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MTAM Events

February - 2023

Perspectives in Practice 3: Best Practices in Marketing and Advertising for Your Business
February 2, 2023  |  10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2 Core Competency Credits

This great discussion with Shelly Bauer RMT will explore basic principles of marketing leading to a discussion of hands-on ideas and ways to grow your Massage Therapy practice.

MTAM Practicing/Non-Practicing/Retired/Student Members: FREE

Please visit the Cancellation Policy page and read Policy D for information about this event

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2SLGBTQ+ Awareness, Inclusion, and Affirmation Workshop
February 6, 2023  |  9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
3 Core Competency Credits

Please join Bre Calma (they/them), Training and Education Coordinator at the Rainbow Resource Centre for this fantastic online workshop!
 
This training will enhance your capacity to create and maintain safe(r) and more inclusive spaces for your clients. Participants will increase their understanding of sexual orientation, gender identity, and expression. They will discuss ways to recognize and combat discrimination and share best practices for creating a more inclusive practice.
 
MTAM Practicing/Non-Practicing/Retired/Student Members: $20 plus GST
 

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Update on GST/HST Removal for RMTs
February 8, 2023  |  7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
1 Core Competency Credits

MTAM and the CMTA Management Team will provide the latest update on where the massage therapy industry is in the process of eliminating the GST/HST from massage therapy services. They will also discuss how GST/HST removal will impact your practice. 
 
FREE to all RMTs from CMTA member associations!
 

- Webinar Option -

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Athletic Taping - Basics
February 11, 2023  |  9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5 Core Competency Credits

Join Byron for an introduction to athletic taping. This taping course will introduce you to basic taping theories and techniques to assist in providing structural support for acute or chronic injuries sustained through sport or activities of daily living. You will learn the benefits of taping, proper positioning and how to tape the arch, ankle, wrist, ACL and MCL injuries as well as quad and hamstring strains.
 
Tape is provided for the workshop and is part of the course fee. **This is NOT a k-taping course.**
 
This course requires a minimum of 10 people to run. 
 
MTAM Practicing/Non-Practicing/Retired/Student Members: $199 plus GST
Non-members : $225 plus GST
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MTAM Annual Budget Review
February 13, 2023  |  7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
1 Complementary Credits

Presented by Executive Director Tricia Weidenbacher, RMT and joined by members of the Board of Directors.

This is your opportunity to ask questions and better understand the MTAM's financial position and preview the 2023 Budget.


MTAM Practicing/Non-Practicing/Retired/Student Members Only: FREE

Please visit the Cancellation Policy page and read Policy D for information about this event

- Webinar Option -

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Osteoarthritis: How to Help your Clients Thrive
February 14, 2023  |  12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
1 Core Competency Credits

Join Kerry Carlson and Tera Mezynski for this dynamic, virtual, live Physiotherapist led workshop. One in five Canadians are living with osteoarthritis and more people at younger ages are having total knee and hip arthroplasties. In this intro course, discover strategies to help your clients manage their osteoarthritis and learn the latest total joint surgical procedures.

MTAM Practicing/Non-Practicing/Retired/Student Members: $15 plus GST
Non-members : $20 plus GST
 

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CPR Level C Recertification
February 22, 2023  |  9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
2 Core Competency Credits

Join Tori Webber for this in person Level C CPR course that reinforces skills to recognize and respond to cardiovascular emergencies and choking for Adults, Children & Infants. Includes training in the use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED).
 
Please note: 2 Core Competency credits will be applied only in the case of first recertification within a members cycle and 2 Complementary credits will be applied to the second recertification within a cycle.  

MTAM Practicing/Non-Practicing/Retired/Student Members: $62 + GST 

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New Member Orientation
February 28, 2023  |  7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2 Core Competency Credits

Get the most out of your association membership!

If you have recently joined MTAM, or are in the application process, you don’t want to miss this orientation session! Get to know your association, how to access information and keep your profile up to date, and learn more about the benefits that await you as an MTAM member.

Why should I attend?

Along with allowing us to welcome you personally to the profession, there are several great benefits to attending an orientation session, including:

· Opportunity to meet the Association staff who are here to support you and your career

· Review the benefits of your membership, how to navigate the MTAM website and member portal and where to find important business and practice documents

· Learn valuable tips as you get started in your massage therapy practice

· Opportunity to get answers to any practice questions you have

This orientation is available by webinar. 

MTAM Practicing/Non-Practicing/Student Members: FREE


Please visit the Cancellation Policy page and read Policy D for information about this event

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March - 2023

Palliative and Compassionate Care
March 6, 2023  |  9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
14 Core Competency Credits

*Please note that this is a TWO DAY course being held on March 6th AND March 13th, 2023. Attendance will be required at both dates in order to receive credits.*

Presented by Sheila Bergman, this theoretical and practical course prepares you to care and support those individuals and/or families who are living with a life-limiting illness or coping with grief. Topic areas covered include the role of the massage therapist, the physiology of death and dying, listening and responding, spiritual care, loss, and stages of grief and bereavement. As a participant you will also explore your personal attitudes towards death and dying, deepen your self-awareness, and understand the importance of self-care. You will learn Comfort Care Massage – positioning, bolstering and preferred techniques will be discussed for a variety of signs and symptoms. How to work as part of the palliative care team will also be discussed.

 

MTAM Practicing/Non-Practicing/Retired/Student Members: $425 plus GST
Non-members : $475 plus GST
 
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Professional Ethics and Boundaries Series: Part 1 The Basics
March 15, 2023  |  7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2 Core Competency Credits

Join Sue Kos-Whicher, MTAMs Ethics and Professional Responsibility Advisor, for the first course in a new education series that will get you prepared to make sound practice decisions based on a regulatory framework.

Discussion topics include: the importance of establishing a therapeutic relationship, recognizing the risks of dual relationships, transference and countertransference and maintaining proper boundaries.

Whether you’ve been an RMT for one year or 31 years you will come away with something to strengthen your practice.
 
MTAM Practicing/Non-Practicing/Student Members: FREE
 

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Demystifying Contracts
March 16, 2023  |  11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
1 Core Competency Credits

Join Chris and Isanne from the L. Kerry Vickar Business Law Clinic as they help us understand independent contractor agreements. They will discuss what all of those legal terms mean, what should, and shouldn't be in a contract and why it's important to review and understand a contract before you sign it. There will be time at the end for Q&A. Bring out your contract and join the MTAM for this jam packed hour! 

MTAM Practicing/Non-Practicing/Student Members: FREE

Please visit the Cancellation Policy page and read Policy D for information about this event

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CPR Level C Recertification
March 23, 2023  |  3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
2 Core Competency Credits

Join Tori Webber for this in person Level C CPR course that reinforces skills to recognize and respond to cardiovascular emergencies and choking for Adults, Children & Infants. Includes training in the use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED).
 
Please note: 2 Core Competency credits will be applied only in the case of first recertification within a members cycle and 2 Complementary credits will be applied to the second recertification within a cycle.  

MTAM Practicing/Non-Practicing/Retired/Student Members: $62 + GST 

Please visit the Cancellation Policy page and read Policy C for information about this event

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Thai Massage on the Table
March 26, 2023  |  9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
14 Core Competency Credits

*Please note that this is a TWO DAY Course being held on March 26th and 27th, 2023. Attendance at both days will be required in order to receive credits.*

Join Vaneethy Tumolva for this table-based course that is perfect for all practitioners who are looking to explore what Thai Massage is all about! This training gives you a wide variety of what is traditionally learned in the mat-based courses and explores Thai Massage sequences and Yogic-like stretches with the recipient in the Supine, Prone & Side Lying Positions on the massage table. If you are limited for space in your studio/massage clinic or cannot get down on a mat to work comfortably with a client, then this course is for you!

Click here for more information.

MTAM Practicing/Non-Practicing/Retired/Student Members: $495 plus GST
Non-members : $545 plus GST
 
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April - 2023

CPR Level C Recertification
April 11, 2023  |  9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
2 Core Competency Credits

Join Tori Webber for this in person Level C CPR course that reinforces skills to recognize and respond to cardiovascular emergencies and choking for Adults, Children & Infants. Includes training in the use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED).
 
Please note: 2 Core Competency credits will be applied only in the case of first recertification within a members cycle and 2 Complementary credits will be applied to the second recertification within a cycle.  

MTAM Practicing/Non-Practicing/Retired/Student Members: $62 + GST

Please visit the Cancellation Policy page and read Policy C for information about this event

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Annual General Meeting
April 28, 2023  |  7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2 Complementary Credits

Save the Date!

The Annual General Meeting will be held at the Victoria Inn on Friday April 28th at 7PM. 

Reception starts at 5pm. Come early to network and socialize!

Log into the member portal to register.

MTAM Annual Spring Conference
April 28, 2023  |  9:00 AM - 5:00 AM
2 Complementary Credits

Save the Date!

MTAM's Annual Spring Conference is April 28-30, 2023

We are back at the Victoria Inn for 2 days of amazing person hands on training April 28th and 29th and an all day webinar extravaganza on April 30th.

Registration opens February 1st 2023

Click here for course and presenter information.

May - 2023

Massage Therapy and Digestion
May 9, 2023  |  10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2 Core Competency Credits

Did you know that approximately 25% of people will suffer from digestive issues at one point in their lives and 11% have chronic digestive issues? This 2 hour webinar, presented by Sheila Bergman, will discuss the Digestive System from a massage therapy perspective. The anatomy and pathophysiology will be reviewed. The focus of this webinar will be the ability of the massage therapist to work with the anatomy of the digestive system to assist a client who has difficulty with digestion, while considering any contraindications to treatment.

MTAM Practicing/Non-Practicing/Retired/Student Members: $53 plus GST
Non-members : $63 plus GST
 

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Basic First Aid (formerly known as Emergency First Aid/First Aider 1)
May 13, 2023  |  9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Join Tori Webber for this First Aid and CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) course that provides the skills needed to recognize and respond to cardiovascular emergencies and choking for Adults, Children and Infants (Level C). Includes training in the use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) as well as basic first-aid which covers wound care management, burns, fractures, heart attach, seizures, strokes and diabetes. We will review the emergency response system and the responsibilites of being a first aider.

Please note that lunch break will be a half hour. 

Please note: 

2 Core Competency credits will be applied only in the case of first CPR recertification within a members cycle and 2 Complementary credits will be applied to the second recertification within a cycle.

2 Core Competency credits will be applied only in the case of first First Aid recertification within a members cycle and 2 Complementary credits will be applied to the second First Aid recertification within a cycle. 

MTAM Practicing/Non-Practicing/Retired/Student Members: $95 + GST

Please visit the Cancellation Policy page and read Policy C for information about this event

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Preparing for Regulation: Professional Communication
May 18, 2023  |  10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2 Core Competency Credits

Approximately 80% of all complaints the MTAM receives from the public are to some degree a result of poor therapist communication. This workshop will provide an understanding of the importance and need for professional therapist communicaiton. Topics will include how body language and tone of voice play a critical role in communication. We will discuss how to achieve professional written communication and why it is necessary. Examples will be given to illustrate the dos and don’ts of professional communication with clients and other health care professionals in various formats including texts, emails, letters and reports.   

Please join Shelly Bauer RMT for this informative and timely presentation as we move towards regulation.

MTAM Practicing/Non-Practicing/Student Members: FREE

Please visit the Cancellation Policy page and read Policy D for information about this event

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CPR Level C Recertification
May 24, 2023  |  3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
2 Core Competency Credits

Join Tori Webber for this in person Level C CPR course that reinforces skills to recognize and respond to cardiovascular emergencies and choking for Adults, Children & Infants. Includes training in the use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED).
 
Please note: 2 Core Competency credits will be applied only in the case of first recertification within a members cycle and 2 Complementary credits will be applied to the second recertification within a cycle.  

MTAM Practicing/Non-Practicing/Retired/Student Members: $62 + GST

Please visit the Cancellation Policy page and read Policy C for information about this event

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Charting in a Regulated Environment
May 30, 2023  |  10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2 Core Competency Credits

Join Shelly Bauer BA, RMT for MTAM's new and updated charting course!

If you want to make sure your chart is accurate, thorough and meets regulatory standards, this course is for you. Discussion topics include what charting requirements will be in a regulated environment and how charts are viewed as a legal documents. Time will be spent discussing what makes up a complete chart, and the importance of documenting assessment findings, client goals and measuring treatment outcomes. 

MTAM Practicing/Non-Practicing/Retired/Student Members: $35 plus GST

Please visit the Cancellation Policy page and read Policy E for information about this event

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June - 2023

MTAM Annual Celebration Dinner
June 4, 2023  |  5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
2 Complementary Credits

Save the Date!

Join us to Celebrate MTAMs 50th anniversary and this year's award winners!

We'll be channeling the 1970's vibe, so dust off your bellbottoms!

Massage Therapy for Pregnancy
June 18, 2023  |  9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
16 Core Competency Credits

*Please note that this is a TWO DAY course being held on June 18th and 19th 2023. Attendance at both days will be required in order to receive credits.*

Join Cindy McNeely from Trimesters Massage Therapy Education for this 2 day workshop that will give participants a solid theoretical and practical foundation for providing Massage Therapy for the pregnant client. The physical and emotional changes a woman experiences from preconception planning to the birth of their infant(s) are considerable. After taking this course, the Massage Therapist will be able to provide safe, professional, and knowledgeable care for their pregnant clients. Topics include preconceptions of becoming pregnant, how MT can ease pregnancy related symptoms, taping for pregnancy and postpartum, tips to aid in pelvic floor and much more!

MTAM Practicing/Non-Practicing/Retired/Student Members: $499 + GST

Non-Members: $ 549 + GST

Please visit the Cancellation Policy page and read Policy A for information about this event

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July - 2023

Vodder Manual Lymphatic Drainage Level 1 Practical
July 9, 2023  |  8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
32 Core Competency Credits

Join Denise Drisdelle BA, RMT for this 4-day, July 9th - 12th, classroom course that covers the original Dr. Vodder Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) strokes and their application to each body part, including the neck, face, arms, legs, nape, back, buttocks, chest and abdomen. These techniques can be applied to many conditions, for example, a sprained ankle on day 1 of injury, skin conditions like acne, sinus congestion, digestive issues, acute injuries, MVAs and concussions. 

Through careful, systematic training of your hands, and thorough training in the scientific basis of lymphology, you will gain all the skills necessary to excel in this work. Learning outcomes for the theoretical portion covers the anatomy and physiology of the lymphatic system, effects of MLD, connective tissues, lymphedema, edema and contraindications. 

**Prior to taking this course you will need to complete the Level One Theory. Register for the theory portion directly though the Vodder School. Email Vodder School at info@vodderschool.com to register for the online course. An additional course fee of $150 + GST will apply. Prices subject to change.

MTAM Practicing/Non-Practicing/Retired/Student Members: $ 1100 + GST

Non-Members: $ 1250 + GST

Course sold out?  Contact info@mtam.mb.ca to inquire about a waitlist.

Please visit the Cancellation Policy page and read Policy B for information about this event

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November - 2055

MTAM Recordings
November 11, 2055  |  1:00 AM - 1:00 AM
1 Core Competency Credits

The following paid presentations are available. To purchase a recording please email adminsupport@mtam.mb.ca and allow up to 2 business days to receive the recording. Links to the recording will be valid for 30 days from the date they are sent. To receive continuing education credits, a declaration form needs to submitted to adminsupport@mtam.mb.ca. The form will be sent to you with the recording.


Being Bodyful - 1 core credit

Join BetsyAnn Baron for this introductory webinar presenation. Being Bodyful is a method of postural somatic awareness and is an integral component of Structural Myofascial Therapy®. This webinar introduces a gentle and active exploration in standing and sitting. We will tune into our foundation upon which we build our alignment, our breath and its contribution to our posture and our body’s relationships and connections from our feet, pelvis, spine, neck and head and more!

MTAM Member fee: $10  + GST 

Available to MTAM members only


Charting in a Regulated Environment -  2 core credits

Join Shelly Bauer BA, RMT for MTAM's new and updated charting course!

If you want to make sure your chart is accurate, thorough and meets regulatory standards, this course is for you. Discussion topics include what charting requirements will be in a regulated environment and how charts are viewed as a legal documents. Time will be spent discussing what makes up a complete chart, and the importance of documenting assessment findings, client goals and measuring treatment outcomes. 

MTAM Member fee: $35  + GST 

Available to MTAM members only


Massage Therapy & the Immune System - 2 core credits

Join Sheila Bergman for this science-based discussion on Massage Therapy & the Immune System. This workshop was developed to educate massage therapists on best practices while working with clients. It is designed to be a review of how the immune system of the body works, and how best to assist in its function.

By taking this workshop, you should develop an understanding of what Innate and Specific Immunity are and how they work in protecting the body from disease. You will develop an understanding of cells involved and how they perform their function and the effect of stress on the immune system. You will learn about personal and public health as well as understand the role a massage therapist has in the protection of public health.

MTAM Member fee: $50 + GST 
Non-Members: $75 + GST


Recruiting and Retaining Therapists - 2 core credits

Join Human Resource consultant Brenda Romas who will provide solid strategies for one of the biggest challenges that face massage therapy clinic owners - attracting therapists in their clinic. Other topics to be discussed include how to successfully retain therapists, effective strategies to communicate with your team as independent contractors or employees and the importance of a strong onboarding process.

MTAM Member fee: $15  + GST 

Available to MTAM members only


2022 Research Symposium - 3.5 core credits

Enjoy 3 great research presentations!

Sarah Bohunicky CAT(C)  has completed her multi year study and will be presenting the final results of her study Myofascial release of the pectoral fascia: Effect on shoulder posture, pectoral length, muscle activity, and movement performance. 

Mylena Medeiros, PT will discuss Neuroplasticity and its implicaions on new treatments for clients with central nervous system disorders. 

Our final speaker is Dr. Katinka Stecina a neuroscience researcher will present "Transverse friction massage effects on the central nervous system." 

MTAM Member fee: $30  + GST 

Available to MTAM members only


Social Media Marketing 101 - 2 core credits

Presented by Alyson Shane, social media marketing pro from Starling Social. This presentation will provide a social media platform overview, discuss social network promotion strategies, and provide ideas for content and content strategy. If you’re just starting to use social media professionally, or if you’re not getting the traction you would like, this presentation will give you the information you need to keep moving forward.

MTAM Member fee: $15  + GST 

Available to MTAM members only