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Top Fitness Trends of 2018

From quick work outs to wearable technology, here is what to expect for the rest of 2018!

In a for ever changing industry, fitness trends come and go. But 2018 seems to be the year we are re-visiting some of the pasts big hitters!

Recovery - Over t...

Understand the structure and function of the circulatory system

The heart is a muscular pump, roughly the size of a man’s clenched fist, which pushes blood into the tissues. Located behind and to the left of the sternum, it has 4 chambers: 2 atria and 2 ventricles and is predominantly made of cardiac muscle (myoc...

The Benefits of Sports massage therapy
The Benefits of Sports massage therapy

Recovery is one of the biggest part of a sports person training schedule. Players/Athletes will use a range of things and methods. Ranging from foam rollers and ice packs to acupuncture to ice baths, all can help recovery. Increasing popular within t...

Neurological Presentations
Neurological Presentations

Understanding Neurological Presentations

Studying neurological presentations is an area you will cover, when undertaking the Level 5 Sports Massage Therapy qualification. Within this area it is vital that you understand the foundations of the bodies...

Our Spines
Our Spines

The Spine

A vital and pivotal structure in every sense the spine allows for protection of the spinal cord, movement, muscular attachment and stability. As a fitness professional its important that we understand the functionality of the spine and the...

The Structural Organisation of the human body
The Structural Organisation of the human body

The Structural Organisation of the human body

As an organism we are extremely complex. We are made up of trillions of cells, that perform many functions, specialising. Cells help us to sense, protect, produce, receive, conduct, secrete, produce, dis...

The Empty Can Test
The Empty Can Test
Within the Sports massage therapy level 4 certificate you will be shown and taught many differing special tests that enable you to make clear and concise treatment plans. One of the tests on the shoulder is the Empty Can Test, along with the Full Can Test is a commonly used special test for supraspinatus impingement or integrity of the supraspinatus muscle and tendon.
The Neers Test
The Neers Test
Testing the client’s shoulder is a vital part of forming an effective treatment for any sports massage therapist. Within the Level 4 sports massage qualification you will learn and understand a number of tests such as the Neers Test
The Slump
The Slump

The Slump Test is a common test used, when looking for a disc herniation, indicated by lower back or leg pain. The main purpose is to see if a disc herniation is causing a pinched sciatic nerve in the lumbar spine region.

  1. Client seated upright jus...
The Knee Joint
The Knee Joint

The knee is a synovial hinge joint. A complex structure that with stands large amounts of force, especially when playing contact sports! The joint is one of the most hard working joints in the human body.  Responsible for us having the ability to fle...