Corona-virus and training
at Sports Therapy UK


12th June 2020.

We are pleased to update our position with the following information in relation to conforming with government guidelines towards limiting the spread of Covid19. Since the end of March 2020 we have postponed several practical training courses and contacted all affected students directly. We are now preparing to recommence practical training for our courses from the start of July 2020, and dates for these may be found on our website. These changes are subject to further change in relation to government directives.

During the current period, we will continue offering blended learning to our students, as well as some new online courses.

We remain fully committed to ensuring you have an enjoyable and rewarding learning experience fully supported by our tutors and all staff at Sports Therapy UK and we are look forward to seeing many of you again from July 2020 onwards.

Information for new students


If you are thinking of studying with us, please see all courses on our website. Many have been rescheduled since the lockdown and all those currently showing on our Course Dates webpage are available for you to enjoy from July 2020 onwards.

We still have some courses such as First Aid that may be completed online and these comprise full audio presentation tutorials, comprehensive practical demonstrations on video, self-test quizzes to check your learning, plus tutor support by email, phone and conference calls.

All students attending practical training with us in the future will be required to conform with our Working Practise Covid-19 Policy which has been implemented utilising all practicable steps to safeguard the well-being of all our students and staff, as well as preventing the spread of the virus. This Policy and Self-Declaration form will be made available to students shortly before attending our practical training.

We are in close contact with our awarding body Vocational Training Charitable Trust (VTCT) and will continue to conform with their current educational criteria ensuring our students will be eligible for their chosen award upon successfully completing our course.

Information for current students


Please refer to the Announcements on your Canvas online Learner Resource where you will find up to date information of how we are helping students who are at varying stages of their training with us.

We have contacted all course groups where practical training has been postponed, notifying them of new dates to restart courses and help a progression towards a successful outcome for each student.

Additional practise and revision training days to help review and hone all skills prior to resuming your practical training have been scheduled.

Contacting Sports Therapy UK


As we are continuing to work from different locations for the time being, we encourage you to contact us by email as the preferred choice. We will reply as promptly as we can and appreciate your patience and understanding during this very difficult time. Level 3 VTCT Sports Massage Online Course Instructions

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Advanced Soft Tissue Techniques

 

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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.

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> 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.

 

 

> Certificate


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.


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> Ready to Enrol?

 

Please complete the online booking form whereupon we will confirm receipt and your place on the course.