RMTBC Manual Therapy Conference, April 16-18, 2016

(Vancouver, B.C.) - Brenda Locke, Executive Director of the Registered Massage Therapists Association of B.C. (RMTBC) and Bodhi Haraldsson and Harriet Hall, Conference Co-Chairs, are pleased to announce their biennial conference will take place April 16-18, 2016 at the brand new Anvil Centre in New Westminster. Titled “Manual Therapy: an Interdisciplinary Approach to the Science and Practice,” the conference promises to explore and address the science of manual therapy using safe and effective manipulative and/or movement therapies with sound science underpinning theoretical constructs.

Conference participants can expect to increase their understanding of various therapies by learning of the most recent developments in the field from an international roster of renowned speakers and presenters. “We are extremely proud of the caliber of presentations and personnel that we have been able to secure for this conference,” said co-chairs Haraldsson and Hall. “There is a lot of excitement and interest in the topics being offered and we expect registration slots will fill quickly.” In addition to the two day conference, delegates are also able to sign up for intensive workshops held on Monday, April 18 that are offered by the keynote speakers.

Keynote speakers and presentations include:

Dr. Eyal Lederman, DO, PhD, London, England – “A Process Approach in Manual Therapy: Beyond the Structural Approach.”

Sandra Hilton, PT, DPT, MS, Chicago, Illinois – “Importance of Assessment and Treatment of Complex Pelvic Pain Disorders in Women and Men.”

Dr. Ravensara S. Travillian, PhD, NA-C, LMP, Seattle, Washington – “Working with Trauma and PTSD Affected Patients in the Clinical Environment.”

Walt Fritz, PT, Buffalo, New York – “Research can Change Your Approach to Assessment and Treatment and Assist Your Evolution as a Health Care Professional.”

For complete speaker biographies, conference and registration information please go to:

The Registered Massages Therapists’ Association of BC is the professional body representing the Registered Massage Therapists (RMT) of British Columbia. When RMTs join their professional association they are demonstrating their belief and support in an association that will advance their profession. RMTs receive support, assistance and services that all contribute to a strong professional presence and profile within the health care community.

A strong professional association contributes to the profession by educating the public, government, insurers and other health professions as to the important role of massage therapy in health care and wellness for British Columbians.

There are currently over 3,000 Registered Massage Therapists practicing in British Columbia.

The RMTBC is very proactive in continuing education to ensure members are constantly up to date on the cutting edge of research, clinical practice, science and techniques.

In recent years, the RMTBC has hosted several extremely successful conferences with attendees and speakers alike lauding the importance and relativity of these meetings. This track record of delivering and going well beyond expectations includes the sold out 3rd International Fascial Research Congress hosted in 2012 and a Pain Management Conference in 2014.


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