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Charting Skills: detail effective and time-efficient

March 8, Cambridge, ON – The Ontario Massage Therapist Association (OMTA) announces a one day seminar titled Charting Skills: detail effective and time-efficient to be held on Sunday, April 25, 2010, at the Canadian College of Massage & Hydrotherapy - Cambridge Campus.

March 8, 2010  By Massage Therapy Canada

The event
runs from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and will feature speaker Don Dillon, RMT.

Massage therapists would
rather provide care than notate their findings and treatment plans. 
Yet with growing regulation and a real need to serve patients better, RMTs
require good records to provide good care.


Course Outline

The seminar will:

  • Discuss the dimensions of
    pain, and why simply asking about "pain" is not enough;
  • Examine challenges and special considerations
    when taking a case history;
  • Identify yellow and red flags in the intake;
  • Easily document postural distortions,
    range-of-motion and palpatory findings;
  • Review CMTO guidelines for record-keeping;
  • Create better treatment plans;
  • Clarify the symptom picture through the use of
    pain and disbility questionnaires;
  • Track the downward spiral of soft-tissue

About the Speaker

Don Dillon, RMT is the
author of Better Business Agreements and the self-study workbook Charting
Skills for Massage Therapists. Over 60 of his articles have been published in various
industry publications including Massage Therapy Canada.

 Don has presented to the Massage Therapist
Association of Alberta (MTAA), the Association of Massage Therapists and
Wholistic Practitioners (AMTWP), the Massage Therapist Association of
Saskatchewan (MTAS), the Massage Therapist Association of Manitoba (MTAM), the
Massage Therapy Association of Nova Scotia (MTANS) and the Association of
Massage Therapists of New Brunswick (ANBMT). He has also presented to
pre-graduates of the Atlantic College of Therapeutic Massage in Fredericton, NB.

Don received the OMTA’s President’s Award of Merit in 2000 and the Hand of
Thanks Award in 2002 and 2006. He served on the OMTA board from 1993 to 1997.
During this time, he represented the OMTA in the auto insurance fee
negotiations, and drafted the original OMTA brochures targeted to auto
insurance adjusters and health care professionals.

Don has assisted the Investigations and Complaints committee of the College of
Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) in cases involving record-keeping. He has
also served as a case assessor for auto-insurance cases for the Designated
Assessment Centre (DAC) in Niagara for three

Don began his practice in 1991. He has worked in chiropractic, spa, and medical
clinic environments before opening his own clinic in St. Catharines, Ontario. 

For more information on
this seminar, including registration information, please visit the website of
the OMTA at



Source, The website of
the OMTA,

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