Education - Current Courses 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.

CURRENT COURSES AVAILABLE FOR REGISTRATION

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UPPER CERVICAL MOBILIZATIONS [COE] (09/09/2017)
September 9, 2017
Oshawa (Venue TBD)
DATE:September 9, 2017
TIME:9:00:00 AM to 5:00:00 PM
SPEAKER: Aaron Rutter, PT, BScPT, FCAMPT, CAFCI
VENUE: Oshawa (Venue TBD)
DESCRIPTION:

3.5 Category A CEUs

This one day practical course will focus on the therapistís ability to assess and treat joint stiffness in the upper cervical spine. The techniques learned will help the therapist understand the biomechanics of the region and to be able to treat neck pain and headaches caused by joint and muscle dysfunctions. Specific mobilizations of the neck z-joints (facets), stretching of the sub-occipital muscles and complimentary home exercises will be taught... 
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SACROILIAC JOINT DYSFUNCTIONS [COE] (09/10/2017)
September 10, 2017
Medix School - Toronto Campus Massage Clinic
DATE:September 10, 2017
TIME:9:00:00 AM to 5:00:00 PM
SPEAKER: Aaron Rutter, PT, BScPT, FCAMPT, CAFCI
VENUE: Medix School - Toronto Campus Massage Clinic
DESCRIPTION:

3.5 Category A CEUS

This one day practical course will focus on the therapistís ability to assess and treat sacroiliac joint stiffness. The therapist will learn the biomechanics of the region with particular emphasis on how to assess this clinically. Techniques taught will include joint movement assessment, manual mobilizations and muscle energy techniques. Also learn evidence based pain provocation tests which will help you rule in or out the sacroiliac joint as the ... 
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RECORD KEEPING ESSENTIALS (09/17/2017)
September 17, 2017
Suite Success at EES Direct Inc (Barrie)
DATE:September 17, 2017
TIME:9:00:00 AM to 5:00:00 PM
SPEAKER: Amy Beggs, CTDP, RMT, BSW
VENUE: Suite Success at EES Direct Inc (Barrie)
DESCRIPTION:

3.5 Category A CEUs

This workshop provides a comprehensive and detailed review of all components of a Massage Therapistís record keeping requirements. It will include all necessary documentation such as:

  • Health history, initial treatment plan and ongoing notes
  • Key information that must be captured at every stage of the process
  • Additional information that should and should not be captured
  • Le... 
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GIBB PROFESSIONAL PORTFOLIO PREPARATION FOR MASSAGE THERAPISTS (09/17/17)
September 17, 2017
Holiday Inn Kitchener Waterloo Hotel & Conference Centre
DATE:September 17, 2017
TIME:10:00:00 AM to 2:15:00 PM
SPEAKER: Elizabeth Gibb, RMT
VENUE: Holiday Inn Kitchener Waterloo Hotel & Conference Centre
DESCRIPTION:

2 Category A CEUs

This workshop will provide you with a professionally designed portfolio, complete with ten tabbed sections and enclosures. Throughout the workshop we will discuss some of the required administrative responsibilities for a Registered Massage Therapist, show you how to do all of your online reporting including your mandatory Touchpoint articles, Self-Assessment Tool and CEU reporting. You will learn valuable tips on how to ... 
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ELBOW DYSFUNCTIONS [COE] (09/23/2017)
September 23, 2017
Trillium College, Kingston Campus
DATE:September 23, 2017
TIME:9:00:00 AM to 5:00:00 PM
SPEAKER: Aaron Rutter, PT, BScPT, FCAMPT, CAFCI
VENUE: Trillium College, Kingston Campus
DESCRIPTION:

3.5 Category A CEUs

This one day practical course will focus on the therapistís ability to effectively assess and treat the humeroradial, ulnohumeral and superior radioulnar joints. The biomechanics of the elbow and manual therapy assessment and treatment will be taught in detail. Learn how to apply evidence based lateral glides to treat tendinopathies like tennis elbow. Included in this course is palpating and assessing the upper extremity peripheral nerves. This cou... 
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THORACIC MOBILIZATIONS [COE] (09/24/2017)
September 24, 2017
Peterborough Physiotherapy and Sports Injuries Clinic
DATE:September 24, 2017
TIME:9:00:00 AM to 5:00:00 PM
SPEAKER: Aaron Rutter, PT, BScPT, FCAMPT, CAFCI
VENUE: Peterborough Physiotherapy and Sports Injuries Clinic
DESCRIPTION:

3.5 Category A CEUs

This one day practical course will focus on the therapistís ability to assess and treat joint stiffness in the thoracic spine. Techniques will be focused on manual therapy evaluation and treatment of the z-joints (facets). Complimentary home exercises that involve thoracic stretching and self mobilization will be taught in detail. The course is designed to challenge the therapistís clinical reasoning skills, and the knowledge gained will be easy to... 
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ANKLE AND FOOT DYSFUNCTIONS [COE] (09/30/2017)
September 30, 2017
Ottawa Valley (Pembroke/Deep River) Venue TBD
DATE:September 30, 2017
TIME:9:00:00 AM to 5:00:00 PM
SPEAKER: Aaron Rutter, PT, BScPT, FCAMPT, CAFCI
VENUE: Ottawa Valley (Pembroke/Deep River) Venue TBD
DESCRIPTION:

3.5 Category A CEUs

This one day practical course will focus on the therapistís ability to assess and treat ankle and foot dysfunctions like joint stiffness, ankle sprains and strains, plantar fasciitis/osis and overpronation. The course will also review clinical tests to help you recognize when orthotics should be prescribed. The course is designed to challenge the therapistís clinical reasoning skills, and the knowledge gained will be easy for the therapist to appl... 
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SHOULDER MOBILIZATIONS [COE] (10/01/2017)
October 1, 2017
Joint Reaction Health Center (Ottawa)
DATE:October 1, 2017
TIME:9:00:00 AM to 5:00:00 PM
SPEAKER: Aaron Rutter, PT, BScPT, FCAMPT, CAFCI
VENUE: Joint Reaction Health Center (Ottawa)
DESCRIPTION: 3.5 Category A CEUs

This one day practical course will focus on the therapistís ability to assess and treat shoulder stiffness. The biomechanics of the shoulder and how to recognize capsular restrictions will be taught and demonstrated. Manual therapy techniques will be focused on specific glenohumeral mobilizations targeting different portions of the capsule. This course is designed to challenge the therapistís clinical reasoning skills, and the knowledge gained will be eas... 
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RECORD KEEPING ESSENTIALS (10/01/2017)
October 1, 2017
Niagara Falls, ON
DATE:October 1, 2017
TIME:9:00:00 AM to 5:00:00 PM
SPEAKER: Amy Beggs, CTDP, RMT, BSW
VENUE: Niagara Falls, ON
DESCRIPTION:

3.5 Category A CEUs

This workshop provides a comprehensive and detailed review of all components of a Massage Therapistís record keeping requirements. It will include all necessary documentation such as:

  • Health history, initial treatment plan and ongoing notes
  • Key information that must be captured at every stage of the process
  • Additional information that should and should not be captured
  • Legal requirements for maintenance,... 
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CLINICAL DECISION MAKING DURING AN ASSESSMENT: LIVE CASES [COE] (10/14/2017)
October 14, 2017
Suite Success at EES Direct Inc (Barrie)
DATE:October 14, 2017
TIME:9:00:00 AM to 5:00:00 PM
SPEAKER: Aaron Rutter, PT, BScPT, FCAMPT, CAFCI
VENUE: Suite Success at EES Direct Inc (Barrie)
DESCRIPTION:

3.5 Category A CEUs

Do you want to improve your clinical reasoning skills and decision making during an assessment? This one day course will offer the opportunity to systematically work through three live cases. This will involve a complete subjective exam and a comprehensive objective exam, along with a discussion of differential diagnosis. Appropriate treatment strategies will be discussed in detail for each case to ensure the patient leaves the assessment with clea... 
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WRIST DYSFUNCTIONS [COE] (10/15/2017)
October 15, 2017
Medix School - Toronto Campus Massage Clinic
DATE:October 15, 2017
TIME:9:00:00 AM to 5:00:00 PM
SPEAKER: Aaron Rutter, PT, BScPT, FCAMPT, CAFCI
VENUE: Medix School - Toronto Campus Massage Clinic
DESCRIPTION: 3.5 Category A CEUs

This one day practical course will focus on the therapistís ability to assess and treat joint stiffness, tendinopathies and carpal tunnel at the wrist. Specific mobilization techniques for the carpal bones will be taught in detail, as well as self mobilizations techniques which can be used as home exercises. Evidenced based strength testing and strengthening strategies will be reviewed for tendinopathies. The course is designed to challenge the therapistí... 
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GIBB PROFESSIONAL PORTFOLIO PREPARATION FOR MASSAGE THERAPISTS (10/15/17)
October 15, 2017
Kingston, ON
DATE:October 15, 2017
TIME:10:00:00 AM to 2:15:00 PM
SPEAKER: Elizabeth Gibb, RMT
VENUE: Kingston, ON
DESCRIPTION:

2 Category A CEUs

This workshop will provide you with a professionally designed portfolio, complete with ten tabbed sections and enclosures. Throughout the workshop we will discuss some of the required administrative responsibilities for a Registered Massage Therapist, show you how to do all of your online reporting including your mandatory Touchpoint articles, Self-Assessment Tool and CEU reporting. You will learn valuable tips on how to ... 
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LUMBAR MOBILIZATIONS [COE] (10/21/2017)
October 21, 2017
Canadian College of Massage & Hydrotherapy - Cambridge Campus
DATE:October 21, 2017
TIME:9:00:00 AM to 5:00:00 PM
SPEAKER: Aaron Rutter, PT, BScPT, FCAMPT, CAFCI
VENUE: Canadian College of Massage & Hydrotherapy - Cambridge Campus
DESCRIPTION: 3.5 Category A CEUs

This one day practical course will focus on the therapistís ability to assess and treat joint stiffness of the lumbar spine.  The techniques learned will help the therapist understand the biomechanics of the region and how to treat low back pain caused by joint dysfunction. An introduction to locking the lumbar spine for treatment will be taught to allow the therapist to be more aggressive with their mobilizations. This course is designed so that the... 
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UPPER CERVICAL MOBILIZATIONS [COE] (10/22/2017)
October 22, 2017
D'Arcy Lane School of Massage Therapy (London)
DATE:October 22, 2017
TIME:9:00:00 AM to 5:00:00 PM
SPEAKER: Aaron Rutter, PT, BScPT, FCAMPT, CAFCI
VENUE: D'Arcy Lane School of Massage Therapy (London)
DESCRIPTION:

3.5 Category A CEUs

This one day practical course will focus on the therapistís ability to assess and treat joint stiffness in the upper cervical spine. The techniques learned will help the therapist understand the biomechanics of the region and to be able to treat neck pain and headaches caused by joint and muscle dysfunctions. Specific mobilizations of the neck z-joints (facets), stretching of the sub-occipital muscles and complimentary home exercises will be taught... 
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MID/LOWER CERVICAL MOBILIZATIONS [COE] (10/28/2017)
October 28, 2017
Eastern Ontario (Cornwall Area) Venue TBD
DATE:October 28, 2017
TIME:9:00:00 AM to 5:00:00 PM
SPEAKER: Aaron Rutter, PT, BScPT, FCAMPT, CAFCI
VENUE: Eastern Ontario (Cornwall Area) Venue TBD
DESCRIPTION:
3.5 Category A CEUs

This one day practical course will focus on the therapistís ability to assess and treat joint stiffness in the mid/lower cervical spine. The techniques learned will help the therapist understand the biomechanics of the region and to be able to treat neck pain and headaches caused by joint dysfunctions. Three different techniques of mobilizing the neck z-joints (facets) and complimentary home exercises will be taught in detail. This course is de... 
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CLINICAL DECISION MAKING DURING AN ASSESSMENT: LIVE CASES [COE] (10/29/2017)
October 29, 2017
Kemptville Physiotherapy Centre
DATE:October 29, 2017
TIME:9:00:00 AM to 5:00:00 PM
SPEAKER: Aaron Rutter, PT, BScPT, FCAMPT, CAFCI
VENUE: Kemptville Physiotherapy Centre
DESCRIPTION:

3.5 Category A CEUs

Do you want to improve your clinical reasoning skills and decision making during an assessment? This one day course will offer the opportunity to systematically work through three live cases. This will involve a complete subjective exam and a comprehensive objective exam, along with a discussion of differential diagnosis. Appropriate treatment strategies will be discussed in detail for each case to ensure the patient leaves the assessment with clea... 
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RECORD KEEPING ESSENTIALS (10/29/2017)
October 29, 2017
Holiday Inn Toronto Yorkdale
DATE:October 29, 2017
TIME:9:00:00 AM to 5:00:00 PM
SPEAKER: Amy Beggs, CTDP, RMT, BSW
VENUE: Holiday Inn Toronto Yorkdale
DESCRIPTION:

3.5 Category A CEUs

This workshop provides a comprehensive and detailed review of all components of a Massage Therapistís record keeping requirements. It will include all necessary documentation such as:

  • Health history, initial treatment plan and ongoing notes
  • Key information that must be captured at every stage of the process
  • Additional information that should and should not be captured
  • Le... 
    More detailed information....
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THORACIC MOBILIZATIONS [COE] (11/04/2017)
November 4, 2017
Trillium College, Kingston Campus
DATE:November 4, 2017
TIME:9:00:00 AM to 5:00:00 PM
SPEAKER: Aaron Rutter, PT, BScPT, FCAMPT, CAFCI
VENUE: Trillium College, Kingston Campus
DESCRIPTION:

3.5 Category A CEUs

This one day practical course will focus on the therapistís ability to assess and treat joint stiffness in the thoracic spine. Techniques will be focused on manual therapy evaluation and treatment of the z-joints (facets). Complimentary home exercises that involve thoracic stretching and self mobilization will be taught in detail. The course is designed to challenge the therapistís clinical reasoning skills, and the knowledge gained will be easy to... 
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THE HIDDEN CAUSE OF LBP: THE HIP [COE] (11/05/2017)
November 5, 2017
Joint Reaction Health Center (Ottawa)
DATE:November 5, 2017
TIME:9:00:00 AM to 5:00:00 PM
SPEAKER: Aaron Rutter, PT, BScPT, FCAMPT, CAFCI
VENUE: Joint Reaction Health Center (Ottawa)
DESCRIPTION: 3.5 Category A CEUs

This one day practical course will focus on the therapistís ability to recognize and treat hip dysfunctions which contribute to low back pain. Techniques will be focused on assessing the hip and low back for postural, biomechanical and muscle imbalances causing dysfunctions like sciatica, z-joint irritation and low back muscle strain. Specific stretching of the hip capsule and muscles will be demonstrated as well as hip strengthening exercises with partic... 
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RIB MOBILIZATIONS [COE] (11/11/2017)
November 11, 2017
ProActive Health (Oakville)
DATE:November 11, 2017
TIME:9:00:00 AM to 5:00:00 PM
SPEAKER: Aaron Rutter, PT, BScPT, FCAMPT, CAFCI
VENUE: ProActive Health (Oakville)
DESCRIPTION:
3.5 Category A CEUs

This one day practical course will focus on the therapistís ability to assess and treat joint stiffness in the ribs. Techniques will be focused on manual therapy evaluation and treatment of the costotransverse and sternocostal joints. Complimentary home exercises that involve thorax stretching and self mobilization will be taught in detail. The course is designed to challenge the therapistís clinical reasoning skills, and the knowledge gained w... 
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SACROILIAC JOINT DYSFUNCTIONS [COE] (11/12/2017)
November 12, 2017
Ontario College of Health & Technology (OCHT)
DATE:November 12, 2017
TIME:9:00:00 AM to 5:00:00 PM
SPEAKER: Aaron Rutter, PT, BScPT, FCAMPT, CAFCI
VENUE: Ontario College of Health & Technology (OCHT)
DESCRIPTION:

3.5 Category A CEUS

This one day practical course will focus on the therapistís ability to assess and treat sacroiliac joint stiffness. The therapist will learn the biomechanics of the region with particular emphasis on how to assess this clinically. Techniques taught will include joint movement assessment, manual mobilizations and muscle energy techniques. Also learn evidence based pain provocation tests which will help you rule in or out the sacroiliac joint as the ... 
More detailed information....

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GIBB PROFESSIONAL PORTFOLIO PREPARATION FOR MASSAGE THERAPISTS (11/12/17)
November 12, 2017
Holiday Inn Toronto Yorkdale
DATE:November 12, 2017
TIME:10:00:00 AM to 2:15:00 PM
SPEAKER: Elizabeth Gibb, RMT
VENUE: Holiday Inn Toronto Yorkdale
DESCRIPTION:

2 Category A CEUs

This workshop will provide you with a professionally designed portfolio, complete with ten tabbed sections and enclosures. Throughout the workshop we will discuss some of the required administrative responsibilities for a Registered Massage Therapist, show you how to do all of your online reporting including your mandatory Touchpoint articles, Self-Assessment Tool and CEU reporting. You will learn valuable tips on how to ... 
More detailed information....

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SURFACE ANATOMY: UPPER [COE] (11/25/2017)
November 25, 2017
Peterborough Physiotherapy and Sports Injuries Clinic
DATE:November 25, 2017
TIME:9:00:00 AM to 5:00:00 PM
SPEAKER: Aaron Rutter, PT, BScPT, FCAMPT, CAFCI
VENUE: Peterborough Physiotherapy and Sports Injuries Clinic
DESCRIPTION: 3.5 Category A CEUs

This one day practical course will focus on improving the therapistís surface palpation skills. We will focus on finding key landmarks in the cervical and thoracic spine, ribcage, shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand. These landmarks will include bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments and nerves. By the end of the day your confidence with your palpation skills will be greatly improved.

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SURFACE ANATOMY: UPPER [COE] (11/26/2017)
November 26, 2017
Medix School - Toronto Campus Massage Clinic
DATE:November 26, 2017
TIME:9:00:00 AM to 5:00:00 PM
SPEAKER: Aaron Rutter, PT, BScPT, FCAMPT, CAFCI
VENUE: Medix School - Toronto Campus Massage Clinic
DESCRIPTION: 3.5 Category A CEUs

This one day practical course will focus on improving the therapistís surface palpation skills. We will focus on finding key landmarks in the cervical and thoracic spine, ribcage, shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand. These landmarks will include bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments and nerves. By the end of the day your confidence with your palpation skills will be greatly improved.

... 
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