MTAM Events

January - 2020

Money Monday: Managing Your Money
January 6, 2020  |  5:00 PM - 6:30 AM
1.5 Core Competency/Primary Credits

Does thinking about finances stress you out? You’re not alone!

In Managing Your Money with Evan Morgan you’ll explore how to:
  • Create a budget
  • Handle major expenses
  • Weigh the pros and cons of credit cards
  • Explore relevant financial apps
MTAM Practicing/Non-Practicing/Retired/Student Members: $20 + GST 
MTAM Associate Members: $35 + GST
Non-members: $45 + GST
 
Evan Morgan, B.Comm.(Hons.)
I became a Sun Life Financial advisor in 2014 with the goal of helping people build a strategy for a successful financial future. That goal remains my top priority today. I'll help you realize your personal and financial goals with insurance solutions.Knowledge is power, especially when it comes to planning your financial future. I'm committed to helping people understand their best options so they can make informed choices.

- Webinar Option -

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Personal Care Massage: Working with the Elderly with Sheila Bergman
January 13, 2020  |  9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
4 Core Competency/Primary Credits

This workshop was developed to educate massage therapists on best practices while working with elderly clients. Either living hale and hearty or living with conditions that require some modifications to the massage therapy treatment. Considerations for living at home, at a long term care facility, or stays in the hospital will be discussed as well as conditions that are common as we all age.

The content will be focused on adaptations that can be made to ensure the therapist is able to provide a skillful massage as well as develop treatment plans that benefit their client.

MTAM Practicing/Non-Practicing/Retired/Student Members: $100 + GST
MTAM Associate Members: $125 + GST
Non-Members: $145 + GST

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Personal Care Massage Package with Sheila Bergman
January 13, 2020  |  9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
12 Core Competency/Primary Credits

*Take all 3 workshops and SAVE*

Join Sheila Bergman for:

January 13, 2020 | 9:00am-1:00pm | Working with the Elderly

This workshop was developed to educate massage therapists on best practices while working with elderly clients. The content will be focused on adapations that can be made to ensure the therapist is able to provide a skillful massage as well as develop treatment plans that benefit their client.

January 20, 2020 | 9:00am-1:00pm | Neuromuscular Considerations

This workshop is designed to review the Neuromuscular effect and how the body responds to massage techniques. Topics covered will be the neuromuscular junction, stretch reflex, tendon reflex, reverse muscle action, the ANS and general discussion on how circulation responds to massage therapy.

January 27, 2020 | 9:00am-1:00pm | Neurological Conditions

This workshop is designed to educate massage therapists on the best practices while working with clients with conditions that concern the nervous system.  Focus of this workshop will include: Parkinson's disease, Multiple Sclerosis in Manitoba and complex neurological conditions including pain syndromes on the body and how this affects massage treatments. 

MTAM Practicing/Non-Practicing/Retired/Student Members: $259 + GST
MTAM Associate Members: $349 + GST
Non-Members: $419 + GST

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New Member Orientation
January 16, 2020  |  1:00 PM - 3:00 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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CPR Level C Recertification
January 17, 2020  |  9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
2 Core Competency/Primary Credits

With Tori Webber, 1st Choice First Aid

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: $57 + GST

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Personal Care Massage: Neuromuscular Considerations with Sheila Bergman
January 20, 2020  |  9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
4 Core Competency/Primary Credits

This workshop is designed to review the Neuromuscular effect and how the body responds to massage techniques. This will give the therapist a focus to their treatment. Knowing how to apply a technique is one thing, but you will be much more effective if you know why you apply the technique.

Topics covered will be the neuromuscular junction, stretch reflex, tendon reflex, reverse muscle action, the ANS and general discussion on how circulation responds to massage therapy.

MTAM Practicing/Non-Practicing/Retired/Student Members: $100 + GST
MTAM Associate Members: $125 + GST
Non-Members: $145 + GST

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Charting Best Practices: How to Chart More Information in Less Time
January 26, 2020  |  1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2 Core Competency/Primary Credits

With Melanie Brohm, B.Sc., RMT  

Charting is a skill that takes some time to learn. Generally, what you are taught in school is only the tip of the iceberg. This course is designed to help you explore the benefits of having great charts and how you can get more quality information written down in less time so you can keep up with your other daily work.

MTAM Practicing/Non-Practicing/Retired/Student Members: $50 plus GST
MTAM Associate Members: $65 + GST
Non-Members: $95 + GST

- Webinar Option -

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Personal Care Massage: Neurological Conditions with Sheila Bergman
January 27, 2020  |  9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
4 Core Competency/Primary Credits

This workshop is designed to educate massage therapists on the best practices while working with clients with conditions that concern the nervous system. 
It will teach therapists to be able to adapt their treatment plan to have a positive outcome, and most of all to do no harm.

Focus of this workshop will include: Parkinson's disease, Multiple Sclerosis in Manitoba and complex neurological conditions including pain syndromes on the body and how this affects massage treatments. 

MTAM Practicing/Non-Practicing/Retired/Student Members: $100 + GST
MTAM Associate Members: $125 + GST
Non-Members: $145 + GST

Register

February - 2020

Money Monday: Getting Ready for Tax Time & Tax Tips
February 3, 2020  |  5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
1.5 Core Competency/Primary Credits

With FBC Winnipeg | This seminar will discuss the key things you need to know as we near tax time, including business structures, the benefits of good record keeping, GST, eligible expenses, top tax tips and how to avoid an audit.

MTAM Practicing/Non-Practicing/Retired/Student Members Only: $20 + GST

- Webinar Option -

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Understanding Concussions
February 5, 2020  |  2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
3.5 Core Competency/Primary Credits

With Glen Bergeron, PhD, CAT(C)

This lecture will look at the mechanism and pathological response of a concussion. The potential complications of Second Impact Syndrome and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) will be discussed. The latest research into the management of concussions will be presented. The relationship between cervicogenic pain and post-concussion syndrome and the role of massage therapy as part of the health care team will be open for discussion.

MTAM Practicing/Non-Practicing/Retired/Student Members: $100 + GST
MTAM Associate Members: $125 + GST

Non-Members: $145 + GST

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CPR Level C Recertification
February 7, 2020  |  9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
2 Core Competency/Primary Credits

With Tori Webber, 1st Choice First Aid

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: $57 + GST

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Webinar Wednesday - Research Questionnaires: How, when and why to use them in your practice
February 12, 2020  |  7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

With Paul Kohlmeier

Join Paul Kohlmeier, who will explore questionnaires and indexes (Q & I) that are reliable and currently used in research. He will focus on several commonly used Q & I's, and discuss why you may want to use them in your clinic. He will explore systems that you can put in place that will allow you to compile data and use it for statistical review (research).

Q & I's included in this webinar will be The Oswestry Disability Index, the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory for Adults, the Neck Disability Index and the Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand Index. We'll discuss testing and re-testing, if we need to pay to use some Q & I's, how to score them and what forms you may need to use to be able to compile your data into a larger project. 

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

- Webinar Option -

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2020 MTAM Annual Budget Presentation
February 19, 2020  |  7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
1 Core Competency/Primary Credits

Presented by your MTAM Managing Director, Tricia Weidenbacher and Office & Adminstrative Manager, Andrea Darling.

This is your opportunity to ask questions and better understand the MTAM's financial position after 2019 and preview the 2020 Budget.

MTAM Members - Free

- Webinar Option -

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March - 2020

Health & Dental Benefits for MTAM Members - Information Presentation
March 2, 2020  |  5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
1 Core Competency/Primary Credits

Join Ralph Irwin from Cascade Financial to learn more about the optional Health & Dental Benefits plan available to MTAM members.

An open enrollment period is in effect from March 1 - April 15th to allow members to sign-up for the Health & Dental Benefit plan without medical evidence, additional fees or rules applied.

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

- Webinar Option -

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CPR Level C Recertification
March 6, 2020  |  9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
2 Core Competency/Primary Credits

With Tori Webber, 1st Choice First Aid

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: $57 + GST

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Mental Health First Aid - Basic Level
March 9, 2020  |  9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
12 Core Competency/Primary Credits

With Deborah Romeyn, RMT

This course is held over two days: March 9 & 16, 2020. 

DETAILS

MTAM Practicing/Non-Practicing/Retired/Student Members: $219 + GST
MTAM Associate Members: $239 + GST

Non-Members: $249 + GST

Fee includes course textbook/handouts, lunch and snacks.      
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Getting Ready for Tax Time & Tax Tips for RMTs
March 18, 2020  |  7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
1.5 Core Competency/Primary Credits

With FBC Winnipeg | This seminar will discuss the key things you need to know as we near tax time, including business structures, the benefits of good record keeping, GST, eligible expenses, top tax tips and how to avoid an audit.

MTAM Practicing/Non-Practicing/Retired/Student Members Only: $20 + GST

- Webinar Option -

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MTAM Journal Club - Concussions
March 19, 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 concussions. 

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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2020 MTAM Celebration Dinner and Awards Presentation ~ Award Winners and MTAM Members
March 21, 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
March 21, 2020  |  6:00 PM - 12:30 AM

2020 MTAM Celebration Dinner and Awards Presentation ~ Social Only
March 21, 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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Self-Employment Tips: Things I wish someone told me before I started
March 26, 2020  |  9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
2 Core Competency/Primary Credits

This discussion will explore some common tactics for Massage Therapists who want to be successfully self-employed.

MORE DETAILS TO FOLLOW

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

Associate members: $15 + GST

- Webinar Option -

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April - 2020

Practice Boundaries Series: Using Your Massage Therapist Spidey Senses Wisely
April 8, 2020  |  7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2 Core Competency/Primary Credits

With Susan Kos-Whicher  B.A., RMT 
*Copyright Marvel ComicBooks/Spider-Man's Spider Sense

Your 'spidey sense' is often an indication that a professional boundary is being challenged. This might happen in any aspect of your roles as an RMT: health care practitioner, customer service provider, business owner.

This seminar will help you recognize when a health care boundary is being crossed by a patient or by you, and will give you ideas on how to handle these situations better and safely.


MTAM Practicing/Non-Practicing/Retired/Student Members: FREE
MTAM Associate Members: $25 + GST

NEW ~ WEBINAR OPTION AVAILABLE!

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TMJ Mastery with John Corry
April 17, 2020  |  9:00 AM - 5:00 AM

Back by popular demand! Join us for TMJ Mastery with John Corry, RMT

TMJ Mastery is a 3-day (April 17-19, 2020) instructional workshop for Registered/Licenced Massage Therapists exploring intra-oral techniques used to treat masticatory dysfunction.

Included is a comprehensive study of the continuum of Articular Disc displacements and the techniques that may restore disc function or alter further degeneration.

*This course is a pre-requisite for the much anticipated Laryngeal/Hyoid Positional Release course coming to MTAM's 2020 Spring Conference!


MTAM Practicing/Non-Practicing/Retired/Student Members: $629 + GST
MTAM Associate Members: $765 + GST
Non-Members: $875 + GST
Includes: course handouts and lunch

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2020 MTAM Annual Spring Conference & Annual General Meeting
April 25, 2020  |  8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Save the date ~ April 25-26

Visit the Spring Conference website for details.

May - 2020

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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CPR Level C Recertification
May 22, 2020  |  9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
2 Core Competency/Primary Credits

With Tori Webber, 1st Choice First Aid

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: $57 + GST

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June - 2020

Money Monday: Creating Your Financial Roadmap with Evan Morgan
June 1, 2020  |  5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

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: $20 + GST 
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 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

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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.

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

Register
CPR Level C Recertification
June 19, 2020  |  9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
2 Core Competency/Primary Credits

With Tori Webber, 1st Choice First Aid

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: $57 + GST

Register
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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