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.

Tutorials:


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.

Support:


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.

Information:


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

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Sports Injuries Assessments

 

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Joint Assessment, Analysing Muscles in Action, & Functional Movement Screening...

 

Attending both Upper and Lower Body courses may lead to a VTCT Award in Sports Injures - see below. The combined courses are also endorsed by the Register for Exercise Professionals (REPS). These courses are ideal for coaches, trainers, rehabilitators, nurses, and sports massage practitioners. 

 

The aim of each of these courses is to give you an understanding of predisposing factors and assessment of commonly suffered injuries and conditions in sports. The courses compliment the range of knowledge and skills of soft tissue assessments learned on our Level 4 Sports Massage Practitioner Diploma course. We will illustrate a detailed approach to the structure and function of each major joint, examine the mechanisms leading to injury and consider repair and treatment options, including manual and exercise therapy techniques.

 

Each course (for Upper or Lower Limb) is ideal for sports rehabilitators, nurses, and Level 4 soft tissue therapists, and is an ideal way of progressing towards Level 5 as part of our Flexible Award Programme.

 

This course forms a compulsory Module towards our Higher Diploma in Sports Therapy, or may be taken as CPD

 

What Other Students Said About This Course

 
"Course was very well presented, taught and detailed to benefit the learning."

 

"Good pace, with all practicals explained well to back up the theory."

 

"Very interesting and covered elements that will be very useful in the clinic."

 

"Very interesting. Covered many injuries and covered joint structures well, good pace."

 

"Functional movements to cement learning and reinforce the understanding."

 

"Excellent! Hugely informative and relevant to my career."

 

> Entry Requirements

 

To attend this course, you must be physically able to do the work, have good communication skills and be at least 18 years old. An understanding of and practical application of functional anatomy and palpation is essential, and a pre-study pack will be provided to help revise.

 

Our Level 4 Diploma students will be well prepared for this course having already covered a range of soft tissue assessments - see above.

 

 

> 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.

 

You may attend this course as part of our Sports Therapy Higher Diploma, or for Continuing Professional Development (CPD). If you are attending the course as CPD (16 credits), you will be required to pay the full course fee when applying.
 

There are 6 modules combining to form our Higher Diploma, 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 4 Diploma course 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 Higher Diploma course. 

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

 
Book Sport Injuries Lower Body Sports Injuries Upper Body

 

> Next Sports Injuries Courses:

 

HERTFORDSHIRE - BeActive Clinic  

 

see Course Calendar for all Modular dates

 

 

> Course Syllabus

 

The course will cover the following:

Structure and Function of Joints
Detailed view of major joints, types, tissues, properties and functions

Palpation

Identification and palpation of all surface landmarks

Assessment of Injury

Active, Passive and Strength Tests, plus Orthopaedic Special Tests for specific joint structures. Biomechanics leading to common Sports Injuries, signs and symptoms following injury, plus accurate assessment. Principles of Tissue Healing and Rehabilitation.

Joint and Muscle Function Analysis

Fundamentals of joint and muscle function, the applied analysis of movements performed in the Exercise Laboratory and Functional Movement Screening.

Treatment, Repair & Rehabilitation

Principles of Tissue Healing, Modes of Treatment, and Rehabilitation.

> Certificate


Upon successfully completing each course, we will provide you with a Certificate of Attendance. If you complete both courses and a home study assignment, you will receive a VTCT Sports Injuries Certificate. If you are not already registered with VTCT there will be an additional Lifetime Registration Fee of £16.
 

> Course Structure

 

Upper Limb (2 Days) 

Lower Limb (2 Days) 

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.

 


Course Fees

 

> £296.00


All Course Dates

 

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Training Venue

Hertford


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