PD Day April 18th, 2020 is Cancelled

Our PD Day has been canceled until further notice.  We will try again once the Corona Virus Pandemic is Over. Anyone who has paid in advance please contact the treasurer@ peimtatreasurer@gmail.com.


PEI Massage Therapy Association Professional Development Day

When: Saturday, April 18, 2020, 9 am to 430 pm
Location: Central Christian Church, Charlottetown, PEI
Open to all Registered Massage Therapists

Sessions Include:

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 an 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

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Session Descriptions and Presenter Bios:

“Mental Health for All” is a presentation offering information on mental health problems,  how to help yourself and others, as well as some signs of mental health distress, and helpful resources, both formal and informal.

“Cannabis- What an RMT should know” is a medical cannabis overview including what it is, how it works and is
used, as well as the differences in methods of administration.  This includes information on access, different formulations, monitoring, and common indications for use (what the evidence says). 

"Know Your Skin" - is 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” – is  a psychological overview of sex, touch, and intimacy exploring tools for
maintaining boundaries, including when and how to address sexual attraction and also offering an intervention model for addressing sexual misconduct.
“Pelvic Assessments” - is a look at pelvic assessment using orthopaedic test review. It is an advanced approach to inspection and motion, including palpation of the pelvis to identify physiological and pathological lesions. The workshop will have a practical component with members doing exchanges of assessment to provide an understanding of sacral movement assessment.

Presenter Bios

Les Wagner, Regional Director for CMHA Prince County, with the 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 area of interest within the profession includes pharmaceutical compounding (specifically, pain management and pediatric 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,