Sat, 04 Jul | Active Health Group

Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy

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Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy

Time & Location

04 Jul 2020, 09:00 – 17:30
Active Health Group, 79 Lever Street, Manchester, UK

About the Event

The main aim of the ITEC/VTCT Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy is to enable Learners to gain the necessary practical skills and knowledge to provide Sports Massage Therapy to the general public, gain employment within the sport and fitness industry and to enrich Practitioners’ understanding of advanced anatomical, physiological and pathological principles relevant to the application of Sports Massage. It includes roles such as restorative and corrective massage using a range of basic and advanced techniques.  Practitioners will also learn how to plan and evaluate Sports Massage treatments to inform the provision of future treatments.

To ensure our graduates are 'ahead of the game' within the Sports Massage industry, we go above and beyond the normal Sports Massage syllabus and include a wider range of myofascial and soft tissue techniques.   Graduates will receive an additional Level 4 Soft Tissue Therapy Diploma.

ENTRY REQUIREMENT

Level 3 Sports Massage qualification or if you do not have a level 3 Sports Massage qualification, you can book both of these together.

CONTENT

The main skills you will learn are:

Advanced Massage Techniques

Soft Tissue Manipulation*

Soft Tissue Release

Trigger Point Therapy*

Myofascial Release*

Myofascial Postural Restructuring*

Muscle Energy Techniques

PNF

Static Stretching

Postural Assessments

Clinical Orthopedic Assessments

Hot and Cold Therapy

Sports Injuries and Soft Tissue Dysfunction

*  Unique to AHG

Scope of Qualification (Practice)

At level 4 a Sports massage therapist’s role includes, planning, providing and evaluating sport massage treatments. Treatments in context; sports massage can be carried out for pre, post, inter, maintenance, restorative and corrective purposes (focus on muscle and paratendon pathologies), using a range of basic and advanced massage techniques.

Scope of practice includes working on dysfunctional tissue and on recent non acute injuries or with pre-existing conditions. ​

DURATION

12 in-class days, plus home study, plus 100 hours case studies. (Level 3 case studies can be used).

All dates are plus 2 additional consolidation and assessment days, taken upon completion of home study and case studies.

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