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The Level 5 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy course is designed to provide experienced Practitioners currently working in Sport and Active Leisure, including Osteopaths, Physiotherapists, Sports Therapists and Sports Massage Practitioners with the requisite understanding and complex skills and techniques to work as an Advanced Sports Massage Practitioner.
Advanced Practitioners will be equipped to work with clientele ranging from Recreational Sport and Active Leisure enthusiasts to professional sports persons and elite athletes.
Whilst enrolled upon the Level 5 course you will study two units:
Unit components include:
Within these units you will learn a range of tools including: Subjective, Range of movement (Active, Passive), Resisted (Isometric), Postural analysis and Special tests (Ligamentous, Neural). Techniques will include: Positional release, Active isolated stretching, Proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF), Muscle energy technique (MET): Post isometric relaxation; reciprocal inhibition; isokinetic contraction; Isolytic contraction, Positional release, Strain/counterstrain, Myofascial release, Neuromuscular technique, Active isolated stretching, Passive stretching, Mobilisations and articulations.
You will need a Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage qualification.
You will also need to be in good health, since the course involves a practical component.
Learners will also accumulate a portfolio of evidence of learning, a useful tool for later reference.
qualified, students would be able to apply for positions within Elite Sport.
With a growing number of massage therapists now being employed to meet the
demands of Elite level sport, there are opportunities in sports such as rugby,
American football, football and more that could see you working with
professional athletes on a full time basis.
You can enrol directly onto this course if you have the entry requirements noted above.If you would like to enrol but do not have the entry requirements please email email@example.com with your contact details or telephone 01256 306484.
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