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Unlocking The Shoulder

Course Overview

Our Unlocking The Shoulder course is designed to equip participants with a deeper understanding of shoulder biomechanics and dysfunction. Participants will gain an understanding of body reading to identify structural imbalances and asymmetries. We will explore the concept of locked long and locked short muscles, shedding light on the intricate interplay between muscle tension and postural integrity. Participants will gain insights into common pain patterns associated with the shoulder such as discomfort between the shoulder blades, and its relationship with neck pain, upper trapezius pain and stiffness, empowering them to effectively help address these issues.

Furthermore, our course will provide a review in detail of the muscle and bony landmark anatomy of the shoulder and arm, ensuring participants develop a comprehensive understanding of the underlying structures involved in shoulder function. Finally, participants will acquire practical hand skills and massage techniques tailored specifically to unlock imbalances in the shoulder and surrounding tissues, enabling them to deliver targeted interventions that promote optimal shoulder health and function.




Optineck Balance Wedge included in your course cost! 

As part of your course, you'll receive an Optineck Balance Wedge to take away with you on the course day (usually retailing at £48!)

You'll learn how to use this invaluable tool in your treatments of the shoulder.

Unlocking The Body - Series

Did you know we have a series of Unlocking the Body courses? Check out all courses here

Course Syllabus

  • Introduction to body reading - specifically around the shoulder and scapulae positioning
  • Understanding locked long and locked short muscles
  • Understanding pain patterns associated with the shoulder including discomfort between the shoulder blades, and its relationship with neck pain, upper trapezius pain and stiffness
  • Muscle and boney landmark anatomy of the shoulder and arm
  • Hand skills and massage techniques to correct imbalances in the shoulder and surrounding tissues

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 day to take away with you.

Certification and CPD Points: 

Cotswold Academy Certificate of Attendance - 5 CPD points per day

Entry Requirements

In order to take part in this course, you must already have acquired a massage based diploma such as Level 3 Diploma in Massage / Aromatherapy / Sports Massage or equivalent such as Physiotherapy, Osteopathy, Chiropractic or Accupuncture. We will ask you to provide a copy of your qualification. Please enquire if you are uncertain about your qualification.

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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