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Course Introduction

A practical qualification giving you hands-on skills to perform sports massage on a range of clients. The sessions include massage techniques, anatomy and assessment methods taught in an interesting and practical way giving you the necessary understanding for working on the human body.

Course Content

  • Anatomy & Physiology for Sports Massage
  • Principles of Health & Fitness
  • Soft Tissue Dysfunction
  • Professional Practice
  • Sports Massage Treatments – pre/post and preventative
  • Sports Massage Techniques – effleurage, petrissage, compressions, frictions, tapotement, passive stretching

What to Bring

  • Towels
  • Lunch
  • Sportswear (and shorts)
  • A4 Folder, dividers, plastic wallets, highlighters, paper

Assessments

  • Case Study
  • Logged Hours of Massage Practice
  • Anatomy & Physiology Exam
  • Workbooks
  • 3 Practical Assessments in Class

Dates - 2018 start

18th-19th February 2018
18th-19th March 2018
15-16th April 2018
13th-14th May 2018
10th-11th June 2018
1st-2nd July 2018


Times

Sundays: 09:00 – 16:00

Mondays: 08:00 – 15:00

Length

6 weekends (Sunday/Mondays)

Cost

£1350

Location

Old School Business Centre, Church Drive, Arnold, NG5 6LD

Entry Requirements

None

Progression/Other Courses

  • Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy (QCF)
  • One day CPD workshops with Pressure Point
  • 4 Day Acupuncture Course for Sports Injuries

Tutor

Clare Riddell - BSc.Hons.PGCE.HCert.SAL

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Course Introduction

A very practical qualification for those who have previously studied Level 3 Sports Massage (or Body Massage & Bridging Course) and wish to enhance their skills. The sessions include practical anatomy, joint assessment and specialised sports massage techniques for specific injuries and conditions.

Course Content

  • Muscle, Bone and Joint Palpation
  • Injury Management & Prevention
  • In Depth Joint Anatomy & Assessment
  • Treatments for Soft Tissue Repair
  • Advanced Sports Massage Techniques
  • Range of Movement & Flexibility
  • Postural Assessment

What to Bring

  • Towels
  • Lunch
  • Sportswear (and shorts)
  • Level 3 Portfolio (with appropriate Level 3 certificate)

Assessments

  • Assignment 1 - Subjective & Objective Assessments
  • Assignment 2 - Soft Tissue Techniques
  • Assignment 3 - Sports Injury & Treatment
  • Joint Anatomy & Assessment Workbooks
  • Logged Hours of Massage Practice
  • 5 Practical Assessments in Class

Dates

3-4th September 2017
1-2nd October 2017
29-30th October 2017
19-20th November 2017
10th-11th December 2017
14-15th January 2018
4-5th February 2018


Times

Sundays: 09:00 – 16:00

Monday: 08:00 – 15:00

Length

7 weekends (Sunday/Mondays)

Cost

£1450

Location

Old School Business Centre, Church Drive, Arnold, NG5 6LD

Entry Requirements

Level 3 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy

Progression/Other Courses

  • One day CPD workshops with Pressure Point
  • 4 Day Acupuncture Course for Sports Injuries

Tutor

Clare Riddell - BSc.Hons.PGCE.HCert.SAL

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Course Introduction

A practical course open to physiotherapists, sports & massage therapists. It will take you through the basics of acupuncture theory and practice, discussing both oriental and western aspects, contra indications and hygiene. By the end of the course you will be proficient in practicing acupuncture techniques as an addition to your own therapy.

Course Content

  • Safety techniques, ethics & hygiene
  • Shiatsu techniques & meridians
  • Sports injuries covered: shin splints, knee conditions, sciatica, ankle problems, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, back conditions, groin problems, plantar fasciitis, headaches, frozen shoulder, muscle and tendon strain and many more

What to Bring

  • Lunch
  • Sportswear (and shorts)

Assessment

One case study (5 treatments) to be written up and sent to the course tutor within 5 weeks of the course. You will then receive your certificate which will enable you to get indemnity insurance

Dates

June 2018 TBA

Times

09:30 – 16:00

Length

4 days

Cost

£520

Location

Old School Business Centre, Church Drive, Arnold, NG5 6LD

Entry Requirements

Level 3 Sports Massage or alternative

Progression/Other Courses

  • Cosmetic Acupuncture Course

Tutor
Bernard Nolan - M.B.A.c.C

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Course Introduction

Poor posture is a contributing factor to injury, muscle imbalance, poor circulation and reduced range of movement. This ‘hands on’ course will increase your knowledge of the body, alignment and assessment methods to enable you to provide clients with postural assessments and corrective exercises. A great add-on to any holistic or sports massage treatment

Course Content

  • Theory of posture
  • Postural assessment
  • Tests for weak/tight muscles
  • Corrective exercises
  • Leg length discrepancy

What to Bring

  • Towels
  • Lunch
  • Sportswear (also shorts & vest top for postural assessment)

Assessment

  • Practical observations during the day

Dates

Friday 18th August 2017

Times

09:00 – 16:00

Length

1 day

Cost

£120

Location

Old School Business Centre, Church Drive, Arnold, NG5 6LD

Entry Requirements

Good knowledge of muscles and bones of the body

Progression/Other Courses

  • Level 3 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy
  • Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy
  • One day CPD workshops with Pressure Point
  • 4 Day Acupuncture Course for Sports Injuries

Tutor

Clare Riddell - BSc.Hons.PGCE.HCert.SAL

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Course Introduction

If you have previously studied sports or body massage and would like a few extra techniques for your massage tool kit – this is the perfect course for you! There are no assessments to worry about or coursework to complete – just practical input on lower body techniques!

Course Content

  • Anatomy of the specific area
  • Deep foot & ankle massage
  • Knee massage
  • Hip flexor massage
  • Myofascial techniques

What to Bring

  • Massage couch
  • Lunch
  • Sportswear (and shorts)
  • Pens & paper

Assessment

  • Observations & feedback during the session

Dates

TBA

Times

09:30 – 16:00

Length

1 day

Cost

£120

Location

Old School Business Centre, Church Drive, Arnold, NG5 6LD

Entry Requirements

  • Level 3 Sports Massage or
  • Level 3 Body Massage or
  • Physiotherapy

Progression/Other Courses

  • Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy (QCF)
  • One day CPD workshops with Pressure Point
  • 4 Day Acupuncture Course for Sports Injuries

Tutor

Clare Riddell - BSc.Hons.PGCE.HCert.SAL

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Course Introduction

If you have previously studied sports or body massage and would like a few extra techniques for your massage tool kit – this is the perfect course for you! There are no assessments to worry about or coursework to complete – just practical input on upper body techniques!

Course Content

  • Anatomy of the specific area
  • Deep neck massage
  • Rotator cuff massage
  • Forearm & wrist massage
  • Myofascial techniques

What to Bring

  • Massage couch
  • Lunch
  • Sportswear (and shorts)
  • Pens & paper

Assessment

  • Observations & feedback during the session

Dates

TBA

Times

09:30 – 16:00

Length

1 day

Cost

£120

Location

Old School Business Centre, Church Drive, Arnold, NG5 6LD

Entry Requirements

  • Level 3 Sports Massage or
  • Level 3 Body Massage or
  • Physiotherapy

Progression/Other Courses

  • Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy (QCF)
  • One day CPD workshops with Pressure Point
  • 4 Day Acupuncture Course for Sports Injuries

Tutor

Clare Riddell - BSc.Hons.PGCE.HCert.SAL

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Course Introduction

A practical course for anyone wishing to attain an HSE approved appointed persons emergency first aid qualification

Course Content

  • Safety
  • Unconsciousness
  • Resuscitation
  • Shock
  • CPR
  • Wounds and Bleeding
  • Burns & Scalds
  • Choking

What to Bring

  • Lunch
  • Sportswear (and shorts)
  • Pens & paper

Assessment

  • Multiple choice theory paper and formative practical assessment

Dates

22nd February 2017


Times

09:30 – 16:00

Length

1 day

Cost

£80

Location

Old School Business Centre, Church Drive, Arnold, NG5 6LD

Entry Requirements

None

Progression/Other Courses

  • Level 3 or 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy (QCF))
  • One day CPD workshops with Pressure Point
  • 4 Day Acupuncture Course for Sports Injuries

Tutor

Patrick Keogh

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Course Introduction

A practical anatomy day to reinforce and extend your existing knowledge of muscles and bones of the body. This is a great course for sports therapists, fitness trainers, physiotherapists, to practice what you preach and become one with the body. Be prepared to be drawn on, palpated, blindfolded and put in some unusual positions to make learning fun and memorable!

Course Content

  • Palpation of bony landmarks
  • Palpation of superficial muscles – bellies, insertion & origins
  • Blindfolded identification of surface anatomy
  • Direction of muscle fibres
  • Muscle actions and testing

What to Bring

  • Lunch
  • Sportswear (and shorts)

Assessment

  • Observations & feedback during the session

Dates

1st February 2016

Times

09:00 – 15:30

Length

1 day

Cost

£120

Location

Old School Business Centre, Church Drive, Arnold, NG5 6LD

Entry Requirements

None

Progression/Other Courses

  • Level 3 or 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy (QCF))
  • One day CPD workshops with Pressure Point

Tutor

Clare Riddell - BSc.Hons.PGCE.HCert.SAL

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Course Introduction

If you have previously studied sports massage, first aid or fitness training and would like to know how to help prevent or manage injuries – this is the perfect course for you! There are no assessments to worry about or coursework to complete – just practical input on taping and strapping specific joints of the body

Course Content

  • Principles of taping & strapping
  • Contraindication and indications to injury
  • Use of a variety of taping materials
  • Taping procedures for injury, compression and support
  • Joints to include: foot, ankle, knee, shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand

What to Bring

  • Lunch
  • Sportswear (and shorts)
  • Pens & paper

Assessment

  • Observations & Case Study

Dates

1st September 2017

Times

09:00 – 16:00

Length

1 day

Cost

£130

Location

Old School Business Centre, Church Drive, Arnold, NG5 6LD

Entry Requirements

  • Level 3 Sports Massage or
  • Level 3 Body Massage or
  • Personal Training or
  • First Aid or
  • Physiotherapy

Progression/Other Courses

  • Level 3 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy (QCF)
  • Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy (QCF)
  • One day CPD workshops with Pressure Point
  • 4 Day Acupuncture Course for Sports Injuries

Tutor

Julie Hayton – Physiotherapist & MD of Function Jigsaw

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Course Introduction

If you would you like to add to your tool kit of massage skills and learn some deep tissue, remedial and sports massage techniques, this course is perfect for you. Learn how to use your hands, fist, thumbs, forearms and elbows on all parts of the body. If you studied sports massage a number of years ago and want to refresh and build your confidence again, this 3-day workshop will give you some great techniques and increase your knowledge of muscles and bones of the body in a friendly learning environment. It will also enable you to be able to enrol on the VTCT Level 4 Sports Massage without having to study the full Level 3 programme.

Course Content

  • Deep tissue techniques: STR, frictions, NMTs, stripping
  • Body parts covered: legs, back, chest, neck, glutes and arms
  • Flexibility tests & passive stretching
  • Anatomy – bones & muscles
  • Sports massage treatments: pre & post-event and remedial work

What to Bring

  • Towels
  • Lunch
  • Sportswear (and shorts)

Assessment

  • Practical observations during the day

Dates

Monday 17th - Wednesday 19th July 2017

Times

09:00 – 16:00

Location

Old School Business Centre, Church Drive, Arnold, NG5 6LD

Length

3 days

Cost

£375

Entry Requirements

  • Level 3 Body Massage or alternative

Progression

  • Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy (QCF)
  • One day CPD workshops with Pressure Point

Tutor

Clare Riddell - BSc.Hons.PGCE.HCert.SAL

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