Learning Partnerships, Unit Catalogue 2011/12
|Level:||Certificate (FHEQ level 4)|
Semester 1 at Swindon College|
|Supplementary Assessment:||Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)|
To provide a framework for the specific application of basic and sports massage techniques;
To develop knowledge and practical skills in the basic massage techniques and to link them with prevention, rehabilitation and maintenance programmes.
At the end of this unit students will be able to:
* Prepare the client for sports massage treatment;
* Identify massage techniques and their physiological and psychological effects on exercise and performance;
* Demonstrate the application of sports massage techniques and evaluate the outcomes of each treatment;
* Ensure safe working practice to include health and safety responsibilities.
* Research (T, F, A)
* Evaluation (T, F, A)
* Meeting professional standards (T, F, A)
* Reflective practice (F, A)
* Communication (T, F, A)
* Working with others (T, F, A)
* Problem solving (F, A)
* Safe and effective application of massage techniques (T,F, A)
* Prioritising time and tasks (A)
Massage techniques: effleurage, petrissage, percussion/tapotement, thumb kneading, frictions (longitudinal and transverse), Neuromuscular techniques (NMT), Trigger points (active and passive), Stretch reflex, PNF, scar tissue, Vibrations, Stretch reflex, Connective Tissue Manipulation (CTM);
Benefits and effects of massage, selection of massage techniques, media and aftercare.
Professional attitude, confidentiality, liaison with medical practitioners;
Health and Safety: current legislation, Health and Safety at Work Act (1974), COSHH, (1988); Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976; Data Protection Act (1988); Professional indemnity insurance;
Client consultation, accurate records: devise a recording system, insurance, planning treatments.
AS10406 is Compulsory on the following programmes:Learning Partnerships