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Lumbo-pelvic Motor Control Deficits Seminar

March 8, Toronto, ON –  The Ontario Massage Therapist Association (OMTA) announces a one-day continuing education event to be held at the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy in Toronto, on Sunday, March 14, 2010.

March 8, 2010  By Massage Therapy Canada

The event
will be held at the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy Campus, on Finch Avenue in Toronto, and will take
place from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.  (Remember
that daylight savings time begins on the day of this seminar!)


This one
day practical course will focus on the therapist’s ability to recognize and
treat common low back stability dysfunctions in the clinic. Techniques will be
focused on assessing the inner unit muscles of the low back (diaphragm,
transverse abdominus, multifidi and pelvic floor) for decreased control,
decreased endurance and imbalances. The therapist will learn how to identify
patients with motor control deficits that will benefit from a stability
exercise program. This course is designed to challenge the therapist’s clinical
reasoning skills, and the knowledge gained will be easy for the
therapist to apply to clinical practice right away.



are asked to wear appropriate clothing (shorts and t-shirt) to the course as
the back and pelvis area will need to be exposed during the practical


speaker for the day will be Aaron Rutter, PT, FCAMT, CAFCI.  A graduate of Queen’s University with a
Bachelor of Science for physical therapy, Aaron also has the distinction of
working at the university as an Adjunct  Professor involved in clinical education for
physiotherapy students.

Aaron has been a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative
Therapists since 2006, holding a Certificate of
Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy. He has been certified with the
Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute since 2008. Aaron also holds
post-graduate accreditation in many other areas some of which include McKenzie,
Sahrmann, and Mulligan treatment approaches.

In 2007 Aaron began assisting with the teaching of the Advanced Manual and
Manipulative Therapy Diploma program through the Orthopedic Division of the Canadian
Physiotherapy Association. He also has been providing post graduate courses for
registered physiotherapists and massage therapists since 2005.


For full
details, including registration information, please visit the OMTA website at



Source, the website of the Ontario Massage
Therapists Association,



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