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SPNZ Sports Physiotherapy Certificate Courses

Certificate in Sports Physiotherapy

All SPNZ members get a discounted rate on our courses. If you don’t know the discount code click here

SPNZ Level 1 – Sideline Management 2nd-3rd Dec 2017 Venue TBA

 A course for physiotherapists who work with individual athletes, or on the sideline at sports games or events who want to up skill in the areas of pre-game preparation, first aid, acute injury assessment and management, indications for radiology referral and post-event recovery  strategies.

SPNZ Level 1 – Promotion and Prescription of Physical Activity and Exercise Nov 11-12th 2017 Auckland.

Physical inactivity is responsible for the growing epidemic of obesity and obesity-related health conditions. Physiotherapists play a critical role in promoting and prescribing physical activity in all age groups and are ideally placed to prescribe exercise for those with chronic health conditions and to those wanting to return to recreational activity or sport following injury. More Info here 

SPNZ Level 1 – Immediate Care and Sports Trauma Management  

A course for physiotherapists who work on the sideline at sports games or events who want to up skill and learn about more advanced emergency and life saving skills.

Level 2 Courses – To complete level 2 courses you must first have completed the Level One Promotion and Prescription of Physical Activity and Exercise Course. Alternatively if you feel you have a good knowledge of exercise and its safety guidelines you may do the enclosed quiz – (click here). To gain the certificate you still need to complete all courses

SPNZ Level 2 – Injury Prevention and Performance Enhancement

This course will provide you with the key skills used in the enhancement of sporting performance and prevention of injury. It covers the analysis of physical, biomechanical and technical needs of sport, identifying key factors affecting performance and injury prevention. You will learn how to assess athletes and implement an individualised programme designed to optimise movement efficiency, performance and minimise injury risk. You will learn how to develop a sport–‐specific screening assessment, how to monitor injury rates and target injury prevention strategies within different sporting contexts.

SPNZ Level 2 – The Sporting Lower Limb 

This course will provide you with advanced skills in the assessment and rehabilitation of sporting injuries involving the lower limb. It covers pathomechanics, diagnostic imaging, initial management, rehabilitation progressions and key considerations for return to training and sport. Topics covered will include posterior thigh pain and hamstring rehabilitation; the sporting knee, advanced rehabilitation after knee surgery; achilles tendinopathy and calf strains; common sporting injuries of the ankle and foot and management of the difficult ankle.

SPNZ Level 2 – Sports Physiotherapy in Specific Athletic Populations

This course provides you with the skills to practice effective sports physiotherapy in challenging populations. It will cover key considerations in injury prevention, performance enhancement and the assessment and rehabilitation of injury in a variety of special populations including children and adolescents, older athletes, athletes with metabolic and respiratory disorders and the disabled athlete.

SPNZ Level 2 – The Sporting Spine, Pelvis and Hip

This course will provide you with advanced skills in the assessment and  rehabilitation of sporting injuries involving the spine, pelvis and hip. It covers normal mechanics and pathomechanics, diagnostic imaging, management, rehabilitation progressions and key considerations for return to training and sport. Topics covered will include the neck and thoracic pain in sport; the sporting spine and lumbar loading, training of the trunk musculature  in athletes, the sporting hip and  sports-related groin injuries.

SPNZ Level 2 -The Sporting Upper LimbNovember 18/19th 2017

This course will provide you with advanced skills in the assessment and rehabilitation of sporting injuries involving the upper limb. It covers pathomechanics, diagnostic imaging, initial management, rehabilitation progressions and key considerations for return to training and sport. Topics covered will include subacromial pain (e.g. swimmers shoulder); internal rotation deficits and micro‐instability (e.g. throwing/ racquet sports); dislocations/labral tears/fractures (e.g. contact sports) multi‐directional instability; common extensor tendinopathy in sport and common wrist injuries in sport.