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Manitoba Physiotherapy Association

MPA provides leadership for and direction to the physiotherapy profession; fosters excellence in practice, education and research; and positions the physiotherapy profession as integral to the health and wellness of Manitobans.

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Continuing Education

MPA offers several professional development courses to help meet your learning needs, which are discounted for members. Below is a list of the upcoming opportunities.

Embodia has several upcoming free webinars that may be of interest to you. They are listed below for you and have hyperlinked to the webinar page where you can find more information. Please feel free to share any of them with your community.

  1. How Health Professionals Can Earn More, Work Less, and Enjoy Life with Paul Wright and Karim Meghji
  2. Evidence Informed Management of Concussions and Headaches with Meaghan Adams (all 500 seats are currently full but we have a waitlist that practitioners can join)
  3. An Introduction to the Pain Truth Certification Program with Bahram Jam
  4. Functional Nutrition for Chronic Pain with Joe Tatta


 Maggie Bergeron
Co-Founder Embodia
Community Director TechTO Health

Level 2 Wound Care Course for Occupational Therapist and Physiotherapist

No Registration Fee

Fri, Feb. 28th, 2020 - 8:30 am to 12:30 pm
Contact Name: 
Jane McSwiggan - Research and Education Coordinator
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Advanced Upper Extremity (Part1) / Shoulder Complex: Brandon, MB

Advanced Upper Extremity (Part I) / SHOULDER COMPLEX: Brandon, MB

March 7, 2020 @ 9:00 am - March 8, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

Brandon Regional Health Centre, 150 McTavish Ave E
Brandon, MB R7A 2B3 Canada + Google Map


Register Now!


March 7-8, 2020

Find out more »     https://www.aptei.ca/courses

Sat, Mar. 7th, 2020 - 9:00 am to Sun, Mar. 8th, 2020 - 5:00 pm

Movement Based Approach to Pain Management

Presented by: Michael Sangster, BSc PT, MBA, DPT

This one-day course will provide the clinician with an understanding of clinically relevant pain science and brain based rehabilitation techniques that target specific pain mechanisms.

Sat, Apr. 18th, 2020 (All day)
Contact Name: 
Karen Malenchak
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6th Annual Pan Am Rehabilitation Symposium: Post-operative Rehabilitation & Return to Sport

This two-day educational event is a great opportunity for physiotherapists with an interest in orthopaedics and treating post-surgical clients. We are deviating a little from our usual format of focusing on a single joint or pathology. This year will include topics on ACL rehabilitation, Achilles tendon rupture management, management of patients after hip arthroscopy, and return to running and sport after injury/surgery.  There will also be a lecture and demonstration of return to play testing to help clinicians understand whether they are hitting the mark with their clients in getting them back to sport safely. 

 As with previous symposia, there will be a cadaveric surgical demonstration, this year for a massive rotator cuff tear. The “Mythbusters” multidisciplinary panel will be there to answer any number of questions you might have regarding surgery, pathology and treatment with the best available evidence. 

 We have chosen this year to venture into the gym instead of the gross lab. In lieu of the cadaver dissection we will be going offsite to Undefeated CrossFit where we will spend Sunday afternoon improving our exercise prescription skills with regards to weight lifting, resistance training and sport specific exercise progressions for post-surgical patients. 

Sat, Apr. 18th, 2020 - 8:00 am to Sun, Apr. 19th, 2020 - 4:00 pm
Contact Name: 
Mark Beatty or Shannon Larkins
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ConnectTherapy & the Thorax with Dr. Linda-Joy Lee

On this 4-day course you will learn the manual skills and clinical reasoning framework of the Thoracic Ring Approach and ConnectTherapy to determine when the thorax is or is not the primary driver for pain or reduced performance during whole body movements. These skills providethe base to examine the thoracic rings across a wide variety of meaningful tasks. Specific thoracic ring treatment techniques developed by LJ will be practiced, along with specific exercise prescription and program design for optimal neuromuscular control and loading of the thoracic rings. This 4-day version of the course allows more time for hands-on skill practice and more in-depth application of LJ's new phases of treatment and exercise prescription to progress to high load function and activities requiring control with speed.

Regular Pricing: $1,800 + 5% GST

Special Pricing for MPA members: $1,450 + 5% GST

New Grads ONLY (3 spots): $1,100 + 5% GST

Link to her vimeo video https://vimeo.com/115893119


Wed, May. 6th, 2020 - 9:00 am to Sat, May. 9th, 2020 - 4:30 pm

Treating and Training the Female Runner - in Saskatoon, SK

The female runner presents practitioners with unique challenges. Women are 2x more likely to sustain a running injury than men; experience a higher rate of incontinence than age-matched women in general population; and need to navigate the changes brought by pregnancy and postpartum to continue to participate in their sport of choice. It is critical that both male and female orthopedic, sports medicine, and pelvic health professionals recognize and have skills to address the inter-relationship of muskuloskeletal, performance and pelvic/abdominal health needs of female runners in their care. These issues are intertwined within the brains and bodies os athletic females, we can no longer separate them in our clinical and fitness programming.

Sat, Jun. 13th, 2020 - 9:00 am to Sun, Jun. 14th, 2020 - 4:30 pm

Mary Massery's I Survived, Now What?

Treating the Musculoskeletal Consequences of Maturing with a Chronic Health Condition.

Fri, Jun. 19th, 2020 - 9:00 am to Sun, Jun. 21st, 2020 - 4:00 pm
Contact Name: 
Karen Malenchak
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NDT Introductory Course in the Management and the Treatment of Adults with Hemiplegia

This 3-day interdisciplinary course is designed to give participants basic knowledge about the NDT approach and how it is applied in rehabilitation to promote recovery of function following neurological damage. Core concepts from research in neuroplasticity and motor learning will be discussed. Hands-on lab practice and patient demonstration will be used to augment the learning process. All rehabilitation disciplines are encouraged to participate to ensure a cross-functional practice setting.

Fri, Mar. 5th, 2021 - 8:00 am to Sun, Mar. 7th, 2021 - 4:30 pm
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