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Sports Therapy & Injury Management

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Waterford College of Further Education

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Course overview

Course Code
QQI Award Code
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This course aims to provide learners with the skills and knowledge to work in the Sports Therapy and Complementary Industry, in a private clinic or in conjunction with a physical therapist. Sports therapists provide a valuable service to the sports industry, specialising in the prevention and management of soft tissue injuries through manual massage and electrical treatments.

What will you Study?

Anatomy and Physiology
Pre and Post Event Massage
Sports Massage Techniques
Palpitation Techniques
Sports Therapy Electrical Equipment
Strapping and Taping
Diagnosis and Practice
Occupational First Aid
Pathophysiology
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