8:30am – 2:30pm
Registration Required – Breakfast & Lunch are included
Hands-on Workshop: Sport Event Massage for Allied Health Care Practitioners Jonathan Maister, BachSocSci, Dip SIM, Dip MT, CAT(C), RMT, Sp Fellow (CSMTA) Kristy Wiltshire, RMT, CSMTA(SF), BA Kin, CSIO C.A.S.T. Member
Sport Massage is a unique component of Massage Therapy. Performed correctly, its contribution to the athlete’s recovery and performance are invaluable. Massage, done incorrectly, is highly detrimental. This course, especially designed for parallel health care practitioners, serves to differentiate the two and provide the attendee with a solid introduction and assured competency and comfort with the fundamentals of Sport Massage in the game-day sporting environment. Pre, post and inter-event massage will be explored. It’s positive effect on the athlete cannot be understated yet is frequently underappreciated but those who are unfamiliar. Expect an energetic, enjoyable yet compelling hands-on workshop replete with invaluable information. It is a powerful manual tool to add to the sport medicine professional’s skill set and, as a sport medicine professional, this workshop will elevate your manual skills and assist your athlete’s performance and recovery.
Jonathan is a Canadian Certified Athletic Therapist and Registered Massage Therapist with a further specialty in Sport Massage. In addition to private practice, he has taught at numerous educational institutions and is presently faculty at Centennial College in Toronto, Canada in their Massage Therapy program. His articles on Athletic Therapy, Sport Medicine and Massage have appeared in various Canadian journals. Jonathan’s unique and energetic presentations have been featured at conventions across Canada, in South Africa (University of the Western Cape) and the USA (EATA convention, 2019). He chairs the Education Committee of the Canadian Sport Massage Therapists Association.
Kristy, a B.A. (Hons) Kinesiology graduate, also obtained her RMT diploma from Okanagan Valley College (Vernon, BC). In addition to her Sport Fellow designation, Kristy is CSMTA Education Administrator and a Past CSMTA Provincial Chapter President. Kristy currently is in private practice as well as a contractor with the Canadian Sports Institute Ontario. Her extensive experience with all levels of athletes includes selection as the alternate massage therapist for Core Medical at the 2022 Winter Olympics as well as Host Medical at the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games, Paralympics 2010, World Police and Fire Games, and she has served with core medical for the World University Games (FISU) and worked with Trinity Western University. Kristy’s further involvement includes the CSMTA Examining Committee, and she frequently instructs the Advanced Sport Massage as well as various other CSMTA related courses.