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Injury Management and Rehabilitation of the Upper Body

Course Syllabus

  • Review of assessment of upper body
  • Review of STR / MET of upper body
  • Injury management of upper body including preventative and post rehab applications
    • Preventitive treatment planning
    • Use of PIR, IR in injury management
    • Use of weights, bands, props for exercise therapy
    • Introduction to the use of taping and strapping for upper body

Course Overview

Our injury rehabilitation course on the upper body is meticulously crafted to equip therapists with a comprehensive understanding and practical skills necessary to effectively aid in the recovery and rehabilitation process. This course is taught at the depth equivalent to a level 5 syllabus. Covering a spectrum of injuries and conditions, this course delves into the intricacies of assessing, diagnosing, and designing personalised rehabilitation programs tailored to individual needs. Participants will gain expertise in various therapeutic modalities, exercise prescription, and hands-on techniques aimed at restoring functionality, reducing pain, and fostering optimal recovery. Throughout this course, emphasis is placed on evidence-based practices, ensuring participants develop the proficiency needed to make a meaningful impact in the field of injury rehabilitation.


We also offer Injury Management and Rehabilitation of the Lower Body - find out about this course here.


Level 5 Modular Option

This course will, in the near future, form 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 (details to be confirmed shortly) will attain the ITEC Level 5 qualification.

Assessment Criteria

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

Certification and CPD Points: 

Cotswold Academy 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.

About Your Tutor(s)

Chris Phillips

Principal-Director-Tutor

The Academy has a proud history as a private training provider in the complementary health sector for the last twenty five years.

One of my core beliefs at The Academy concerns training standards. I believe there is a real need to further raise and develop credibility in our industry, so that more clients can benefit from high professional standards. We can contribute to this by sharing our knowledge and working experiences with each other. This is the main drive behind my weekly evening groups; Thursday Evenings.

I trained as a Massage and Sports Therapist in 2000 and have been developing my private practice from my home just outside Northleach in the Cotswolds ever since. In 2006 I completed my Certificate in Further Education Teaching (CFET1) and I have been teaching Sports and Remedial Massage ITEC Level 3 & 4 here at the Academy since. I have a background of working with young troubled people and their families in a therapeutic setting, both as key worker and as a manager and supervising and training staff.


Adrian Edwards

L5 Sports Massage Tutor

Adrian (Ady) is our Level 5 sports massage tutor.  He began his career in the Royal Navy and qualified as a personal trainer and sports massage therapist on leaving.  He was a sports massage therapy lecturer for Premier Training for a number of years and worked in professional rugby with the Cornish Pirates as Team Manager and Head Therapist for many years, then as Head Coach and Director of Rugby with Redruth RFC.  From 2009 he delivered the Level 2 Gym Instructor course to sixth-formers at Redruth Academy as well as taking on the role of pastoral leader for students throughout the school.  From 2009-2011 Ady delivered Sports Massage courses to graduate physiotherapists at Southampton University and is a senior tutor at the OSSM deliverying the Level 5 sports qualification.

Throughout his career Ady has continued to see his own patients, either from his home practice or at local clinics, and has made a considerable voluntary contribution within his local community assisting rowing teams and school rugby teams in strength and conditioning and soft tissue therapy treatments


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