve a full recovery by restoring all aspects of physical fitness including tensile strength, flexibility, normal movement patterns, endurance, power, proprioception, skills and speed.

All components of performance will be examined and a system of functional progressions utilised to ensure athletes are tested and fully prepared for a return to sport. A range of therapeutic exercises and drills may be prescribed to help an athlete attain full functional fitness, as well as help prevent injuries and other conditions recurring.


Our Level 4 Diploma students will already be familiar with the principles of injury rehabilitation and we look forward to exploring in greater depth to broaden your knowledge and skills still further.


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



> What Other Students Said About This Course

"A lot of content, but a great weekend"

"Really good structure and content"
"Fantastic course - tutor constantly getting us to think 'outside the box' "
"Excellent tutor - she makes sure you all have good understanding of each topic"

> Entry Requirements


You must have a Level 4 (or equivalent) qualification and be able to demonstrate skills and experience assessing and providing immediate treatment for injuries before enrolling on this course. This will enable you to assess progress when forming rehabilitation programmes, helping your clients regain full fitness and high levels of performance.


Some pre-course reading will be provided to help revise and prepare for the practical training. You must be physically able to do the work, have good communication skills and be at least 18 years old.


> Course Fees


The fee for this 3 Day Module is £400 including V.A.T. at the current rate.  You may attend this course as part of our Higher Diploma in Sports Therapy Course, or for Continuing Professional Development (CPD). If you are attending the course as CPD (24 credits), you will be required to pay the full course fee when applying.


There are 6 modules combining to form our Higher Diploma in Sports Therapy Award, 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 3 Certificate or Level 4 Diploma courses 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 Sports Therapy course.

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 Injury Rehabilitation Course:

BeActive Clinic, Hertford.


see Course Calendarfor all Modular dates


> Course Syllabus


Injury Rehabilitation for sport encompasses the assessment of injury and an individual's ability to perform specific activities and the application of appropriate exercise to address specific needs. This involves measuring mobility, range of motion within joints, special tests, muscle flexibility, checking for imbalances and prescribing a programme to correct them. It will enable you to help rehabilitate people from sports injuries and prescribe exercise to improve performance.


> Course Syllabus


  • Client screening and consultation
  • Aims of rehabilitation and use of functional progressions
  • Manual resistance exercise for rehabilitation
  • Reconditioning, skills and co-ordination
  • The importance and application of Core Stability
  • Physiology of tissue regeneration·


The main aims are therefore twofold – to reduce the risk of further injury during return to normal activity and to achieve the same or higher performance level as before the injury, where possible. This course is designed to build upon your existing sports injury management skills.


> Course Structure:


The course comprises pre-course study and two days practical training. There is no formal qualification for this course, although a Certificate of Attendance will be given.

Practical Training

The practical training takes place over 3 days from 9.00am to 5.00pm, and will be held at BeActive Clinic in Hertford. All course materials and light refreshments will be provided.

The course combines demonstrations, practical sessions and lectures, all presented in a relaxed atmosphere. Particular emphasis is placed on student participation and practical application.The course will incorporate, the use of various types of exercise and gym equipment at our training venue, although you are not expected to undertake any strenuous or stressful activity.

Numbers attending: 8 to 16 students



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> Ready to Enrol?


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


Course Fees


> £400.00

All Course Dates


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