01/08/2019

CPD Workshops

CPD Workshops

Continual Professional Development workshops are available for Remedial Massage Therapists, Sports Massage Therapists and Massage Therapists. See below for a list of courses. Taught by a therapist who has trained to a high level with some of the best people in Britain.

 

Neck Assessment and Treatment

This course will teach how to assess and treat the neck safely and effectively. Assessment methods with the aim of differentiating between muscular and skeletal dysfunction will be taught, as well as a very simple method of assessing which muscles are likely to be implicated.

 
Areas that can have an effect on the neck will also be examined. Such as the shoulder and thoracic spine. Basic assessment and treatment methods for these areas will be taught.
 
The course notes will be sent out before the commencement of the course and will count for two hours of pre-course learning. The practical element will take four hours of face to face learning. There will be break times throughout to ensure thorough learning.
 
Location:
Blissful Bakes,
6 Herbert Street,
Pontardawe
SA8 4EB
Date: April 19th
Time: 10.30 am – 3.30 pm
Price: £70
 

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Location:
West Shires School of Complementary Health
Alliance Therapy,
24 King Street,
Carmarthen
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Date: 7th & 8th September (over two evenings)
Time: 6.30 – 8.30
Price: £70

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Lower Back Assessment and Treatment

On this course you will learn to assess and treat the lower back.
You will learn simple assessment techniques that will assist you in knowing when and how to treat a client, and when to refer.

You will learn assessment and soft tissue treatment of the sacroiliac joint and how to treat the back indirectly as well as directly.

In the extensive notes you will receive in advance of course commencement, there will be a detailed revision section on 8 muscles that have a strong influence on the back.

The bulk of the practical segment of the course will involve becoming conversant with assessment and investigation of the lower back and related pain symptoms, and learning how to treat the muscles included in the notes.

The course consists of 4 hours of practical and 2 hours of pre-course learning. The notes will be emailed before course commencement.

This course will ideally suit Sports Massage Therapists trained to or working towards level 4, and level 3 therapists are also welcome.

 
Location:
West Shires School of Complementary Health
Alliance Therapy,
24 King Street,
Carmarthen
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Date: 16th & 17th March 2020 (over two evenings)
Time: 6.30 – 8.30
Price: £70


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Location:
Blissful Bakes,
6 Herbert Street,
Pontardawe.
SA8 4EB
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Date: 26th July 2020
Time: 10.30am – 3.30pm
Price: £70


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Muscle Energy Technique

MET is an essential tool in the toolkit of any physical therapist.

On this course you will learn to assess and treat muscular tightness as well as facilitate inhibited muscles by using muscle energy technique. You will learn to apply MET to over twenty of the most commonly treated muscles and muscle groups.

You will learn when to and when not to apply muscle energy techniques. The most common form of MET will be taught and for therapists already conversant in the application of MET, other forms (RI & isolytic) will be taught.

This course will ideally suit new or experienced massage and sports massage therapists alike.

 

Date:  October 18th

Time: 9.30 am – 4.30 pm

Price: £90

Location:

Blissful Bakes,

6-8 Herbert Street,

Pontardawe,

Neath Port Talbot.

SA8 4EB

 

Location:
West Shires School of Complementary Health
Alliance Therapy,
24 King Street,
Carmarthen
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Date: 8th & 9th June 2020 (over two evenings)
Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Price: £90



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Introduction to Myofascial Release

 

Includes free taster pot of Songbird Fascial Release Wax!

This course will be a highly practical workshop. 

This workshop will be highly practical. The main focus will be the correct application of myofascial release. The workshop allows enough time for time to be spent on perfecting technique or going over more techniques that are specific to the needs of the attendees.

This course is an entry level workshop and will be the starting point for therapists to begin using effective myofascial release. There will be the option of a further course if the demand is there.

This course will ideally suit massage and sports massage therapists alike.

Date:  

Time: 10.30 am – 3.30 pm

Price: £60

Location:

 

 

It is up to the individual to check with their insurance company as to insurance coverage. Balens (amongst others) will provide cover and the SMA will accept these courses as CPD, as will some other companies. It is worth checking with your provider (including the ones named above).

 

If a therapist has to cancel a workshop they have paid for, or in the unlikely event of a workshop needing to be cancelled, any monies will be put towards future workshops (run by Swansea Valley Remedial Massage Clinic) of the therapist’s choosing.

For enquiries on any of the courses listed call Dan on: 07472 833357

 

 

“…I feel he has become a great Physical therapist…”

John Gibbons BSc (OST), Author, Osteopath and Lecturer