A career in sports therapy

The Institute of Massage and Sports Therapy Ltd was founded in 1998 with the aim of providing internationally recognised qualifications in sports therapy. The institute recognised the need for therapists who were trained specifically in the treatment, management, and rehabilitation of sports injuries. It specialises in diploma courses in anatomy and physiology, sports and holistic massage, reflexology, and sports injury therapy.

The institute has developed courses which deal with all aspects of sports therapy, including a one year stand alone diploma in anatomy, physiology and sports massage; a second year course which covers all aspects of sports injuries, their assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation; deep tissue Swedish massage techniques, philosophy and history; injury assessment techniques; advanced sports massage techniques, including cross-fibre frictions, neuro-muscular techniques, soft-tissue release, strain-counterstrain, muscle energy techniques, connective tissue release techniques; sports rehabilitation; study of all soft tissue injuries muscle, tendon, and ligament; back and spinal injuries; causes and prevention of sports injuries; pre and post event sports massage; exercise physiology; sports nutrition and hydration methods; sports taping and strapping techniques; business aspects including professionalism, ethics, contraindications, hygiene, legal aspects, accounts, marketing, and advertising.

The institute is dedicated to producing graduates that have the ability, know how, and confidence to massage and treat injuries to a high and professional standard.

Phone (061 ) 201855 for further details or visit www.imst.ie

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