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MTAM Events

November - 2021

Understanding PHIA
November 2, 2021  |  1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2 Core Competency Credits

This great presentation with Shelly Bauer RMT will dicuss the Personal Health Infomation Act (PHIA).

As Massage Therapists we understand that we need to keep information safe under the Personal Health and Information Act (PHIA). But do you know how to ensure that information is secure? Are you taking the necessary steps to prevent a security breach? Do you know what to do if personal health information is stolen or accessed without permission? This presentation will delve into the practical matters of PHIA to help you feel confident that you are following this important law.

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

* This Member-only event is only available by webinar at this time.

- Webinar Option -

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Accessibility Act 101
November 3, 2021  |  10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
1.5 Core Competency Credits

Lucia Madariaga-Vignudo, assistant director of Manitoba’s new Accessibility Compliance Secretariat, will deliver a presentation on the existing accessibility requirements under The Accessibility for Manitobans Act and its regulations.

Learn more about:

  • The benefits of accessible customer service and accessible employment practices    
  • What specific requirements are currently in place, and the
  • The role of the Accessibility Compliance Secretariat
  • Free tools and resources to promote compliance

Time will be allotted for Q&As after the presentation

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

* This Member-only event is available only by webinar at this time.

- Webinar Option -

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6th Annual Massage Therapy Research Symposium
November 7, 2021  |  10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
3 Core Competency Credits

Event and Speaker info.

The MTAM Research Symposium is an annual event that is organized by our very own Research committee!

The goal of the Symposium is to provide massage therapists, students, allied healthcare practitioners and the public an opportunity to learn about the latest innovations while connecting with colleagues and researchers.

Research is crucial to moving the profession forward. It inspires and educates  therapists on how to apply the latest science when working with clients.

Even though research about manual therapies can challenge tradition, it strengthens our profession, and provides guidance for massage therapists to be as effective as possible. 

MTAM Practicing/Non-Practicing/Retired Members: $10 + GST
Non-Members: $30 + GST

MTAM Student Members: FREE (Please email us info@mtam.mb.ca)


The price of this course has been subsidized for MTAM members to encourage research literacy and application in practice.

* This event is available by webinar only at this time.

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Money Monday: 75 Ways to Save
November 15, 2021  |  5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
1.5 Core Competency Credits

NOVEMBER IS FINANICAL LITERACY MONTH!

What better way to spend financial literacy month, than joining 
Tim St.Vincent for a great discussion on Savings!

Participants will gather tips on how to save on various household expenses including utilities, transportation, groceries and personal items.  Participants will also be encouraged to share their best practices with each other.

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

* This event is available by webinar only at this time.

- Webinar Option -

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CPR Level C Recertification
November 17, 2021  |  3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
2 Core Competency Credits

PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A TWO PART CPR LEVEL C RECERTIFICATION - ONCE REGISTERED, YOU WILL RECEIVE AN INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO THAT MUST BE WATCHED AND YOU WILL THEN BE EXPECTED TO ATTEND A PRACTICAL PORTION ON THE DATE YOU REGISTER FOR.

With 
Tori Webber1st Choice First Aid 
 
MTAM has worked with our CPR instructor, Tori Webber, to create a process that allows you to safely re-certify your Level C CPR while following appropriate physical distancing guidelines set out by the Province of Manitoba. 

It will include a combination of online delivery of the lecture with an in-person practical component. This will allow for the instructor to observe participants and allow the participant an opportunity to ask questions and receive direct feedback.  

DETAILS 
 
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 

- Webinar Option -

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Research Committee Journal Club ~ Topic: Biopsychosocial (BPS) model of pain and massage therapy
November 25, 2021  |  7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2 Core Competency Credits

In our final Journal Club of 2021, committee members Jeffery and Dawna will review 2 articles on the Biopsychosocial (BPS) model of pain and how it applies to the practice of massage therapy. Discussion will be encouraged!

Articles included in this event:

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

This event is available by webinar.

- Webinar Option -

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Discussion on Concussions
November 29, 2021  |  5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
3.5 Core Competency Credits

Please join Glen Bergeron PhD, CAT(C) for this fantastic annual presentation on Discussion on Concussions!

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: $75 + GST 
Non-Members: $145 + GST
 


* This event is available by webinar only at this time.

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December - 2021

Practice Boundaries Series: Using Your Massage Therapist Spidey Senses Wisely
December 2, 2021  |  10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2 Core Competency 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 interactive 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

* This event is available by webinar only at this time.

- Webinar Option -

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Tax Tips for RMTs with Jordan Pierson
December 6, 2021  |  5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
1.5 Core Competency Credits

During this Money Monday, Jordan Pierson, CPA, CA from the Online Wellness Institute will help you learn how to alleviate one of your biggest expenses and headaches as a business owner - your tax bill.

Learn more about:

  • What is a write off and what does it do?
  • How to avoid being audited/reviewed by the CRA.
  • Why you shouldn’t be worried about moving into a higher tax bracket
  • How to lower your tax bill. What are you allowed to write off?

Time will be alloted for Q&A after the presentation.

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

* This event is available by webinar only at this time.

- Webinar Option -

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Independent Contractor 101
December 8, 2021  |  6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2 Core Competency Credits

Please join Shelly Bauer RMT for this fantastic presentation about what it means to be an independent contractor.

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


* This event is available by webinar only at this time.

- Webinar Option -

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CPR Level C Recertification
December 9, 2021  |  3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
2 Core Competency Credits

PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A TWO PART CPR LEVEL C RECERTIFICATION - ONCE REGISTERED, YOU WILL RECEIVE AN INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO THAT MUST BE WATCHED AND YOU WILL THEN BE EXPECTED TO ATTEND A PRACTICAL PORTION ON THE DATE YOU REGISTER FOR.

With 
Tori Webber1st Choice First Aid 
 
MTAM has worked with our CPR instructor, Tori Webber, to create a process that allows you to safely re-certify your Level C CPR while following appropriate physical distancing guidelines set out by the Province of Manitoba. 

It will include a combination of online delivery of the lecture with an in-person practical component. This will allow for the instructor to observe participants and allow the participant an opportunity to ask questions and receive direct feedback.  

DETAILS 
 
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 

- Webinar Option -

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January - 2022

Handling Difficult Clients and Working Alone Safely
January 12, 2022  |  9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
2 Core Competency Credits

Join MTAM and the Winnipeg Police Service for this popular online presentation. Learn how to recognize safety risks in your practice and how to modify those risks. Ways to have a safer working environment will also be discussed. Time will be allotted to discuss specific safety concerns that therapists have within their practice. 

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

 

- Webinar Option -

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Money Monday: Investment Basics - Making the Most of Your Money
January 17, 2022  |  5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
1.5 Core Competency Credits

Please join Tim St. Vincent for this informative presentation on investing!

Investing is a healthy part of any good financial plan. You could be thinking about saving for your retirement, your children, your grandchildren or for that one thing you’ve been dreaming about since the day you started your first job! However, if you’re unsure about where or how to invest your money, poor financial decisions may push your financial goals farther out of reach. Understanding the basics about investing can help us make comfortable and rewarding decisions with our money.

In the Investment Basics workshop/webinar, you will learn how to:

· Describe common savings plans (e.g., RRSP, RESP & TFSA)

· Compare the advantages and drawbacks of RRSP, RESP & TFSA savings options

· Define basic types of investments (e.g., bonds, stocks, mutual funds and ETFs)

· Differentiate between a mutual fund and ETF

· Consider the impact of investment fees on your investments

· Outline various risks that come along with investing and how to reduce those risks; and

· Ask the right questions to appropriate investment professionals who can help with investing your money.

MTAM Practicing/Non-Practicing/Retired/Student Members: $15.00

- Webinar Option -

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CPR Level C Recertification
January 18, 2022  |  9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
2 Core Competency Credits

PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A TWO PART CPR LEVEL C RECERTIFICATION - ONCE REGISTERED, YOU WILL RECEIVE AN INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO THAT MUST BE WATCHED AND YOU WILL THEN BE EXPECTED TO ATTEND A PRACTICAL PORTION ON THE DATE YOU REGISTER FOR.

With 
Tori Webber1st Choice First Aid 
 
MTAM has worked with our CPR instructor, Tori Webber, to create a process that allows you to safely re-certify your Level C CPR while following appropriate physical distancing guidelines set out by the Province of Manitoba. 

It will include a combination of online delivery of the lecture with an in-person practical component. This will allow for the instructor to observe participants and allow the participant an opportunity to ask questions and receive direct feedback.  

DETAILS 
 
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 

- Webinar Option -

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CPR Level C Recertification
January 26, 2022  |  3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
2 Core Competency Credits

PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A TWO PART CPR LEVEL C RECERTIFICATION - ONCE REGISTERED, YOU WILL RECEIVE AN INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO THAT MUST BE WATCHED AND YOU WILL THEN BE EXPECTED TO ATTEND A PRACTICAL PORTION ON THE DATE YOU REGISTER FOR.

With 
Tori Webber1st Choice First Aid 
 
MTAM has worked with our CPR instructor, Tori Webber, to create a process that allows you to safely re-certify your Level C CPR while following appropriate physical distancing guidelines set out by the Province of Manitoba. 

It will include a combination of online delivery of the lecture with an in-person practical component. This will allow for the instructor to observe participants and allow the participant an opportunity to ask questions and receive direct feedback.  

DETAILS 
 
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 

- Webinar Option -

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At a Loss for Words - Navigating Difficult Conversations
January 28, 2022  |  10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
2 Core Competency Credits

Have you ever had a client cry on the table, or seen evidence of harm on a client’s body that you suspect are from self-harm? Did you feel comfortable and confident navigating the situation? If not, this discussion is for you. This presentation is based on frequent questions that are asked by MTAM members Join Deborah Romeyn, RMT and Shelly Bauer, RMT for an interview style question and answer seminar that will address the practical side of helping clients in crisis. Common questions include: “My client is having an emotional release and I don’t know what to do” or I undraped my client and saw evidence of what looked like self-harm, should I say anything?” and “My client is talking about suicide, how can I help them?”  

If you have questions you'd like answered you can send them ahead of time to sbauer@mtam.mb.ca, and we will do our best to answer them. Time will also be allotted for questions. 

MTAM Practicing/Non-Practicing/Retired Members: $15 + GST

- Webinar Option -

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February - 2022

Understanding Back Pain with Glen Bergeron
February 2, 2022  |  9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
2 Core Competency Credits

Did you know that 4 out of 5 Canadians will experience back pain at some point in their lives?

Improve your treatment and prevention skills for this common client complaint. Join Glen Bergeron PhD, CAT for this informative session on back pain. Topics will include a review of the anatomy of the back, common types of back injuries as well as their treatment and prevention.

MTAM Practicing/Non-Practicing/Retired/Student Members: $50 plus GST
Non-Members: $75 + GST

- Webinar Option -

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Self Employment Tips: Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me Before I Started
February 8, 2022  |  1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2 Core Competency Credits

Please join Shelly Bauer BA, RMT for this presentation that will explore common practices for Massage Therapists who want to be successfully self-employed. Topics will include:

  • Basic set up for sole proprietors: do I need to charge GST? Should I incorporate? Do I need to register a business name?
  • Goal setting: what am I trying to achieve?
  • Workflow: keeping things organized
  • Income & Expenses: managing both and cash flow 
  • Accounting: keeping track, balancing and recording sales and cash receipts, and budgeting.
  • Taxes: CRA basics, what can self-employed RMTs write off? 
  • Insurance: and other risk considerations
AND any other questions you have! This course is for new and long-time self-employed RMT’S who could use the refresher.

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

- Webinar Option -

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CPR Level C Recertification
February 9, 2022  |  3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
2 Core Competency Credits

PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A TWO PART CPR LEVEL C RECERTIFICATION - ONCE REGISTERED, YOU WILL RECEIVE AN INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO THAT MUST BE WATCHED AND YOU WILL THEN BE EXPECTED TO ATTEND A PRACTICAL PORTION ON THE DATE YOU REGISTER FOR.

With 
Tori Webber1st Choice First Aid 
 
MTAM has worked with our CPR instructor, Tori Webber, to create a process that allows you to safely re-certify your Level C CPR while following appropriate physical distancing guidelines set out by the Province of Manitoba. 

It will include a combination of online delivery of the lecture with an in-person practical component. This will allow for the instructor to observe participants and allow the participant an opportunity to ask questions and receive direct feedback.  

DETAILS 
 
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 

- Webinar Option -

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MTAM Annual Budget Review
February 16, 2022  |  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 2021 Budget.


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

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Massage Therapy for Clients with a History of Trauma or PTSD: A 6-part webinar series
February 26, 2022  |  9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
12 Core Competency Credits

This webinar presentation by Pamela Fitch is a 6-part series being held on Saturday mornings from 9:00am-11:00am CST.

This series prepares massage therapists to work safely with patients or clients who have experienced some form of trauma. It integrates evidence-based trauma literature with ways to assess client safety. It also demonstrates how to avoid client touch triggers while providing client-centered care within a massage therapist’s scope of practice. Within the framework of the webinar, participants engage in professional discussion and case-based learning.

Each 2-hour module consists of a webinar lecture followed by a question and answer session that ensures enough time to consider actual case questions and issues arising from practice. Participants engage in confidential peer support and are encouraged to bring questions from their own treatment room experiences. For this reason, participants must enroll for the entire series. It is not possible to attend single sessions.

The series is based on the following text: Fitch, P. (2019, 2nd Ed.). Talking Body Listening Hands: A guide to professionalism, communication and the therapeutic relationship. 

MORE DETAILS...

MTAM Practicing/Non-Practicing/Retired/Student Members: $259 plus GST 
Non-Members: $299 + GST

A digital copy of the book, Talking Body Listening Hands: A guide to professionalism, communication and the therapeutic relationship will be provided.

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March - 2022

CPR Level C Recertification
March 9, 2022  |  3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
2 Core Competency Credits

PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A TWO PART CPR LEVEL C RECERTIFICATION - ONCE REGISTERED, YOU WILL RECEIVE AN INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO THAT MUST BE WATCHED AND YOU WILL THEN BE EXPECTED TO ATTEND A PRACTICAL PORTION ON THE DATE YOU REGISTER FOR.

With 
Tori Webber1st Choice First Aid 
 
MTAM has worked with our CPR instructor, Tori Webber, to create a process that allows you to safely re-certify your Level C CPR while following appropriate physical distancing guidelines set out by the Province of Manitoba. 

It will include a combination of online delivery of the lecture with an in-person practical component. This will allow for the instructor to observe participants and allow the participant an opportunity to ask questions and receive direct feedback.  

DETAILS 
 
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 

- Webinar Option -

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CPR Level C Recertification
March 17, 2022  |  9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
2 Core Competency Credits

PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A TWO PART CPR LEVEL C RECERTIFICATION - ONCE REGISTERED, YOU WILL RECEIVE AN INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO THAT MUST BE WATCHED AND YOU WILL THEN BE EXPECTED TO ATTEND A PRACTICAL PORTION ON THE DATE YOU REGISTER FOR.

With 
Tori Webber1st Choice First Aid 
 
MTAM has worked with our CPR instructor, Tori Webber, to create a process that allows you to safely re-certify your Level C CPR while following appropriate physical distancing guidelines set out by the Province of Manitoba. 

It will include a combination of online delivery of the lecture with an in-person practical component. This will allow for the instructor to observe participants and allow the participant an opportunity to ask questions and receive direct feedback.  

DETAILS 
 
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 

- Webinar Option -

Register