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Course Type: Part Time and Evening
Institute Name: Institute of Massage and Sports Therapy
Fee: 2,100 not including ITEC exam
Duration: One weekend per month: S
Time: 9.30AM-5.30PM
Course Locations: Limerick

Course Details



 This is our most comprehensive and advanced Sports Therapy course. We were the first ITEC college in the country to be recognised and accredited to run this course.

 The ITEC level 5 Certificate in Sports Massage has been 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.

 The focus of this course is to advance the existing therapist’s skills, to be able to offer more in-depth assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of the more complex, complicated and chronic injuries. It will also incorporate new information such as neurological testing, analysis and nerve injury treatments.

 The following is a selection of some of the subjects that are covered on this course:

  - Neurological assessment, testing, reflex testing and nerve injuries
  - Biomechanical assessment and re-balancing
  - In-depth study into Gait analysis
  - Advanced pathology- joint, soft tissue and systemic
  - In-depth study into the more complicated injuries and their pathology and treatment
  - Advanced Connective Tissue and Myofascial Techniques
  - Advanced Orthopaedic Massage
  - Advanced Muscle Energy Techniques and Reciprocal Inhibition
  - Advanced Soft Tissue Releases and Positional Releases


 To include subjects such as Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Plantar Fascitis, Disc pain, Facet Joint pain, pelvic and vertebral mobilisations and re-balancing, whiplash, TMJ dysfunction, myotomes, dermatomes, reflex testing, tendinopathies and much more

 We remain the only college in the UK or Ireland to run this Level 5 course.

Course Venue:
  Institute of Massage and Sports Therapy, Annacotty, Co.Limerick

Qualifications Gained:
 - ITEC Level 5 Certificate in Sports Massage
 - IMST Level 5 Certificate in Sports Therapy

Course Duration:

One weekend per month:  September 2015 - June 2016

Pre-requisites for entry:
ITEC level 4 cert in Sports Massage or recognised equivalent. This course is also open to therapists with older ITEC qualifications in Sports Massage – contact the office for details

 ITEC written and practical exams
 IMST written and practical exams

Case Studies:
 Students must complete case studies and work experience hours to supplement their training and gain experience and confidence. Many of these are done during class hours and in our in-house clinics and at local events which we organise for students to attend and offer massages to participating athletes. 

 Course Fees:
 €2,100 not including ITEC exam fees of €150. 

 A deposit of €600 is required on application to the course. The remaining course fees may be paid in full on course commencement, they may be split into two installments or they may be paid through a standing order system through the bank over a period of 5 months. All of the above will be discussed on an individual basis with students..Easy Payment Options Available.





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