• YMCA Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy (Soft Tissue Dysfunction) (610/0736/5)

    This qualification provides learners with the knowledge and skills required for industry recognition as a sports massage therapist.

    Price

    £65

    GLH

    172 hours

    TQT

    290 hours

    Endorsed by

    YMCA Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy (soft tissue dysfunction)

    Qualifications Type

    Occupational Qualification

    Qualification Number (QN)

    610/0736/5

    Availability

    Operational start date – 1 March 2023

    Operational end date –

    Certification end date –

    Latest version of qualification –

    Entry Requirements

    • YMCA Level 3 Diploma in Performance Massage (610/0701/8) or equivalent

    Assessments

    • Knowledge questions
    • Worksheets
    • Written tasks
    • Observations

    Endorsement

    Overview

    This qualification provides learners with the knowledge and skills required for industry recognition as a sports massage therapist. The purpose of this qualification is to enable learners to provide sports massage therapy to clients to treat conditions resulting from soft tissue dysfunction, ease muscular tension and treat minor injuries sustained during physical activity.

    Qualification details

    This qualification contains content to support learners to:

    • Understand the anatomy and physiology of major joints and the interaction between the musculoskeletal and nervous systems.
    • Understand biomechanical dysfunction, the causes of soft tissue damage and dysfunction, and treatment of oedema related to injury.
    • Understand the uses and side effects of major classes of drugs that may affect a client’s condition.
    • Understand when neurological conditions may require referral to another healthcare professional.
    • Understand soft tissue techniques used in sports massage and non-electrical therapeutic modalities to support soft tissue repair.
    • Conduct subjective and objective assessments to devise sport massage treatment plans.
    • Apply soft tissue techniques and use cryotherapy and heat treatments in sports massage treatments
    • Apply the principles and methods of post-treatment care and evaluate the effectiveness of treatment plans
    • Provide safe and effective post-treatment advice.

    This qualification has 3 assessment stages with 8 assessment tasks:

    Assessment stage 1 – Assesses learners’ knowledge of the aetiology of soft tissue dysfunction

    • Internally assessed worksheet on the anatomy and aetiology of soft tissue dysfunction
    • Observation
    • Written task

    Assessment stage 2 – Assesses learners’ knowledge of non-electrical therapeutic modalities which can be used in the treatment of soft tissue dysfunction

    • Internally assessed worksheets on:
    • Clinical assessment methods and strategic planning
    • The use of non-electrical therapeutic modalities in the treatment of soft tissue dysfunction
    • Treatment modalities
    • Providing post-treatment care

    Assessment stage 3 – Assesses learners’ ability to assess, plan and provide sports massage therapy for the treatment of soft tissue dysfunction

    • Observation

    See the qualification specification for further information.

    This qualification is required for industry recognition as a sports massage therapist. This qualification may be used to support access to degree studies related to Sports Therapy and/or Sport and Exercise Sciences.

    UNUnit titleeLearningManual
    D/650/1401Anatomy and aetiology of soft tissue dysfunctionComing soon
    F/650/1402Clinical assessment methods and strategic planningComing soon
    H/650/1403The use of non-electrical therapeutic modalities in the treatment of soft tissue dysfunctionComing soon
    J/650/1404Providing post treatment careComing soon

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