Course overviewA Level 4 Sports Massage practitioner’s role includes planning, providing and evaluating sport massage treatments to seek to correct common patterns of dysfunction, and/or pre-diagnosed injuries, using a range of basic and advanced massage techniques.
Learners will cover:
Anatomy and physiology of the major joints of the body.
The pathophysiology of common injuries/soft tissue patterns of dysfunction.
The principles and practice of objective assessment techniques and the influences and effects which such information has upon treatment planning.
How heat and ice may be used to safely support the soft tissue repair process.
The purpose and use of a range of soft tissue mobilisation and neuromuscular techniques used within sports massage therapy.
Skills relating to the qualification:
Conducting subjective and objective assessments.
Devising sports massage treatment plans to help correct identified areas of soft tissue dysfunction and /or support the soft tissue repair process of previously diagnosed injuries.
Application of a range of soft tissue mobilisation and neuromuscular techniques.
Evaluation of sports massage treatments.
What are the entry requirements?
How is it assessed?
A written theory exam
Observed treatment sessions (x5)
What financial support is on offer?
What can I do next?
- Eligibility to register with the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) as a massage therapist
- May be used to support access toward degree studies related to Sports Therapy and/or Sport and Exercise Sciences.
How do I find out more?
Any queries please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call on 01782 254205