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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.

Biomechanical Approach to the Treatment of the Foot and Ankle

Registration now open!!

The course is designed to help the graduate physiotherapist better assess and treat patients who present with lower kinetic chain dysfunction of the foot and ankle. The philosophy of this course is to prepare participants to do this through critical analysis and problem solving.

Sat, Oct. 19th, 2019 - 8:00 am to Sun, Oct. 20th, 2019 - 4:30 pm
Contact Name: 
Russ Horbal
Contact Email: 
Contact Phone Number: 

The 23rd Annual BUG Day

On October 22, 2019, the Department of continuing professional development (CPD) at the University of Manitoba and Health Sciences Centre is hosting the above noted programme. The programme is FREE and completely accredited by the for primary care and specialist physicians, pharmacists and can be used for professional development credits for laboratory technologists, and nurses. To receive credit for attending Bug Day 2019, attendees must register at the following University of Manitoba link:


For Bug Day 2019 presentations will address a broad range of topics in Infectious Diseases, Public Health and Infection Prevention and Control. The program will be fast-paced, with multiple opportunities for audience engagement. The agenda is shown in the attached poster. For more information about Bug Day, please click on the following link:


Tue, Oct. 22nd, 2019 (All day)

Cupping Massage

Cupping Massage For the HEAD and FACE

This modality allows for a unique approach to the fascia and sinews. Cupping has an ability to affect much deeper tissue, remove fascial restrictions and move fluid, and increase range of motion, lending itself to be an effective treatment for several facial ailments.

DATE: Sunday, Nov 17th - Evolve Massage College, 1445 Portage Ave, 5th Flr, Clarion Hotel Bldg, Winnipeg

Cupping Massage Course

Cupping Massage brings the ancient art of cupping to the modern-day practice. This modality allows for a unique approach to the fascia and body fluids. Cupping has an ability to affect deeper tissue, remove fascial restrictions, and increase range of motion, with little stress on your hands.

DATE: Saturday, Nov 16th - Evolve Massage College, 1455 Portage Ave, 5th Flr, Clarion Hotel Bldg, Winnipeg

Sat, Nov. 16th, 2019 - 9:00 am to Sun, Nov. 17th, 2019 - 4:30 pm
Contact Name: 
Shenan Hartwell
Contact Phone Number: 

Scoliosis and Pilates Workshop

This dynamic one-day seminar is a mix of theory and practical sessions on the use of Pilates in the management of Scoliosis. This course is open to all licensed physiotherapists and all certified Pilates instructors from a recognized school of Pilates.

 Over the course of the day you will review the history of Scoliosis, its incidence and development and how it is now one of the most prevalent issues facing Physiotherapists and Pilates teachers alike. The difference between congenital and idiopathic scoliosis will be discussed, along with the mix between C-curve and S-curve deformities of the spine and their differing challenges. Following this, you will be guided through the APPI’s step by step program of how to deliver a successful in clinic scoliosis session, small group classes as well as a specific home exercise program.

 The course is led by Dr. Misty Rose Austin PPDPT, MPhty, BKin, APPI America Presenter. You will receive a Pilates & Scoliosis Certification from the APPI.


You will also receive a free 12 month Global Membership with the APPI that includes exclusive access to the Members Area of the APPI website with training videos, research articles, special offers and the MAPPI after your name (Member of the APPI). The APPI can deliver other certification modules (Osteoporosis, Pelvic Floor, Shoulder & Neck etc) and can also custom make workshops and seminars to meet your clinics needs. Pilates Certification coming too.


Sat, Nov. 16th, 2019 - 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Contact Name: 
Pilates Manitoba
Contact Email: 
Contact Phone Number: 
204-487-2287 or text 204-999-9984

The Hip Bone is Connected to the Knee Bone

This practical, hands-on course will allow participants to enhance their assessment techniques of the lower quadrant, with an emphasis on an integrated approach.   The identification of clients having the potential to benefit from specific treatment interventions will be discussed, with instruction in manual therapy techniques and evidence-based exercise prescription.  Both instructors hold their Advanced Diploma in Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy, and their Masters of Clinical Science from the University of Western Ontario.   Registrants can expect an engaging day of learning with a number of practical take-aways that can be applied the following day in clinic.

Sat, Feb. 1st, 2020 (All day)
Contact Name: 
Karen Malenchak
Contact Email: 
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