Professional Development

The Massage Therapy Association of Manitoba offers a comprehensive Professional Development Program designed to support the ongoing growth and learning of RMTs. This program provides a range of opportunities for members to enhance their skills, expand their knowledge, and stay up to date with the latest developments in the field.

MTAM Professional Development Program Info For Members

As a massage therapist, it’s important to constantly improve your skills and knowledge to provide safe and ethical care. Professional development and continuing competence is the cornerstone of ethical and competent healthcare practice. MTAM has had a compulsory Continuing Education program since 2002, and all Practicing and Non-Practicing members participate in the Professional Development Program, which includes an annual self-assessment.

Here are some key features of the MTAM Professional Development Program:

1. Self-directed professional development

MTAM provides a framework to make it easy for members to self-assess, set goals, and plan education activities to help meet those goals. There are a wide variety of high-quality options for members to choose from and which take into consideration the member’s goals, interests, learning style, time, and budget.

2. Continuing Education Courses

MTAM organizes a variety of continuing education courses throughout the year. These courses cover a wide range of topics, including advanced massage techniques, specialized modalities, client assessment and treatment planning, ethics, business skills, and more. By participating in these courses, RMTs can deepen their expertise in specific areas and broaden their scope of practice.

3. Workshops and Seminars

MTAM hosts workshops and seminars presented by experienced professionals and industry experts. These events focus on specific techniques, research updates, industry trends, and other relevant subjects. RMTs can attend these sessions to gain valuable insights, refine their skills, and stay informed about advancements in the field.

4. Webinars and Online Learning

To accommodate busy schedules and provide flexibility, MTAM offers webinars and online learning opportunities. These virtual sessions cover a range of topics and allow RMTs to access valuable educational content from the comfort of their own homes. Webinars may feature guest speakers, panel discussions, case studies, and interactive Q&A sessions.

5. Annual Conference

MTAM hosts an annual conference that brings together RMTs, industry leaders, and experts from various fields. The conference features keynote presentations, breakout sessions, workshops, and networking opportunities. Attendees have the chance to learn from renowned speakers, exchange knowledge with peers, and discover the latest research and innovations in massage therapy.

6. Research and Evidence-Informed Practice

MTAM emphasizes the importance of evidence-informed practice and supports research initiatives within the massage therapy profession. Through the Professional Development Program, RMTs can access resources, research studies, and educational materials that promote the integration of evidence-informed approaches into their practice. This enables RMTs to provide the highest level of care to their clients.

7. Business and Practice Management

MTAM recognizes the importance of business and practice management skills for RMTs. The association offers professional development opportunities focused on business strategies, marketing, ethics, client communication, record-keeping, and other essential aspects of running a successful massage therapy practice.

By participating in the MTAM Professional Development Program, RMTs can continuously improve their skills, expand their knowledge base, and demonstrate their commitment to ongoing professional growth. The program is designed to meet the diverse needs and interests of members, ensuring that RMTs have access to high-quality educational opportunities that align with their individual career goals.

Contact us today for more information about the specific offerings and upcoming events within the MTAM Professional Development Program.

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