BTEC Course

Soft Tissue Therapy (BTEC Level 5)

A Change in Emphasis *

More than just Sports Massage.

As pioneers and leaders of the profession, the ISRM affiliated schools now offer vocational training to a new higher level of clinical practice.


At ASCT we can offer you courses and CPD workshops that will enable you to become a complete therapist with the best career potential. Soft Tissue Therapists treat clients who have musculoskeletal injury, pain or dysfunction caused by any of life's stresses and from all walks of life. Although sport can be a common factor with many of your client’s symptoms, this is far from being the main issue you may deal with.


Soft Tissue Therapy integrates three essential clinical elements:


Assessment - You will learn to apply a range of assessment methods to determine whether Soft Tissue Therapy is appropriate and devise a suitable treatment plan for each of your individual clients.


Treatment - Your training will enable you to apply a range of soft tissue techniques (including massage) to aid your clients’ recovery from injury and improve their soft tissue condition and joint mobility.


Rehabilitation - As a qualified Soft Tissue Therapist you may also offer advice on a range of remedial exercises and lifestyle factors that are aimed at speeding up recovery, preventing injury recurrence as well as improving posture, performance, and function.


* The word ‘Massage’ has been removed from the title because this could now be misleading. With such a wide range of skills (and clients), as Soft Tissue Therapists you will be able to give a very effective treatment without necessarily using any conventional massage strokes. You will still do an excellent job treating athletes on all levels and Sports Massage is still a regular part of many therapists’ work, but they also do so much more.