Orthopaedic & Sports Massage Therapy

Qualifications

I have become one of only 100 or so people in the UK to be trained at a degree level in Advanced Clinical and sports massage therapy. BTEC level 6 is the degree level equivalent and highest qualification available in the UK for massage therapy. I already have an post graduate advanced level certification in clinical massage and working alongside Osteopaths, Physiotherapists and Chiropractors. I am a member of the Complimentary Therapy Association and Federation of Holistic Therapists.

  1. Pregnancy, maternity & postnatal massage

    In pregnancy many women find that a massage helps to relieve muscular tension and issues such as painful hips, heavy limbs, oedema (fluid retention), leg cramps, lower back pain and anxiety experienced.

  2. Myofascial direct and indirect Postural correction bodywork

    Structural Bodywork is a unique way of working with the body, usually over a series of 10-12 sessions, to open and release patterns of strain that develop in the body’s myofascial system. Originally derived from Rolfing, the work has been developed and popularised by several leading international body workers, adding new insights on how to realign and balance the structures of the body.

  3. Hot stone fusion

    The most creative and comprehensive hot stone training in the UK.
    The stones work for you and with you, for a deep specific therapeutic treatment. Balanceing the science of hydrotherapy, sports and remedial work with the glorious nature of soothing stones. “Hot Stonefusion, is the ultimate treatment of luxury and therapy”. Make no mistake, I incorporate this work from treating sports injury to offering simply blissful euphoria.

  4. Amma Fusion (eastern synergy of shiatsu, thai, tuina )

    Amma fusion massage uses an exciting blend of Eastern massage techniques, drawing from disciplines such as acupressure, table shiatsu and tuina. Eastern principles and techniques of working energy – a fantastic complement and remedial tool kit.
    Concepts of traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and movement of qi (energy). Utilise the model of meridians or pathways of energy. Amma is similar to acupuncture but uses the firm gentle pressure of hands and can be used to treat conditions such as: migraines, colds, sleep disturbance, neck and back pain, sinus problems, digestive complaints, chronic fatigue, systemic conditions.
    Techniques that can effectively be used over clothes in a variety of settings, including on the massage table.

  5. Myofascial release certificate

    Myofascial release
    Fascia is the tissue that surrounds and connects all the structures in the body. Learning effective release techniques can often be the missing key to solving chronic pain. Jing takes a unique approach to Myofascial work by offering an integrated training in both direct structural and indirect fascial techniques. Exploring other exciting aspects of fascial work including visceral manipulation and the theory and practice of Tom Myers anatomy trains Tom Myers anatomy trains work was covered.

  6. Advanced sports stretching

    Effective stretching is an essential part of massage therapy and can provide exceptional results in the rehabilitation of chronic pain conditions. Stretching increases flexibility for athletes and creates a general feeling of wellness in everyone.
    How to stretch every major joint and muscle in the body.
    The 3 most advanced forms of stretching used by massage therapists, sports therapists, and physiotherapists for recovery and prevention of injury.
    Passive Stretching, PNF (proprioceptive muscular facilitation) and AIS (Active Isolated Stretching).
    Applied anatomy. You will increase your knowledge of the location and action of the major muscles of the body.
    To easily incorporate stretching into your existing table massage.
    Self-help stretches to teach for self-care.

  7. Medical acupuncture

    Designed to introduce participants to the use of Medical Acupuncture (dry needling) for the purpose of muscular pain relief.
    The training will look at the most effective techniques taken from both Traditional Acupuncture and current Western Acupuncture, giving the students a sound background of knowledge and skills.
    Safe, sound and effective background in the use of Medical Acupuncture (dry needling)
    Traditional Chinese Acupuncture will be referenced by the lecturer but these will not be taught in depth.
    Discuss scientific evidence for the use of Acupuncture techniques
    Discuss current research for the use of Acupuncture
    Relate the use of Acupuncture to the treatment of acute and chronic pain, and for a number of musculoskeletal conditions
    Give students a high level of safety, clinical competence and overall the confidence to use acupuncture techniques.

  8. Advanced medical acupuncture

    Designed to build on the knowledge gained from Medical Acupuncture course and other related dry needling and acupuncture courses you have completed. You will gain sound knowledge and skill to use all the techniques shown within your practice.

    You will be exposed to the latest needling techniques for areas that you treat in everyday practice and also gain high proficiency in the use of electro – acupuncture.
    Best practise in the uses of electro acupuncture, the theory and then practical training in full electro acupuncture techniques for all the major joints of the body, from the stubborn shoulder to chronic back or knee pain.

    Electro Acupuncture has been shown to be highly effective in the treatment of acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions.

  9. Orthopaedic Assessment

    Being able to accurately determine the cause of musculo-skeletal and soft tissue pain is essential for any serious massage therapist. This course will give you the expert knowledge and assessment skills to feel confident that you understand the cause of your client’s complaint. Developed in conjunction with a physiotherapist, this is a one of a kind course for manual therapists.
    Simple and accurate case history taking skills for easy communication with GPs and other medical professionals.
    Visual observation and body reading skills.
    Assessment and palpation skills to establish the location and examination of ligaments, tendons, muscle and fascia.
    Essential orthopaedic diagnostic tests to determine specific areas of injury.

  10. Advanced clinical massage certificate

    This exciting new certification give the skills and the recognition as an advanced practitioner. Accredited by the Jing Institute, the CThA, and recognised by professional associations, it is a unique qualification in the UK.
    This certificate aims to improve clinical massage skills including assessment and treatment for common pain conditions. Skills of applied anatomy, advanced clinical massage, including: Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Release, Soft Tissue Release, Sports Techniques, Stretching (Passive, PNF & AIS), Hydrotherapy and Table Shiatsu are included.
    An in-depth understanding of the treatment of common pain conditions such as back problems, sciatica, herniated disc, frozen shoulder, sporting injury, headaches, RSI and osteoarthritis. The 9 modules cover effective ways to treat every major area of the body and will cover the anatomy and specific treatment protocols for the area’s associated pathologies. The focus will be on an outcome-based model, enabling you to reduce client pain in 1-6 sessions.

    1. Carpal tunnel, wrist and arm pain

      Using these simple techniques, you can help prevent painful surgery and decrease recovery time for post-operative patients.
      A powerful protocol incorporating trigger point therapy, STR, stretching, ROM and other advanced techniques to identify and relieve the source of pain in 1-6 regular clinical sessions.
      To find, palpate and treat the scalenes, brachioradialis, supinator, pronators, wrist flexors, extensors and the flexor retinaculum.
      The causes and contraindications of wrist and elbow RSIs.

    2. Shoulder girdle, neck and shoulder pain

      A powerful protocol incorporating trigger point therapy, STR, stretching, ROM and other advanced techniques to identify and relieve the source of neck pain in 1-6 treatments.
      To find, palpate and treat the the upper trapezius, levator scapulae, scalenes, SCM, rhomboids, and posterior cervicals.
      The causes and contraindications of neck and shoulder conditions.

    3. Hip and pelvis, leg, knee and foot pain

      Treating the hip is essential, as imbalances here can lead to distortions throughout the entire body.
      A powerful protocol incorporating trigger point therapy, STR, stretching, ROM and other advanced techniques to identify and relieve the source of hip pain in 1-6 treatments.
      To find, palpate and treat the 6 deep lateral rotators, the abductor and adductor group, iliopsoas.
      The causes and contraindications of hip and pelvic pathologies
      Safe and professional draping for treating this complex and sensitive area.

    4. Working with the spine and lower back pain

      Low back pain is the leading cause of disability and pain in the UK.
      A powerful protocol incorporating trigger point therapy, STR, stretching, ROM and other advanced techniques to identify and relieve the source of pain in 1-6 treatments.
      To find, palpate and treat the erector spinae group, quadratus lumborum, the gluteus group, piriformis and illiopsoas.
      The causes and contraindications of common low back pathologies, such as Sciatica, Acute Locked Back and Piriformis Syndrome.

    5. Soft tissue release

      A cutting edge technique used by many sports therapists to relieve pain, increase range of motion, prevent injury and reduce injury repair time. It is the most specific type of muscular fibre stretching achievable. Extremely efficient and worthwhile in many arenas, STR extends the connective fascia and treats isolated fibres of shortened muscles. Developed for Olympic athletes, it can be adapted for use with individuals with compromised range of motion such as arthritic clients or wheel chair users.

 

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