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certificate in manual therapy & joint mobilisations

level 5 certificate in manual therapy & joint mobilisations

for Sport and therapy

Our CPD Certificate in Manual Therapy forms one of the modules on our Level 5 Sports Therapy Diploma, which is an accredited qualification. Our three day course is also open to study as an independent accredited CPD Certificate course.
Our course is designed for those who are looking to use Manual Therapy modalities and joint mobilisations professionally within Sports and Remedial Massage Therapy, Sports Therapy, injury treatment and rehabilitation.
Joint mobilisations work effectively alongside manual massage and therapy techniques to reduce muscular tension, joint and muscular pain and to increase range of motion and performance.

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Friday 11th to Sunday 13th October 2024 

from 09:30 – 17:00 daily


Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd February 2025

from 09:30 – 17:00 daily



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Our accredited CPD course in Manual Therapy is delivered at our training centre in Old Town, Swindon.

To book your place click on the image below, which will take a £99 deposit (course price = £450)

 11th-13th Oct 2024 & 21st-23rd Feb 2025 currently available to book

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Core Elements Training Centre,
First Floor, 8 Bath Road, Old Town,
Swindon, Wiltshire, SN1 4BA

Easy access from M4 junction 15 and 16 and 15 minutes walk from mainline train station and bus station. Long stay parking nearby.

course price: £450

10% Discount is provided for FHT, STO & STA members and graduates from our Level 4 Sports and Remedial Massage course.

Reply to the course confirmation email with FHT, STO or STA membership number to claim the discount. 

Course Accreditation: 

This course is independently accredited by the Federation of Holistic Therapists and the Sports Therapy Organisation, and provides 24 hours of CPD training 

Book with a £99 course deposit by clicking on the image below:

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About the course

Course Design

This course is designed in relation to industry standards and is independently accredited by the Federation of Holistic Therapists. This course provides 24 Continual Professional Development hours (CPD) over 3 days of course delivery.

Practical training is delivered over three consecutive days from 9:30am – 5pm. 

Training days will provide a mixture of practical application, theory work, group work and supervision of treatment.

Consideration will be drawn to successful treatment of injury and recovery within the rehabilitation process.

Practical content is supported with an Online revision app, to help with practise after the course. 

 Overview of Course

This course focuses on:

  • Developing a critical awareness of manual therapy and mobilisation techniques to spinal and peripheral joints.
  • Recognising the typical symptoms and common clinical signs associated with common sports injuries to peripheral and vertebral structures.
  • Evaluating the physiological responses of injured tissue to, stretching, mobilisation and immobilisation.
  • Understanding red flags in the context of mobilisation.
  • Mobilisation of peripheral joints using a range of  Maitland mobilisation techniques in a safe and effective manner.
  • Mobilisation of vertebral joints using a range of Maitland mobilisation techniques in a safe and effective manner.
  • Effective use of towels and mobilisation belts to aid with specific mobilisation techniques. 

This course focuses on teaching safe practise of Mobilisation techniques up to grade 4, and not Manipulation or HVT techniques. 

Entry Requirements & background

This course is taught using a hands-on approach, therefore you will be practising manual therapy techniques and joint mobilisations throughout the teaching days, whilst receiving ongoing input from the tutor.

Course applicants must be a minimum of 18 years old and must hold a minimum of a Level 4 qualification in Sports Massage Therapy. Applicants should have also been practising Sports Massage Therapy for a period of time prior to enrolling on this course.


This course is also open to Sports Therapists, Physiotherapists, Osteopaths and Rehabilitation professionals as Continued Professional Development.


On completion of the course students will be able to demonstrate effective use and application of manual therapy modalities in the management of injuries in a safe and effective manner and will have a clear understanding of contraindications for treatment.

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Cancellation policy

Your payment for this CPD course is non-refundable. It is not possible to have your place refunded in whole or part once your booking has been confirmed, or to transfer to a later date once you have already paid.

Therefore we STRONGLY recommend that you take out insurance to cover your costs in the event that you have to cancel or curtail your training. By registering and paying for this course, you are agreeing to this cancellation policy.

Want to find out more?

S. O'Keefe

Very enjoyable course, which was delivered with credible and experienced teaching.
Excellent course handouts and course communication. Very good venue facilities which is easy to find. Would, and have recommended this course.

C. Stamp

Brilliant course, with good demonstration of techniques, good teaching style, pace and knowledge.
Good venue facilities and would definitely do more training with Core Elements.