This course will give you a comprehensive understanding of the science of injury rehabilitation. You will be able to analyse the effects of sports injuries on the musculo-skeletal system and physical performance, enabling you to evaluate 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.
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> 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 £385. 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.
> Next Injury Rehabilitation Course:
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> 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.
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
> Ready to Enrol?
Please complete the online booking form whereupon we will confirm receipt and your place on the course.