Non-Consecutive four day therapist training course on Wednesday 6th – Thursday 7th and Wednesday 27th – Thursday 28th November. Read more…
Discover the gentle approach to scar management techniques. Learn Sharon Wheeler’s original ScarWork. Unlike some scar massage, these 20 ScarWork techniques are comfortable to the patient and easy for the therapist. Discover the application of ScarWork to help improve scars after surgery or accidents. With extensive skill development sessions, attendees will complete the training having really gained confidence and understanding in the application of these simple but effective techniques. At the end of this training you will be certified as a ScarWork Therapist and listed on the UK register.
This course is delivered intensively over four non-consecutive days. The first two days, we will cover the majority of the theory and the 20 techniques. Attendees will be asked to practice at home and develop their skills before returning to consolidate and refine the techniques in extensive clinical sessions. We will have group discussions to consider different approaches and alternative treatment plans. Intensive learning is often easier for those who struggle to get away from work and who are looking to quickly acquire new skills to enhance their therapeutic practice. Some learners will find that concentrating on covering the full ScarWork course without additional distractions will enable them to focus on learning the new pressure, original techniques and the ScarWork approach to treatment. For those needing to travel further to attend training, this may be the more cost effective option.
Summary of learning:
- – Scar healing timelines
- – Different presentations of scars including keloid, hypertrophic and contracture scars and considerations for therapy
- – Physical restrictions caused by scars: Understanding of surgical scar tissue and the lasting impact on movement and mobility
- – Common complications after surgery and the impact on healing
- – Sharon Wheeler and the development of ScarWork
- – Contraindications to ScarWork
- – Palpitation and scar assessment skills
- – 20 ScarWork techniques, designed to promote healthy scar tissue and their application on a range of scars
- – Emotional impact scars and the benefits of therapeutic touch
- – Supporting your clients recovery and signposting
- – Scars and fascia
- – Wider considerations for treatment
- – How often and for how long? Developing ideas for treatment planning and scheduling within your therapy clinic
- – Client consultations and record keeping
The days are divided into theory and practical sessions. Clients begin the practical work with paired practice and advance to external client sessions, where a variety of volunteer models attend. Attendees will have numerous opportunities to develop their skills in the correct pressure and delivery of the ScarWork techniques on a variety of scars from new to old scars and larger surgeries to keyhole procedures*.
Maximum 14 attendees. At the end of the course attendees may choose to attend an advanced ScarWork course.
All attendees must be professionally qualified in a full body therapy such as massage, osteopathy, physiotherapy etc. Attendees must hold up-to-date professional insurance (suitable for their background). at least one year’s experience in therapy to participate on this course. No previous knowledge of ScarWork, scar treatment or working with scars is required.
*where permitting, subject to volunteers available for the sessions
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