The Active IQ Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy qualification provides learners with the knowledge and skills needed to be able to treat and/or seek to correct common patterns of dysfunction and suitable pre-diagnosed injuries. The course focuses on advanced sports massage techniques and assessment of client methods e.g. detailed objective testing of clients (muscle testing)
This learner must hold a Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy or equivalent. There is an element of communication involved (discussing, presenting, reading and writing) and learners should have basic skills in communication pitched at level 3. Performing sports massage is a physical activity and learners will need to be fit enough to carry this out.
The learner must complete all three mandatory units:
- Conducting subjective and objective assessment
- Provide sports massage techniques to prevent and manage injury
- Treatment modalities to support soft tissue repair
- Portfolio of Evidence
- Practical Demonstration/Assignment