Study Remedial Massage at the Australian College of Sports Therapy
About Sports Therapy
NOTICE: The new Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy has now been approved to replace the previous qualification and the Australian College of Sports Therapy is in the process of adding this Advanced Diploma to its' scope of training. Please be advised that ACST will not be offering this program of training until the mid year intake and advises potential students to enrol in the Advanced Diploma of Sports Therapy as an alternative course of study.
Program of Training
Soft Tissue Musculo-Skeletal Assessment & Treatment
Musculo-Skeletal Therapy covers a wide range of subjects, techniques and practical skills. Biomedical Sciences, Clinical knowledge, Practice management and Therapeutic skills are presented in a progressive course structure to provide the graduate with the knowledge and skills to run a successful health care practice utilising therapeutic modalities including trigger point therapy, corrective exercises, first aid, sports massage, hot and cold therapy and joint mobilisation. Myotherapists work in private practice, in physiotherapy clinics, sports medicine centres and work injury centres. Musculo-Skeletal Therapy is a rapidly growing health profession. Myotherapists work in a similar manner to physiotherapists and osteopaths, specialising in the treatment and rehabilitatioin of muscle and joint disorders.
Musculo-Skeletal Therapy includes injury prevention, health and fitness promotion and maintenance as well as care during injury and rehabilitation. Musculo-Skeletal Therapy training shares the foundations of anatomy and physiology, biomechanics, exercise science, and manual therapies with other hands on health practitioners, but covers a broader range of therapeutic modalities including myofascial techniques, deep tissue, corrective exercises, and dry needling.
This course is designed to equip graduates with the practical skills and relevant scientific knowledge required to deliver applied musculo-skeletal techniques for the treatment and rehabilitation of injuries including sport, work and motor vehicle. Myotherapists work in a variety clinical situations including primary patient contact and by referral from other health care providers.
The [HLT50307] Diploma of Remedial Massage provides graduates with the advanced skills and knowledge required to establish and manage a private practice in Musculo-Skeletal Therapy. The focus of treatment is the rehabilitation of pain, restoration of mobility and treatment of injury to the muscles and joints. Graduates of the Diploma of Remedial Massage may articulate directly into the Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy.
There is no minimum enter score for this course. Applicants with a strong interest in this profession will be considered. The [HLT40312] Certificate IV in Massage Therapy Practice and the [HLT50307] Diploma of Remedial Massage are pre-requisites to the Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy . Please include all relevant information with your Supplemental Form.
For Mature Age students who wish to apply, the College considers work history and life experience.