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International Sport Massage Diploma Program

March, 18, Victoria, BC -  The Canadian Sport Massage Therapists Association (CSMTA) invites RMTs to explore the International Sport Massage Diploma Program, a self-study post-graduate continuing education program aimed at broadening your knowledge in sport massage.


March 19, 2013
By Massage Therapy Canada

These
courses are ideal for those therapists, who want to broaden their knowledge and
are interested in the specialization of sport massage, or for those massage
therapists who just want to extend their knowledge.


While
sport massage has become an integral part of sports medicine, sport massage
therapists often work in multi-disciplinary medical teams alongside sport
physicians, sport physiotherapists, athletic therapists, and sport
chiropractors.  In some situations,
sport massage therapists work alone, as the only health care provider for an
athlete or a sport team, during training sessions and competitions. Frequently,
they have to deal with various injuries or medical conditions. This requires
more knowledge and skills and first aid application than what is taught in
general massage therapy schools.


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Courses
include Sport Physiology: Concepts and Applications for the Massage
Therapist, Sport Psychology – Foundations and Practice for the Massage
Therapist, Sport Injuries – Assessment and Treatment Protocol for the Massage
Therapist
and Sport
Massage – Theory and Techniques for the Massage Therapist.


It is to
the registrant’s advantage to seek and take practical workshops in the region
where they reside, covering the topics of the Sport Injuries and Sport Massage
courses.


The
courses will provide the required knowledge base for sport massage therapists
who want to work with athletes and active individuals involved in regular physical
activities. Each course has exam requirement within a certain time frame. After
passing the exams for all courses, the International Sport Massage Diploma will
be issued.


For more
information on this program, please visit www.sportmassagediploma.com or
contact registrar@sportmassagediploma.com.


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