Massage Therapy Association Professional Development Day
Saturday, April 18, 2020 09:00 am to 16:30 pm CANCELLED
Open to all Registered Massage Therapists
- Cannabis Use information session with a Pharmacist
- Identifying Skin Conditions with a Registered Nurse
- Tips on how to handle unwanted client behavior
- Mental Health and resources available
- Assessment tips for the Pelvis
- Plus a chance to mingle and meet other RMTs!
Continuing Education Credits: 6 Category A CEUs for PEIMTA members
- Time Session Presenter
- 8:30 – 8:55 Registration, coffee/snacks
- 8:55-9:00 Welcome, introductions
- 9:00-10:30 Mental Health for All Les Wagner
- 10:30 – 10:40 Break/change over
- 10:40 -11:40 Cannabis – What a RMT should know Laurae Kloschinsky & Craig Meek
- 11:40 – 11:50 Break/Changeover
- 11:50-12:45 Client Interactions and Boundaries Martha Robinson
- 12:45 – 1:30 Lunch
- 1:30 -2:30 Know Your Skin Stephanie Scharf
- 2:30 – 2:45 Break/Changeover
- 2:45 – 4:15 Pelvis Assessment David Schneider
- 4:15 – 4:30 Wrap Up, session feedback
Please email PEIMTA.CEU@Gmail.COM
Session Descriptions and Presenter Bios:
- “Mental Health for All” a presentation offering information on mental health problems, how to help yourself and others, signs of mental health distress, and helpful resources, both formal and informal.
- “Cannabis- What a RMT should know”a medical cannabis overview including what it is and how it works, how it is used, differences between methods of administration. Including information on access, different formulations, monitoring, and common indications for use (what the evidence says).
- "Know Your Skin" - a workshop that will help you to identify suspicious skin lesions and guide you to professionally refer clients to their doctors for further investigation.
- “Client Interactions and Boundaries” – a psychological overview of sex, touch and intimacy exploring tools for maintaining boundaries, when and how to address sexual attraction and offering an intervention model for addressing sexual misconduct.
- “Pelvic Assessments” - A look at pelvic assessment using orthopaedic test review. Advanced approach to inspection and motion palpating of the pelvis to identify physiological and pathological lesions. Workshop will have a practical component with members doing exchanges of assessment. Understanding of sacral movement assessment.
Les Wagner, Regional Director for CMHA Prince County, with Canadian Mental Health Association for 27 years. He has a B.A. from UPEI in Sociology. Les oversees all programs and supports offered by CMHA in Prince County and does many presentations on an assortment of mental health-related topics such as Stress and Mental Wellness and Maintaining Mental Health. Les also conducts various workshops such as Mental Health First Aid, Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training, SafeTALK, Mental Health Works and Living Life to the Full. Les lives in Summerside PEI and has 3 sons.
Craig Meek has been a community pharmacist since graduating from Dalhousie University in 2005 and has been with the Murphy’s team since 2008. His areas of interest within the profession include pharmaceutical compounding (specifically, pain management and paediatric medicine) and geriatric pharmacy.
Laurae Kloschinsky has been a pharmacist since graduating from the University of Saskatchewan in 2006. She has practiced in various settings including community and specialty pharmacy and is a Board Certified Geriatric Pharmacist (BCGP). Laurae’s areas of practice interest include senior care pharmacy and education and program development. She has been a guest speaker in various education sessions and programs and has recently completed additional training in the area of Cannabis & Patient Care in Pharmacy.
Martha Robinson has been a massage therapist for 26 years, and taught massage therapy in the US for 10 years before moving to PEI in 2009. One of her favourite courses to teach was Business, Law and Ethics, and she will be sharing information from the textbook The Ethics of Touch, by Ben E. Benjamin and Cherie Sohnen-Moe.
Stephanie Scharf has been an RN and RMT for 25 years and is the current president of the PEIMTA. She lives with her husband and fur babies in Cavendish year round where she practices massage therapy in her home based clinic.
David Schneider is an RMT and has been practicing for over 20 years. David is the owner and operator of Medical Massage Therapy Centre. He practices a unique style of treatment using combos of Physiotherapy and Osteopathic techniques along with Massage Therapy. David was also the head Assessments instructor at Everest College in Ottawa, Ontario.