Sports Massage ITEC Level 4

Area:
Dublin City
Price: on request
Type:
Evening and Part Time

Course description

The main aim of the ITEC Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy is to enable learners to gain the practical and theoretical skills necessary to provide Sports Massage Therapy.  It has been designed for practitioners currently working in Sport and Active Leisure, including Osteopaths, Physiotherapists, Sports Therapists and Massage Therapists. The purpose of this Level 4 Sports Massage qualification is to enrich practitioners' understanding of advanced anatomical, physiological and pathological principles relevant to the application of Sports Massage. It will provide learners with advanced palpation skills and those needed to analyse posture and range of movement. It will also provide practitioners with a range of advanced skills and massage techniques to prevent and manage injury in sport and active leisure. Sports Massage Practitioners will learn to critically evaluate massage strategies and methods to inform on future treatments.

You will learn to work with and develop exercise programs for individuals, suffering from conditions such as arthritis, osteoporosis, stroke, cardiac problems, asthma, diabetes, hypertension, cancer wellness, orthopedic problems and conditions of the neck, shoulders, upper back, lower back, hips, knees, ankles, elbows and hands.

Qualifications Gained
•ITEC Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy

Entry Requirements

Entry to this course is by direct application to the college. Students must have completed Sports Massage Level 3 or equivalent before enrolling on this course.

Course Structure

This is a part-time course delivered 1 evening a week over 28 weeks + weekend

Course Content Modules
1.Post rehab orthopaedic exercise
2.Therapeutic flexibility
3.Stress management
4.Industrial Fitness/Workers Compensation
5.Avoiding injury recurrence
6.Drug interaction with exercise
7.Sports medicine and health care
8.Achieving maximum insurance
9.Reimbursement in a managed care environment
10.Taping and Strapping


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