Sport Massage Academy

CPD Courses

We run a range of Continuing Professional Development courses to help you develop your knowledge and skills


Taping & Strapping

A one day course designed to familiarise students with the principles of taping and strapping for a range of applications and covers techniques for the Foot, Ankle, Knee, Hip, Shoulder, Wrist and Hand.

Start Date City Format Spaces
8th December 18 Nottingham 1 Day 7 spaces
9th December 18 Birmingham 1 Day 9 spaces

Cupping - Myofascial Decompression

A one day course designed to familiarise students with the principles of dry cupping.

Start Date City Format Spaces
26th January 19 Nottingham 1 Day 7 spaces
27th January 19 Nottingham 1 Day Course Full

Foot & Ankle Workshop

A one day course designed to enhance your knowledge and practical skills when working with the foot and ankle. The course is led by Louise Greenwood, a level 4 Sports massage Therapist who has worked as a reflexologist since 2008.

Start Date City Format Spaces
23rd March 19 Nottingham 1 Day 15 spaces

Introduction to Dry needling (MDN1)

This is a 2 day course led by Dr. Chris Norris and introduces the student to needling. Covering superficial dry needling technique, with a focus on trigger points. Content is balanced between theory and practice with an emphasis on safety, evidence base, and clinical reasoning. Trigger points focus on the lower back (not neck) & buttock, shoulder, hip, upper & lower limbs.

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Medical Acupuncture (MDN2)

This is a 2 day course led by Dr. Chris Norris and introduces the student to Medical Acupuncture. Covers acupuncture points and meridians, Medical Acupuncture treatment protocols, using 30 common acupuncture points. Combining Dry Needling with Medical Acupuncture into modern clinical practice. Acupuncture points on the shoulder & upper limb, hip & lower limb and back (not neck or head / face)

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Advanced Medical Acupuncture (MDN 3)

This is a 2 day course led by Dr. Chris Norris and builds on the student's existing Medical Acupuncture skills. Deeper dry needling, periosteal, tendon, and scar tissue techniques. Further acupuncture points (neck, head, face & abdomen). Trigger points of the neck and face. Electro acupuncture. Clinical reasoning and patient demonstration. Case history problem solving.

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5 Day Cadaver Dissection course

Led by an expert in the field, students are guided slowly and sensitively though the layers of the body; first working through the skin and superficial fascia before exploring deeper tissues such as muscles, blood vessels and nerves, with the opportunity to explore other areas of interest such as the thorax and viscera.

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Cadaver Dissection - Shoulder

Led by an expert in the field, students are guided slowly and sensitively though the layers of the body; first working through the skin and superficial fascia before exploring deeper tissues such as muscles, blood vessels and nerves. In the shoulder we pay special attention to the rotator cuff and should have time to explore parts of the thorax such as heart/lungs etc.

Sorry, there are currently no courses available for this level