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Sports Electro-Therapy

Practitioner level 3

By successfully completing this course, you will:

  • Gain skills and knowledge to practice Sports Electro-Therapy
  • Be awarded the professional BSY Diploma
  • Become a Registered BSY Sports Electro-Therapy Practitioner

You can study this course from the comfort of your own home; in your own time and at your own pace; with helpful support and encouragement from our friendly tutors. There is also an essential 1 day of practical training for this course.

Course overview

Sports treatments are greatly enhanced by the use of electrical equipment. This course looks at the safe use by Sports Therapists of equipment commonly used in most sports clinics – how to use it and which types of injuries respond to treatment.

Syllabus

  • Lesson One
    • Introduction
      • Electricity
      • Basic Terms
      • Fitting a Fuse for Safety
      • Fitting Your Own Plug
      • General Safety Rules
      • Electric Shock
      • A Few Do’s and Don’ts
  • Lesson Two
    • Infrared and Ultraviolet Lamps/ Wax Baths
      • Infrared
      • Luminous Generators
      • Non-luminous Generators
      • Dangers in Use
      • Contraindications
      • Physiological Effects
      • Main Therapeutic Effects
      • Treatment Guidelines
      • Ultraviolet
      • Contraindications
      • Skin Test
      • Wax Baths
      • Contraindications
      • Applications
      • General Effects
  • Lesson Three
    • Faradism
      • Contraindications
      • Uses
      • Application
      • Therapeutic Contractions
  • Lesson Four
    • High Frequency Treatments/ Galvanism
      • Methods of Application
      • Contraindications
      • Precautions
      • Galvanism
      • Polarity Testing
      • Some Precautions
      • Ionic Medication (Iontophoresis)
  • Lesson Five
    • Pain Relief
      • Transcutaneous Nerve Stimulation
      • Feeling Pain
      • Contraindications to TNS (TENS) and Electro-Acupuncture  
      • Electro-Acupuncture
      • Ah Shi Points
      • Treatment Value
  • Lesson Six
    • Ultrasound
      • The Effects of Sound Waves on the Tissues
      • Contraindications 
      • Using the Machine
      • Continuous/Pulse Settings
      • Time Settings
      • Treatment Effects
      • Methods of Application
      • Phonophoresis
      • Treatment Value
  • Lesson Seven
    • Interferential Therapy
      • Treatment Examples
      • Contraindications
      • Treatment Value
  • Lesson Eight
    • Magnetic Field Therapy
      • Magnetism
      • Machines
      • Contraindications
      • Treatment Guidelines
      • Which Piece of Equipment to Buy?
      • Treatment Value
  • Lesson Nine
    • Short Waves and Microwaves
      • Short Wave Diathermy
      • Placement of Electrodes
      • Contraindications
      • Physiological Effects of Diathermy
      • Treatment Value
      • Pulsed Short Wave Treatments
      • Treatment Value
      • Microwave Treatment
      • Contraindications
      • Treatment Value
  • Lesson Ten
    • From Lasers to Pulse Presses
      • Laser
      • Some Biological Effects
      • Contraindications
      • Treatment Value
      • Chromotherapy
      • Colour Guide
      • Treatment Value
      • Hydrotherapy
      • Treatment Value
      • Heated Air Treatments
      • Hydrocolator Packs
      • Treatment Value
      • Pulse Press

Practical training

1 day of Practical Training is essential for this course. Practical workshops can be held in various locations around the UK and are available for an additional fee of £75 per day. Your practical training is a valuable opportunity to learn directly from an experienced practical training tutor with specialist skills.