Manitoba Athletic Therapists Association

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Athletic Therapy Job Postings

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Serratus Movement Centre - Athletic Therapist

Serratus Movement Centre
Unit 1- 55 Henlow Bay, Winnipeg, Mb, R3Y 1G4

Serratus Movement Centre is a recently expanded facility with an 11-year history specializing in personal and group training. The recent expansion includes a movement centre/injury clinic, which will hold a strong interdisciplinary/multidisciplinary staff roster located off of a fully stocked 1000sq. ft. group training studio and a 3500sq. ft. gym. The appropriate candidate will be working with all other professionals in the space, both in
the treatment area and in designated round table discussion hours to encourage knowledge sharing and adequate patient centered treatment. We have a strong focus on building a cohesive team atmosphere.

SEEKING: Full-time and part-time, motivated and dedicated Athletic Therapists, Physiotherapists, Nutritionists, and Osteopaths with strong
interests in working with the active individual as their demographic.

START DATE: Spring/Summer ’18 but negotiable for the right applicant. Monday – Friday morning, afternoon, evening, Saturday day time and options for Sunday scheduling is all available.

PAY: Competitive commission, independent contract structure.

The ideal candidate has the following:
- Strong focus on active based rehabilitation
- Strong communication and organization skills
- Strong desire for continued education
- Proof of previously sought after continuing education such as but not limited to: DNS, FRC, FMS, SFMA, Kettlebell certification

- Certified in your professional association and in good standing with your association/college
- Carry liability insurance
- Wanting to work in a patient centered, team focused environment
- Willingness to learn and expand skills and knowledge
- Ability to work independently as well as with other professionals/clinicians
- Recent grads and/or those graduating in the coming months are encouraged to apply


- Additional Con Ed services (ART, craniosacral therapy, acupuncture, CSCS, CSEP-CPT – not an exhaustive list)
- Experience working in a clinical setting
- Able to perform basic computer skills as all charting is done electronically
- Experience organizing group training or workshops/seminars on special topics

If interested, please forward your questions and CV to Robyn Edge at All candidates receiving an interview will be contacted directly on a first come, first serve basis.

Submission deadline: May 18, 2018.

Morris Stampede Scholarship

2018 Morris Stampede Scholarship

Terms of Reference

The Morris Stampede provides a $500 scholarship.  To be eligible for consideration for this award, a certification candidate:

  •     Must be returning to school at one of the two CATA accredited athletic therapy programs in the province of Manitoba in the next ensuing regular academic session as a full time student.
  •     Must be a member in good standing with the MATA and the CATA.
  •     Must currently have a minimum 3.0 GPA
  •     Must demonstrate an active commitment to the MATA via its Athletic Therapy Services program.

Application form in the link below:
Application Form

Gord Mackie Memorial Scholarship - Application Deadline Extended

Gord Mackie Memorial Scholarship

The Gord Mackie Memorial Scholarship is an annual $500.00 scholarship offered to a member of the Manitoba Athletic Therapists’ Association who is currently enrolled in post-secondary education, in order to help with the costs associated with their education.

Gord Mackie was a life-long Winnipegger, who was recognized as a founding member of the Canadian Athletic Therapists Association. He held many important positions throughout his career, including head therapist for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and head therapist for Team Canada at multiple events, including the Davis Cup, Pan Am games and World Aquatic Championships.

Gord’s family has identified three important qualities which represent Gord’s character, and this scholarship is set to reward these same qualities.

  1. Dedication to the profession of Athletic Therapy and the art of healing; Gord did not stop his practice until he retired at the age of 90.
  2. Passion for working with clients from all demographics; Gord worked with clients from all walks of life, including  Aboriginal youth, junior hockey players, Team Canada athletes, and everyone in-between.
  3. Commitment to life-long learning; Gord was an avid reader and continued to read volumes of books about healthy living and healing until his passing.

Application Process


  •     Member in good standing with the MATA and CATA
  •     Enrolled full-time in a post-secondary program related to Athletic Therapy (graduate or post-graduate) for the upcoming academic year

Please include a short (one page) essay, outlining your commitment to the qualities listed above, along with a letter of recommendation and confirmation of enrollment in a post-secondary program.

Application deadline extended to May 25th, 2018. Award will be presented at our Annual General Meeting.

Please send completed applications to:

Gord Mackie Scholarship
c/o Manitoba Athletic Therapists' Association
145 Pacific Avenue
Winnipeg MB, R3B 2Z6

Or email to:

Educational Forum for the MATA Certification Candidate Membership

 Educational Forum for the MATA Certification Candidate Membership

"Translating Assessment into Rehabilitation"
(free of charge, worth millions)

Wednesday May 23, 2018
Pan Am Clinic Main floor Conference Room
75 Poseidon Bay
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Presented by Stan Szumlak Dip. A.T.& M., C.A.T(C)., RT(Orthopaed).

Speaker Bio.:
- Involved as an ongoing student of Athletic Therapy for over 40 years
- Graduate of Sheridan College Athletic Training & Management program
- Certified with the C.A.T.A. in 1983, member of the M.A.T.A.
- Registered with the Canadian Society of Orthpaedic Technologists
- Volunteered or employed in various sports as a care provider in the community, high school, college, university, junior football, W.H.L., C.F.L., locally and at regional, national and international competitions in Saskatchewan, Ontario and Manitoba
-Speaker/educator at various Sports Medicine seminars for community, A.F.A.P., high school, athletic therapy, nursing and medical students
-Involved in Athletic Therapy as a Board Member of the M.A.T.A., C.A.T.A. Certification Board and Exam Review Committee, examiner at C.A.T.A. and U of M
-Recipient of the C.A.T.A.'s Award of Merit and Outstanding Supervisory Athletic Therapist.
-Presently employed as Athletic Therapist/Orthopaedic Technologist at Pan Am Clinic since 1988

If anyone wishes to contact Stan regarding any details they can do so at

University of Winnipeg - Department of Kinesiology and Applied Health

The University of Winnipeg
Department of Kinesiology and Applied Health
One Year Term Position – Athletic Therapy

The Department of Kinesiology and Applied Health at the University of Winnipeg invites
applications for a one year term position. This appointment will be effective August 1, 2018.

Candidates will hold the designation of Certified Athletic Therapist CAT(C). A graduate degree
in Kinesiology or related therapy field is preferred. Ideally, the successful candidate will have
teaching and/or practical experience as a CAT(C). Teaching activities associated with this
position would support the Department’s Athletic Therapy program, and may include teaching
undergraduate courses related to Athletic Therapy, such as, Prevention and Care of Athletic
Injuries, Assessment of Upper and Lower Limb Sport Injuries, Human Anatomy, Pathology of
Sport Medicine, Applied Human Anatomy, Rehabilitation of Upper and Lower Limb Sport
Injuries, and/or coordination of practicum placements. For a detailed description and list of
courses, please visit our website at

Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of Winnipeg is primarily an undergraduate liberal arts institution. We have a
strong commitment to undergraduate teaching excellence and research. The Department of
Kinesiology and Applied Health serves students pursuing a major in Kinesiology and Applied
Health including streams in Athletic Therapy, Coaching, Exercise Science, as well as students
wishing to teach Physical and Health Education in the school system.

The University of Winnipeg is committed to employment equity, welcomes diversity in the
workplace, and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women,
members of racialized communities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons
of any sexual orientation or gender identity. In accordance with Canadian immigration
requirements, first preference must be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of

The beginning date for reviewing applications is May 23, 2018 and will continue until the
position is filled. Interested candidates should send a cover letter indicating the position they
are applying for and curriculum vitae listing three referees to:

Dr. Melanie Gregg
Chair – Department of Kinesiology and Applied Health
The University of Winnipeg
515 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2E9

2018 Football First Aider Course

The MATA would like to thank all the participants that attended a MATA Football Athletic First Aider Course in 2017.  For those of you interested in courses this summer, the first course will be offered at the beginning of June.  We look forward to seeing you there!

This course is open to those individuals looking to assist with community teams providing first aid coverage.  Learn how to tape an ankle and manage football specific injuries for higher care.  You must have a valid first aid and CPR to take the course.  

The course is specifically designed for parents, coaches and officials to understand what may happen on the field if an injury arises, immediate care and treatment, and identifying when higher medical assistance is required.  Course participants have ranged from stay-at-home parents to firefighters and nurses.  Individuals that are exempt:  athletic therapists, sports physiotherapists, sports medicine physician (or equivalent).

When:  June 9-10, 2018
Time:  9:00am - 3:30pm
Location:  Sport for Life Centre - 145 Pacific Avenue
Cost:  $90.00 per person
   - includes instruction from Certified Athletic Therapists, course manual, in class taping   
supplies and exam

What is a Football Athletic First Aider Course?

The program has been operational since the summer of 2005 and is designed to educate individuals providing first aid to football teams.

The course is 16 hours long and provides theoretical and practical sessions on the following topics:
  • Role of the First-Aider.
  • The Health Care Team
  • Liability
  • Medical Exams
  • Nutrition
  • Fitness Training
  • Protective Equipment
  • Basic Anatomy
  • Injury Classification
  • On-Field Assessment
  • Sideline Assessment & Management
  • Return to Play
  • Life Threatening Injuries
  • Non-Life Threatening Injuries
  • Taping & Bracing  
  • Energy Drinks & Proper Hydration
For further details and registration, please contact the MATA,
or 204-925-5930

Innovative Medical Supplies - Hiring

Innovative Medical Supplies Is Hiring!

Innovative Medical Supplies is looking to hire a part time employee for our main location at 217 Henderson Hwy with a possibility of hours at our Courts location at 8-2727 Portage Ave.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, customer service, deliveries, answering the phone, brace fittings, and handling cash. Retail and computer experience an asset, but not required. Saturday availability a must.


  • Certified Athletic Therapists as well as students from an accredited Athletic Therapy Program are encouraged to apply. 

Resumes can be dropped off at 217 Henderson Hwy, or emailed to
For any questions, please contact Dale McVicar at 204-663-6633.

End Date: May 18, 2018

2018 Manitoba Marathon volunteers - MATA members

The Manitoba Marathon is again asking for Therapy volunteers. Athletic Therapy has taken a vital role in the organization, coordination and event coverage over the past number of years. Our Members have consistently demonstrated professionalism and a high quality of service at this international event, and your continued support would be greatly appreciated.

Points of interest:

- Marathon Date: Sunday, June 17th, 2018 (Father's day)

- Pre -Marathon meeting: Saturday June 16th, 2018 (in front of of the football stadium)

- On line registration only @ click on support us, then volunteer, scroll down to Medical - AT, PT, massage. Fill in all required information

- Any questions, concerns or placement requests can be dealt with contacting Don Miller @ (204) 791-6765 or

- Early registration is strongly recommended

Multidisciplinary Clinic - Athletic Therapist

Athletic Therapy position available at Ness Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic. Come join our multidisciplinary clinic. We have a large number of independent contractors which act as a significant in clinic referral base for the Athletic Therapy practice. Position is available immediately. 

Please send CV’s to or drop off at one of our two Portage avenue locations.

Mount Royal University Memorial Scholarship in name of Dayna Brons

Mount Royal University Foundation
Memorial Scholarship

In Memory of Athletic Therapist, Dayna Brons

Mount Royal University have announced that they have started a fund through the Mount Royal Foundation (a registered charity) to set up a memorial scholarship in Dayna Brons' name.  Dayna was an alumni of MRU.  They are hoping to raise $30,000 so the scholarship is endowed in perpetuity.

Manitoba Athletic Therapists' Association has made a donation in memory of Dayna.

Members are welcome to donate to the scholarship in memory of Dayna Brons.  Below are detailed instructions on how to donate:

For External Individuals and Organizations:
Go to:
Select ‘General Giving’ under Additional giving opportunities
Select ‘Tribute-In Memory’
Select ‘In Memory of Dayna Brons’ from the Fund Allocation drop-down list
Enter required fields on page indicated with an asterisk
Select ‘Continue’
Enter Dayna Brons in the In Memory field
Select ‘No Card’. Please note the bereaved family have requested privacy as they mourn the death of Dayna.
Select ‘Continue’
Review & Process Payment

Thank you,

MATA Board of Directors

Soft Tissue Release Workshop - A few spots left for this weekend!

Workshop Details
This practical hands-on workshop is delivered in a unique, learner-centered way. A brief review of the anatomy and physiology of soft tissue, and the changes in tissue resulting from injury, is followed by an explanation of how the application of soft tissue release techniques can achieve positive results quickly and permanently. The two basic movements of STR are taught and then participants move into practical sessions, applying STR techniques to different body areas.