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Gait Analysis

Course Overview

On this course, you will delve deep into the realm of sports-specific posture and gait, gaining a nuanced understanding of how these elements influence athletic performance. Explore the intricacies of the gait cycle, dissecting each phase to uncover the subtle nuances that can make or break an athlete's stride. Through hands-on exercises and interactive lectures, you'll master the methods used to analyse gait, from traditional observational techniques to cutting-edge motion capture technology.

Unravel the complex interplay between foot deformities and gait mechanics, learning how abnormalities in foot structure can reverberate throughout the entire kinetic chain. Gain insight into common gait abnormalities, from pronation to supination, and discover effective interventions to mitigate their impact on movement efficiency and injury risk.

Moreover, you'll uncover the profound effects of postural deformities on sporting performance, examining how deviations in alignment can compromise biomechanical efficiency and predispose athletes to injury. By honing your ability to recognise and address postural imbalances, you'll empower athletes to unlock their full potential and perform at their peak.

Option to Progress to Level 5 Sports Massage

This course can be undertaken as a stand alone qualification, or forms a module of our ITEC Level 5 Certificate in Sports Massage. Students have the option to enroll in this course independently or upon successful completion of all modules will attain the ITEC Level 5 qualification.

Check out an overview of all modules of the Level 5 qualification here! or jump to each one below:


Course Syllabus

On this course, you will understand sports specific posture and gait including:

  • Gait cycle
  • Methods used to analyse gait
  • Effect of foot deformities on gait
  • Gait abnormalities
  • Effects of postural deformities on sporting performance
  • Principles of sports specific posture analysis

Assessment Criteria

You will be assessed throughout the day to ensure you are providing safe treatments. You will receive your Cotswold Academy Certificate at the end of the course to take away with you.

Certification and CPD Points: 

Certificate of Attendance- 5 CPD points per day

Entry Requirements

Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Required (or equivalent such as Physiotherapy, Osteopathy, Chiropracting)

If you do not already hold a Level 4 in Sports Massage (or osteopathy, physiotherapy or sports therapy qualification), you will need to complete this prior to joining. Find out more information about the ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage here or ITEC Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage here.

Why Train with Us

At the Academy, we are dedicated to providing the highest quality training in Complementary Therapies and Sports Massage, ensuring that each student attains the highest level of professional qualification. What sets us apart is our unwavering commitment to your success.

Here's why you should choose us:

1. Guaranteed Small Group Tuition: We believe in personalised support, so our class sizes are kept small, with a maximum of 10 students per tutor. This ensures that you receive individual attention and guidance throughout your training.

2. Passionate, Experienced Tutors: Our experienced tutors are not just educators; they are industry experts committed to upholding the highest standards. You'll learn from the best in the field.

3. Free Thursday Evening Support: Your learning journey doesn't end when you're qualified. We offer free Thursday in person evening support, available both during your training and after you've earned your certification. We're here to assist you every step of the way.

4. A Positive, Inclusive Learning Environment: Our academy provides a fun and friendly atmosphere where you can immerse yourself in your studies and connect with like-minded individuals who share your passion for complementary therapies.

5. Exclusive student TOTUM Card Eligibility: All our courses qualify you to apply for a TOTUM card, granting you access to discounts and savings at various retailers, making your educational journey even more cost-effective.

6. Ongoing Industry Support: We are committed to your success as a qualified therapist. Beyond your training, we offer free talks on setting up your own practice, provide access to exclusive Facebook groups with job opportunities, and maintain regular contact with your dedicated tutor. We're here to support your journey into the industry.

When you choose the Academy, you're not just choosing a training college; you're choosing a pathway to a successful and fulfilling career in Complementary Therapies. Join us today and embark on a journey of knowledge, growth, and achievement.

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