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    • 17 Mar 2018
    • 9:30 AM
    • 12 May 2019
    • 6:00 PM
    • Manchester
    • 1

    17th/18th March; 14th/15th April; 19th/20th May; 16th/17th June; 14th/15th July; 18th/19th August; 15th/16th September; 20th/21st October; 17th/18th November; 8th/9th December; 19th/20th January; 16th/17th February; 16th/17th March; 13th/14th April; 11th/12th May.  (FULL)


    • 2 Jun 2018
    • 9:30 AM
    • 28 Jul 2019
    • 6:00 PM
    • Manchester
    • 3


    • 1 Oct 2018
    • 9:45 AM
    • 8 Mar 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • Manchester
    • 3

    About 

    This course has been developed to satisfy an ever increasing demand for the services of good quality musculoskeletal and sports injury therapists. With NHS waiting lists increasing daily and referrals for effective treatment scarce, our graduates are in high demand. We have built on our highly successful Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Clinical Sports Therapy to expand the scope of practice within the field of rehabilitation.

    This is a highly practical course and we guarantee you will not find the same content on any other course in the UK.

    Entry Requirements 

    Level 3 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy or an Active Health Group Course. 

    Duration

    Class practical training (30 days), home study (550 hours), logged case studies (200 hours)

    Content

    Advanced Sports Massage
    Soft Tissue Techniques
    Soft Tissue Manipulation
    Muscle Energy Techniques
    Myofascial Release
    Peripheral Joint Mobilisations and Articulations
    Vertebral Mobilisations and Articulations
    Posturology
    Muscle Testing
    Orthopaedic Joint Assessments
    Pitchside Sports First Aid including AED
    Electrotherapy - Ultrasound, Microcurrent, Interferential
    Athletic and Kinesiology Strapping and Taping
    Musculoskeletal Injuries & Dysfunction Assessment and Treatment
    Sports Injuries Assessment and Treatment
    Spinal Pathologies Assessment and Treatment
    Exercise Therapy
    Proprioception
    Gait Analysis & Biomechanics
    Rehabilitation of Spinal, Upper Limbs and Lower Limb Pathologies
    Early Stage Rehabilitation
    Mid Stage Rehabilitation
    Late Stage Rehabilitation
    Return to Sport Rehab


    Qualifications Obtained

    AHG Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Clinical Sports Therapy
    AHG Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
    Pitchside Sports First Aid & AED Certificate (valid for 3 years)

    Cost

    Pay in full: £3505.00 (includes 10% discount)

    Pay in instalments: £600 deposit plus monthly payments.  Total Payment: £3895.00

    Dates 2018

    Course Code: MON1018

    1st - 5th October; 5th - 9th November; 3rd - 7th December; 7th - 11th January; 4th - 8th February; 4th - 8th March





    • 13 Oct 2018
    • 9:45 AM
    • 8 Dec 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • Manchester
    • 4

    About 

    This course has been developed to satisfy an ever increasing demand for the services of good quality musculoskeletal and sports injury therapists. With NHS waiting lists increasing daily and referrals for effective treatment scarce, our graduates are in high demand. We have built on our highly successful Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Clinical Sports Therapy to expand the scope of practice within the field of rehabilitation.

    This is a highly practical course and we guarantee you will not find the same content on any other course in the UK.

    Entry Requirements 

    Level 3 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy or an Active Health Group Course. 

    Duration

    Class practical training (30 days), home study (550 hours), logged case studies (200 hours)

    Content

    Advanced Sports Massage
    Soft Tissue Techniques
    Soft Tissue Manipulation
    Muscle Energy Techniques
    Myofascial Release
    Peripheral Joint Mobilisations and Articulations
    Vertebral Mobilisations and Articulations
    Posturology
    Muscle Testing
    Orthopaedic Joint Assessments
    Pitchside Sports First Aid including AED
    Electrotherapy - Ultrasound, Microcurrent, Interferential
    Athletic and Kinesiology Strapping and Taping
    Musculoskeletal Injuries & Dysfunction Assessment and Treatment
    Sports Injuries Assessment and Treatment
    Spinal Pathologies Assessment and Treatment
    Exercise Therapy
    Proprioception
    Gait Analysis & Biomechanics
    Rehabilitation of Spinal, Upper Limbs and Lower Limb Pathologies
    Early Stage Rehabilitation
    Mid Stage Rehabilitation
    Late Stage Rehabilitation
    Return to Sport Rehab

    Qualifications Obtained

    AHG Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Clinical Sports Therapy
    AHG Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
    Pitchside Sports First Aid & AED Certificate (valid for 3 years)

    Cost

    Pay in full: £3505.00 (includes 10% discount)

    Pay in instalments: £600 deposit plus monthly payments.  Total Payment: £3895.00

    Dates 2018

    Course Code: WKD1018

    13th-14th October, 10th-11th November, 1st-2nd December, 12th-13th January, 9th-10th February, 9th-10th March, 13th-14th April, 18th-19th May, 8th-9th June, 13th-14th July, 10th-11th August, 14th-15th September, 12th-13th October, 9th-10th November, 7th-8th December.





    • 8 Nov 2018
    • 9:45 AM
    • 8 Nov 2020
    • 5:00 PM
    • Manchester, M1 1FL
    • 8
    Register

    This is open to the Student or Graduate that has done, or currently doing, the Active Health Groups Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation.

    The modules that you will cover are:

    Myofascial Release Diploma 8 days

    Medical Acupuncture Level 1 - 2 days

    Lymphatic Drainage Massage - 1 day

    Sports Psychology - online

    Nutrition - online

    Dissertation Workshop - 1 day

    Research Assignment for Sports and Exercise Science

    10,000-word Dissertation 

    You will have 2 years to complete the qualification, however, all taught modules must be completed within the first year, with the second year being used for the research assignment and dissertation.  

    You will have a designated Level 6 Lead Tutor and a Mentor to support you throughout your Level 6.

    The top up fee for the Level 6 is £2,000 and can be payable over 10 months (instalments of £200 in regular monthly payments).

    If you have not done the Rehabilitation modules but would still like to join the Level 6, the fees would be £2,800 and you would have 3 year to complete.  (please ask for more details)

    We will only be accepting 10 Students on our Level 6 programme and we will not be offering Level 6 again until 2020.  

    Dates for the MFR Dip are 13th to 16th May 3rd to 6th June 2019.  The rest of the dates are run throughout the year and for the student to book on the most convenient date.


    • 12 Jan 2019
    • 9:45 AM
    • 24 Feb 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • Manchester
    • 4

    About

    The main aim of the ITEC/VTCT Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy is to enable Learners to gain the necessary practical skills and knowledge to provide Sports Massage Therapy to the general public, gain employment within the sport and fitness industry and to enrich Practitioners’ understanding of advanced anatomical, physiological and pathological principles relevant to the application of Sports Massage. It includes roles such as restorative and corrective massage using a range of basic and advanced techniques.  Practitioners will also learn how to plan and evaluate Sports Massage treatments to inform the provision of future treatments.

    Entry Requirement

    Level 3 Sports Massage qualification or if you do not have a level 3 Sports Massage qualification, you can book both of these together to save £50! 

    Content

    The main skills you will learn to perform are:

    • – Conducting Subjective and Objective Assessment – to include identifying bony structures associated with major joints, identifying soft tissue structures located at the major joints, joint end feels, predispositions to injury and dysfunctions, factors that influence recovery from injury, treatment planning, postural types and deviations, pathophysiology of common injuries, methods and purpose of a range of objective assessment techniques and carrying out Subjective and Objective Assessments.
    • – Treatment Modalities to Support Soft Tissue Repair – to include the aims of treatment and treatment options during acute, sub-acute and chronic stages of injury, treatment protocol, use of and adverse reactions to cryotherapy and thermotherapy.
    • – Sports Massage Techniques to Prevent and Manage Injury – to include a range of soft tissue techniques, protocols to follow for each technique, evaluating the effects of each technique, preparing clients, monitoring tissue response throughout treatments, adapting the techniques and treatment plan to meet the needs of each client, adapting own posture throughout the application to ensure safe and effective application and presenting aftercare advice to the client You will also learn about client care and communication and health, safety, and hygiene which is essential to work and be successful in the industry.

    It also provides:

    • – the related knowledge and understanding required to perform the Sports Massage Therapy listed above effectively, in particular, advanced knowledge of anatomy,  physiology and pathologies of the body that may influence the massage methods used to prevent and manage the injury.
    • – opportunities for Learners to focus on the development of their wider skills in a Sports Massage setting such as communicating with clients, working with others and problem-solving opportunities for Learners to develop a range of skills, techniques, personal qualities and attitudes essential for successful performance in employment as a Sports Massage Therapist.

    Duration

    8 days, plus home study, plus 100 hours case studies at Level 4.  (You can use your case studies from Level 3 towards your Level 4 case studies).  

    All dates are plus 1 additional consolidation and assessment day, taken upon completion of home study and case studies.

    Cost

    Full Price (ITEC) – £895.00

    Pay in full in time of enrollment (ITEC)  – £805.00 (10% discount for full payment)

    2019 Dates

    12th/13th January and 26/27th January; 9th/10th February and 23rd/24th February

    • 2 Feb 2019
    • 9:45 AM
    • 31 Mar 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • Manchester
    • 4
    Register

    About

    The main aim of the ITEC/VTCT Level 3 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy is to enable Learners to gain the necessary practical skills and knowledge to provide Sports Massage Therapy to the general public and to gain employment within the sport and fitness industry.

    Entry Requirements

    This is an entry level qualification, so no prerequisites are required.

    Content

    This qualification is for Learners who want to work in the sport and fitness industry as a Sports Massage Therapist either in a sports club, gym or health club setting and is comprised of 5 core units which are mandatory.

    The main skills you will learn to perform are:

    • – Consultation methods – to include obtaining informed consent prior to assessments and application of the massage where necessary, carrying out accurate client assessments, obtaining information on the possible cautions and contraindications to massage before commencing any treatments, adapting the massage routine to meet the specific needs of the client
    • – Applying Sports Massage Treatments – to include preparing a safe and hygienic working environment, performing pre-event, Inter/intra-event and post-event massage techniques, maintenance, massage mediums, posture, methods of evaluating the effectiveness of the treatment and giving aftercare advice You will also learn about client care and communication, health, safety and hygiene, relevant legislation and professional standards which are essential to work and be successful in the industry.

    It also provides:

    • – the related knowledge and understanding required to perform the Sports Massage Therapy skills listed above effectively, in particular knowledge of anatomy and physiology for Sports Massage, understanding the principles of soft tissue dysfunction, professional practice in Sports Massage and the principles of health and fitness that may influence the treatment
    • – opportunities for Learners to focus on the development of their wider skills in a Sports Massage setting such as communicating with clients, working with others and problem solving
    • – opportunities for Learners to develop a range of skills, techniques, personal qualities and attitudes essential for successful performance in employment as a Sports Massage Therapist.

    Duration

    This course consists of 8 days attendance plus home study, plus 50 hours of case studies.

    Cost

    Full Price – £895.00 (Interest free instalment payments available).

    Pay in full at time of enrollment – £805.00 (10% discount for full payment)

    The course consists of 8 days, with time for the candidate to practice. This is in line with the requirements of the Sports Massage Association (SMA) to allow for membership of their organisation which is the lead association for Sports Massage Practitioners.

    All dates are plus 1 additional consolidation and assessment day, taken upon completion of home study and case studies.

    2019 Dates

    SM30219 (weekends) February 2nd/3rd and 16/17th; March 16th/17th, and 30/31st 


    • 2 Feb 2019
    • 9:45 AM
    • 12 Apr 2020
    • 5:00 PM
    • Manchester
    • 1
    Register

    About 

    This course has been developed to satisfy an ever increasing demand for the services of good quality musculoskeletal and sports injury therapists. With NHS waiting lists increasing daily and referrals for effective treatment scarce, our graduates are in high demand. We have built on our highly successful Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Clinical Sports Therapy to expand the scope of practice within the field of rehabilitation.

    This is a highly practical course and we guarantee you will not find the same content on any other course in the UK.

    Entry Requirements 

    Level 3 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy or an Active Health Group Course. 

    Duration

    Class practical training (30 days), home study (550 hours), logged case studies (200 hours)

    Content

    Advanced Sports Massage
    Soft Tissue Techniques
    Soft Tissue Manipulation
    Muscle Energy Techniques
    Myofascial Release
    Peripheral Joint Mobilisations and Articulations
    Vertebral Mobilisations and Articulations
    Posturology
    Muscle Testing
    Orthopaedic Joint Assessments
    Pitchside Sports First Aid including AED
    Electrotherapy - Ultrasound, Microcurrent, Interferential
    Athletic and Kinesiology Strapping and Taping
    Musculoskeletal Injuries & Dysfunction Assessment and Treatment
    Sports Injuries Assessment and Treatment
    Spinal Pathologies Assessment and Treatment
    Exercise Therapy
    Proprioception
    Gait Analysis & Biomechanics
    Rehabilitation of Spinal, Upper Limbs and Lower Limb Pathologies
    Early Stage Rehabilitation
    Mid Stage Rehabilitation
    Late Stage Rehabilitation
    Return to Sport Rehab

    Qualifications Obtained

    AHG Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
    Pitchside Sports First Aid & AED Certificate (valid for 3 years)

    Cost

    Pay in full: £3505.00 (includes 10% discount)

    Pay in instalments: £600 deposit plus monthly payments for up to 12 months.  Total Payment: £3895.00.  

    Course Code WKD0219 

    2019 dates: 2nd/3rd February; 2nd/3rd March; 6th/7th April; 11th/12th May; 1st/2nd June; 6th/7th July; 3rd/4th August; 31st August/1st September; 5th/6th October; 2nd/3rd November; 30th November/1st December; 11th/12th January; 8th/9th February; 7th/8th March; 11th/12th April.





    • 2 Mar 2019
    • 9:45 AM
    • 3 Mar 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • Manchester
    • 2
    Register

    About

    This 2 day workshop is open to anyone wanting to learn basic hands-on skills in sports massage. The workshop is very hands-on and you will learn how to apply good, safe and effective sports massage techniques.
    Ideal for personal trainers, massage therapists, physiotherapists, and anyone with an interest in sports massage. Whilst it is not a practitioner level workshop, it can be used for those going on to take the AHG diploma level courses.  It is also useful for massage therapists looking to gain additional skills, but who do not require a full qualification.

    Cover

    • Contra-indications – when you can and can’t massage
    • Contra-actions
    • Correct use of equipment
    • Correct working posture and hand positioning
    • Sports Massage techniques applied to the legs, back, arms and shoulders.

    No pre-requisites required, beginners welcome.

    Cost

    £199.00

    or

    free if booking onto a Level 5 Adv Dip at the same time


    • 4 Mar 2019
    • 9:30 AM
    • 12 Apr 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • Manchester
    • 1
    Register

    About 

    This course has been developed to satisfy an ever increasing demand for the services of good quality musculoskeletal and sports injury therapists. With NHS waiting lists increasing daily and referrals for effective treatment scarce, our graduates are in high demand. We have built on our highly successful Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Clinical Sports Therapy to expand the scope of practice within the field of rehabilitation.

    This is a highly practical course and we guarantee you will not find the same content on any other course in the UK.

    Entry Requirements 

    Level 3 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy or an Active Health Group Course. 

    Duration

    Class practical training (30 days), home study (550 hours), logged case studies (200 hours)

    Content

    Advanced Sports Massage
    Soft Tissue Techniques
    Soft Tissue Manipulation
    Muscle Energy Techniques
    Myofascial Release
    Peripheral Joint Mobilisations and Articulations
    Vertebral Mobilisations and Articulations
    Posturology
    Muscle Testing
    Orthopaedic Joint Assessments
    Pitchside Sports First Aid including AED
    Electrotherapy - Ultrasound, Microcurrent, Interferential
    Athletic and Kinesiology Strapping and Taping
    Musculoskeletal Injuries & Dysfunction Assessment and Treatment
    Sports Injuries Assessment and Treatment
    Spinal Pathologies Assessment and Treatment
    Exercise Therapy
    Proprioception
    Gait Analysis & Biomechanics
    Rehabilitation of Spinal, Upper Limbs and Lower Limb Pathologies
    Early Stage Rehabilitation
    Mid Stage Rehabilitation
    Late Stage Rehabilitation
    Return to Sport Rehab

    Qualifications Obtained

    AHG Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
    Pitchside Sports First Aid & AED Certificate (valid for 3 years)

    Cost

    Pay in full: £3505.00 (includes 10% discount)

    Pay in instalments: £600 deposit plus monthly payments for the duration of the course.  Total Payment: £3895.00.  

    Course Code: INT0319 

    2019 dates: 4th to 8th March; 11th 15th March; 18th to 22nd March; 25th to 29th March; 1st to 5th April and 8th to 12th April.

    Booking for this course will close will close at the end of November 2018 - please call 01612355307 for more details.


    • 6 Mar 2019
    • 9:45 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Manchester, M1 1FL
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    About

    Our Electrotherapy workshop is ideal for therapists wishing to add alternative treatment modalities to their current hands-on skills.
    Electrotherapy has been used for many decades to treat many soft tissue conditions, and with most of it evidence based, it has become even more popular with Sports Therapists.

    Covers the following modalities

    • Ultrasound – 1MHz and 3 MHz
    • Electrical Stimulation – Faradism and Interferential
    • TENS
    • Pulsed Magnetic Therapy

    Due to the nature of this course, early booking is advised as there will be pre-course reading materials sent, to enable you get a basic understanding of the principles of the modalities, before attending. Please allow at least two weeks prior to the workshop date.

    This course is suitable for candidates with level 4 or above sports massage/therapy qualifications.

    Entry Requirements 

    This course is suitable for candidates with level 4 or above sports massage/therapy qualifications.

    Payment

    Full fee - £99.00

    AHG Students & STO Members £59.00 

    CPD Credits

    8


    • 8 Mar 2019
    • 9:45 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Manchester
    • 6
    Register

    On this 1 day workshop we will teach you how to locate and treat one of the most common musculatory problems that you, as a therapist, will encounter. 

    With demonstrations of how Trigger Points can cause pain, muscular dysfunction and even postural problems, we will show you how to effectively treat them using a combination of Trigger Point Therapy techniques. You will cover ‘the big seven’ muscles, and shown how these can have an effect all over the body. For example:

    • RSI

    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

    • Sciatica

    • ‘Runners Knee’


      Entry Requirements

      This workshop is suitable for all manual therapists (massge, remedial, sports) and bodyworkers and therapists who regularly face 'clients in pain'!

      Payment

      Full fee - £99.00

      AHG Students & STO Members - £59.00 

      CPD Credits

      8








    • 11 Mar 2019
    • 9:45 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Active Health Group, Manchester, M1 1FL
    • 6
    Register

    This workshop will give massage therapists additional soft tissue skills in Soft Tissue Release and Soft Tissue Mobilisation.

    Soft tissue release (or STR) is a technique of assisted stretching of muscle fibres, tendon and fascia. STR involves repeatedly and quickly stretching small areas of the soft tissue using static pressure and either active or passive movements from your client.

    Soft Tissue Mobilisation is used to relax muscles, promote healing and breakdown scar tissue, and works by mobilising muscles and therefore breaking up scar tissue. The mobilisations also help to remove waste products from the damaged area which increases the speed of the healing process. Soft tissue mobilisation also helps to release the tension in the muscle which increases flexibility and range of movement.

    This workshop is suitable for all massage/manual therapists and bodyworkers.

    CPD Credits:

    8

    Workshop Fee:  

    £99.00 Full Fee

    £59.00 STO Members and AHG Students


    • 21 Mar 2019
    • 9:45 AM
    • 22 Mar 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • Manchester
    • 1
    Register

    About

    This 2 day course is suitable for anyone working at sports clubs, sporting events and tournaments. On this course we will look at the treatment of head injuries, spinal injuries and include the roles and responsibilities working at a sporting event. We also include the use of AED defibrillators which are widely available at sporting clubs and events.

    Content

    • First Aid Principles
    • Initial Assessment – DRAB
    • CPR
    • Unconscious Casualty
    • Heart Attack
    • Shock
    • Asthma
    • Seizures and Epilepsy
    • Fainting
    • Choking
    • Bleeding
    • Embedded Objects
    • Burns & Scalds
    • Anaphylactic Shock
    • Soft Tissue Injuries – Sprains & Strains
    • Dislocations & Fractures – splinting and moving
    • Head Injuries
    • Airway Management – Intubation
    • Concussion – Pocket SCAT test
    • Spinal Injuries – NEXUS protocol
    • Eye Injuries
    • Pitchside Roles & Responsibilities
    • AED Defibrillator Usage

    Cost

    £179.00 



    • 26 Mar 2019
    • 9:45 AM
    • 27 Mar 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • Manchester, M1 1FL
    • 5
    Register

    The main aim of this Taping and Strapping workshop is to enable learners to gain the practical and theoretical skills necessary to provide taping and strapping for the Sport and Active Leisure Industry.

    Purpose of this workshop is to enrich practitioners’ understanding of taping and strapping techniques relevant to general support and to limit specific movement. It will provide learners with techniques to facilitate taping and strapping techniques.

    Using a combination of Athletic Tape such as Zinc Oxide, and Kinesiology Tape, we will look at the best applications for both to use in a sport or clinical environment. Subjects covered will be:

    • Different types of tape
    • Athletic Taping for support and limiting movement
    • Support
    • Pain Relief
    • Lymphatic Drainage
    • Fascial Taping for Posture

    Entry Requirements 

    This course is suitable for candidates with level 3 or above sports massage/therapy qualifications.

    Payment

    Full fee - £199.00

    STO Members - £129.00

    CPD Credits

    16




    • 30 Mar 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Manchester
    Register

    Calling all therapists!   

    Do you have free slots that you just don't seem to be able to fill, but you work hard don't you?

    Do you seem to be putting in too many hours for little reward and/or free time?

    Do you have a marketing plan and an amazing website or do you not?

    Do you wish you could be mentored by someone with over 25 years experience but think you can't afford the fees?

    It sucks, doesn't it?

    It is very common for therapists to give up before they have even begun, or even do just ten clients in 60 hours and lots of free slots....how does that work out for you?

    It isn't necessary to have free slots that you can't fill, or to work so many hours for little reward, in either your finances or life.

    I am offering you a solution!

    I have prepared a Therapists Mentoring Workshop that will help you to reclaim your work and life!

    The workshop will be a chance for you to get access to my expertise in therapy businesses, whatever you practice.

    You will be given the opportunity to create a brand new marketing plan, which we will work through on the day.  We will also look at creating specific social media campaigns and how to not only increase your clients numbers, but how to increase your profit too!

    This is a fully practical workshop, and lunch will be provided.

    The cost of the workshop is £149.00 with an early bird price of just £99.00 if you book before 28th February 2019.

    Richard Johnson

    Coach, Mentor, Therapist and Entrepreneur

    • AHG Founder and Principal
    • STO Founder and Director
    • City Therapy Founder and Partner
    • 6 Apr 2019
    • 9:45 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Manchester
    • 2
    Register

    On this 1 day workshop we will teach you how to locate and treat one of the most common musculatory problems that you, as a therapist, will encounter. 

    With demonstrations of how Trigger Points can cause pain, muscular dysfunction and even postural problems, we will show you how to effectively treat them using a combination of Trigger Point Therapy techniques. You will cover ‘the big seven’ muscles, and shown how these can have an effect all over the body. For example:

    • RSI

    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

    • Sciatica

    • ‘Runners Knee’


      Entry Requirements

      This workshop is suitable for all manual therapists (massge, remedial, sports) and bodyworkers and therapists who regularly face 'clients in pain'!

      Payment

      Full fee - £99.00

      AHG Students & STO Members - £59.00 

      CPD Credits

      8








    • 6 Apr 2019
    • 9:45 AM
    • 7 Apr 2019
    • 4:00 PM
    • Manchester
    • 10
    Register

    About

    This two-day course is open to Sports Therapists, Health professionals or advanced level manual therapists at level 5 or above, who wish to learn trigger point location and dry-needling for Myofascial pain. On this course you will learn how to identify trigger points and their pain referral patterns in specific muscles and how to treat them safely and effectively with dry-needling.

    Ideal for therapists who wish to expand their knowledge and skills base to incorporate dry needling into their practice.

    Content

    • History of dry needling
    • Basic understanding of the effect of dry-needling on the nervous system
    • An understanding of trigger points and their referred pain patterns
    • Safe and hygienic needle insertion and removal in a clinical setting
    • How to guide a client through their first acupuncture session
    • Hands on muscle location and identification
    • Gain experience locating trigger points in specific muscles
    • Using dry-needling to deactivate trigger points
    • A unique approach integrating Eastern and Western philosophies.

    Dry-needling is a simple, safe and effective approach to working with pain which can be successfully integrated into the practice of almost any hands on qualified professional therapist. Using these methods, trigger point pain can often be dealt with swiftly and effectively with minimum fuss and discomfort to the client.

    About the Tutor

    Alexander Boylan BSc (Hons) TCM Acu

    Alexander has an honours degree in Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture from Salford University and is a member of the British Acupuncture Council. He has been practicing as a professional acupuncturist since 2005 and runs a busy clinic in Manchester city centre, working with professional, Olympic & Commonwealth athletes and members of the public. His pursuit of clinical excellence has taken him to further his education with some of the best tutors the UK and the United States have to offer, including studying Classical Acupuncture with Master Jeffrey Yuen and the highly effective Tung Style Acupuncture with Dr. Henry McCann.

    A truly integrated therapist, Alexander is trained and experienced in using Myofascial Release, Neuro-muscular therapy, Acupuncture, Deep-tissue Massage, Be Activated movement therapy, NLP and Strategic Intervention. He specialises in working with musculo-skeletal pain & dysfunction, neurological pain, and uses his unique blend of skills to help his clients overcome both acute and chronic long-standing conditions.

    Alexander’s energy, enthusiasm and commitment to giving his clients the best possible service has built a reputation as a Therapist which is second to none, and now he is both delighted and excited to be bringing all these attributes to teaching and sharing his knowledge with the students of Active Health Groups.

    Cost

    £275.00

    CPD Credits

    16


    • 7 Apr 2019
    • 9:45 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Active Health Group, Manchester, M1 1FL
    • 6
    Register

    This workshop will give massage therapists additional soft tissue skills in Soft Tissue Release and Soft Tissue Mobilisation.

    Soft tissue release (or STR) is a technique of assisted stretching of muscle fibres, tendon and fascia. STR involves repeatedly and quickly stretching small areas of the soft tissue using static pressure and either active or passive movements from your client.

    Soft Tissue Mobilisation is used to relax muscles, promote healing and breakdown scar tissue, and works by mobilising muscles and therefore breaking up scar tissue. The mobilisations also help to remove waste products from the damaged area which increases the speed of the healing process. Soft tissue mobilisation also helps to release the tension in the muscle which increases flexibility and range of movement.

    This workshop is suitable for all massage/manual therapists and bodyworkers.

    CPD Credits:

    8

    Workshop Fee:  

    £99.00 Full Fee

    £59.00 STO Members and AHG Students


    • 10 Apr 2019
    • 9:45 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Manchester, M1 1FL
    • 6
    Register

    About

    Our Electrotherapy workshop is ideal for therapists wishing to add alternative treatment modalities to their current hands-on skills.

    Electrotherapy has been used for many decades to treat many soft tissue conditions, and with most of it evidence based, it has become even more popular with Sports Therapists.

    Covers the following modalities

    • Ultrasound – 1MHz and 3 MHz
    • Electrical Stimulation – NMES and Interferential
    • TENS
    • Microcurrent

    Due to the nature of this course, early booking is advised as there will be pre-course reading materials sent, to enable you get a basic understanding of the principles of the modalities, before attending. Please allow at least two weeks prior to the workshop date.

    This course is suitable for candidates with level 4 or above sports massage/therapy qualifications.

    Entry Requirements 

    This course is suitable for candidates with level 4 or above sports massage/therapy qualifications.

    Payment

    Full fee - £99.00

    AHG Students & STO Members £59.00 

    CPD Credits

    8


    • 14 Apr 2019
    • 9:45 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Manchester, M1 1FL
    • 2
    Register

    About

    Our Electrotherapy workshop is ideal for therapists wishing to add alternative treatment modalities to their current hands-on skills.
    Electrotherapy has been used for many decades to treat many soft tissue conditions, and with most of it evidence based, it has become even more popular with Sports Therapists.

    Covers the following modalities

    • Ultrasound – 1MHz and 3 MHz
    • Electrical Stimulation – Faradism and Interferential
    • TENS
    • Pulsed Magnetic Therapy

    Due to the nature of this course, early booking is advised as there will be pre-course reading materials sent, to enable you get a basic understanding of the principles of the modalities, before attending. Please allow at least two weeks prior to the workshop date.

    This course is suitable for candidates with level 4 or above sports massage/therapy qualifications.

    Entry Requirements 

    This course is suitable for candidates with level 4 or above sports massage/therapy qualifications.

    Payment

    Full fee - £99.00

    AHG Students & STO Members £59.00 

    CPD Credits

    8


    • 11 May 2019
    • 9:45 AM
    • 12 May 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • Active Health Group, Manchester, M1 1FL
    • 2
    Register

    About

    Learn the foundations of this ground breaking technique. Upon completion of the workshop, you will be able to begin adapting posture and have an influence on correcting balance of the body’s joints.

    This technique will change the way you think about treatments and create more understanding of how and why your current techniques work and also when your current techniques don’t work, find out how to make them.

    This highly practical workshop teaches both superficial and deep myofascial release techniques as well as a full postural assessment to give you all the information you will need to address your clients issues.

    This workshop is suitable for massage therapists, sports therapists and other bodyworkers.

    Entry Requirements 

    This course is suitable for candidates with level 4 or above sports massage/therapy qualifications.

    Payment

    Full fee - £199.00

    STO Members - £129.00

    CPD Credits

    16

    • 11 May 2019
    • 9:45 AM
    • 12 May 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • Manchester
    • 6
    Register

    About

    This 2 day course is suitable for anyone working at sports clubs, sporting events and tournaments. On this course we will look at the treatment of head injuries, spinal injuries and include the roles and responsibilities working at a sporting event. We also include the use of AED defibrillators which are widely available at sporting clubs and events.

    Content

    • First Aid Principles
    • Initial Assessment – DRAB
    • CPR
    • Unconscious Casualty
    • Heart Attack
    • Shock
    • Asthma
    • Seizures and Epilepsy
    • Fainting
    • Choking
    • Bleeding
    • Embedded Objects
    • Burns & Scalds
    • Anaphylactic Shock
    • Soft Tissue Injuries – Sprains & Strains
    • Dislocations & Fractures – splinting and moving
    • Head Injuries
    • Airway Management – Intubation
    • Concussion – Pocket SCAT test
    • Spinal Injuries – NEXUS protocol
    • Eye Injuries
    • Pitchside Roles & Responsibilities
    • AED Defibrillator Usage

    Entry Requirements

    No entry requirements. Accessible to anyone that wants to learn about First Aid and apply it to Sports.  


    Payment

    Full fee - £179.00 

    STO Members - £99.00


    CPD Points

    16




    • 13 May 2019
    • 7 Jun 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • Manchester, M1 1FL
    • 3
    Register

    About

    Active Health Group were the first training company to develop fully accredited Myofascial Release courses. Since 2000 we have been leading the way in Myofascial Release training.

    We have re-developed our series of advanced Myofascial Release training courses which when used independently are an excellent addition to any manual therapist`s work, or when combined will help the therapist reach their MAXIMUM potential when treating a wide range of injuries and postural problems.

    Learn the foundations of this ground breaking technique. Upon completion of the Myofascial Release Diploma you will be able to begin adapting posture and have an influence on correcting balance of the body’s joints.

    This technique will change the way you think about treatments and create more understanding of how and why your current techniques work and also when your current techniques don’t work. Find out how to make them.

    • – Learn about areas of caution and contraindications; discover how to use proper biomechanics, palpation and the proper use of fingers, knuckles, fist and elbow safely and effectively.
    • – Learn comprehensive strategies for working on the body to restore balance using both superficial and deep techniques.
    • – Learn about troubleshooting and treatments of specific chronic complaints and blocks of pain.
    • – Read your clients postural and movement patterns with greater accuracy and integration.
    • – Give you access to effective treatment strategies that may occur some distance from the site of pain or limitation.
    • – Learn simple tools to assess and offer ways to treat dehydrated soft tissue that may be at the route of the dysfunction.
    • – Confidently work on all the joints of the body with the aim of neutralising their positioning in the body.
    • – Relieve tension, trauma and poor posture for long-lasting massage pain management.
    • – Perform a 5 minute neck, low back, shoulder and hand evaluation.
    • – Lengthen only tight muscles.
    • – Tonify weak, inhibited muscles using fast-paced spindle stimulating techniques.
    • – Receive, on average, 10 hours of treatments from fellow students to restore your own postural balance.

    The final segment of the Diploma is split into 3 sections of focus and incorporates hands-on muscle balancing manual therapy with joint mobilisation manoeuvres.  Learn dynamic tools to identify and correct conditions such as sciatica, lumbago, scoliosis, rotator cuff injuries, forward head postures, dowagers hump, etc.

    The Pelvis and the Psoas

    • – Learn about this influential Muscle and its relationship with the pelvis and overall posture.
    • – Learn hands-on treatments to re-balance the tone and length of the muscle.
    • – Learn how to treat the muscle through relaxation techniques and stretches.

    The Rib Cage

    • – Assess the positioning of the ribcage, its influence on the spine and how it determines where the centre of gravity transmits weight throughout the body.
    • – Learn breathing techniques and stretches to influence the shape and ‘fullness’ of the ribcage.

    The Spine

    • – Identify and remove fibrosis in deep spinal muscles that lock facet joints open or closed.
    • – Realign the vertebrae. Troubleshoot the body with the aim to restore balance and alleviate scoliosis, lordosis and kyphosis. Restore nerve pathways from the spine that could be influencing conditions throughout the body.
    • – Learn how to aim to rehydrate the spine.
    • – Learn how to restore clients body height once the body is in balance.
    • – Health promotion, supplements, organ cleanses, exercise, stretching, stress management and relaxation.
    • – Body mind link discussed. Learn how the mind could be causing ailments and how to restore these negative programmes.

    Cost

    Pay in full. Total –  £1,435.00 (10% discount for full payment)

    Pay in installments: £350 deposit and equal monthly payments. 

    Total: £1,594.00. Fees must be paid in full prior to the start of the practical training.

    Dates 2019

    The Myofascial Release course runs over 3 units.

    Unit 1: introduction – 2 days  (those who have completed the level AHG 4 and 5 sports massage/sports therapy will have covered this if you wish to recap please call Karen 0161 2355307 for dates).

    Unit 2: The extremities 4 days. This unit will run on the following dates:
    13th to 16th May 

    Unit 3: The torso 4 days. This unit will run on the following dates:
    3rd to 6th June 2019






    • 20 May 2019
    • 9:45 AM
    • 25 Oct 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • Manchester
    • 5
    Register

    About 

    This course has been developed to satisfy an ever increasing demand for the services of good quality musculoskeletal and sports injury therapists. With NHS waiting lists increasing daily and referrals for effective treatment scarce, our graduates are in high demand. We have built on our highly successful Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Clinical Sports Therapy to expand the scope of practice within the field of rehabilitation.

    This is a highly practical course and we guarantee you will not find the same content on any other course in the UK.

    Entry Requirements 

    Level 3 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy or an Active Health Group Course. 

    Duration

    Class practical training (30 days), home study (550 hours), logged case studies (200 hours)

    Content

    Advanced Sports Massage
    Soft Tissue Techniques
    Soft Tissue Manipulation
    Muscle Energy Techniques
    Myofascial Release
    Peripheral Joint Mobilisations and Articulations
    Vertebral Mobilisations and Articulations
    Posturology
    Muscle Testing
    Orthopaedic Joint Assessments
    Pitchside Sports First Aid including AED
    Electrotherapy - Ultrasound, Microcurrent, Interferential
    Athletic and Kinesiology Strapping and Taping
    Musculoskeletal Injuries & Dysfunction Assessment and Treatment
    Sports Injuries Assessment and Treatment
    Spinal Pathologies Assessment and Treatment
    Exercise Therapy
    Proprioception
    Gait Analysis & Biomechanics
    Rehabilitation of Spinal, Upper Limbs and Lower Limb Pathologies
    Early Stage Rehabilitation
    Mid Stage Rehabilitation
    Late Stage Rehabilitation
    Return to Sport Rehab

    Qualifications Obtained

    AHG Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
    Pitchside Sports First Aid & AED Certificate (valid for 3 years)

    Cost

    Pay in full: £3505.00 (includes 10% discount)

    Pay in instalments: £600 deposit plus monthly payments for up to 12 months.  Total Payment: £3895.00.  

    Course Code MON0519; 20th to 24th May17th to 21st June22nd to 26th July19th to 23rd August; 23rd to 27th September and 21st to 25th October. 




    • 8 Jun 2019
    • 9:45 AM
    • 9 Jun 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • Manchester, M1 1FL
    • 7
    Register

    The main aim of this Taping and Strapping workshop is to enable learners to gain the practical and theoretical skills necessary to provide taping and strapping for the Sport and Active Leisure Industry.

    Purpose of this workshop is to enrich practitioners’ understanding of taping and strapping techniques relevant to general support and to limit specific movement. It will provide learners with techniques to facilitate taping and strapping techniques.

    Using a combination of Athletic Tape such as Zinc Oxide, and Kinesiology Tape, we will look at the best applications for both to use in a sport or clinical environment. Subjects covered will be:

    • Different types of tape
    • Athletic Taping for support and limiting movement
    • Support
    • Pain Relief
    • Lymphatic Drainage
    • Fascial Taping for Posture

    Entry Requirements 

    This course is suitable for candidates with level 3 or above sports massage/therapy qualifications.

    Payment

    Full fee - £199.00

    STO Members - £129.00

    CPD Credits

    16




    • 8 Jun 2019
    • 9:45 AM
    • 21 Jul 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • Manchester
    • 8
    Register

    About

    The main aim of the ITEC/VTCT Level 3 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy is to enable Learners to gain the necessary practical skills and knowledge to provide Sports Massage Therapy to the general public and to gain employment within the sport and fitness industry.

    Entry Requirements

    This is an entry level qualification, so no prerequisites are required.

    Content

    This qualification is for Learners who want to work in the sport and fitness industry as a Sports Massage Therapist either in a sports club, gym or health club setting and is comprised of 5 core units which are mandatory.

    The main skills you will learn to perform are:

    • – Consultation methods – to include obtaining informed consent prior to assessments and application of the massage where necessary, carrying out accurate client assessments, obtaining information on the possible cautions and contraindications to massage before commencing any treatments, adapting the massage routine to meet the specific needs of the client
    • – Applying Sports Massage Treatments – to include preparing a safe and hygienic working environment, performing pre-event, Inter/intra-event and post-event massage techniques, maintenance, massage mediums, posture, methods of evaluating the effectiveness of the treatment and giving aftercare advice You will also learn about client care and communication, health, safety and hygiene, relevant legislation and professional standards which are essential to work and be successful in the industry.

    It also provides:

    • – the related knowledge and understanding required to perform the Sports Massage Therapy skills listed above effectively, in particular knowledge of anatomy and physiology for Sports Massage, understanding the principles of soft tissue dysfunction, professional practice in Sports Massage and the principles of health and fitness that may influence the treatment
    • – opportunities for Learners to focus on the development of their wider skills in a Sports Massage setting such as communicating with clients, working with others and problem solving
    • – opportunities for Learners to develop a range of skills, techniques, personal qualities and attitudes essential for successful performance in employment as a Sports Massage Therapist.

    Duration

    This course consists of 8 days attendance plus home study, plus 50 hours of case studies.

    Cost

    Full Price – £895.00 (Interest free instalment payments available).

    Pay in full at time of enrollment – £805.00 (10% discount for full payment)

    The course consists of 8 days, with time for the candidate to practice. This is in line with the requirements of the Sports Massage Association (SMA) to allow for membership of their organisation which is the lead association for Sports Massage Practitioners.

    All dates are plus 1 additional consolidation and assessment day, taken upon completion of home study and case studies.

    2019 Dates

    SM30619 (weekends) June 8th/9th and 22nd/23rd June; July 6th/7th; July 20th/21st. 


    • 14 Jun 2019
    • 9:45 AM
    • 15 Jun 2019
    • 5:30 PM
    • Active Health Group, Manchester
    • 19
    Register

    ITEC Exam Procedures

    Date Changes: Whilst the exam days are fixed in advance, there are occasions when dates have to be changed. This will always be communicated in advance.

    Location Changes: Whilst we endeavour to keep our exams at the designated location, there may be times when we have to change the venue. This will always be communicated in advance, whenever possible.

    Practical and Theory Groups: Students are grouped in Practical and Theory groups which are scheduled throughout the exam day at various intervals. The timings of these groups are published 1 to 2 weeks before the exam date, once confirmed by the ITEC examiner.

    Group Schedules: Whilst we always endeavour to keep student in the same allocated group, it is an ITEC requirement that each student should be prepared to join an earlier group should a space become available. The bonus with this is you will finish earlier!

    We would ask that all students be available on their mobiles for the duration of the exam day.

    What to bring and wear: Please wear polo shirt and track pants with sports shoes. Colours should be plain and muted. No jeans, vests, bright shirts or shorts. The ITEC examiners retain the right to refuse to examine anyone not adhering to the dress code. A fee will be charged for reassessment.

    Models [Saturday only]: You will be required to provide a person on which to undertake your treatment. Please ensure that they do not have any contraindications. If you are unable to bring a model with you, we MAY be able to provide one, for which a charge of £50 will be made. We will need at least 4 weeks notice for this service.

    Exam results: The results of your Practical and Theory Exams are usually available 21 to 30 working days after the exam date. We have no control over these timings. (Please note, should any work be incomplete or any balance of payments remaining, certification will not be issued)

    Rescheduling/Postponing: Once a student is enrolled on an exam and then wishes to postpone or reschedule this exam, there will be an associated cost. For costs, see the Additional Payments below.

    Sickness: Should a student be unable to take the exam due to illness, the exam can be rescheduled. If the student provides a formal Doctors/Specialist or Discharge note then the fees to re-enrol are reduced. Without a formal note, the full re-enrolment fees will be charged. For costs see the Additional payments below.

    Case studies/Assignment/Treatment Evidence: It is required that all mandatory coursework and case studies associated with the students course, is approved and submitted 3 weeks before the exam date. Students should refer to their coursework folders or course introduction pages for more information on the coursework submission guidelines. Late submissions may incur additional fees. For costs, see the Additional Payments below.

    Additional Payments: 

    ITEC Exam Resit Code: [EX1] Choose this option if you have been referred on your practical assessment. Amount payable £150.00

    ITEC Exam Missed/Postponed Code: [EX2] Choose this option if you have cancelled your booked ITEC exam and you do not have a Doctors’ note. Amount payable £200.00 (Please note, only one postponement is permitted)

    ITEC Exam Missed/Postponed Code (With Doctors’ note):  [EX3] Choose this option if you missed your booked ITEC exam date through illness, and have a Doctors’ note or Discharge paper. Amount Payable £75.00

    ITEC Written Exam Resit (Referred) Code: [EX4] Choose this option if you were referred on your ITEC theory paper and need to resit the theory paper. Amount payable £65.00

    ITEC Coursework Late Submission Code: Choose this option if you are unable to submit your coursework/case studies three weeks prior to your booked assessment date. Amount payable £50.00 per unit for the first month, £100 per unit from month 2 until the next booked ITEC exam date. Please see below for conditions.

    For additional payments, we will invoice you for payment by Paypal or BACS. Payment is required within 48 hours of issue. In the event of non receipt of payment, we reserve the right to withdraw you from your course, as per terms and conditions. There will be no refund of course fees.

    Please note: All courses come with a course expiry, which is contained within your agreed terms and conditions. If any missed exams or coursework extensions take you beyond your course expiry date, in addition to the above fees, you will be charged £100 per level, per month, for a maximum of 3 months, after which period you will forfeit your course, as per our agreed terms and conditions. There will be no refund of course fees.

    It is your responsibility to ensure that you allocate enough time to complete your coursework and exams within your course time frame.


    • 30 Jun 2019
    • 9:45 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Manchester, M1 1FL
    • 6
    Register

    About

    Our Electrotherapy workshop is ideal for therapists wishing to add alternative treatment modalities to their current hands-on skills.
    Electrotherapy has been used for many decades to treat many soft tissue conditions, and with most of it evidence based, it has become even more popular with Sports Therapists.

    Covers the following modalities

    • Ultrasound – 1MHz and 3 MHz
    • Electrical Stimulation – Faradism and Interferential
    • TENS
    • Pulsed Magnetic Therapy

    Due to the nature of this course, early booking is advised as there will be pre-course reading materials sent, to enable you get a basic understanding of the principles of the modalities, before attending. Please allow at least two weeks prior to the workshop date.

    This course is suitable for candidates with level 4 or above sports massage/therapy qualifications.

    Entry Requirements 

    This course is suitable for candidates with level 4 or above sports massage/therapy qualifications.

    Payment

    Full fee - £99.00

    AHG Students & STO Members £59.00 

    CPD Credits

    8


    • 13 Jul 2019
    • 9:45 AM
    • 14 Jul 2019
    • 4:00 PM
    • Manchester
    • 9
    Register

    About

    This two day workshop is open to Sports Therapists, Health Professionals or Advanced Level Manual Therapists at Level 5 or above, who have prior certification and experience in Medical Acupuncture, and wish to advance their knowledge and skill level in this area. On this 2-day intensive course you will learn the art of Cun or ‘body relative measurement’ for precise location of traditional acupuncture points and you will learn to locate and needle over 30 of the most effective acupuncture points for the treatment of pain conditions. You will also learn 11 tried and tested protocols for the treatment of the most common neurological and psychosomatic conditions seen in clinical settings. Finally, you will learn basic Cupping Therapy for use in combination for Medical Acupuncture treatments.

    Content

    • An understanding of acupuncture as a reflex for extra segmental analgesia
    • The use of Cun ‘Body-Relative Measurement
    • The safe application of abdominal acupuncture
    • 31 precise Traditional and some lesser known acupuncture points
    • Astoundingly effective protocols for Disc Herniation (Lumbar & Cervical), Femoral Nerve Pain, Sciatica (2 types), Trigeminal Neuralgia, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, IBS Pain, Costochondritis, Headaches & Migraine (3 types), Arthritis Pain and for the calming of anxious clients
    • The history of cupping therapy
    • The safe application of cupping therapy
    • Integration of cupping with other modalities

    Learning to use this form of acupuncture will give you the tools required to effectively treat a range of pain conditions that other therapies cannot touch, and often in a surprisingly short period of time.

    About the Tutor

    Alexander Boylan BSc (Hons) TCM Acu

    Alexander has an honours degree in Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture from Salford University and is a member of the British Acupuncture Council. He has been practicing as a professional acupuncturist since 2005 and runs a busy clinic in Manchester city centre, working with professional, Olympic & Commonwealth athletes and members of the public. His pursuit of clinical excellence has taken him to further his education with some of the best tutors the UK and the United States have to offer, including studying Classical Acupuncture with Master Jeffrey Yuen and the highly effective Tung Style Acupuncture with Dr. Henry McCann.

    A truly integrated therapist, Alexander is trained and experienced in using Myofascial Release, Neuro-muscular therapy, Acupuncture, Deep-tissue Massage, Be Activated movement therapy, NLP and Strategic Intervention. He specialises in working with musculo-skeletal pain & dysfunction, neurological pain, and uses his unique blend of skills to help his clients overcome both acute and chronic long-standing conditions.

    Alexander’s energy, enthusiasm and commitment to giving his clients the best possible service has built a reputation as a Therapist which is second to none, and now he is both delighted and excited to be bringing all these attributes to teaching and sharing his knowledge with the students of Active Health Groups.

    Cost

    £275.00

    CPD Credits

    For CPD credits about this course, please call us on 0161 235 5307 / 07449178832

    • 3 Aug 2019
    • 9:45 AM
    • 29 Sep 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • Manchester
    • 9
    Register

    About

    The main aim of the ITEC/VTCT Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy is to enable Learners to gain the necessary practical skills and knowledge to provide Sports Massage Therapy to the general public, gain employment within the sport and fitness industry and to enrich Practitioners’ understanding of advanced anatomical, physiological and pathological principles relevant to the application of Sports Massage. It includes roles such as restorative and corrective massage using a range of basic and advanced techniques.  Practitioners will also learn how to plan and evaluate Sports Massage treatments to inform the provision of future treatments.

    Entry Requirement

    Level 3 Sports Massage qualification or if you do not have a level 3 Sports Massage qualification, you can book both of these together to save £50! 

    Content

    The main skills you will learn to perform are:

    • – Conducting Subjective and Objective Assessment – to include identifying bony structures associated with major joints, identifying soft tissue structures located at the major joints, joint end feels, predispositions to injury and dysfunctions, factors that influence recovery from injury, treatment planning, postural types and deviations, pathophysiology of common injuries, methods and purpose of a range of objective assessment techniques and carrying out Subjective and Objective Assessments.
    • – Treatment Modalities to Support Soft Tissue Repair – to include the aims of treatment and treatment options during acute, sub-acute and chronic stages of injury, treatment protocol, use of and adverse reactions to cryotherapy and thermotherapy.
    • – Sports Massage Techniques to Prevent and Manage Injury – to include a range of soft tissue techniques, protocols to follow for each technique, evaluating the effects of each technique, preparing clients, monitoring tissue response throughout treatments, adapting the techniques and treatment plan to meet the needs of each client, adapting own posture throughout the application to ensure safe and effective application and presenting aftercare advice to the client You will also learn about client care and communication and health, safety, and hygiene which is essential to work and be successful in the industry.

    It also provides:

    • – the related knowledge and understanding required to perform the Sports Massage Therapy listed above effectively, in particular, advanced knowledge of anatomy,  physiology and pathologies of the body that may influence the massage methods used to prevent and manage the injury.
    • – opportunities for Learners to focus on the development of their wider skills in a Sports Massage setting such as communicating with clients, working with others and problem-solving opportunities for Learners to develop a range of skills, techniques, personal qualities and attitudes essential for successful performance in employment as a Sports Massage Therapist.

    Duration

    8 days, plus home study, plus 100 hours case studies at Level 4.  (You can use your case studies from Level 3 towards your Level 4 case studies).  

    All dates are plus 1 additional consolidation and assessment day, taken upon completion of home study and case studies.

    Cost

    Full Price (ITEC) – £895.00

    Pay in full in time of enrollment (ITEC)  – £805.00 (10% discount for full payment)

    2019 Dates

    SM40819 (weekends) August 3rd/4th and August 17th/18th; September 14th/15th and September 28th/29th. 

    • 18 Oct 2019
    • 9:45 AM
    • 20 Oct 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • Manchester, M1 1FL
    • 5
    Register

    Our Oncology (Cancer Care) Massage workshop is open to practitioners with a recognised massage qualification (Level 3 upwards).

    The course is structured as a three-day practical event, with home study.  We will supply you with the Medicinal Hands Text Book, plus accompanying Workbook which will give you an excellent foundation in the theoretical knowledge that is essential if you are going to embark on a career in Oncology Massage.

    You will learn all about the legal aspects of working within cancer care, as well as on a practical level, learning how to provide a safe and effective massage, which includes manual lymphatic drainage.

    This workshop includes resources and workbook.

    • 24 Oct 2019
    • 9:45 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Manchester, M1 1FL
    • 11
    Register