Sports Therapy Certificate
Sports Therapy Course Contents
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.
Contra-indications and precautions
Sprains and strains
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
Basketball, Netball, Volleyball
7. Bandaging, Taping, Bracing and Strapping of Injuries
Practise makes perfect
Types of strapping tape
Figure of eight strapping
8. Temperature therapy. Electrotherapy. Hydrotherapy.
Hydrotherapy treatment and exercise
TNS and TENS treatments
9. Massage Therapy
Soft tissue manipulation methods
10. Nutrition Therapy
11. Communication Skills
12. Being a Sports Therapist
Continuing Professional Development
13. Finance and Legal
Setting up with a small budget
Types of Businesses
What to charge
14. How to Find Clients
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