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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.

Shockwave Therapy Training ONLINE ONLY

Course Description:

This training is intended for clinicians who need more in-depth knowledge and practice on integrating shockwave therapy in their clinic’s treatment options. The objective is to provide the clinician with the necessary tools and techniques to feel comfortable and confident using this modality in their everyday practice and to get the best results for their patients. 



Course Objectives & What You Will Learn:

  • Introduction
  • The Principle of Shockwave
  • Maintenance & Safety
  • Clinical Application
  • Conclusion
Access Duration Indefinite access after purchase
Tue, Mar. 5th, 2019 (All day)

Biomechanical Approach to the Treatment of the Foot & Ankle


4 - Wednesday evenings March 6, 13, 20, and April 3, 2019 - 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Wed, Mar. 6th, 2019 - 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Contact Name: 
Russ Horbal
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Shockwave Therapy Training

The main focus of this workshop will be on radial shockwave therapy, a physical therapy agent approved by Health Canada that is being used worldwide in rehab and physiotherapy clinics. We will also introduce you to a new physical therapy agent: Targeted Radiofrequency Therapy (also known as TR Therapy).

Shockwave therapy is recommended by orthopedic surgeons to cure the tissue without the need of surgery and to provide high-quality care. Targeted Radio frequency therapy is recommended by rehabilitation medicine specialists for intense relief from pain, edema reduction and acceleration of tissue regeneration.

In this 4-hour workshop presented by Biomedical Engineer Razi Khaddage and Physiotherapist Rosen Kolev, you will:

  • Learn the physics principle behind these two modalities

  • Learn practical therapeutic applications and treatments on most common indications.

  • Have the opportunity to try out our BTL Shockwave Therapy units.

Sat, Apr. 20th, 2019 - 9:00 am

The Lumbar Symposium - PanAm Rehabilitation Symposium

This two day course for physiotherapits is designed to enhance the clinician's understanding of lumbar spine anatomy, pathology, conservative 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.

Sat, Apr. 27th, 2019 - 8:00 am to Sun, Apr. 28th, 2019 - 4:00 pm
Contact Name: 
Mark Beatty or Shannon Larkins
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Bradcliff Breathing Method

Course Location: Ottawa

This evidence-based program founded by world renowed leaders in dysfunctional breathing will introduce you to the concepts of breathing dysfunction.

Sat, Apr. 27th, 2019 - 8:30 am to Sun, Apr. 28th, 2019 - 4:30 pm
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K-Taping Pro in Regina, SK

The K-Taping Pro course covers the basic functions and effects of K-taping. Applications learned in the two-day course are for muscle, ligament, functional corrections, and fascia corrections. Lymphatic correction techniques are also introduced. Participants will receive instruction on the application of combination techniques for multiple conditions including: impingement syndrome, whiplash, low back pain, finger contusion, wrist stabilization, Iliotibial Band Syndrome, Patello-Femoral Syndrome, knee arthritis, Achilles tendonitis, ankle weakness, plantar fasciitis, scar tape application, lymphatic dysfunction, as well as the indications and usage of Cross Taping.

Sat, Apr. 27th, 2019 - 8:30 am to Sun, Apr. 28th, 2019 - 5:00 pm

Under the Skin: Acupuncture Anatomy: Lumbar Spine & Pelvis

This course is for physiotherapists will serve as a single day workshop to refine acupuncture needling skills on fresh frozen cadavers. Course format will include didactic lecture, group discussion, and practical sessions utilizing fresh frozen cadavers from T10 to proximal femur.

Sat, Jun. 1st, 2019 - 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Contact Name: 
Mark Beatty or Shannon Larkins
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The Diaphragm Pelvic Floor Piston for Adult Populations: Part One


Clinicians will be introduced to an innovative, clinical model that incorporates a neuromuscular-based core recruitment and IAP balancing strategy, driven by external cueing of both the pelvic floor and diaphragm. This provides a sturdy, yet dynamic foundation that is responsive to the demands of function, movement, fitness and sport. Regardless of age or sport of choice, building programs that maximize results without compounding common women's health issues such as incontinence, and organ prolapse is a critical clinical skill for all clinicians who treat females (regardless of specialty).

Sat, Jun. 1st, 2019 - 8:00 am to Sun, Jun. 2nd, 2019 - 5:00 pm
Contact Name: 
Michelle Donald

Neuro-Developmental Treatment (NDT) Intermediate Upper Extremity (UE) Workshop for the Management of Adults with Stroke and Brain Injury

This course is intended for Graduate Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists who wish to improve their clinical skills through an evidence based approach.  The prerequisite for the course is to have completed at least one Introductory (2-5 day) NDT or Bobath Course or the NDT/Bobath Certification.

This 4 day workshop follows the NDT Philosophy and Practice Model and its clinical applications for individuals post stroke and brain injury.  This course will help you streamline your assessment of the upper quadrant to determine the most significant clinical impairments interfering with your clients’ function. 

Fri, Jun. 21st, 2019 - 8:30 am to Mon, Jun. 24th, 2019 - 5:00 pm
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