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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.

Physiotherapy Assessment and Treatment for Cervical Dysfunction & Headache

Instructed by:

  • Darcy Reynolds BMR-PT, MCISc. (manip), FCAMPT
  • Terry Woodard B.Sc, BMR-PT, MCISc. (manip), FCAMPT

Space is limited so register early!

Sat, Sep. 15th, 2018 - 8:00 am to Sun, Sep. 16th, 2018 - 4:00 pm
Contact Name: 
Karen Malenchak
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A World of Hurt: A Guide to Classifying Pain

At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:

  1. Dfferentiate basic subjective and objective clinical characteristics for nociceptive, peripheral neurogenic, central sensitization, affective and motor / autonomic pain mechanisms.
  2. Apply Pain Mechanism Classification Systems (PMCS) to patients with pain complaints.
  3. Prescribe neuroscience patient education per yellow flag risk form high domain patterns for fear / escape avoidance behavior, self-efficacy and confidence, emotional stress, and nerve related pain.
  4. Understand patient rated outcome measures and psychometric measures for pain.
  5. Effectively classify dominating pain mechanisms using PMCS.
  6. Effectively prescribe active neurodynamic exercise for peripheral neurogenic pain mechanism, and Sensorimotor exercise for motor / autonomic pain mechanism.
Sat, Oct. 20th, 2018 - 8:00 am to Sun, Oct. 21st, 2018 - 5:00 pm
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4th Annual Pan Am Rehabilitation Symposium: The Foot and Ankle

This two day course for physiotherapists is designed to enhance the clinician’s understanding of foot and ankle anatomy, pathology, con-servative treatment, surgical options and post-operative management. Learning opportunities will include a guided cadaver walk-through surgery, participation in a fresh frozen cadaver dissection lab, as well as a variety of lectures and practical sessions.


 Review and develop a thorough understanding of foot and ankle anatomy.

 Review and understand the evidence in managing pa-tients with a variety of over-use conditions involving the ankle, rear foot, and forefoot.

 Rationalize exercise pre-scription, and improve your manual therapy skills for the foot and ankle.

 Develop an understand-ing of foot and ankle biome-chanics in the prescription of active footwear.

Sat, Nov. 17th, 2018 - 8:00 am to Sun, Nov. 18th, 2018 - 4:00 pm
Contact Name: 
Mark Beatty or Shannon Larkins
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