Courses

The M.A.P. Approach
for Physiotherapists and Registered Massage Therapists
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Do clients with multiple complex issues intimidate you?
Do you feel like you aren’t getting to the root of your client’s problem?
Do you find treatment results aren’t lasting for your clients?
Do you have trouble connecting the dots when your client presents with multiple issues in different parts of the body even when your intuition tells you it is all related?
Does your schedule make full days away from your practice for learning activities difficult?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, then this workshop series is designed just for you. With the M.A.P. Method you will be better equipped to see the big picture and how the body moves as a whole. Through examining full body movement patterns you will discover how pain in one area is caused by dysfunction in another, often distant, part of the body.

The M.A.P. Approach for Registered Massage Therapists – Workshop Series
All sessions will take place at M.A.P. Physiotherapy on Friday mornings from 9:00 to 11:30 on the following dates:

Pelvis and Hips
January 24, 2020

Rib Cage and Shoulders
February 21, 2020

Upper Extremity
March 27, 2020

Lower Extremity
April 27, 2020

Head and Neck
May 15, 2020

Taking Care of You
June 12, 2020

Cost $550

Workshop Details

Marie Shinmoto, physiotherapist and owner of M.A.P. Physiotherapy, will teach this hands-on workshop series. All sessions will take place at M.A.P. Physiotherapy on Friday mornings from 9:00 to 11:30, approximately one month apart on the following dates:

Pelvis and Hips

January 24, 2020

Rib Cage and Shoulders

February 21, 2020

Upper Extremity

March 27, 2020

Lower Extremity

April 27, 2020

Head and Neck

May 15, 2020

Taking Care of You

June 12, 2020

The cost of this workshop series is $550.

There is a maximum of 9 participants, so early registration is recommended. If you wish to take individual workshops, these will only be made available if space remains as of December 15, 2019. Individual workshops will be provided at a cost of $100 each.

At the end of this workshop series, you will:

 

✓ Feel more confident treating complex clients
✓ Begin to analyze the body as a whole, connecting the dots on multiple issues
✓ Find the root cause of the problem rather than just treating the symptoms
✓ Create lasting treatment results

The M.A.P. Approach

Our approach developed from a belief that health care in general needs to look at a whole person first rather than just focussing in on one bit at a time. Seemingly unrelated symptoms can be connected to a common cause when the big picture is taken into account.

The whole is exponentially greater than the sum of its parts, but at the same time every individual part is critical in the functioning of the whole. Clinically this means that we must find the root cause of the problem, realizing that it may come down to one seemingly small restriction in a completely different area than the symptoms.

Movement

We will examine how every movement, no matter how small, involves the whole body. This means that a problem in one area can potentially affect any other part of the body.

Alignment

Due to the complete interconnectedness of the body, alignment issues in one area will produce compensatory movement patterns throughout the rest of the body. By restoring alignment we restore normal function.

Performance

Once optimal alignment and efficient movement patterns are restored, pain and dysfunction are alleviated. This allows your client to achieve their desired level of performance, whether that is doing activities of daily living without pain or improving their time on a 10km race.

To Register

Please fill out the form below to initiate your registration. We will respond with availability in the order in which messages are received. Once we confirm availability, payment is required to hold your spot. If payment is not received by e-transfer or cheque within five days of confirmation of availability, your spot will no longer be secured.

If you wish to participate in individual workshops, please contact us using the form below and we will add your name to a list should spots remain available after December 15, 2019.

For general inquiries about the workshops, please contact us at 613-824-3858 or info@mapphysiotherapy.ca

Requesting availability for individual workshops

Testimonials

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“The M.A.P. workshops and Marie’s unique approach to manual therapy taught me how to look for imbalances in different areas of the body and what to do to treat them. Often times, an area of pain or chief complaint ended up leading us to treat something quite different. For example, an ankle and foot injury might have actually originated in misalignment of the shoulder girdle. Treating just the foot/ankle might make the patient feel better in the short term, but until the shoulder girdle was realigned, would only provide temporary relief.

This series of workshops opened my eyes to looking at the bigger picture of movement, alignment, posture and positioning in order to address deeper underlying issues causing pain and altered function. I also learned how to optimize my own postures and biomechanics during my workday to ensure career longevity and to decrease my risk of injury.

I highly recommend these workshops to any manual therapist interested in looking below the surface at the deeper ways that interconnected areas of the body can lead to injury or dysfunction.”

 

Victoria, Physiotherapist
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“Taking the series of workshops has really pulled things together for me. I see more clearly now how the entire body is connected. For instance, as we often see clients complaining of neck pain or tightness, I am more aware of how issues lower down (even as distant as the legs!) can be pulling on the neck, and why treating the neck in isolation is unlikely to produce lasting results. I have received excellent feedback from clients so far and they have noticed a positive difference in the technique and results.

It (the workshop on the head and neck) was as if I saw the end of a movie with a major plot twist, like The Sixth Sense, and now I want to go back and re-watch it to see the clues I may have missed that prove the ending. I look forward to revisiting each of the previous workshops again now understanding how much it can be burdening the neck.

I have received excellent feedback from clients so far and they notice a positive difference in the technique and results.”

 

Krista, RMT
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“These workshops have completely changed the way I look at things. I feel that I am working much more efficiently and can get results faster. My clients have noticed the changes too.”

 

Dawn, RMT