27th April 2016
York College Sports Therapy Department has teamed up with Tadcaster Physio & Sports Injuries Clinic for the launch of an exciting new partnership.
BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy students, who also hold other sports massage qualifications, are looking forward to working in liaison with the clinic’s own qualified physiotherapists to deliver a bargain-priced massage service in the Tadcaster clinic.
Course Leader, Jamie Salter, said: “As part of the BSc programme, our students are required to undertake a certain number of supervised clinical hours to obtain Society of Sports Therapists accredited status, and this partnership will help them to achieve their goal. It also demonstrates how our BSc and Foundation Degree in Sports Therapy programmes collaborate with local companies and facilities to enhance the reputation of the College and the sports therapy profession in general. We’re hopeful this is the start of many more opportunities like this for students.”
Potential clients can be assured that the students are suitably qualified and skilled to provide sports massage treatments as a large part of their undergraduate programme entails practicing these skills independently. Studying one of only a small number of Society of Sports Therapists Accredited Sports Therapy degrees in the country also means that clients can be assured their level of knowledge is second to none. The College students are encouraged to develop an on-going dialogue with the clinic’s physiotherapy team. The clinic believes its patients will gain more from this joined up, multi-disciplinary approach and, for a small fee (£10 for 30 minutes or £15 for an hour), clients will get a five-star service.
Therapist Millie Bell is in her final year of the College’s BSc (Hons) degree in Sports Therapy having achieved a 2:1 in the Foundation Degree. She also has massage qualifications at Levels 3 and 4, specialising in maintenance massage, soft tissue release, trigger points massage and pre and post-event massages. Millie has worked with a broad spectrum of clients within the college clinic and has volunteered at a variety of sporting events. She says: “The friendly, approachable staff at the clinic actively support me, enabling me to gain hands on experience with my own client base. This includes; consultations, massage and clinical note taking.”