Graduate ahead of your peers as an Advanced Remedial Therapist
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Advanced Rehab Remedial Massage Course
Give yourself a competitive advantage, and be sought-after by both clients and employers. The Advanced Rehab Program is unique to Q Academy and includes in-demand, advanced skills and techniques such as Remedial TENS, Myofascial Cupping, Kinesiology Taping and Thai Massage.
This is on top of high-quality, science-based content covering Swedish & Pregnancy Massage, Trigger Point and Thermotherapy, Myofascial & Positional Release Techniques, and expanded modalities such as Reflexology, Seated Massage, Sports Massage as well as offer nutrition advice, manual lymphatic drainage and injury prevention screening. This will give you a fantastic opportunity for a rewarding career in remedial massage, and the opportunity to work in multi-modality clinics, private practice, as well as wellness and beauty spas.
You can be confident that you’re earning a Nationally Accredited qualification with Q Academy’s HLT52015 Diploma of Remedial Massage. This means that once you have graduated, and obtained your Statement of Results, you will be eligible to apply for membership with leading massage associations such as the Association of Massage Therapists (AMT), Massage and Myotherapy Australia (MMA), and Australian Natural Therapists Association (ANTA). Graduates of this course may apply for membership with any of these associations, after graduation, once they have received their Record of Results.
Industry membership is a requirement in order to apply for Private Healthcare Provider Numbers, to offer clients Private Healthcare rebates. Your Association can also offer support and guidance, keep you up-to-date with industry changes and regulations, assist with employment advice and limited legal advice, and can offer discounts on professional insurance.
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A sound understanding of written and spoken English is required, as well as a personal laptop with Microsoft Office for classroom and at-home learning. If you intend to use the Government’s VET Student Loan (VSL) scheme to fund the course tuition fee, you may be required to complete a Language, Literacy, and Numeracy (LLN) assessment.
On-campus from either our Brisbane, Gold Coast, or Sunshine Coast campuses.
12 months (47 weeks). You will be required on campus 2 days per week, plus 1 day of at-home study per week
The HLT52015 Diploma of Remedial Massage (Advanced Rehab Program) is $15,000 (+$100.00 materials fee). There are 3 flexible finance options available, including the VET Student Loan scheme for eligible students.
Compliance & Associations
Q Academy’s HLT52015 Diploma of Remedial Massage is all major private healthcare (including Medibank & HCF) compliant. This means that graduates are eligible to obtain a private healthcare insurance provider number, so they can offer clients healthcare rebates for remedial massage. The HLT52015 Diploma of Remedial of Massage course is recognised by leading industry associations such as the Association of Massage Therapists (AMT), Massage and Myotherapy Australia (MMA), and Australian Natural Therapists Association (ANTA). Graduates of this course may apply for membership with any of these associations, after graduation, once they have received their Record of Results.
Please note that you will be required to complete 200 practical hours in Q Academy’s Student Clinic, treating members of the general public to earn your qualification. The days, hours and location of this is subject to change throughout your course. Our student clinic is open from 9am – 9pm on weekdays, and 9am – 4pm on weekends for optimal flexibility. Your clinic hours can be scheduled to be on either day-time or evening sessions, subject to availability. At the start of each term (approx. every 2 months) you will be able to select your preferred clinic hours. We will always endeavour to make this as convenient as possible for our students, but we appreciate your flexibility and understanding as everyone’s first preferences may not always be available.
Health & Beauty Spas
Work in the calm environment of a massage, wellness or beauty clinic providing massage treatments.
Work alongside highly-regarded professionals in a multi-modality clinic. Be part of a team of Physiotherapists, Chiropractors and Osteopaths providing treatment services to clients!
Be in control, and become a business owner! Offer corporate and mobile massage services, or establish an at-home clinic; to determine hours and frequency of work.
Remedial Trigger Point/ Neuromuscular Therapy
Thermotherapy Lymphatic Massage
Special Needs Massage
Myofascial Release (MFR)
Positional Release Technique (PRT)
Muscle Energy Techniques (MET)
Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD)
Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF)
Neuromuscular Techniques (NMT)
Injury Prevention and Movement Screening
Provide Nutrition Advice
Myofascial Release (MFR)
Positional Release Technique (PRT)
Muscle Energy Techniques (MET)
Neuromuscular Techniques (NMT)
TENS Machine Application
Anatomy and Physiology of Body Systems
Planning for Indications and Contraindication for Massage Success
Building and Running a Successful Massage Business
Working in Collaboration with Health Professionals
Safe Work Practices
The Science of Massage Therapy
Communication and Working with Diversity
Designing a Safe & Effective Massage Environment
Client Record Keeping
Massage History & Origins
Musculoskeletal Anatomy and Function
This subject sets the scene for a career in the massage industry by covering the following topics: communication, goal setting, scope of practice, medical terminology, client screening and record keeping.
This subject is essential for a professional therapist. The knowledge covered in this subject is very important during the professional career of any therapists and can help a therapist ensure the treatments they perform are done safely for the client and also for the therapist from a legal point of view.
Anatomy and Physiology – Muscles
Manual therapy requires an in-depth knowledge of bony anatomy and muscles; this subject covers bony landmarks in detail and the origin, insertion, action and innervation of the muscles which a therapist could expect to be treating.
Anatomy and Physiology – Systems
This subject covers cells, tissues, and each of the 11 major systems of the body and their integration and control. As part of the health industry, therapists are required to have a general understanding of the major systems of the body to be able to provide the right care for the clients, always following the scope of practice.
Students learn how to establish, operate, and grow a successful massage business. This subject covers best practice in sales and marketing strategies, business finance, excellence in customer service, leadership, and personal and professional development.
The full body massage sequence of 140 Swedish strokes to:
Remedial Massage Foundations
Key topics include:
The subject covers the knowledge related to the way the human body works (and commonly doesn’t work). The module focuses on each region in detail describing joints and functional tissues of the joints. This module will also cover common dysfunction, pathology and pathophysiology (functional changes that occur due to a disease or pathologic state). Additional knowledge expected from this subject is the knowledge of biology, chemistry and cellular function required for a Remedial Massage Therapist.
Anatomy and Pathophysiology
The subject covers the knowledge related to the way the human body works (and commonly doesn’t work). The module focuses into each region in detail describing joints and functional tissues of the joints. This module will also cover common dysfunction , pathology and pathophysiology (functional changes that occur due to a disease or pathologic state). Additional knowledge expected from this subject is the knowledge of biology, chemistry and cellar function required for a Remedial Massage Therapists.
Remedial Techniques Consultation
Students will learn how to perform general assessments that cover the functionality of the human body. Assessment techniques include postural analysis, gait, functional testing as well as professional communication skills to address clients.
Remedial Massage Assessments
This subject focuses on the knowledge and skills for assessment of the specific regions of the body. Range of Motion and its varieties are the main focus of this subject to teach therapists to design the most accurate treatment strategy for the presenting condition.
Remedial Massage Techniques
This subject is the foundation of students’ Remedial Massage skills and one of the most comprehensive in the course. Students learn a variety of treatment techniques to be performed on soft tissues, in particular muscles. The techniques covered during this subject include myofascial release (MFR), neuromuscular techniques (NMT), positional release techniques (PRT), and muscle energy techniques (MET).
Advanced Remedial Assessments
In this subject you will be able to perform orthopaedical and functional testing on single joints, as well as, assessing your client per regions. The aim of this subject is to help you develop further skills in the creation and development of a treatment plan to help your clients achieve their goals sooner. Easy applicable techniques to help you prepare the best rehabilitation strategy based on the client’s presentation.
Remedial Joint Mobilizations
Based on the concept that muscles move joints and the positioning of the joints can affect the muscles, treating only muscles will be an incomplete rehabilitation strategy. Through this subject, you will learn the knowledge and skills to perform joint mobilizations to a level allowed as a Remedial Massage Therapists, to ensure your treatment covers all the major aspects in a dysfunction, allowing achieve better treatment outcomes.
Remedial Exercise Therapy
Remedial therapeutic exercise, is another great addition to our Honours program and another great tool to add to your belt. This module focuses on using passive treatment and testing to prescribe self-massage, mobility and stability exercises to empower clients to actively participate in their rehabilitation process. Ongoing exercises extend the results of a treatment and gives the client independence and confidence in their self-rehabilitation.
Enhanced Myofascial Release
Performing Myofascial release to structures that have some level of dysfunctions is a very effective start and continuation of your rehabilitation strategy. This subject will deliver the skills required to apply this technique to an additional 22 muscles and regions involved in common musculoskeletal dysfunctions.
Enhanced Neuromuscular Techniques
This subject will continue developing your skills in the Neuromuscular techniques, allowing you to perform this technique to an additional 22 muscles and regions involved in the most common musculoskeletal dysfunctions. This subject is further knowledge and skills for those therapists who aim to have the ability to treat all possible muscles involved in major musculoskeletal dysfunction.
Establish and manage client relationships
Work with diverse people
Manage the prevention and control of infection
Interpret and use information about nutrition and diet
Monitor and evaluate remedial massage treatments
Manage patient recordkeeping system
Manage legal and ethical compliance
Provide first aid
Manage work health and safety
Develop massage practice
Provide reflexology for relaxation
Undertake small business planning
Reflect on and improve own professional practice
Implement sport injury prevention and management strategies
Assess client massage needs
Provide massage treatments
Provide remedial massage treatments
Perform remedial massage musculoskeletal assessments
Adapt remedial massage treatments to meet specific needs
Engage with health professionals and the health system
Analyse and respond to client health information
As a full-time course at a Diploma level, students will be required to partake in a number of activities that allow individuals to apply integrated technical and theoretical concepts in a broad range of contexts to undertake advanced skilled work.
The course will require learners to complete a range of study hours, both on-site and external, including directed and self-directed activities and tasks. There is an expectation that students will also undertake self-assessment and planning of nominal study requirements relevant to their own abilities to achieve an appropriate skill level.
Q Academy will help students throughout the study process, however it is important students come into study with realistic expectations.
The duration of study is over a year full-time with study breaks throughout the study terms. Students should expect a full-time study load during this period to complete the qualification successfully.
The HLT52015 Diploma of Remedial Massage (Advanced Rehab Program) costs $15,000 (+$100 materials fee). There are 3 payments options for interested and eligible students: 1) Eligible students can utilise the Government’s VET Student Loan to fund the course tuition fee 2) Self-finance the course tuition fee in 12 monthly instalments of $1,250 3) Private study loan through MacCredit
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