This highly practical course will explore the anatomy, function and pathological conditions relating to the spine. 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 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 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:
• Advanced spinal anatomy and function
• Myotomes and Dermatomes
• Recognition of common spinal pathologies
• Aetiology of disc conditions
• Yellow and Red Flags
• 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 practicing in a safe and professional manner.
> 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.
> 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 20th & Sun 21st January 2018
> Ready to Enrol?
Either complete the online online booking 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.