Advanced Soft Tissue Techniques


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This highly practical course will examine a range of advanced or complex soft tissue techniques, the science underpinning each and the most efficient and effective forms of application. We will discuss popular methods, explore and perfect the application to achieve maximum benefit for your clients. Underlying physiological, neurological and psychological dimensions for each technique will be thoroughly scrutinised.


Means of assessing your clients will be included to in order to determine measurable changes in tissue consistency, length, and tone. Particular focus will be placed on evidence-based practice and efficacy in relation to each technique.


> Qualifications

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 a Level 5 VTCT Award and our Advanced Practitioner Diploma. For further information please see our L5 Advanced Practitioner Course details.

> Flexible Award Programme

Our flexible approach to studying and progressing through each level continues into Level 5 with options to attend individual modules as CPD and apply retrospectively to combine these towards a Level 5 award, or to take more structured approach.  See Course Structure & Duration below for more information.

> Entry Requirements

To register on this Level 5 Module, you must already be studying towards, or have successfully completed our Level 4 Sports Massage Practitioner course, or an 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 2 day course will cover the following:

  • Modes of loading and pathways for manual therapy
  • Neurological receptors
  • Tissue adaptation and tissue repair
  • PNF - Post Isometric Relaxation 
  • Positional Release
  • Active Isolated Stretching
  • Myofascial release
  • Evidence based practice


Students from our Level 4 Sports Massage Practitioner Diploma course will be familiar with these techniques and enjoy further study into the science and practical application to enhance their knowledge and skills. These complex techniques are a Level 5 requirement.


> 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 client assessments and treatments throughout the two days of training to ensure you are able to apply specifc techniques safely and competently.

> Course Fees


The fee for each Level 5 module is £265, except Taping for Sport at £285.  You may attend this course as part of our Level 5 Award, 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 8 modules combining to form our Level 5 Award, plus a Clinical Assessment – for details and all course fees, please see our Level 5 Sports Therapy Award.


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> Loyalty & Other Discounts


If you have already attended either of our full Level 3 Certificate or Level 4 Diploma courses, you will also be eligible for our Loyalty Discount of 25% off all Level 5 Module Course fees.

> Course Dates and Location


HERTFORDSHIRE - BeActive Clinic, Hertford.


Sat 15th & 16th July 2017


> Ready to Enrol?

Either complete the online bookingform and submit along with your course fee of £255 (plus discount where applicable) to attend as a CPD course. To enrol on the full VTCT Level 5 course, please go to our L5 Advanced Practitioner Course.

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