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Advocacy with Integrity

The MTAM is a recognized leader in evidence-based advocacy. Our Association is regularly called upon to provide information and advice on behalf of our members and the profession. We use common-sense, quantitative data, facts, and transparency in all of the work we do on behalf of members.  

We work with integrity to ensure massage therapists can help more Manitoban's be healthy and are seen with respect by the public and other health care professions.


PARTNERSHIPS

We are all stronger, when we work together.

We are proud of the relationships and partnerships we have with other Massage Therapy Association's across Canada and are a proud member of the 
Canadian Massage Therapist Alliance.

We work with other health care therapies in this province including the Manitoba Physiotherapy Associationthe Manitoba Athletic Therapists' Association, and the Manitoba Chiropractor's Association.


CASES IN THE MEDIA

The MTAM keeps up-to-date on all court cases, incidents, and situations related to massage, massage parlours, body workers, and to cases that involve professional massage therapy health care practitioners in Manitoba. 
 
When cases are being investigated or are in the court system, we will not comment specifically to respect the integrity of that case or investigation. The MTAM believes it is inappropriate to comment publicly on cases sub judice. Publicly discussing cases sub judice may constitute interference with the legal process.
 
Visit our In The News page for current headlines. 
 

SUPPORTING OUR MEMBERS

The MTAM undertakes a variety of advice, mentorship and advocacy on behalf of our members:

--We give members step-by-step ways of managing legal challenges, we can help them to find affordable legal help, coach and assist in preparation when then need to testify or hand in their SOAP notes for a case

--We coach clinic owners and individual therapists how to report incidents when they have been propositioned, assaulted, or mistreated by a patient. 

--The MTAM has been working with Clinic Owners and Spas to build better employment and independent contractor situations for RMTs and help the organizations manage human resource challenges.

--We consult and discuss to help businesses improve work situations, treat MT's more fairly, and to be sure that pay, work conditions and contracts are fair.

--Our Associate Membership ($50) is our way of inviting Clinics, Spas, Wellness Centres and other organizations to be a part of this community. To attend events and take part in key discussions that affect the profession.

--The MTAM also has a Practice Manager and several Practice advisors to help members with all of their practice-related questions, to review contracts, navigate starting their business, and to mediate challenging situations with co-workers or owners.


INSURANCE PROVIDERS

The MTAM works closely with all major insurance benefit providers, third party administrators and similar organizations. Each month we send an updated list of our members to all major benefit providers so they are able to quickly and efficiently process claims made by patients. 
 
The MTAM educates members and helps with individual cases of insurance fraud or suspected fraudulent practices within clinics where our members work.
 

NATIONAL CONNECTIONS

We continue to work with our colleagues across Canada and will use this space to update on things of importance to RMT's across the country. Currently, the Canadian Massage Therapy Alliance represents over 14,000 Massage Therapists across the Canada.