UPGRADE

ISRM schools BTEC Upgrade course
Upgrade to Soft Tissue Therapy (BTEC Level 5)

Available to qualified therapists with the following:

  • Level 3 Massage qualification plus 2 years or 400 clinical hours of experience*.
  • ┬áLevel 4 Massage qualification plus 1 year or 200 clinical hours of experience*.
  • Degree qualification which included a massage module plus 1 year or 200 clinical hours of experience*.
  • Or equivalent training and experience*.

*Clinical experience is evaluated through information provided in the application process.

The course covers all the advanced Soft Tissue Therapy assessment and treatment techniques from our very well established BTEC Level 5 Soft Tissue Therapy qualification. This includes our latest developments in evidence-based principles and the Biopsychosocial model of pain and person centred care.

The course is made up of 12 one-day workshops spread over approximately 6 months with 3 written assignments and 3 Case Studies to complete, as well as a theory and practical exam at the end.

There are LSSM upgrade courses in Central London - Click here for information

Other venues will be starting soon and you can register your interest here.


Syllabus

As the pioneer of Soft Tissue Therapy and leader of the industry we are continually developing our training to better meet the needs of our clients. Through this journey we have learned that clinical success involves more than just the individual techniques we use. So Soft Tissue Therapy is an approach to musculoskeletal care and not a stand alone set of manual techniques.

Soft Tissue Therapy is a Person Centred Approach to the Assessment, Treatment and Rehabilitation of minor and chronic musculoskeletal injuries and pain. 

Soft Tissue Therapy is an interplay between Therapeutic Alliance, Hands-on techniques and Movement-based Rehabilitation all within a Biopsychosocial Framework of care. 

Although this has always been an underlying concept behind the ISRM training programme we have now formalised it with three newly featured topics of Underpinning Theory.

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Available courses
Underpinning Theory
  • Evidence Based Practice principles (new)
  • The Biopsychosocial model of pain and person centred care (new)
  • Pain neurophysiology (new) 
  • Functional anatomy 
  • Musculoskeletal physiology
  • Exercise physiology
  • Pathology of injury
  • Contraindications & Red Flags
  • Acute Injury procedures
  • Injury scenarios
  • Case Studies
  • General anatomy (Blood, circulation, CV system, skin, nervous system, respiration, digestion)
  • Business and practice development
Assessment
  • Comprehensive Consultation process
  • Objective & Subjective Assessment 
  • Muscle/tendon injuries Assessment 
  • Joint injuries Assessment 
  • Posture Assessment 
  • Functional movement Assessment 
  • Clinical Reasoning Process
 
Treatment
  • Therapeutic and Relaxing Massage
  • Remedial Massage for different types of injuries and pain 
  • Sports massage 
  • Injury treatment strategies  
  • Scar Tissue management 
  • Neuromuscular Techniques
  • Soft Tissue Release Technique
  • Muscle Energy Techniques (integrating Post Isometric Relaxation and Reciprocal Inhibition methods)
  • Myofascial techniques
  • Positional Release technique
  • Treatment for medical symptoms including cancer
Rehabilitation
  • Principles of rehabilitation
  • Management of acute injury
  • Post-acute to return to activity rehabilitation
  • Remedial exercises
  • Mobility Exercises
  • Joint stability training 
  • Exercise compliance
  • Training and Active lifestyle advice