This course explores a range of advanced soft tissue techniques, the science underpinning each and the most effective forms of application including Proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) - Post Isometric Relaxation and Reciprocal Inhibition, Positional release, Myofascial release, Active Isolated Stretching, and Oscillatory Stretching. We will discuss popular methods, explore the benefits and perfect the application to achieve maximum benefit for your clients. Underlying physiological, neurological and psychological dimensions for each technique will be examined.
These Level 5 techniques will be used to enhance your existing palpatory and observational assessment skills to help assess clients and devise appropriate treatment plans to meet your client needs. You will also be required to evaluate the effectiveness of complex massage techniques and adapt your treatment plans accordingly.
This course forms a compulsory Module towards our Level 5 Sports Massage Award, or may be taken as CPD.
> Entry Requirements
To attend this course, you must hold a recognised Level 4 sports massage award (or equivalent), be physically able to do the work and have good communication skills.
Our Level 4 Diploma students will be well prepared for this course having already gained an understanding and application of a range of soft tissue assessments and treatments.
> 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.
If you are attending the course as CPD (16 credits), you will be required to pay the full course fee when applying. There are 5 modules combining to form our Level 5 Sports Massage Award – to enrol on the full course, please go to L5 Sports Massage 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.
Please contact us for discount terms for booking more than one person. Note: you may use only one available discount for each course.
> Next Advanced Soft Tissue Techniques Courses:
HERTFORDSHIRE - BeActive Clinic
see Course Calendar for all Modular dates
> Course Syllabus
The course will cover the following:
Client Assessment using Palpation and Observational Skills
Identification and palpation of all surface landmarks, postural assessment, plelvic alignment and analysis of findings.
Assessment of Soft Tissue Injury and Other Conditions
Subjective responses • Client feedback • Re-examination of objective findings • Active, Passive and Strength Tests • Functional examination • Orthopaedic Special Tests for specific joint structures.
Advanced Soft Tissue Techniques
Proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) - Post Isometric Relaxation and Reciprocal Inhibition, Positional release, Myofascial release, Active Isolated Stretching, Oscillatory Stretching.
Assessment of effectiveness of complex techniques
Tissue responses during and after treatment • Relative range of motion • Biomechanical alignment and postural changes • Quality of end-feel • Comparison against established norms.
Upon successfully completing this course, we will provide you with a Certificate of Attendance. This course also forms part of the Level 5 VTCT Sports Massage Award.
> Course Structure
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.
> Ready to Enrol?
Please complete the online booking form whereupon we will confirm receipt and your place on the course.