sports therapy Course

Sports Therapy Course Contents

1. Introduction
Injury statistics, facts and figures.
The developing role of the sports therapist
Relations with other professionals and health care workers.
Where you fit into the team.
Proactive management of health and fitness.
Injury prevention. Warming up. Stretching. Wind down.
How to conduct a fitness assessment. Out of condition players.

2. Anatomy, Physiology and Kinesiology
Anatomy, physiology and kinesiology.
How the body heals.
Injuries: acute versus chronic.
Returning to sport after injury. When is it safe to return?

3. Assessing and Managing Sports Injuries
Clinical tests. Assessing range of movement and power.
Diagnosis. Prognosis.
RICE treatment
Contra-indications and precautions
Inflammation
Sprains and strains
Blisters
Cuts
Fractures
Dislocations
Head injuries
First aid. Infection control.

4. Sports Injuries to the Extremities
Identifying sports injuries to the knee and leg. Remedies.
Sports injuries to the arm, elbow and hand. Remedies.

5. Sports Injuries to the Trunk
Sports injuries of the shoulder. Remedies
Sports injuries to the head and neck. Remedies.
Sports injuries of the back. Remedies.

6. Injuries and injury prevention in specific sports
Football
Rugby
Tennis
Running
Cricket
Hockey
Badminton
Cycling
Basketball, Netball, Volleyball
Golf
Skiing
Gymnastics
Rowing
Yoga

7. Bandaging, Taping, Bracing and Strapping of Injuries
Practise makes perfect
Types of strapping tape
Taping techniques
Figure of eight strapping

8. Temperature therapy. Electrotherapy. Hydrotherapy.
Temperature therapy
Cryotherapy
Hydrotherapy treatment and exercise
TNS and TENS treatments

9. Massage Therapy
Massage
Soft tissue manipulation methods

10. Nutrition Therapy
Energy production
Energy storage
Energy requirements
Muscle fibres
Competition nutrition
Supplements

11. Communication Skills
Communication skills
Counselling
Motivation
Leadership skills

12. Being a Sports Therapist
Keeping records.
Referring clients
Ethical issues
Continuing Professional Development

13. Finance and Legal
Setting up with a small budget
Types of Businesses
Business plan
Insurance
Tax
What to charge
Keeping books

14. How to Find Clients
Websites
Advertising
Marketing
Referrals