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Pre Course Modules

To ensure that everyone is at the same start point we have put together three 'pre-course' modules. If you have already taken these courses - no problem, just take the assessments at the end of the module as a refresher. If not - this is your start point...

Module One

  • ​Delivered face to face at one of our UK based training schools
  • ​How to ask the right questions in the case history to guide your treatment plan
  • ​How to identify potential red and yellow flags (serious ill health as opposed to common musculoskeletal problems)
  • ​Professional practice - key points in starting your practice
  • ​How to communicate well with patients/clients to improve the outcomes of your treatment/exercise sessions
  • ​Understand what pain is and how to explain pain to your clients

Module Two

  • ​Delivered via live stream throughout the year - flexible learning of theory
  • Understand the healing process
  • ​Understand the key concepts of tissue repair so that you can properly structure a rehabilitation plan
  • Select the correct therapeutic interventions for the correct stage of injury
  • Understand the science that underpins manual therapy
  • Introduction to the Acute:Chronic Workload
  • ​6 Modules all 2 days each: Shoulder, Knee, Ankle & Foot, Spine, Elbow,Wrist & Hand, Hip
  • ​Part A is delivered via pre-recorded live stream and after completion of the Part A assessments you can then attend Part B face to face
  • ​Conduct a thorough clinical assessment for the region including an understanding of validity, reliability, sensitivity and specificity of testing
  • ​Weekly Anatomy Education via Learn Anatomy Online
  • ​Incorporate your research, case history and tissue healing knowledge from previous phases
  • ​Learn how to devise early stage exercise for common regional pathologies
  • ​​Symptom modification manual therapy techniques for each region

Phase 3, Module 9:
Neurological Testing for Manual Therapists 
(Two Days: Part A Online, Part B Face to Face)

  • Split in to 2 parts - Part A delivered online via our portal and covers the theory for Neurological Testing
  • Part B - Neurological Testing Practical - A whole day dedicated to learning how to conduct neurological assessments
  • Detailed anatomy of the Cervical and Lumbar Spine & Neuroanatomy of the upper and lower extremity
  • ​Neurological examination of the upper and lower extremities including dermatomes, myotomes, reflexes, cranial nerve and nerve tension tests
  • ​You will be able to write a comprehensive neurological assessment for onward referral
  • ​This course builds on from the neuroanatomy in Phase 2

Phase 3, Module 10:
Functional Movement Assessment
(Two Days: Part A Online, Part B Face to Face)

  • Split in to 2 parts - Part A delivered online via our portal and covers the theory for Functional Movement Assessment/Screening
  • Part B - Functional Movement Testing Practical - A whole day dedicated to learning how to conduct evidence led screening programmes
  • Challenge the Functional Movement Screen - analyse the validity and reliability of tests
  • ​Develop your own screening protocol based on the individual in front of you and the tasks they want to perform
  • ​By the end of the Module you will be able to write a comprehensive, valid and reliable screening protocol for a sport of your choice

Phase 3, Module 11:
Introduction to Strength & Conditioning
(Two Days: Part A Online, Part B Face to Face)

  • Split in to 2 parts - Part A delivered online via our portal and covers the theory for Strength & Conditioning
  • Part B - Strength & Conditioning Practical - A whole day dedicated to learning how to conduct valid and reliability strength/power tests and the basics of strength & conditioning programming
  • ​This is NOT a qualification in S&C - this will allow the therapist to be able to identify key things to look for when partnering with an S&C coach
  • ​You will understand the key questions you need to ask to make sure that your client is in the hands of a good coach
  • ​This module will provide you with a good base level of knowledge to be able to progress on to a separate qualification in strength training

Phase 3, Module 12:
Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilisation (IASTM)
(One Day: Face to Face)

  • This is not a passive modality - the use of tools allows you to get your clients off of the couch and in to the gym and introduce movement with the desensitising effect of manual therapy
  • ​We will explore the current literature surrounding IASTM
  • ​We will also challenge the previously held beliefs around breaking down scar tissue and breaking adhesions
  • ​The methods taught on this course are widely used in professional sport and the course tutors have trained some of the top physiotherapists in the country in how to use this modality with their players
  • ​This Module is the equivalent of attending the RockBlade CPD course with RockTape

Phase 3, Module 13:
Kinesio Taping for the Athlete
(One Day: Face to Face)

  • We do not want you to use tape - strange statement for a taping module
  • ​We will explore the research literature around tape (good and bad) so that you have an informed view of both sides of the argument
  • ​We will show you how tape can be used to support the athlete through the rehab continuum
  • We don't want athletes that rely on tape - we want to use it at key points in their rehab plan to support them to continue to move
  • ​This Module is the equivalent of attending the FMT RockTape CPD course

Phase 3, Module 14:
Elite Trackside Therapy
(One Day: Face to Face)

  • You have an athlete just about to race and they come to the medical tent complaining of tightness in their hamstring - what do you do?
  • This module will show you some of the manual therapy techniques that have been used by some of the top clinicians in the UK with some of our best athletes
  • ​We don't want our athlete to rely on manual therapy but sometimes they just need that bit of reassurance before they compete

Phase 3, Module 15:
Sports First Aid
(One Day: Face to Face)

  • This covers the basics of First Aid (EFAW) and also additional content around head/neck injuries and concussion
  • Learn CPR and how to use a defibrillator
  • Valid for 3 years and full access to our portal so that you can complete your annual refresher training

Phase 3, Module 16:
'Advanced' Manual Therapy
(One Day: Face to Face)

  • A purely hands on module where we look at how to treat sensitive/intimate body areas such as the groin and neck
  • Use the techniques learnt in Phase 2 and expand on these to apply them to other regions of the body
  • ​We will also take a deeper look in to the neurophysiology of manual therapy and what the proposed mechanisms of MET's and NMT's are
  • We will cover: Myofascial Release, STR, MET, NMT etc..

Phase 3, Module 17:
Social Media/Marketing
(Live Stream)

  • You can learn all of the skills and understand all of the theory but if you don't know how to make people aware of what you do then you will find it difficult to grow your business
  • ​Regular live stream workshops are held via our private facebook group with our experts in how to create social media marketing campaigns
  • ​Learn what to put and what not to put on your website to ensure you attract your ideal client
  • ​The team at MTE have been running clinics for over 30 years between them - we pass on the knowledge from our failures and successes to ensure you don't make the same mistakes we did!

Phase 4, Module 18:
Negative Pressure Therapies
(Two Days: Face to Face)

  • ​We introduce you to the (limited) research literature around cupping
  • ​An exploration of the propose neurophysiological effects
  • ​We want to encourage the patient to move and use cupping as a way to help facilitate that movement
  • ​It's more than just the marks - learn how else to use cupping to help with short term pain relief which enables clients to continue with their exercise
  • ​We will cover: Vacuum cups, silicone cups and fire cupping with glass cups
  • ​You will complete a thorough assessment in the hazards associated with fire cupping in a clinical environment

Phase 4, Module 19:
Joint Manipulations (Thoracic, Lumbar and peripheral joints)
(One Day: Face to Face)

  • ​We don't want you to perform joint manipulations on your clients
  • ​We would much rather you use joint mobilisation exercises and MET to achieve the desired range of movement increase
  • ​However, sometimes it may be beneficial to receive an HVT (High Velocity Thrust)
  • ​The key is in the speed and not the force - understanding the set up for an HVT will mean that you often don't have to apply any force and the joint self cavitates
  • ​Although this is a one day course - you have to have completed all of Phase 1, 2 and 3 before attending this day and you will be further examined on the pathology and anatomy of the regions where the treatments are to be applied

Phase 4, Module 20:
Pharmacology for Therapists

  • ​If a client comes in and has a list of medications that they take - what do you do?
  • In this module we explore some of the most common medications and their side effects so that you have a greater understanding of the impact of those drugs on the body
  • ​This is not a module to help you give any advice on drugs it is purely to increase your knowledge so you can better understand your clients
  • ​Common drugs such as Simvastatin, Amitriptyline, Citalopram, Lansoprazole, Ramipril, Warfarin, Gabapentin, Pregabalin

Phase 4, Module 21:
Research Methods

  • We will teach you - how to effectively search databases to find relevant papers
  • ​Introduce you to concepts such as confirmation and publication bias
  • ​How to critically analyse a research paper using the CASP tool
  • ​How to critically evaluate abstracts with an introduction to PICO tables
  • ​This module will help you make sense of the things you read and hear about so that you can effectively challenge what you are being told

Phase 4, Module 22:
Electrotherapies (including ShockWave Therapy)
(Two Days: Part A Online, Part B Face to Face)

  • Learn the proposed effects of shockwave therapy on soft tissue and in particular - tendons
  • In depth look at the anatomy of the achilles, elbow, greater trochanter, hamstring and plantar fascia (the key areas we cover on the face to face course)
  • Complete a critical analysis of electrotherapy modalities
  • ​Create a safe system of work for use of a shockwave device in your clinic setting
  • ​How to use radial and focus shockwave for: Achilles Tendinopathy, Lateral Epicondylopathy, Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome, Proximal Hamstring Tendinopathy and Plantar Fasciopathy
  • ​After completing the course and the assessments you will then be eligible to purchase a shockwave device from Venn Healthcare

This module is THE OFFICIAL ShockWave course for Sports Therapists for Venn Healthcare

Phase 4, Module 23:
Research Methods 2

  • ​This module will expand on some of the previous research methods module and put your research skills to the test
  • ​Explore the terms sensitivity, specificity, validity and reliability and what that might mean when you are looking at the results of a study
  • ​By the end of this research methods module you will be able to conduct your own literature review

Phase 4, Module 24:
Pathology for Therapists

  • This online module will delve deeper in to regional pathology, signs and symptoms
  • ​Develop your knowledge of ill health and disease so that you can ask better questions during your subjective history taking
  • ​Understand the disease processes so you understand why the body reacts on the way it does and why certain signs and symptoms are common

Phase 4, Module 25:
Medical Imaging for Therapists

  • This online module will explain the differences between the different methods of medical imaging
  • You will understand what the main differences are between MRI, X-Ray and Ultrasound and which modality is best to identify certain structures
  • This will not allow you to interpret imaging or reports but it will increase your knowledge of this area so that you have a better understanding of the type of information that is useful from each imaging modality and - All Rights Reserved - Policies
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