FHT Hosted Course: Postural Assessment

Course overview:

Date: 23/02/2019

Location: Manchester International Beauty Academy, 3rd Floor Kings Court, 2-4 Exchange Street, Manchester, M2 7HA

Course times: 10.00am - 5.00pm (Please arrive from 9.45am to register for a prompt start.)

Prerequisite: Level 3 sports massage, sports therapy, body massage or Swedish massage.

CPD points: Six

Course content:

Many therapists believe there is a relationship between posture and pain. For example, that 'poor' back and neck posture causes back or neck pain or that clients with less than optimal shoulder, knee or foot postures have more shoulder, hip or knee problems that clients with 'normal' joint postures. 

Clients too are often fascinated to know more about their posture and may even ask their therapist about it. Therefore being able to perform postural assessments and understanding what your observations mean, is a valuable skill that can help inform your treatment and provide you with a new service to offer your customers.

The aims of this one day workshop are: 

  • to increase your understanding of posture and factors affecting it
  • to enable you to carry out accurate postural assessments

On this practical workshop, you will learn how to carry out a standing postural assessment in a step-by-step fashion and how to document your observations. Under the guidance, you will learn to assess the posture from the front, back and side views and by the end of the day will be able to carry out a full postural assessment. This day is also an opportunity for you to have your own posture assessed, should you wish. 

Please see our Postural Correction course which is running on the following day to take part in the ideal accompaniment to this course.

Special offer!

Why not make the most of the weekend and book onto Jane Johnson's Postural Correction course on 24th February 2019. This course is the ideal accompaniment to the Postural Assessment course.

If you book on to both courses you receive a £20 discount on your booking.

Take a look at the Postural Correction course information here and select the '2-day deal' option on your booking form! 


Course tutor: Jane Johnson 

Jane is a physiotherapist with a passion for helping therapists to gain confidence in hands-on techniques. A massage and sports massage therapists for many years, she appreciates the value of touch and thrives on sharing the many tips she has picked up over the years. Jane is the author of six books for therapists: Soft Tissue Release, Therapeutic Stretching, Deep Tissue Massage, Postural Assessment, Postural Correction and The Big Back Book; Tips and Tricks for Therapists. You can contact Jane on her Facebook page, The Friendly Physio.  

What to bring:

  • Pen
  • Paper
  • Water

Additional information:

  • Delegates will need to bring their own drinks and food; there are many eateries in the surrounding areas to buy lunch within the break provided. 
  • Delegates must wear loose, comfortable clothing (no jeans). 
  • Delegates are asked to wear underwear that they would be happy to have their posture assessed in. However, we would like to stress that you do not have to have your posture assessed if you do not wish to.
  • Maximum class number: 16
  • Students booking this course will be contacted directly by the FHT with further joining instructions.


Course prices and bookings: Bookings closed

Regular prices: £135 for FHT members / £145 for non-members

Terms and conditions:

Bookings and payments

  • All bookings are subject to availability.
  • Full payment must be made at the time of booking.
  • You may cancel a course booking at any time.
Cancellations within the 14 day cooling off period
  • If you cancel the course booking within 14 calendar days of receiving your order confirmation you are entitled to a full refund of the price paid without giving any reason.
  • If the course commences during the 14-day cancellation period, we will retain an amount of your booking that is in proportion to goods that have been provided or services performed up until you have communicated to us your cancellation of the booking.
Cancellations outside of the cooling off period
  • After the 14-day cooling off period has expired, the standard FHT course cancellation policy (as specified below) shall apply. Cancellations and refunds in circumstances outside those described above, and/or following the expiry of the 14-day cancellation period, are subject to the terms and conditions set out in these terms and conditions. For the avoidance of doubt, the cancellation period will expire 14 days after the date of the order confirmation.
  • Cancellations made after the 14-day cancellation period will be subject to an administration fee of £28.
  • Cancellations 21 days prior to the course start date will result in 50% of the course cost being forfeited.
  • Cancellations 14 days prior to the course start date will result in the full course cost being forfeited.
Cancelling a course booking
  • To cancel a course booking, you must inform us by calling our main line on 023 8062 4350, or let us know of your decision to cancel the contract by emailing education@fht.org.uk or in writing to the following postal address:  FHT, 18 Shakespeare Business Centre, Hathaway Close, Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO50 4SR. You must clearly state your intention to cancel your place on the course.
  • We will make the reimbursement using the same means of payment as you used for the initial transaction. If for any reason this is not possible, we will contact you to make other arrangements to process your refund.  In any event, you will not incur any fees as a result of this reimbursement.
  • Failure to attend the course will not result in a refund.
FHT course cancellations
  • The FHT reserves the right to cancel or reschedule events as necessary according to interest in that specific topic. We will endeavour to keep learners informed of the status of the event, but it is the individual’s responsibility to check the website for the status of events.
  • The FHT will not accept responsibility for any unrecoverable costs incurred by delegates (e.g. accommodation, travel, parking, etc.) as a result of a cancelled or postponed course.
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  • It is not the FHT’s responsibility to provide delegates with lunch or refreshments. The FHT will inform you whether lunch and refreshments are provided or if you are required to bring your own. If you have a special dietary requirement, we suggest that you bring your own snacks and lunch as we cannot guarantee that the venue is able to cater to your needs.  
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  • Please note that FHT works with trusted and experienced external tutors to host our courses and may need to provide your email address for the purpose of sending you pre-course information such as training manuals or information about equipment you will need for the course. If you do not wish for your email address to be shared with the course tutor please make the FHT aware by contacting us via telephone on 023 8062 4372 or email to education@fht.org.uk.