MTAM Events

April - 2020

Balancing Finances: Understanding Credit and Debt with Moe Goguen
April 20, 2020  |  10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
1 Core Competency/Primary Credits

Join Moe GoguenAffinity Partner from Sun Life Financial, as he explores the question: Is it possible to live debt free in today’s economy? 

According to “Statistics Canada” Canadians’ debt to income ratio reached a record of 178% in 2018. Financial responsibilities have become more complex and challenging.

Attend the ‘Balancing your finances – Understanding credit and debt’ session hosted by a Sun Life Financial advisor.  This session will help you understand, manage and get closer to living debt free by providing information about:

Types of debt
Dangers of borrowing too much
Debt ratings
Ways to reduce and avoid debt

~WEBINAR ONLY~

FREE | for MTAM Practicing/Non-Practicing/Retired/Student Members Only

- Webinar Option -

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Living with Cancer: The Therapeutic Value of Massage Therapy with Sheila Bergman
April 26, 2020  |  2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
3 Core Competency/Primary Credits

Living with Cancer- The Therapeutic Value of Massage Therapy with Sheila Bergman, is a webinar workshop developed to educate massage therapists on best practices while working with clients who are living with cancer.

Learning Outcomes – The participant should develop an understanding of what cancer is and how it affects the body, mind and spirit of the client. Treatment of cancer will also be discussed, focusing on treatments that may have an effect on the treatment plan. The participant should be able to understand the effects of massage therapy treatment for clients who are navigating the many stages of cancer and cancer treatment. They should be able to adapt their treatment plan to have a positive outcome, and most of all do no harm.

~WEBNIAR ONLY~

MTAM Practicing/Non-Practicing/Student Members: $129.00 +GST
Associate Members: $168.00 +GST

- Webinar Option -

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May - 2020

Massage Therapy & the Immune System
May 4, 2020  |  2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2 Core Competency/Primary Credits

Join Sheila Bergman for this science-based discussion on Massage Therapy & the Immune System.

Massage therapy and the Immune System is a workshop 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.

The cost of this webinar has been significantly subsidized to allow more members to access this information.

MTAM Practicing/Non-Practicing/Retired/Student Members Only: $10 + GST

Non-Members: $25 + GST

- Webinar Option -

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Handling Difficult Clients and Working Alone Safely
May 7, 2020  |  10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2 Core Competency/Primary Credits

Join us for this popular event and learn how to deal with difficult clients and learn safe practices when working alone.
 

NEW ~ WEBINAR OPTION AVAILABLE!

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

Associate members: $25 + GST

- Webinar Option -

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How RMTs Are Using Automated Messaging to Revolutionize the Client Experience and Increase Revenue
May 11, 2020  |  5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
1.5 Core Competency/Primary Credits

with Terry Davison

In this seminar you’ll learn how tools, such as JuvonnoComm, NPS Survey tools, Digital forms and EMR Appointment Reminders can help you grow your practice and improve client retention.


Participants will learn ways to:
- Raise productivity
- Measure client outcomes
- Grow your practice 
- Improve client retention
- Help clients book AND keep their appointments 
- Prompt clients to provide feedback 
- Stay connected with clients

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

- Webinar Option -

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Webinar Wednesday - How to write a One-Page Case Study with Paul Kohlmeier
May 13, 2020  |  7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
1 Core Competency/Primary Credits

With Paul Kohlmeier BPE, RMT, R.Ac. 

Have you ever had a case where the results that you got were remarkable and you wanted to tell colleagues about it?

Have you ever learned a new technique and you wanted to share how it was an improvement to usual care?

Have you ever seen a patient and thought, “Well that was a weird health issue I wish someone had told me about.”

Do we have the solution for you! Learn to write, as quickly as possible, a case study.

The one-page case study is a jumping off point for professionals to share ideas outside of their treatment rooms. It is quick to write, easy to share, and a quick read for busy massage therapists. Reading and writing them can even make you a better critical thinker, as well as a more knowledgeable practitioner.

Come for the presentation, leave with a case study. All you need is you and an experience that made you think.

FREE | for MTAM Practicing/Non-Practicing/Retired/Student Members Only

- Webinar Option -

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Money Monday: Cautious Consumerism
May 25, 2020  |  5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
1.5 Core Competency/Primary Credits

with Tim St. Vincent of the Credit Counselling Society

Unfortunately frauds and scams cost Canadians billions of dollars every year. Even savvy consumers can have their identity stolen or be scammed. Join us for an interactive workshop/webinar where you’ll learn how to:

  • Protect yourself against identify theft;
  • Be aware of common scams in Canada; and
  • Report fraud if you fall victim to it.  

We take a “grab and go” approach – grab an idea or two and go try it.  All participants will walk away with ideas, tips and resources.

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

- Webinar Option -

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June - 2020

Money Monday: Creating Your Financial Roadmap with Evan Morgan
June 1, 2020  |  5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
1.5 Core Competency/Primary Credits

Are you financially prepared for life’s ups and downs? The Creating Your Financial Roadmap presentation explores options to:

  • Build a strong financial base
  • Be prepared for events you can’t control
  • Save for your child’s education, your retirement and other goals

MTAM Practicing/Non-Practicing/Retired/Student Members: NOW FREE!
MTAM Associate Members: $35 + GST
Non-members: $45 + GST

More details to follow.

- Webinar Option -

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Palliative and Compassionate Care with Sheila Bergman
June 5, 2020  |  9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
14 Core Competency/Primary Credits

This 14-hour, 2-day program (June 5&6) works to prepare you to care and support those individuals and/ or families who are living with a life-limiting illness or coping with grief. You will cover topic areas including the role of the massage therapist, death and dying, comfort measures, listening and responding, spiritual care, loss, grief and bereavement. You will also look at exploring your personal attitudes towards death and dying, deepen your self-awareness, and understand the importance of self-care.

MTAM Practicing/Non-Practicing/Student Members: $360.00 +GST
Associate Members: $385.00 +GST
Non-Members: $425.00 +GST

Course fee includes lunch and course handouts.
Additional details to follow.

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MTAM Journal Club - Osteoarthritis
June 8, 2020  |  7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2 Core Competency/Primary Credits

Facilitated by the MTAM Research Committee, the topic of this Journal Club will be knee osteoarthritis. 

The article for this event will be posted here as soon as it has been confirmed for participants to read in advance.

Learn more about Journal Club and what to expect.

- Webinar Option -

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Look Both Ways: Recognize and Respond to Healthcare Boundaries before Crossing
June 10, 2020  |  7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2 Core Competency/Primary Credits

This course will be an interactive session that combines information from all of our recent professional boundaries series events including:

Using your Spidey Senses
Challenges of being a male RMT
Professional Boundaries in Healthcare

At the end of the session, participants will understand the subtleties of health care boundary crossings and the insidious nature of their development. They will be able to evaluate their own practice habits and modify, if necessary, to ensure a safe, healthy, and positive treatment environment for both their clients and themselves.

MTAM Practicing/Non-Practicing/Retired/Student Members Only: FREE
MTAM Associate Members: $25.00 +GST

- Webinar Option -

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CancerCare Challenge for Life ~ Volunteer Event
June 13, 2020  |  11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
2 Complementary/Secondary Credits

This volunteer opportunity supports CancerCare Manitoba.Volunteers provide post-event massage for participants as they finish their walk/exercise.

Multiple shifts are available from 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM. Sign up for one shift or stay the whole day!

Massage tables and supplies are provided.

2 complementary credits awarded per shift.

Contact MTAM to volunteer.

Has been postposed...stay tuned for the new date!!

2020 MTAM Celebration Dinner and Awards Presentation ~ Award Winners and MTAM Members
June 14, 2020  |  6:00 PM - 12:30 AM
2 Complementary/Secondary Credits

Save The Date...

Traditionally held a the Spring Conference, this year's Celebration Dinner has been moved to its own special night at the St. Boniface Golf Club! Once the dinner and award presentation is complete, we'll have a Manitoba-style Social complete with music, dancing, silent auction and late night snacks.

The Celebration Dinner and Awards Presentation is our chance to celebrate the many accomplishments of MTAM Members. From Milestone recognitions for years of membership, to Education awards and the Annual Merit award there are many members who will be recognized.

MTAM Award Winners: No charge
MTAM Members: $25.00 +GST

Additional details to follow

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2020 MTAM Celebration Dinner and Awards Presentation ~ Guests
June 14, 2020  |  6:00 PM - 12:30 AM

2020 MTAM Celebration Dinner and Awards Presentation ~ Social Only
June 14, 2020  |  8:00 PM - 12:30 AM

For those who are not able to attend the Dinner and Awards but would like to attend the Social.

Tickets are available for $10.00 +GST

Additional details to follow.

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New Member Orientation
June 15, 2020  |  10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2 Core Competency/Primary Credits

You're invited to attend the MTAM New Member Orientation Session.

For those planning on joining the Massage Therapy Association of Manitoba as a full Practicing Member, we are pleased to invite you to our New Member Orientation! Meet the MTAM Community and learn more about how the Association helps you start your practice off right! 
If you are already one of our awesome new members and haven't attended our
New Member Orientation, now is your chance!

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
  • Assist you in finalizing your membership application and insurance paperwork
  • Review the benefits of your membership and obligations as an Association member
  • Learn valuable tips for starting your massage therapy practice off right

What should I bring to the orientation?

  • Current CPR Certificate (level C)
  • Original copy of your criminal record check with vulnerable sector search (less than 6 months old) or proof of application 
  • Method of payment (Visa, Mastercard, E-Funds Transfer or Cheque - no cash please.  There is a three payment option for new members, please see application.

Helpful Links 

New Member Application
Criminal Record Check - Winnipeg

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Regulation Update ~ Winnipeg
June 17, 2020  |  7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2 Core Competency/Primary Credits

With Tricia Weidenbacher, MTAM Managing Director

Over the past year much has been done with respect to MTAM's work toward the regulation of massage therapy in Manitoba.  Join Tricia as she summarizes the work completed to date and discusses the draft workbook that will be used to assist the government in creating our new Act.

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

Venue will be announced as soon as it's confirmed.

- Webinar Option -

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Independent Contractor 101
June 23, 2020  |  7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2 Core Competency/Primary Credits

Massage therapists and similar health care service providers often work in situations in which they think they are independent contractors but are really being treated as employees. This course will help clinic owners and RMTs understand the difference between an independent contractor and employee relationship, CRA guidelines that distinguish the two types of workers and how to make the most of your independent contractor status.

MTAM Practicing/Non-Practicing/Retired/Student Members: $50 + GST
Associate Member: $60 + GST
Non-Members/Guests: $65 + GST

- Webinar Option -

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July - 2020

Regional Meet & Greet and Regulation Update ~ Brandon
July 15, 2020  |  2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
3 Core Competency/Primary Credits

With Tricia Weidenbacher, MTAM Managing Director

Regional Meet & Greet:
Join your fellow MTAM members for an hour of questions & answers, practice support and networking opportunities.

Regulation Update:
Over the past year much has been done with respect to MTAM's work toward the regulation of massage therapy in Manitoba. Join Tricia as she summarizes the work completed to date and discusses the draft workbook that will be used to assist the government in creating our new Act.

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

Venue will be announced as soon as it's confirmed.

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Regional Meet & Greet and Regulation Update ~ Dauphin
July 16, 2020  |  2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
3 Core Competency/Primary Credits

With Tricia Weidenbacher, MTAM Managing Director

Regional Meet & Greet:
Join your fellow MTAM members for an hour of questions & answers, practice support and networking opportunities.

Regulation Update:
Over the past year much has been done with respect to MTAM's work toward the regulation of massage therapy in Manitoba. Join Tricia as she summarizes the work completed to date and discusses the draft workbook that will be used to assist the government in creating our new Act.

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

Venue will be announced as soon as it's confirmed.

Register
Evidence Informed Clinical Cupping 2 Day Course
July 18, 2020  |  9:00 AM - 4:00 AM
14 Core Competency/Primary Credits

July 18 - 19, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Join Paul Kohlmeier with Cupping Canada for this 2-day, hands-on training and learn how to provide quick and effective pain management for the enhanced mobility of your clients with Cupping Therapy.
Interested in learning how to educate your clients on the ways in which a program of Cupping Therapy fits perfectly into their wellness activities? Let’s delve into the history, theory, research and ethics in Cupping Therapy so you will know how to best provide this treatment, but also how to explain it, how to recognize contraindications, and how to enhance overall client retention.

This Cupping course is unique in that we do not focus on any one ‘type’ of Cupping Therapy but rather focus on the research available and the types of treatments that can be provided using the various products in the marketplace. This approach provides you with the knowledge and skill on how to use a number of different types of cups to achieve the overall therapeutic outcome your clients are looking for.

You will be provided with information on how to treat common client complaints by using Cupping Therapy for the overall outcome of your client’ treatment plan. We will review the functional anatomy of the musculoskeletal system of the body and how to enhance circulation using Cupping Therapy and provide the techniques to use that are specific for the treatment of injuries and enhancing mobility. There is evidence that Cupping Therapy can influence the nervous system and has been shown to influence research subjects’ perception of pain…so join us and discover the ways that you can make a big difference in your clients’ wellness journey.

Save your body and your hands and most importantly, discover how the versatility of Cupping Therapy can transform your practice into life changing bodywork.

Fee includes: Course handouts, 4-piece silicone cupping set & lunch

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Assessment & Rehabilitation of the Hip and Knee with Glen Bergeron
July 18, 2020  |  8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7 Core Competency/Primary Credits

Assessment & Rehabilitation of the Hip and Knee with Glen Bergeron will review the musculoskeletal anatomy of the hip joint and knee, the prevalent injuries, a hands on systemic assessment protocol to determine extent and cause of the injury. Rehabilitation strategies will also be discussed.

Participants should come prepared to participate in the assessment protocol as a therapist and client.

MTAM Practicing/Non-Practicing/Retired/Student Members: $239 + GST
Non-Members: $310 + GST

Fee includes: Course handouts & lunch

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Assessment and Rehabilitation of the Cervical Spine with Glen Bergeron
July 19, 2020  |  8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
3.5 Core Competency/Primary Credits

Assessment and Rehabilitation of the Cervical Spine with Glen Bergeron will review the musculoskeletal anatomy of the cervical spine, the prevalent injuries, a hands on systematic assessment protocol to determine extent and cause of the injury. Rehabilitation strategies will also be discussed.  

Participants should come prepared to participate in the assessment protocol as a therapist and client.

MTAM Practicing/Non-Practicing/Retired/Student Members: $129 + GST
Non-Members: $168 + GST

Fee includes: Course handouts

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Assessment & Rehabilitation of the Shoulder with Glen Bergeron
July 19, 2020  |  1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
3.5 Core Competency/Primary Credits

Assessment & Rehabilitation of the Shoulder with Glen Bergeron will review the musculoskeletal anatomy of the shoulder, the prevalent injuries, a hands on systematic assessment protocol to determine extent and cause of the injury.  Rehabilitation strategies will also be discussed.

Participants should come prepared to participate in the assessment protocol as a therapist and client.

MTAM Practicing/Non-Practicing/Retired/Student Members: $129 + GST
Non-Members: $168 + GST

Fee includes: Course handouts

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Regional Meet & Greet and Regulation Update ~ Winkler
July 28, 2020  |  2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
3 Core Competency/Primary Credits

With Tricia Weidenbacher, MTAM Managing Director

Regional Meet & Greet:
Join your fellow MTAM members for an hour of questions & answers, practice support and networking opportunities.

Regulation Update:
Over the past year much has been done with respect to MTAM's work toward the regulation of massage therapy in Manitoba. Join Tricia as she summarizes the work completed to date and discusses the draft workbook that will be used to assist the government in creating our new Act.

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

Venue will be announced as soon as it's confirmed.

Register

August - 2020

Regional Meet & Greet and Regulation Update ~ Selkirk
August 17, 2020  |  2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
3 Core Competency/Primary Credits

With Tricia Weidenbacher, MTAM Managing Director

Regional Meet & Greet:
Join your fellow MTAM members for an hour of questions & answers, practice support and networking opportunities.

Regulation Update:
Over the past year much has been done with respect to MTAM's work toward the regulation of massage therapy in Manitoba. Join Tricia as she summarizes the work completed to date and discusses the draft workbook that will be used to assist the government in creating our new Act.

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

Venue will be announced as soon as it's confirmed.

Register
Regional Meet & Greet and Regulation Update ~ Steinbach
August 18, 2020  |  2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
3 Core Competency/Primary Credits

With Tricia Weidenbacher, MTAM Managing Director

Regional Meet & Greet:
Join your fellow MTAM members for an hour of questions & answers, practice support and networking opportunities.

Regulation Update:
Over the past year much has been done with respect to MTAM's work toward the regulation of massage therapy in Manitoba. Join Tricia as she summarizes the work completed to date and discusses the draft workbook that will be used to assist the government in creating our new Act.

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

Venue will be announced as soon as it's confirmed.

Register
Money Monday: Budgeting on an Irregular Income
August 24, 2020  |  5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
1.5 Core Competency/Primary Credits

with Tim St. Vincent from the Credit Counselling Society

Irregular income can come in many different forms including self-employment, contracting, casual work/hours, fluctuating hours, commissions, tips, and even bonuses. One of the major challenges with irregular income is not being able to predict income which makes budgeting very difficult.

It is very easy to get caught in a cycle of relying on credit to supplement lean months which can lead into a downward spiral of credit and debt. It also requires discipline to not overspend when the income is high.

The good news is that there are 3 different systems that you can try to help you manage irregular income so that you feel as though you’re in control and still have money for fun things.  In the Irregular Income workshop/webinar, you will learn how to:

Determine which system will work for you;

  • Average your income and create a manageable household budget if you have been self-employed for over three years;
  • Create a holding account system so that you can weather the up’s and down’s of irregular income;
  • Create a good month budget and lean month budget;
  • Put money aside for taxes (if applicable);
  • Track your expenses so you know exactly where your money is going;
  • Plan and pay for irregular expenses like car maintenance, clothing and shoes, and pet bills even though your income fluctuates;
  • Create a paycheque plan to cover your fixed, cash/variable and savings expenses; and
  • Build your saving so that you can manage through the irregularity of your income.

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

- Webinar Option -

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October - 2020

Regulation Update ~ Winnipeg
October 27, 2020  |  7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2 Core Competency/Primary Credits

With Tricia Weidenbacher, MTAM Managing Director

Over the past year much has been done with respect to MTAM's work toward the regulation of massage therapy in Manitoba. Join Tricia as she summarizes the work completed to date and discusses the draft workbook that will be used to assist the government in creating our new Act.

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

Venue will be announced as soon as it's confirmed.

- Webinar Option -

Register