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(Dip) FTST Sports Therapy
Provide pitch-side first aid and attend to injuries in a recreational, training and competitive environment.• Assess, treat and, where appropriate, refer on for specialist advice and intervention. • Provide sports massage pre and post activity. • Implement appropriate rehabilitation programmes. • Utilise sports and exercise principles gained on my course to optimise preparation and injury prevention programmes to speed players return to action.
A day in a life of a sports massage therapist
A lot of people don’t realise that there is a counselling aspect to being a Sports Massage Therapist. We’re dealing with sports people who have suffered injuries and I spend a lot of time listening and having empathy for clients.
I spend a lot of time running to appointments and multi tasking. As I run my own business there are administrative duties such as recruitment, organising staff and accountancy to be completed.
|1.||Job Satisfaction. Treating pain and being able to relieve pain for my clients|
|2.||Meeting people from all walks of life. My client portfolio ranges from my youngest client who is 8 years old to my oldest who is 94 years old|
|3.||Treating clients who come by word of mouth recommendation, and having recommendations from local G.P s and other health professionals|
|3 not so great things about being a sports massage therapist|
|1.||Long hours and working 7 days a week sometimes|
|2.||Early starts and late finishes|
|3.||Being self employed means no holiday pay or sick pay|
What qualifications should people interested in a career as a Sports Massage Therapist?
The role of a good Sports Massage Therapist requires a mixture of skills and abilities, so you need more than one single qualification. A mixture of experience, qualifications, life skills and qualities like being a good listener are all important. You definitely need to have an interest in health and fitness and I would recommend enrolling on a good quality training course. The course I did with Premier Training International was very well rounded and it helped me develop all of the above skills and qualities.
With a vast choice of health and fitness qualifications available it’s important to choose a reputable organisation.
Premier Training International is the market leader in the development and provision of education for the health and fitness industry, with a well established reputation of delivering outstanding vocational education since 1993.
Premier has some of the strongest sports scientists and industry experts involved in shaping syllabuses and training delivery; continuously pioneering the latest trends in the health, fitness and wellbeing industry. Whether you’re interested in specialising in weight management, physical performance, kettlebells or pre and post natal exercise, Premier will ensure you have the stand out to succeed.
Developing individuals from school leavers and people looking to change careers, professional fitness and sports people looking to develop their skills, Premier employs over 150 staff across 19 national training venues, trained in excess of 30,000 students since 1993.
All qualifications available through Premier are nationally accredited through Active IQ and are fully recognised by employers and the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs). Courses are delivered through face to face and distance learning styles as well as e-learning platforms, allowing students to access the podcasts, webinars and video lectures.
For more information visit:www.premierglobal.co.uk
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