Module 1 - Introduction
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Welcome to the VTCT Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage course.
As part of this course, you are required to:
- Attend ALL of the planned practical training days
- Complete the online theory
- Complete all the coursework (provided in this online theory)
- Complete all your case studies - 12 treatments on 3 clients all with different injuries
- Attend 3 assessments
- Revise and sit your written exams
The VTCT Level 4 certificate in Sports Massage Therapy is focused towards those seeking to gain employment as a sports massage therapist providing sports massage to prevent and manage injury.
Through this qualification you will develop the skills, knowledge and understanding needed to apply sports massage methods competently to recent non-acute injury and pre-exisiting conditions.
This will include a range of massage techniques additional to those acquired at Level 3, which include: connective tissue, soft tissue release, corrective frictions, trigger points and muscle energy techniques.
You will develop your subjective and objective assessment skills to include clinical reasoning and the use of a wide range of special and functional muscle test. You will be able to give advice on treatment modalities used to support soft tissue repair at each stage of injury. In addition you will explore a wide range of patho-physiology and acquire a deeper understanding of anatomy and physiology through the practical application of the newly acquired objective tests.
On completion of the course you will be awarded VTCT qualification.
Throughout some of the modules, you will come across this image, where it will ask you to complete a task.
This is part of your coursework and is a requirement to complete the course.
Recommended reading list
Book List – The trail guide to the body by Andrew Biel