Soft Tissue Techniques - SPOR5580

Looking for a different module?

Module delivery information

Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2021 to 2022
Canterbury
Autumn Term 6 15 (7.5) Kyra De Coninck checkmark-circle

Overview

Soft Tissue Techniques will enable students to pursue inquiry into the treatment of selected soft tissue injuries, using a variety of soft tissue techniques. This module develops the students' ability to use critical analysis and clinical reasoning skills in the application of soft tissue techniques. Students will be required to analyse current issues in the use of soft tissue techniques within the field of Sport and Exercise Therapy.

Topics include:

Deep Tissue Massage
Soft Tissue Release
Reciprocal Inhibition
Trigger Points
Positional Release
Taping techniques

Details

Contact hours

Total Contact Hours: 33
Total Private Study Hours: 117
Total Study Hours: 150

Method of assessment

Written Assignment (2,000 words) – 30%
Practical Assessment (30 minutes) – 70%

Indicative reading

Chaitow, L., (2008). Positional Release. London: Churchill Livingstone.
Giammateo, S., and Giammateo, T., (2004). Integrative Manual for the Connective Tissue System. Berkely: North Atlantic Books.
Myers, T., (2014). Anatomy Trains. London: Churchill Livingstone.
Riggs, A (2014). Deep Tissue Massage. Berkeley: North Atlantic Books.
Travell, J., and Simons, D., (1998). Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction: The Trigger Point Manual. Vol 1: Upper Half of Body. Baltimore: LWW.
Travell, J., and Simons, D., (1992). Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction: The Trigger Point Manual. Vol 2: Lower Extremities. Baltimore: LWW.

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

See the library reading list for this module (Medway)

Learning outcomes

The intended subject specific learning outcomes. On successfully completing the module students will be able to:

Manage indications, cautions and contraindications of selected soft tissue techniques.
Use clinical reasoning and critical analysis to select and evaluate the effectiveness of appropriate soft tissue techniques.
Demonstrate the application of appropriate therapeutic interventions.

The intended generic learning outcomes. On successfully completing the module students will be able to:

Apply knowledge to the solution of familiar and unfamiliar problems.
Demonstrate communication, presentation, numeracy, and IT skills.
Demonstrate problem solving skills.
Plan and manage their own learning.

Notes

  1. Credit level 6. Higher level module usually taken in Stage 3 of an undergraduate degree.
  2. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  3. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
Back to top

University of Kent makes every effort to ensure that module information is accurate for the relevant academic session and to provide educational services as described. However, courses, services and other matters may be subject to change. Please read our full disclaimer.