COVID-19 Updates

MTAM Events

April - 2021

2021 MTAM Annual Spring Conference
April 24, 2021  |  9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
15.5 Core Competency Credits

Mark your calendars! The Annual MTAM Spring Conference will return April 24-26, 2021!

Registration opens for all on February 11th
We are proud to be hosting the Spring Conference as a virtual event on the Eventmobi platform.

COVID-19 continues to affect our ability to plan large-scale in-person events like the Spring Conference but Eventmobi will allow us to create a conference experience with many of your favourite activities including:

  • Amazing presenters and education events
  • Exhibition hall and shopping (virtual booths and online shopping opportunities)
  • Sponsorship opportunities
  • Virtual lounge for participants to connect with colleagues 
  • Annual General Meeting
We are pleased to welcome RMTs from across Canada, the USA and internationally in addition to our local colleagues from other areas of healthcare!

For more information please visit the MTAM Conference Website: http://mtamconference.com/

All membership classes for only $129!*
Special MTAM student member price of $99!* (students, please email info@mtam.mb.ca to register)
Non-member price of $199!*

(*plus gst)

Yes, that price is for the entire conference! 

 

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

 

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2021 MTAM Annual General Meeting
April 26, 2021  |  9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
2 Complementary Credits

On behalf of the Board of Directors, please plan to attend the MTAM Annual General Meeting to review details of last year (2020) and elect the Board for 2021/2022.

MORE DETAILS TO COME

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

 

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

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May - 2021

Massage Therapy for Clients with a History of Trauma or PTSD: A 6-part webinar series with Pamela Fitch
May 1, 2021  |  9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
12 Core Competency Credits

This webinar has been broken down into 6-parts that are smaller, more digestible bits and is 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 
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. 

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.*

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Practice Boundaries Series: Using Your Massage Therapist Spidey Senses Wisely
May 5, 2021  |  7:00 PM - 9:00 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
MTAM Associate Members: $25 + GST

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

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Neurological Conditions with Sheila Bergman
May 6, 2021  |  10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2 Core Competency Credits

With Sheila Bergman, RMT

Neurological Conditions, is a workshop developed to educate massage therapists on best practices while working with clients with conditions that concern the nervous system. Parkinson’s Disease and Multiple Sclerosis in Manitoba will be a focus of the workshop, as well as pain syndromes, including Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. Learning Outcomes - The participant should be able to understand the effects of neurological conditions and pain syndromes on the body and how this affects massage treatment. They should be able to adapt their treatment plan to have a positive outcome, and most of all do no harm.

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.*

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CPR Level C Recertification
May 12, 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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Diagnostic Imaging: Visualizing Beneath the Skin
May 12, 2021  |  5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
2.5 Core Competency Credits

With Glen Bergeron PhD, CAT

In these days of digital accessibility and patient engagement in their diagnosis and medical care, you are likely going to be asked to look at their x-rays they have on their phone or the MRI/CT disc that they acquired from their medical practitioner.

It will become very clear just how important your anatomy knowledge will become. Equally important, you will recognize the importance of being able to identify anatomical landmarks in numerous planes and slices.

This course will introduce you to the anatomy of diagnostic imaging including X-ray, MRI, CT Scan, and MSK ultrasound. The workshop will include the use of MRI software to scan through MRI images.


MTAM Practicing/Non-Practicing/Retired/Student Members: $75 plus GST
MTAM Associate Members: $100 + GST
Non-Members: $125 + GST


The price of this course has been subsidized for MTAM members to help them access education while their businesses continue to recover. 

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

 

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Charting Best Practices: How to Chart More Information in Less Time
May 16, 2021  |  11:00 AM - 1:00 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. 

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

- Webinar Option -

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Money Monday: Mind your Money: an Introduction to the Psychology of Spending with Tim St. Vincent
May 17, 2021  |  5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
1.5 Core Competency Credits

Please join Tim St.Vincent from Credit Counselling Sociey as he discusses the Psychology of Spending! 

Have you ever wondered why you decided to buy a particular item or why you chose one brand over another? When it comes to getting consumers to make purchases, marketers have spent countless dollars and time towards understanding human behaviour.

Participants will learn about various marketing techniques and strategies to resist temptation.

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

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

- Webinar Option -

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Working Alone Safely with the RCMP
May 20, 2021  |  1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2 Core Competency Credits

Join the RCMP for this popular event that has been adapted for our members who live and work outside of Winnipeg. 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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Mental Health First Aid - Basic Level
May 25, 2021  |  9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
12 Core Competency Credits

*NEW DATE*
*THIS EVENT WILL BE IN-PERSON WITH SOCIAL DISTANCING*

With Deborah Romeyn, RMT


This course will be held IN-PERSON over two days: MAY 25th & 26th, 2021 


Mental Health First Aid – Basic is a 12-hour course in which participants will learn how to provide initial help to people who are showing signs of a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis.

The philosophy behind this training is that mental health crisis, such as suicidal and self-harming actions, may be avoided through early intervention.
If crisis do arise, then members of the public can take action that may reduce the harm that could result.

In the Basic course, the following mental health problems are covered:
·    Mood disorders
·    Anxiety disorders
·    Psychosis
·    Substance Use Disorder

 

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

Non-Members: $249 + GST

Fee includes course textbook and handouts. 
*No Lunch will be provided*
Minimum of 8 participants required

*Due to Covid-19 restrictions, this course will be in-person following the current public health order and physical distancing protocols.
 

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Research Committee Webinar ~ Topic: OA Case Study
May 27, 2021  |  7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2 Core Competency Credits

Please join our MTAM Research Committee Chair, Jeffery Dalhouse and MTAM Research Committee member, Gillian Grodzik, for a review of their Osteo Arthritis case study.

MORE DETAILS COMING SOON...


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

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

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June - 2021

Regional Meet & Greet ~ Dauphin and the Northern Region
June 3, 2021  |  7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2 Complementary Credits

With your regional representative(s) & MTAM's Executive Director, Tricia Weidenbacher RMT.

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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Money Monday: Retirement Planning with Ralph Irwin
June 7, 2021  |  5:00 PM - 6:30 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: $10
 

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

- Webinar Option -

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Mental Health Conditions with Sheila Bergman
June 9, 2021  |  1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2 Core Competency Credits

Please join Sheila Bergman RMT for this presentation on Mental Health Conditions.

This 2 hour webinar is intended to discuss mental health from a massage therapists perspective. Understanding the conditions to the best of our ability is helpful in our approach with clients. Medical treatment and options available will be dicussed as well as modifications that can enhance the massage therapy treatment. 

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.*

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Palliative and Compassionate Care with Sheila Bergman
June 10, 2021  |  9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
14 Core Competency Credits

*THIS EVENT WILL BE IN-PERSON WITH SOCIAL DISTANCING*

This 14-hour, 2-day program (June 10 & 11) 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: $259.00 +GST
Associate Members: $300.00 +GST
Non-Members: $350.00 +GST


The price of this course has been subsidized for MTAM members to help them access education while their businesses continue to recover. 

Course fee includes course handouts.

Minimum of 8 participants needed

Register
Regional Meet & Greet ~ Selkirk and the Interlake Region
June 15, 2021  |  7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2 Complementary Credits

With your regional representative(s) & MTAM's Executive Director, Tricia Weidenbacher RMT.

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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CPR Level C Recertification
June 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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Money Monday: 5 Steps to Boost your Financial Wealth with Moe Goguen
June 21, 2021  |  5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
1.5 Core Competency Credits

Please join Moe Goguen as he presents 5 Steps to Boost your Financial Wealth.

This presentation contains information on assessing your current situation: Creating goals, making a budget, acting on your plan, and keeping your finances healthy. 


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

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

- Webinar Option -

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The Aging Knee with Glen Bergeron
June 22, 2021  |  1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2 Core Competency Credits

Please join Glen Bergeron PhD, CAT on this discussion about The Aging Knee.

The presentation will discuss the cause and progression of joint arthritis using the knee as an example. The topics will include the anatomy of the knee; how arthritis in the knee occurs; progresses; what treatments are available and the important preventative steps that can be taken. 

MTAM Practicing/Non-Practicing/Retired/Student Members: $50 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 education while their businesses continue to recover. 

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

- Webinar Option -

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Perspectives in Practice 3: Best Practices in Marketing and Advertising for Your Business
June 24, 2021  |  10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2 Core Competency Credits

This great discussion with Shelly Bauer RMT will explore basic principles of marketing leading to a discussion of hands-on ideas and ways to grow your Massage Therapy practice.

This course is suitable for individuals and clinics.


MTAM Practicing/Non-Practicing/Retired/Student Members: FREE
Associate members: $15 + GST


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

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2021 Annual Awards Celebration
June 24, 2021  |  7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2 Core Competency Credits

Please join us for our 2021 Annual Awards Celebration!

The Awards Presentation is our chance to celebrate the many accomplishments of MTAM Members. From Milestone recognitions for years of membership, to the Educator and Mentor of the Year award as well as the Annual Merit award, there are many members who will be recognized.


The MTAM Merit award recognizes a member’s service to MTAM and the profession through strong leadership, and the highest standards in the areas of integrity, professionalism, innovation, advocacy, accountability and communication. 

The MTAM Mentor of the Year Award is presented to a member who goes above and beyond to make a real difference in the professional or academic life of their MTAM colleagues.

The Educator of the Year Award recognizes an individual with a history of academic excellence. The award aknowledges an individual who has made outstanding contributions to educating RMTs in our field and has an exceptional ability to inspire students and colleagues.

THIS IS A FREE EVENT FOR EVERYONE!

Additional Details to follow...

 

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Regional Meet & Greet ~ Brandon & the Prairie Mountain Region
June 29, 2021  |  7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2 Complementary Credits

With your regional representative(s) & MTAM's Executive Director, Tricia Weidenbacher RMT.

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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July - 2021

Living with Cancer with Sheila Bergman
July 7, 2021  |  6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2 Core Competency Credits

Please joing Sheila Bergman RMT for this presentation on Living with Cancer.

In this presentation, the participant will develop an understanding of what cancer is and how it affects the body, mind and spirit of the client. They will gain a general knowledge of treatments for cancer with a focus on treatments that may have an effect on the treatment plan.

The participant will 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.

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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Regional Meet & Greet ~ Morden, Winkler & the Southern Manitoba Region
July 8, 2021  |  7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2 Complementary Credits

With your regional representative(s) & MTAM's Executive Director, Tricia Weidenbacher RMT.

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

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

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Look Both Ways: Recognize and Respond to Healthcare Boundaries before Crossing
July 22, 2021  |  10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2 Core Competency Credits

This course will be an interactive session lead by Susan Kos-Whicher B.A. RMT, that combines information from all of our previous 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


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

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Research Committee Journal Club ~ Topic: TBD
July 26, 2021  |  7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2 Core Competency Credits

Journal Club Topic: TBD, but guaranteed to be awesome!

MORE DETAILS COMING SOON...

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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