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Diploma in Remedial and Sports Massage

Course Programme

Weekend 1

Saturday

 

Morning

Introduction

Philosophy and role of remedial massage

Principal joints of the body

Movements

Introduction to APR

Afternoon

Hip assessment

Actions of main muscles acting over the hip

Massage techniques revision

 

Sunday

Morning

Revision – hip APR

Anatomy of hip

Case histories

 

 Afternoon

Hip pathology and contraindications

Postural assessment

Assessment and treatment of the hip

Stretches and exercises for the hip

 

Weekend 2

 

Saturday

Morning

Test

Revision – hip APR

Revision – postural and phasic muscles

Revision – prime movers, synergists and fixators

Revision - concentric and eccentric movements

Structure and function of bones, muscles, tendons and ligaments, bursae, fascia and synovial capsules

 Afternoon

Case studies review

Anatomy of hip - exercise

Concentric and eccentric movements - exercise

Principles of stretches and exercises

Cautions and contraindications

Hip case study exercise

Sunday 

Morning

Revision – stretches and exercises (concentric and eccentric)

Types of joint, including synovial joint

Types of injuries

Anatomy of the knee

Knee pathology and contraindications

 Afternoon

Knee assessment

Revision – hip assessment

Full assessment and treatment of the lower limb

 

Weekend 3 

 

Saturday

Morning

Test

Revision – knee APR

Anatomy of the shoulder

Shoulder pathology and contraindications

 Afternoon

Case studies review

Shoulder assessment – APR

Shoulder assessment – muscle testing

Sunday

Morning

Revision – shoulder APR

Muscular system

Resisted stretching

 Afternoon

Treatment of the shoulder

Stretches and exercises for the shoulder

Weekend 4

 

Saturday

Morning

Test

Revision – shoulder APR/muscle tests

Nervous system and pain gate theory

Anatomy of the spine

 Afternoon 

Case studies review

Spine assessment

Lumbar and cervical safety checks

Assessment and treatment of the spine

Stretches and exercises for the spine 

 

Sunday

Morning

Revision – lumbar and cervical safety checks

Respiratory system

Principles of MET

Knee case study using MET

Revision – hip and knee APR

 

 Afternoon

Trigger point therapy

Revision – shoulder APR and muscle testing

Shoulder case study using trigger point therapy and MET

 

Weekend 5

 

Saturday

Morning

Test

Revision – spine assessment and safety checks

Anatomy of the elbow

Elbow pathology and contraindications

Neuromuscular technique

 Afternoon

Case studies review

Circulatory and lymphatic systems

Assessment and treatment of the elbow

Stretches and exercises for the elbow

Sunday

Morning

Revision – elbow APR

Revision of all APR to date

Anatomy of wrist and hand

Wrist and hand pathology and contraindications

 Afternoon

Wrist and hand assessment

PNF and rhythmic initiation

Assessment and treatment of wrist and hand

Stretches and exercises for wrist and hand

Weekend 6 

 

Saturday

Morning

Test

Revision – elbow and wrist APR

Anatomy of the ankle and foot

Ankle and foot pathology and contraindications

Revision – assessment of elbow and wrist

 Afternoon

Case studies review

Ankle and foot assessment

Assessment and treatment of the ankle and foot

Stretches and exercises for ankle and foot

Sunday

Morning

Revision – ankle APR

Postural analysis and postural analysis exercise

Revision – hip APR

Bone pathology and fracture healing

 

 Afternoon

Revision - APR of all other joints

Revision - Massage techniques (neuromuscular, trigger points, MET)

 

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

Practice Clinical Assessment

Practical Assessment Practice – bony landmarks and

O & Is lower limb/Practice Clinical Assessment

 

 Afternoon

Practical Assessment Practice – APR lower limb

Practice Clinical Assessment

Practice Clinical Assessment – assessment and treatment lower limb / Practice Clinical Assessment

 

Sunday

Morning

Revision - Bony landmarks and O & Is upper limb

Revision – APR upper limb

Revision – assessment and treatment of spine

 

 Afternoon

Massage techniques

Revision - assessment and treatment of upper limb

Revision – stretches and exercise advice

Exam admin

Weekend 9

Exams

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