|Education - Education Conference||The Continuing Education Program is designed to help massage therapists increase their knowledge base to continuously improve for both their own personal success and that of the client.|
Hosted at the Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel & Conference Centre on June 1, 2019, the theme for the RMTAO Education Conference: Excellence in Practice is the Biopsychosocial Model of Pain. The Conference will feature two compelling keynote speakers and a variety of concurrent education sessions. Each participant will be able to customize their learning experience to suit their own needs, choosing from session streams that focus on the three aspects of this model: biological, psychological and social factors.
The biopsychosocial model for pain is a multidirectional interaction between physiology, thoughts, emotions, behaviors, culture, and beliefs. How an individual experiences pain is influenced by more than just tissue damage or other factors. The intensity or duration of the pain that an individual experiences is also related to psychological issues such as mood (e.g. depression or anxiety), perceived quality of life, and other emotions. Individual pain perception is also related to social factors, such as the way individuals in the country or culture in which you live deal with pain. Understanding the dynamic interactions between these biological, psychological and social factors will help therapists to better understand the experience of pain.
The RMTAO exists in order to advance the massage therapy profession in Ontario. Improvements in the ability of Registered Massage Therapists to provide quality care will improve the health of the people of Ontario whom the profession serves.
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