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MTAM Events

May - 2022

Sub/Dermis: What can RMTs Learn from the Process of Tattooing?
May 26, 2022  |  7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2 Core Competency Credits

Please join MTAM research chair Jeffery Dalhouse as he takes a look at the physical process of getting a tattoo in relation to how our bodies regulate the pain. Also: can there be a therapeutic benefit to receiving a tattoo? What can massage therapists learn about pain from the tattooing process? All this and more!

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

 

- Webinar Option -

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2022 Annual Awards Celebration - Webinar/Live Stream Option
May 28, 2022  |  7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2 Complementary Credits

~WEBINAR/LIVE STREAM REGISTRATION ONLY~

Please join us for the live stream of the MTAM Awards Presenation at the St. Boniface Golf Course!

Each year MTAM recognizes outstanding individuals at the Annual Awards Presentation who have made a significant, positive impact on the Massage Therapy Profession in Manitoba as well as celebrate all of our members who are celebrating Membership Milestones.

Along with the Milestone winners, awards will be presented for the MTAM Merit Award, The Mentor of the Year Award, The Educator of the Year Award, The Heather Whitaker Award, The Research Award and the MTAM Scholarship. 

Live streaming of the event will begin at 7:00pm.

Currently this event is only open to members

This event is FREE to members.

 

- Webinar Option -

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2022 Annual Awards Celebration - Members and guests attending in-person
May 28, 2022  |  5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2 Complementary Credits

Please join us at the St. Boniface Golf Course for our 2022 Annual Awards Celebration!

5:00 PM - Cocktails (cash bar)
5:45 PM - Buffet dinner service begins

7:00 PM - Awards presentation begins 

Each year MTAM recognizes outstanding individuals at the Annual Awards Presentation who have made a significant, positive impact on the Massage Therapy Profession in Manitoba as well as celebrate all of our members who are celebrating Membership Milestones.

The awards to be presented are the MTAM Merit Award, The Mentor of the Year Award, The Educator of the Year Award, The Heather Whittaker Award, The Research Award and the MTAM Scholarship will be presented. 

We will enjoy a buffet dinner and music. The dress code for this event is business casual, but feel free to dress up more if you wish!

This event is FREE to members. Registration closes May 20th.
Guest tickets are $50 +GST (limited availability) Call the office to purchase.

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June - 2022

Understanding PHIA
June 2, 2022  |  10:00 AM - 12:00 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.

- Webinar Option -

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Massage Therapy and Medications
June 7, 2022  |  1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2 Core Competency Credits

In this informative presentation, Glen Bergeron, PhD., CAT(C) will discuss how common medications affect massage treatment.

More and more clients are seeking massage therapy for ailments for which they are also taking medications. As a healthcare provider, it is helpful to know the pharmacology behind the more common medications like painkillers, anti-inflammatories and muscle relaxants and their effect on the recovery and treatment of your client. This lecture will be a basic introduction into how medications are metabolized and what effect they have on the body to address the client’s symptoms.

MTAM Practicing/Non-Practicing/Retired/Student Members: $50

Non-Members: $75

- Webinar Option -

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CPR Level C Recertification
June 13, 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 AN IN-PERSON PRACTICAL SESSION ON THE DATE YOU HAVE REGISTERED FOR.

With 
Tori Webber1st Choice First Aid 

This course 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: $62 + GST 

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Respiratory Therapeutic Massage Treatments
June 17, 2022  |  9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7 Core Competency Credits

Join Sheila Bergman for this one day workshop that will have participants working on treatments designed to assist a client in their structural ability to breathe. The Anatomy and physiology will be reviewed, as well as common pathological conditions that affect breathing ability. Application of a variety of treatment tchniques will develop the skills necessary for the therapist to develop a treatment plan for their clients with breathing dysfunction. 

MTAM Practicing/Non-Practicing/Retired/Student Members: $ 149

Non-Members: $ 169

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Neuromuscular Therapy: Introduction to NMT Cervical Protocol - Treating Neck Pain, Spasm and Muscle Tension
June 21, 2022  |  1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2 Core Competency Credits

Join Lincoln Lau for this online workshop that provides a brief overview of what neuromuscular therapy (NMT) is and what NMT cervical work entails; including a demonstration of the protocol. These concepts are covered in more detail in a longer two-day certification course on NMT cervical work, which is offered in-person only. By taking this introductory online workshop, you will have a better idea of what the two-day certification course will include, and you will have the theoretical knowledge to take the practical class.
 

MTAM Practicing/Non-Practicing/Retired/Student Members: $ 50

Non-Members: $ 60

- Webinar Option -

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Working Alone Safely and Dealing with Difficult Clients with the RCMP
June 23, 2022  |  3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
2 Core Competency Credits

Join MTAM and the RCMP for this popular online presentation. Learn how to recognize safety risks in your practice and how to modify those risks. Ways to create a safer working environment will also be discussed. Time will be allotted to discuss specific safety concerns, specifically concerns as they relate to working in a rural practice, that therapists have within their practice. This webinar will specifically address safety concerns of a rural practice, however all members are welcome to attend. 

- Webinar Option -

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Community-Based Networks Info Session
June 29, 2022  |  7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
1.5 Core Competency Credits

The MTAM Regional Initiatives Committee presents ~ Community-Based Networks!

Community-Based Networks (CBNs) give RMTs in regional communities to connect, learn and seek support. The goal of CBNs is to provide networking and educational activities as well as an opportunity to discuss issues affecting your practice.

Join us at the Information Session on June 29th to learn more about CBNs and how to take part!

FREE for MTAM Members

This event will be held via Zoom.

 

- Webinar Option -

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July - 2022

CPR Level C Recertification
July 6, 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 AN IN-PERSON PRACTICAL SESSION ON THE DATE YOU HAVE REGISTERED FOR.

With 
Tori Webber1st Choice First Aid 

This course 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: $62 + GST 

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Vodder Manual Lymphatic Drainage Level 1 Practical
July 7, 2022  |  8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
32 Core Competency Credits

 Join Denise Drisdelle BA, RMT for this 4-day, July 7th - 10th 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 and edema and contraindications. 

**Prior to taking this course you will need to completed 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. A course fee of $150 + GST will apply.

MTAM Practicing/Non-Practicing/Retired/Student Members: $ 1000 + GST

Non-Members: $ 1100+ GST

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Understanding Your Professional Insurance Policy and Insurance Needs
July 27, 2022  |  10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
1.5 Core Competency Credits

Join Kris Gaetano from BFL and Jen Finnell from Trisura for this informative presentation that will help members understand what insurance coverage they currently have as part of their insurance policy with MTAM and what other types of insurance may be needed as your practice grows or changes.

If you have ever wondered "does my insurance cover this?" or  "Am I fully insured if something happened?" or  "What if I have multiple practice locations?" then this webinar is for you. 

Bring your insurance questions to the presenation, there will be plenty of time for questions

FREE for all membership types!
 

- Webinar Option -

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August - 2022

Joint Mobilization of the Spine, Neck and Pelvis and Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization Bundle
August 3, 2022  |  8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
21 Core Competency Credits

Join  Dr. Nikita Vizniak for this amazing 3 day seminar!

Day one will feature Joint Mobilization of the Spine, Neck and Pelvis. This seminar focuses on lower practitioner fatigue, biomechanical advantage, and results based options. Explore applied anatomy and kinesiology with underlying themes of tissue specific identification, injury based movement modification, and use of evidence based best practices.

Day 2 and 3 is Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) of the Upper and Lower Body. This seminar provides in depth coverage of research, indications, contraindications, and application of IASTM for the lower and upper body. Learn how IASTM can be incorporated into your treatment and how it can be used with other techniques, such as, MET, active release, pin and stretch, myofascial release, joint mobilizations.

By signing up for this package before May 30th you get both Joint Mobilization of the Spine, Neck and Pelvis and IASTM upper and lower body for $665. That's a 20% discount!

Early Bird Pricing available until May 30th!  MTAM/MATA Practicing / Non-Practicing / Retired / Student Members: $665 +Tax

MATA members: email, info@mtam.mb.ca or call 204-927-7979 to register. Online registration is not available.

Price after May 30th: $750 +Tax

* This event is will be held at the Norwood Hotel.

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Joint Mobilization of the Spine, Neck and Pelvis
August 3, 2022  |  8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
7 Core Competency Credits

Join Dr. Nikita Vizniak for this seminar that focuses on lower practitioner fatigue, biomechanical advantage, and results-based options. Explore applied anatomy and kinesiology with underlying themes of tissue specific identification, injury-based movement modification, and use of evidence based best practices.

The primary focus will be application and performance of powerful, effective joint mobilizations you can use daily in practice to help people recover fast and save your own body in the process.

See how joint mobilizations are an extension of your body that will give you renewed confidence in skills to use in practice.

This course is being held in conjunction with the Manitoba Athletic Therapy Association.

**Registration opens May 30th for individual courses

MTAM / MATA Practicing/Non-Practicing/Retired/Student Members: $275

* This event is will be held at the Norwood Hotel.

Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) - Upper and Lower Body
August 4, 2022  |  8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
14 Core Competency Credits

Join Dr. Nikita Vizniak for this 2 day IASTM workshop. IASTM can benefit your practice by saving your hands, improving patient outcomes and prolonging your career. 

This seminar provides in depth coverage of research, indications, contraindications, and application of IASTM for the lower and upper body. Learn how IASTM can be incorporated into your treatment and how it can be used with other techniques, such as, MET, active release, pin and stretch, myofascial release, joint mobilizations.

Instruments that Dr. Nik uses will be for sale during the seminar from ProSTM, or bring your own tools.

**Registration opens May 30th for individual courses

MTAM / MATA Practicing/Non-Practicing/Retired/Student Members: $549

* This event is will be held at the Norwood Hotel.

 

CPR Level C Recertification
August 24, 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 AN IN-PERSON PRACTICAL SESSION ON THE DATE YOU HAVE REGISTERED FOR.

With 
Tori Webber1st Choice First Aid 

This course 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: $62 + GST 

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