MTAM Events

August - 2020

Regulation Update
August 17, 2020  |  3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
2 Core Competency Credits

With Tricia Weidenbacher, MTAM Managing Director

This event previously had a Meet & Greet scheduled in Selkirk along with the Regulation Update. Due to uncertainty related to the hosting of in-person events at this time, the Regional Meet & Greets have been postponed. They will be rescheduled as soon as we are able to and based on each region's Regional Event Survey responses.

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


*Due to Covid-19 restrictions, this has been made into a WEBINAR ONLY event.*

- Webinar Option -

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Regulation Update
August 18, 2020  |  3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
2 Core Competency Credits

With Tricia Weidenbacher, MTAM Managing Director

This event previously had a Meet & Greet scheduled in Steinbach along with the Regulation Update. Due to uncertainty related to the hosting of in-person events at this time, the Regional Meet & Greets have been postponed. They will be rescheduled as soon as we are able to and based on each region's Regional Event Survey responses.

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 

*Due to Covid-19 restrictions, this has been made into a WEBINAR ONLY event.*

- Webinar Option -

Register
CPR Level C Recertification
August 19, 2020  |  3:30 PM - 6:30 PM
2 Core Competency Credits

With Tori Webber, 1st Choice First Aid

Now that business restrictions are slowly being relaxed, 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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Money Monday: Budgeting on an Irregular Income
August 24, 2020  |  5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
1.5 Core Competency 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!

*Due to Covid-19 restrictions, this has been made into a WEBINAR ONLY event.*

- Webinar Option -

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Charting Best Practices: How to Chart More Information in Less Time
August 30, 2020  |  10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2 Core Competency 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, be more prepared in case you are audited and show you 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: $35 plus GST
MTAM Associate Members: $65 + GST
Non-Members: $95 + GST

The price of this course has been subsidized for MTAM members to help them access this info while their businesses are recovering. Regular pricing will resume in 2021.

*Due to Covid-19 restrictions, this has been made into a WEBINAR ONLY event.*

- Webinar Option -

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September - 2020

New Member Orientation
September 2, 2020  |  1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2 Core Competency Credits

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

Planning on joining MTAM as a full Practicing Member? Wonderful!
We are pleased to invite you to our New Member Orientation!

Meet the MTAM community, learn more about the Association and get valuable tips to give you the best start in your new practice! 

Already joined MTAM as a full Practicing Member? Fantastic!
We are so happy to have you as our member.

We encourage you to attend the orientation. We have many tips to share!
This is also a Great opportunity to receive answers to all of your practice questions.

Why should I attend?

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

  • Opportunity to virtualy meet the Association staff who are here to support you and your career
  • Assist you virtually in finalizing your membership application and insurance paperwork
  • Review the benefits of your membership
  • Learn valuable tips for starting your massage therapy practice off right
  • Great opportunity to receive answers to all of your practice questions
  • New members that have moved from another Province can also benefit by learning about practicing Massage Therapy in Manitoba, including most recent updates on our process towards the regulation of Massage Therapy
  • Worth 2 core competency credits

Helpful Links 

New Member Application
Criminal Record Check - Winnipeg


*Due to Covid-19 restrictions, this has been made into a WEBINAR ONLY event.*

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The Physiology of Sensation & Massage Therapy
September 9, 2020  |  10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2 Core Competency Credits

Please join Sheila Bergman, RMT as she presents The Physiology of Sensation & Massage Therapy.

This 2 hour webinar is intended to focus on the physiology of sensation – touch, temperature, vibration, and proprioception will be the focus. Learn how these are used in massage therapy to assist the client in recovery from an injury, or just for stress relief. 

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

Non-Members: $95 + GST

*Due to Covid-19 restrictions, this has been made into a WEBINAR ONLY event.*

- Webinar Option -

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Money Monday: Bridging the Gap & Injury Only Presentation
September 14, 2020  |  5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
1.5 Core Competency Credits

With Moe Goguen 

What would you do if you suddenly became sick and couldn’t work?

You’re invited to: Bridge the gap between your health and finances

This session explores how to:

• Be financially prepared for a disability

• Protect against the financial impact of a serious illness

• Plan for your health-care needs in retirement


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

*Due to Covid-19 restrictions, this has been made into a WEBINAR ONLY event.*

- Webinar Option -

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CPR Level C Recertification
September 16, 2020  |  3:30 PM - 6:30 PM
2 Core Competency Credits

With Tori Webber, 1st Choice First Aid

Now that business restrictions are slowly being relaxed, 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
CPR Level C Recertification
September 21, 2020  |  9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
2 Core Competency Credits

With Tori Webber, 1st Choice First Aid

Now that business restrictions are slowly being relaxed, 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
MTAM Journal Club | Topic: PTSD
September 22, 2020  |  7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2 Core Competency Credits

Facilitated by the MTAM Research Committee

MTAM Journal Club | Topic: 
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Article to be confirmed, stay tuned...


Learn more about Journal Club and what to expect.

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

*Due to Covid-19 restrictions, this has been made into a WEBINAR ONLY event.*

- Webinar Option -

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Retirement Planning with Ralph Irwin
September 24, 2020  |  7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
1.5 Core Competency Credits

With Ralph Irwin

Retirement planning is about managing your money so you can make the most of your retirement years. Your retirement plan should balance your needs, wants and the reality of your finances.

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

*Due to Covid-19 restrictions, this has been made into a WEBINAR ONLY event.*

- Webinar Option -

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Massage Therapy for Clients with a History of Trauma or PTSD: A 6-part webinar series with Pamela Fitch
September 26, 2020  |  9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
12 Core Competency Credits

This webinar 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 
MTAM Associate Members: $284 + GST
Non-Members: $324 + GST


The price of this course has been subsidized for MTAM members to help them access this info while their businesses are recovering. Regular pricing will resume in 2021.

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

*Due to Covid-19 restrictions, this has been made into a WEBINAR ONLY event.*

- Webinar Option -

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October - 2020

Nourish ~ A Virtual Self-Care Retreat
October 4, 2020  |  9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
14 Core Competency Credits

Please join us for Nourish ~ A Virtual Self-Care Retreat on October 4th & 5th, 2020

MTAM is hosting it’s 1st Annual Self-Care Retreat.

Our orginal plan was to have a Regional Self-Care Retreat in Gimli, Manitoba this fall. Due to the pandemic we have had to postpone those plans.

However, we made the decision to forge ahead with a virtual self-care retreat!

As 2020 has brought each and everyone of us different levels of challenges, we need to take time for ourselves now more than ever.

With multiple self-care activities and education to choose from over these two days, you are encouraged to participate in any and all events in order to recharge and reconnect to yourself.

More details to come...

*Due to Covid-19 restrictions, this has been made into a WEBINAR ONLY event.*

- Webinar Option -

Webinar Wednesday - Topic: Fascia
October 21, 2020  |  7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
1 Core Competency Credits

TOPIC: Fascia

~WEBINAR ONLY~

MORE DETAILS TO FOLLOW


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

- Webinar Option -

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Regulation Update
October 27, 2020  |  7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2 Core Competency 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

*Due to Covid-19 restrictions, this has been made into a WEBINAR ONLY event.*

- Webinar Option -

Register

November - 2020

Money Monday: The Truth About Credit with Tim St.Vincent
November 2, 2020  |  5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
1.5 Core Competency Credits

November is Financial Literacy Month!

Please join Tim St.Vincent on November 2nd & 9th for a in depth and often overlooked discussion on credit!


Ever wondered what the difference between a credit score and a credit report was?  Do you know what builds (or reduces) your credit score?  Credit can be very confusing and this can lead to decisions that may impact our overall credit profile.  

Decisions and actions that are seemingly positive may actually impact us negatively.

Information is key to making decisions that positively affect our credit and overall financial situation. In The Truth About Credit workshop, you will learn how to:

  • Identify what’s in it for you to be good with your money and credit
  • Identify what is on your credit report and the credit rating system 
  • Identify the 5 factors that affect your credit score
  • Check your own credit report 
  • Name who may be interested in your credit score/report
  • Identify some myths around credit
  • Identify ways to build your credit and avoid scams

    *Please note: This presentation will be held in two parts. November 2nd & completed on November 9th.

    *Due to Covid-19 restrictions, this has been made into a WEBINAR ONLY event.*

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

- Webinar Option -

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Practice Boundaries Series: Using Your Massage Therapist Spidey Senses Wisely
November 3, 2020  |  9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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 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

*Due to Covid-19 restrictions, this has been made into a WEBINAR ONLY event.*

- Webinar Option -

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2020 Massage Therapy Research Symposium
November 8, 2020  |  10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
4 Core Competency Credits

5th Annual Research Symposiuim 

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS - PAMELA FITCH, M. Ad. Ed., RMT 
& RUTH WERNER, BCTMB


MORE DETAILS COMING SOON.....

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
MTAM Associate Members: $35 + GST
Non-Members: $50 + GST
MTAM Student Members: FREE (Please email us info@mtam.mb.ca)


The price of this course has been subsidized for MTAM members to help them access this info while their businesses are recovering. Regular pricing will resume in 2021.

*Due to Covid-19 restrictions, this has been made into a WEBINAR ONLY event.*

- Webinar Option -

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PIP 4: Handling Difficult Clients & Working Alone Safely
November 23, 2020  |  10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
1.5 Core Competency Credits

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

 

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

*Due to Covid-19 restrictions, this has been made into a WEBINAR ONLY event.*

- Webinar Option -

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December - 2020

Charting Best Practices: How to Chart More Information in Less Time
December 6, 2020  |  10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2 Core Competency 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, be more prepared in case you are audited and show you 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: $35 plus GST
MTAM Associate Members: $65 + GST
Non-Members: $95 + GST

The price of this course has been subsidized for MTAM members to help them access this info while their businesses are recovering. Regular pricing will resume in 2021.

*Due to Covid-19 restrictions, this has been made into a WEBINAR ONLY event.*

- Webinar Option -

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Money Monday: Getting Ready for Tax Time & Tax Tips for RMTs
December 7, 2020  |  10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
1.5 Core Competency Credits

With Sheldon Heidebrecht | 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: NOW FREE!

*Due to Covid-19 restrictions, this has been made into a WEBINAR ONLY event.*

- Webinar Option -

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