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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.

Integrated Dry Needling (IDN)

Intramuscular Dry Needling (IDN) can be effective and useful afjunct to an overall treatment program for neuro-orthopaedic patients. THis course is designed to cover trigger point dry needling techniques for the whole body for varied musculoskeletal conditions. Prior needling experience is not required, but is an asset. This course is open to Physiotherapists only.

Course Dates: 6 days - 8 hours a day (48 hours); Please note that Fridays start at 12pm

  • January 12-14, 2018
  • February 23-25, 2018
Fri, Jan. 12th, 2018 - 12:00 pm
Contact Name: 
Scott Whitmore / Sarah Bleichert

Compass Interactive Workshop

Join fellow healthcare providers for a transformative 2-day continuing professional development experience guided by leaders in the field of interpersonal communication and connection. Use the CARE (Connect, Accept, Respond, Empower) model to optimize your patient outcomes, satisfaction, and self confidence. Through personal self-reflection and shared exploration exercises you will become more aware of your own communication styles, practices and biases and identify ongoing learning goals to continue your personal and professional development long after the workshop has ended.

Sat, Mar. 3rd, 2018 - 8:30 am to Sun, Mar. 4th, 2018 - 4:30 pm
Contact Name: 
Mark Beatty OR Shannon Larkins
Contact Phone Number: 

NDT/Bobath Certification: Management and Treatment of Adults with Hemiplegia

Location:  Sport Medicine Centre, 2nd Floor at the Sport for Life Building, 145 Pacific Ave.

Dates & Times:

Part 1 - March 23 - 26,  2018 8:30am - 5:00pm

Part 2 - April 20 - 23, 2018     8:30am - 5:00pm – Theatre room

Part 3 – May 25 – 28, 2018    8:30am – 5:00pm

               Part 4 – June 22 – 25, 2018    8:30am – 5:00pm

 Instructor:  Cathy Hazzard, B. Sc. P.T., MBA

Fri, Mar. 23rd, 2018 - 8:30 am to Mon, Jun. 25th, 2018 - 5:00 pm
Contact Name: 
Contact Phone Number: 

Vestibular Rehabilitation Courses

Introductory Vestibular Rehab course: Friday May 4th, from 12:30 pm to 8:30 pm, Saturday May 5th, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Advanced Vestibular Rehab course: Sunday May 6th, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Fri, May. 4th, 2018 - 12:30 pm to Sun, May. 6th, 2018 - 4:30 pm