MTAA SPONSORED COURSES 

The MTAA strives to provide our members with services and opportunities to enhance their practice as well as support the profession of Massage Therapy. In 2022 the MTAA will be hosting sponsored in-person courses that members can register to attend and receive MTAA PD credits. Our goal is to bring continuing education to Massage Therapists that elevate your practice and expand your knowledge. By bringing these instructors to Alberta, we save you the cost of travel and the additional time away from your practice.

All sponsored courses are MTAA approved and are available for MTAA PD credits. For more information, please see the upcoming course schedule below.

EARLYBIRD PRICING - FOR MEMBERS ONLY
Registration during the Early Bird period is only available for MTAA members. Non-members will have the opportunity to register for sponsored courses after this period has ended and the regular registration period has opened. There are registration limits for each course, so it is important that you register early to ensure you can attend. Please refer to the course details below to confirm the registration deadlines.

REFUNDS
Please be advised that refunds are not provided and registration is non-transferable. If there are government restrictions implemented that prevent an MTAA sponsored course from being held, an alternative course date will be offered. In cases where an alternative date is not possible, members will be refunded. 

UPDATED: PROOF OF VACCINATION
Proof of vaccination is no longer required by the school in which these are being hosted, however, the school requires that participants mask at all times while on campus.

 



COURSE SCHEDULE 

 


SEPTEMBER 2022

CHRONIC PAIN MANAGEMENT FOR MASSAGE THERAPISTS
Instructed by: Eric Purves
MTAA Approved for 16 primary credits
CMMOTA Approved for 15 primary credits


Date: September 24 - 25, 2022
Time: 9 AM - 5 PM 
City: EDMONTON
Location: MH Vicars School of Massage Therapy
2828 Calgary Trail NW, Edmonton, AB

COURSE PRICING:
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MTAA MEMBER Price ..............................................................................................$550 plus GST
NON-MEMBER Price ...............................................................................................$575 plus GST

In this course you will learn:

  • How massage therapists can be the leaders in the treatment and management for those living with chronic pain.
  • Knowledge of the current best evidence in pain science, including definitions, epidemiology, and current theories of chronic pain
  • Understanding of major therapeutic approaches to chronic pain management
  • Ability to develop rapport and work effectively with chronic pain patients.
  • Learn how to incorporate current evidence-based frameworks on chronic pain to enhance your practice, improve patient outcomes, and decrease practitioner stress
  • Ability to identify the person requiring a shift from routine treatment
  • Understanding of how existing manual and practical skills can be effectively modified to improve patient outcomes

 



About Eric Purves

 

Eric Purves MRSc, RMT has been an RMT since 2006. He is a member of the education faculty at PainBC where he teaches a course on chronic pain management. Eric has his own education company where he has instructed over 90 workshops across the world on pain, manual therapy, movement/exercise therapies and rehabilitation principles for musculoskeletal health care providers.

His graduate studies at the University of British Columbia focused on knowledge translation and the application of research evidence into healthcare practice. Eric has presented his research at conferences and regularly publishes articles in various massage therapy journals.