YMCA Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy (soft tissue dysfunction) Level 4
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In a nutshell
A Level 4 Sports Massage Practitioner's role includes planning, providing and evaluating sports massage treatments.
Sports Massage can be carried out for pre-event, post-event, inter-event, maintenance, restorative and corrective purposes (focused on muscle and para-tendon pathologies), using a range of basic and advanced massage techniques.
The scope of practice is limited to working on dysfunctional tissue, recent non-acute injuries and pre-existing conditions. This qualification is endorsed by the Chartered Institute for the management of sport and physical activity (CIMSPA).
This course is for...
...you're a Sports Massage Therapist looking for further continuing professional development.
...you're a Sports Massage Therapist wanting to further enhance their experience.
...you're a Sports Massage Therapist who wants a recognised qualification which meets professional standards.
- Conducting subjective and objective assessment.
- Treatment modalities to support soft tissue repair.
- Provide sport massage techniques to prevent and manage injury.
How will you be assessed:
- Observation of practical performance.
- Short answer question theory assessment papers.
- Written worksheets/written tasks.
Learners must hold a Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy or equivalent.
The course is taught by qualified sports massage therapist lecturers.
Course is delivered for 10 weeks.
8 hours per week (Typically Tuesday and Friday).
REPs CPD points: 16
CIMPSA Endorsed CPD points: 10
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