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Diploma in Advanced Remedial Massage

Course Programme

 

Weekend 1

Saturday

Morning

Introduction

Anatomy of pelvis and hip

Hip pathologies and contraindications

Afternoon

Revision - APR

Revision - APR of hip

Muscle testing for hip

Introduction to MET

Sunday

Morning

Revision – muscle testing for hip

Cells and tissues

Revision - injury types and treatment

Case histories

Afternoon

Assessment of pelvis

Treatment of pelvis

Trendelenberg test

Gait

Assessment and treatment of hip using muscle tests and MET

Weekend 2

Saturday

Morning

Test

Revision – pelvis assessment and treatment

Nervous system

Sciatica and disc herniation

Afternoon

Case study review

Lumbar safety checks

Piriformis release and stretch

Special tests for hip including ligament tests

Lateral femoral head assessment and treatment

Sunday

Morning

Revision – piriformis and hip

Anatomy of spine

Movement of spine

General assessment of spine

Afternoon

Practical - taking tissue into tension

Physiological and anatomical barriers

Spinal assessments and basic MET on findings

Psoas release and stretch

Pubic bone assessment and treatment

Revision – piriformis release, special tests for hip and ligament tests for hip

Weekend 3

Saturday

Morning

Test

Revision – psoas and piriformis

Anatomy of lumbar spine

Lumbar pathology

Types of lesion

Afternoon

Case studies review

Lumbar and sacral plexus

Revision – spinal assessment, lumbar safety checks

Treatment of lumbar spine - sidelying/semi-simms

Quadratic lumborum release

Assessment and treatment for spondylolisthesis

Neural tests

Sunday

Morning

Revision – lumbar sidelying, neural tests

Muscular system

Anatomy of knee

Knee pathology

Afternoon

Ligament testing for knee

Muscle testing for knee

Treatment of knee

Weekend 4

 

Saturday

Morning

Test

Revision – knee ligament tests

Anatomy of thoracic spine

Thoracic pathology

Revision - spinal assessment

Afternoon

Case studies review

Thoracic mobilisations

Treatment of thoracic spine

Revision - psoas release, piriformis release, hip tests

Sunday

Morning

Revision - thoracics

Respiratory system

Anatomy of ribs

Rib pathology

Afternoon

Assessment and treatment of ribs

Postural drainage

Revision - knee ligament tests

Weekend 5

 

Saturday

Morning

Test

Revision - ribs

Anatomy of cervical spine

Cervical pathology

Cervical plexus

Afternoon

Safety checks for cervical spine

Assessment and treatment of cervical spine by MET

Revision - spinal assessments and treatment of lumbar, thorax and cervical

Case studies review

Cranial nerves

Scalene stretches and treatment/treatment of cervical spine

Muscle tests and MET for upper trapezius

Sunday

Morning

Revision - cervical

Circulatory and lymphatic systems

Tissue fluid dynamics

Circulatory system with head and cervical region

Migraines

Afternoon

TMJ anatomy

TMJ pathology

Treatment of TMJ

Lymphatic drainage

Cervical and TMJ assessment and treatment

Trigger point therapy

Use of trigger points for migraines

Weekend 6

 

Saturday

Morning

Test

Revision – scalene stretch and TMJ

Anatomy of shoulder

Shoulder pathology

Scapulo-humeral rhythm

Afternoon

Case studies review

Muscle testing for shoulder

Revision - cervical spine safety checks

Revision - Trigger point therapy and use of trigger points for migraines

Sunday

Morning

Revision – shoulder muscle tests

Brachial plexus

Revision – shoulder APR

Frozen shoulder - theory plus treatment

Afternoon

Shoulder special tests

Revision – muscle tests for shoulder

Treatment of shoulder

Weekend 7

Saturday

Morning

Test

Healing process

Principles of rehabilitation

Afternoon

Nutrition

Principles of stretching and exercise

ROM, stretches and exercises - Lower limb

ROM, stretches and exercises - Upper limb

Sunday

Morning

Strength and endurance

Anaerobic and aerobic exercise

Pre and post event massage

Afternoon

Rehabilitation programmes

 

Weekend 8

 

Saturday

Morning

Test

Revision – spinal assessment and treatment

Pharmacology

Revision - neuromuscular technique

Afternoon

Anatomy of elbow

Elbow pathology

Assessment of elbow and muscle testing

Treatment of elbow joint

Revision - shoulder assessment and treatment

 

Sunday

Morning

Revision – elbow muscle tests

Anatomy of the wrist and hand

Wrist and hand pathology

Assessment of wrist and hand

Afternoon

Muscle testing for wrist and hand

PNF and rhythmic initiation

Treatment of wrist and hand

Revision – brachial plexus and general revision of upper limb

Weekend 9

 

Saturday

Morning

Test

Revision – spinal assessment and treatment

Anatomy of ankle and foot

Ankle and foot pathology

Afternoon

Case studies review

Assessment of ankle and foot

Muscle testing of ankle and foot

Treatment of ankle and foot

Revision - muscle testing for elbow, wrist and hand

Sunday

Morning

Revision – ankle ligaments

Bone pathology and fracture healing

Pathology and treatment of specific neurological pathologies

Public symposium on neurological pathologies

Sacral dysfunctions

Afternoon

Revision - METs for pelvis and hip

METs for sacrum

Revision - knee assessment and treatment including ligament testing

Revision - muscle testing for lower limb

Weekend 10

 

Saturday

Morning

Test

Revision – spinal assessment and treatment, including pelvis and sacrum, safety checks

Radiology

 

Afternoon

Understanding and writing referral letters

Case study review

Revision – practical exam

Revision – lumbar dysfunctions and METs

Revision - piriformis and psoas release

 

Sunday

Morning

Revision – ribs, hip special tests.  Treatment of psoas/piriformis using muscle tests

Revision – cervical including Scalene stretches

Revision – ankle assessment

 

Afternoon

Revision – knee ligament tests

Revision – muscle testing for upper and lower limb

 

Weekend 11

 

Exams

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