This highly practical course will explore the anatomy, function and pathological conditions relating to the spine and peripheral joints. Underlying physiological and neurological processes will be thoroughly examined to ensure students fully understand normal function, and a range of assessment skills. Current research and modern protocols for spinal care will be discussed. Particular focus will be placed on lumbar back-pain and treatments, as this is so prevalent in western society.
Upon successfully completing this module you will receive our Certificate of Attendance. In addition, the assessment of your knowledge and practical skills may contribute towards our Higher Diploma in Sports Therapy.
> Flexible Award Programme
Our flexible approach to studying and progressing through each level continues into our Higher Diploma with options to attend individual modules as CPD and apply retrospectively to combine these towards a Sports Therapy Award, or to take more structured approach. See Course Structure & Duration below for more information.
> Entry Requirements
To register on this Sports Therapy Module, you must already be studying towards, or have successfully completed our Level 4 Sports Massage Practitioner course, or equivalent recognised Level 4 award. Other eligible applicants may include Foundation Degree and Full Honours Degree graduates allied to healthcare, and other professions such as Osteopaths, Chiropractors, etc.
> Course Syllabus
This 3 day course will cover the following:
• Advanced spinal anatomy and function
• Myotomes and Dermatomes
• Recognition of common spinal pathologies
• Aetiology of disc conditions
• Yellow and Red Flags
• Peripheral Joint Function and Mobilisations
• Spinal Assessment and Analysis
• Soft Tissue Treatments and Spinal Mobilisations
• The spine and managing rehabilitation exercises
> Course Structure & Duration
You will be provided with pre-course reading to assist with gaining essential knowledge which will be explored further during the practical training.
The weekend course will run from 9.00am to 5.00pm each day and will be conducted in a relaxed and informative group learning environment. There will be a blend between expert tuition, practical demonstrations, student interaction and participation.
> Assignments & Assessments
You will be observed performing spinal assessments and treatments throughout the two days of training to ensure you are practising in a safe and professional manner.
> 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 have already attended our full Level 4 Diploma course, you will also be eligible for our Loyalty Discount of 25% off all Sports Therapy and CPD Module Course fees.
> Course Dates and Location
HERTFORDSHIRE - BeActive Clinic, Hertford
see Course Calendar for all Modular dates
> Ready to Enrol?
Either complete the online online booking and submit along with your course fee of £385 (plus discount where applicable) to attend as a CPD course. To enrol on the full Sports Therapy course, please go to our Higher Diploma webpage.