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Intensive Sports Massage Course - York

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Our Sports Massage course represents a fantastic opportunity for individuals to gain invaluable additional manual skills and also to obtain an accredited ITEC diploma with the potential to work in private practice as a Sports Massage Therapist.

The course is intensively taught over 6 days, over 90% of which is practical-based allowing students to gain as much hands-on practice and confidence as possible.

The Sports Massage course offers invaluable skills and knowledge for any undergraduate or post graduate Physiotherapist, Osteopath, Chiropractor, Sport Scientist, S and C coach or qualified fitness professional looking to work within a sporting setting or provide an alternative service for clients.

What can a Sports Massage Therapist do?

Once qualified, a Sports Massage Therapist is able to work in private practice or as an employed therapist in a setting of their choice charging a fee for the treatment that they provide. Students who have qualified through ProActive Training have gone on to work in professional sporting arenas, gyms, private clinics, existing businesses and many other environments.

What does the course cover?

This intensive Sports Massage course covers the pathophysiology of over 30 sporting injuries and how to treat these with manual techniques:

  • Achilles Tendinopathy

  • Lateral Ankle Sprain

  • Medial Ankle Sprain

  • Stress Fractures

  • Achilles Tendon Bursitis

  • Plantar Fasciitis

  • Shin Splints (MTSS)

  • Compartment Syndrome

  • Calf Muscle strain

  • Collateral knee ligament sprain

  • Cruciate ligament strain

  • Osgood Schlatters Disease

  • Meniscal tear

  • Patello femoral syndrome

  • Prepatellar Bursitis

  • OA of the knee

  • Iliotibial band syndrome

  • Trochanteric bursitis

  • Hamstring and Quadricep strain

  • Rotator Cuff strain

  • Adhesive capsulitis

  • AC joint separation

  • Deltoid muscle strain

  • Dislocated shoulder

  • ‘Golfers’ elbow

  • ‘Tennis’ elbow

  • Shoulder impingement syndrome

  • Lower back pain

  • Torticolis

  • Whiplash

Manual techniques covered:

  • Effleurage

  • Petrissage

  • Tapotement

  • Deep friction

  • Soft tissue release (STR)

  • Myofascial Release techniques

  • Neuro muscular techniques (NMT)

  • Trigger pointing

  • Muscle energy techniques (MET)

  • Joint Mobilisation

  • Orthopaedic Testing

  • Comprehensive Rehabilitation advice

Qualification gained

ITEC International Level 3 Diploma

  • Intensively taught over 6 days

  • 5 Case Histories to be completed

  • 1 day of examinations including a theory and practical exam

Course cost


* Prices subject to change in 2020

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Entry Requirements

Undergraduate and Postgraduate Physiotherapists, Osteopaths, Chiropractors, Sport Scientists, Strength and Conditioning Coaches and qualified Fitness Professionals.

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