Sports Taping and Strapping

Qualify to treat on-field injuries instantly with taping and strapping procedures.

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All you need to offer immediate injury intervention particularly for on-field sporting injuries

The Sports Taping course is exclusively available to therapists, sports coaches, etc. who hold an existing First Aid qualification

Highly Respected

Graduates of the National Qualification in Neuromuscular Therapy programme are highly sought after experts in their field. This is recognised by major health insurers who offer cover for their customers.

  • OVERVIEW
  • The National Qualification in Sports Taping and Strapping is an advanced course held over 2 days, designed for all bodywork therapists, sporting coaches and other allied medical professionals to increase knowledge and develop the professional skills required to identify common injury sites and to offer appropriate intervention for the preparation and treatment of the site using taping and strapping.

    This course is ideal for qualified therapists working with athletes, football teams, rugby or other sporting teams and/or other physically active clients.

    This course will teach you effective sports taping and strapping techniques for injury prevention whilst teaching you how to minimize the chance of further damage when an injury occurs as well as tips on how to aid the healing process.

  • syllabus
  • The National Qualification in Sports Taping and Strapping Techniques syllabus covers in-depth training in the following areas:

    • Identification of common injury sites
    • Accessing suitability for strapping
    • Identification of appropriate strapping technique for specific injuries
    • Preparation of injury site for strapping and rationalisation of need for underwrap etc.
    • Strapping application, binding and subsequent removal
    • Sports taping and strapping technique applications for the following body parts:-
      • acute ankle injuries
      • acute knee injuries (medial and lateral collateral ligaments knee instability and anterior / posterior cruciate ligament sprains)
      • injuries to the foot (with particular emphasis on plantar fasciitis)
      • injuries to the shoulder (Impingement syndrome, AC joint sprain, shoulder instability)
      • injuries to the elbow / wrist (lateral / medial epicondylitis, olecranon bursitis, carpel tunnel syndrome
    • Kit bag and material requirements
    • Duty of care and scope of practice
    • Assessment
  • FEES
  • The cost of participation on the Sports Taping and Strapping Techniques Course is €325.00.

    An early bird discounted rate of €295.00 is available for registrations received at least one calendar month prior to course date.

    There is an additional 10% discount off the workshop cost to ANMT members – www.anmt.ie

    Places may be reserved by payment of fees in full.

  • eligibility
  • All applicants must hold a valid and recognised bodywork qualification or be involved in the coaching of sporting teams. Ideal applicants include:

    • Neuromuscular Therapists
    • Physiotherapists
    • Osteopaths
    • Physical Therapists
    • Sports Coaches etc.

    Applicants must hold a current First Aid certificate with a minimum of six months validity remaining and issued by a recognised authority in the area of first aid.

    Individuals who do not hold a current First Aid certificate may still participate on the course but the National Qualification Sports Taping and Strapping Techniques will not be issued until such time as the participant obtains and submits their First Aid certification.

    In line with Health Safety Authority (HSA) guidelines the NTC recommends the PHECC FAR (First Aid Response) standard.

    Since the 1st June 2018, the HSA only recognises the PHECC FAR standard as meeting the needs of occupational first aid in workplaces.

    Any QQI Occupational First Aid training completed prior to 1st June 2018 will be recognised for the full 2 years duration from the date of training.

    PHECC has already approved a large number of organisations as PHECC FAR Recognised Institutions (RIs). The current list of RIs can be found at www.phecit.ie.

The National Qualification in Sports Taping and Strapping is an advanced course held over 2 days, designed for all bodywork therapists, sporting coaches and other allied medical professionals to increase knowledge and develop the professional skills required to identify common injury sites and to offer appropriate intervention for the preparation and treatment of the site using taping and strapping.

This course is ideal for qualified therapists working with athletes, football teams, rugby or other sporting teams and/or other physically active clients.

This course will teach you effective sports taping and strapping techniques for injury prevention whilst teaching you how to minimize the chance of further damage when an injury occurs as well as tips on how to aid the healing process.

The National Qualification in Sports Taping and Strapping Techniques syllabus covers in-depth training in the following areas:

  • Identification of common injury sites
  • Accessing suitability for strapping
  • Identification of appropriate strapping technique for specific injuries
  • Preparation of injury site for strapping and rationalisation of need for underwrap etc.
  • Strapping application, binding and subsequent removal
  • Sports taping and strapping technique applications for the following body parts:-
    • acute ankle injuries
    • acute knee injuries (medial and lateral collateral ligaments knee instability and anterior / posterior cruciate ligament sprains)
    • injuries to the foot (with particular emphasis on plantar fasciitis)
    • injuries to the shoulder (Impingement syndrome, AC joint sprain, shoulder instability)
    • injuries to the elbow / wrist (lateral / medial epicondylitis, olecranon bursitis, carpel tunnel syndrome
  • Kit bag and material requirements
  • Duty of care and scope of practice
  • Assessment

The cost of participation on the Sports Taping and Strapping Techniques Course is €325.00.

An early bird discounted rate of €295.00 is available for registrations received at least one calendar month prior to course date.

There is an additional 10% discount off the workshop cost to ANMT members – www.anmt.ie

Places may be reserved by payment of fees in full.

All applicants must hold a valid and recognised bodywork qualification or be involved in the coaching of sporting teams. Ideal applicants include:

  • Neuromuscular Therapists
  • Physiotherapists
  • Osteopaths
  • Physical Therapists
  • Sports Coaches etc.

Applicants must hold a current First Aid certificate with a minimum of six months validity remaining and issued by a recognised authority in the area of first aid.

Individuals who do not hold a current First Aid certificate may still participate on the course but the National Qualification Sports Taping and Strapping Techniques will not be issued until such time as the participant obtains and submits their First Aid certification.

In line with Health Safety Authority (HSA) guidelines the NTC recommends the PHECC FAR (First Aid Response) standard.

Since the 1st June 2018, the HSA only recognises the PHECC FAR standard as meeting the needs of occupational first aid in workplaces.

Any QQI Occupational First Aid training completed prior to 1st June 2018 will be recognised for the full 2 years duration from the date of training.

PHECC has already approved a large number of organisations as PHECC FAR Recognised Institutions (RIs). The current list of RIs can be found at www.phecit.ie.

Funding for Fitness Professionals

Fitness Instructors who are members of REPS Ireland are eligible for 25% funding from Leisure Health Fitness Skillnet. For more information contact Leisure Health Fitness Skillnet.

Schedules and Locations

This course is available as a two day advanced certification programme in Dublin at the National Training Centre in Dublin’s city centre, in Cork at the Mardyke Arena, UCC and in Waterford at Waterford Marine Search and Rescue, Park Road, Waterford.

Dublin
Weekend Course
1 Weekend
Face To Face Learning
March 12, 2022
NTC, Dublin

Good Availability

Dublin
Weekend Course
1 Weekend
Face To Face Learning
November 19, 2022
NTC, Dublin

Good Availability

What our graduates say

The reviews and testimonials shown here are unsolicited and from NTC graduates.

” I will definitely recommend this course to a friend or a family member “

Thank you to John Sharkey and all the NTC tutors. The Advanced European Neuromuscular Therapy course has been an eye-opener for me because of my background in Personal Training and Sports Massage. I have learnt unique ways of treating pain and have been applying these techniques to my existing clients.

In particular, a long-term client of mine with knee chronic pain, after few hours of treatment her knee pain has reduced by 80 percent.

Once again thank you to all NTC tutors this would not have been possible without you. It is a shame the course has come to an end but I also can’t wait to treat people with chronic pain and do a diploma in Neuromuscular Therapy. I will definitely recommend this course to a friend or a family member.

Ismail Sina

Neuromuscular Therapy Graduate
” The education you have given me is truly going to develop me as a practitioner “

Thanks once again for an inspiring and enlightening weekend (although my wife’s upper trapezius muscles may disagree!). Learnt loads and I am very excited about the future of my practice.

Although already incredibly busy I find treating people with pain much more interesting and fulfilling than a runner with a tweaked calf. The education you have given me is truly going to develop me as a practitioner in such a dramatic way.

Thanks, John. Sad the course is coming to an end but will thoroughly recommend to others and will look to do the Masters in the future.

Rob Date

Neuromuscular Therapy Graduate
” My experience at NTC was an enjoyable and positive one “

My experience at NTC was an enjoyable and positive one. This is where I realised my interest in Anatomy, Physiology and caring for people and is the main reason I’ve decided to go back to studying Nursing.

I met some fantastic people during my time at NTC and what I learned has played a huge part in me getting a place on Nursing studies.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the staff and tutors for guiding me to where I am now.

Eamonn Maher

Neuromuscular Therapy Graduate
” I really enjoyed the course and the highly engaged and motivated tutors “

I really enjoyed the course and the highly engaged and motivated tutors. I found the course very interesting and was fascinated by the individual components of NMT.

I would like to thank everybody involved for their highly valuable input, knowledge and support while studying.

Sabine Graef

Neuromuscular Therapy Graduate
” Qualification that is recognised and accepted with high regard within the industry “

Can I pass on my sincerest gratitude to all the staff at NTC ? Once again you all have delivered another professional and enjoyable course that ensures a qualification that is recognised and accepted with high regard within the industry.

Alan Devine

Neuromuscular Therapy Graduate
” You are a great team with wonderful tutors “

The good news is that I passed my Neuromuscular Therapy exams. I would like to pass on my sincere thanks to all the team in NTC for helping me in step one of a plan. You are a great team with wonderful tutors.

Liam Cotter

Neuromuscular Therapy Graduate
” If it wasn’t for Larry I would have let my nerves get the best of me “

I have just sat my NMT exams and if it wasn’t for Larry, one of my tutors who helped me out, I would have let my nerves get the best of me. I also wish to thank the rest of the tutors and staff for all their help over the past 18 months.

Nicole Dunne

Neuromuscular Therapy Graduate
” You will not be disappointed “

I have been in the Sports Massage and the treatment of occupational and sporting injuries profession for 26 years and have attended many courses to gain the necessary qualifications to give my very best to those in my care. I had read a book written by John Sharkey which was well written, extremely informative and an excellent reference source.

I subsequently had the pleasure of meeting John and went on to register for a Neuromuscular Therapy programme. It is an excellent course with lectures of the highest standard delivering essential information and first-rate techniques. Applying them in clinical practice I have seen very positive outcomes in patients of all ages. I highly recommend NTC for all therapists at any stage in their career. You will not be disappointed.

Steve Kirby

Neuromuscular Therapy Graduate
” I had the privilege of treating Sir Chris Hoy of the GB cycling team “

In April 2012 I completed the Certificate level Neuromuscular Therapy course. Since I completed the course I have had massive success and progression. I had several private clients that I attained from advertising in the gym that I was working in, and also worked on a referral basis with physiotherapist David Gardiner owner of Physiotherapyworks in Naas Co.Kildare.

In August 2012 I moved to Perth, Australia where I have enjoyed even more success. I spent 8 months working at Subiaco Sports Massage and while working in this clinic I had the privilege of treating several Olympic athletes including Sir Chris Hoy of the GB cycling team and also Western Force rugby team of the super 15s competition.

I really enjoyed my time at the NTC – we really had a great group and we all keep in touch.

Colin Cassidy

Neuromuscular Therapy Graduate

Our Sports Taping and Strapping Tutor

Only fully qualified tutors deliver the National Training Centre programmes. This course is delivered by Ray Morley
Ray Morley