Manitoba Athletic Therapists Association

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We are a non-profit organization mandated to govern the profession of Athletic Therapy in Manitoba.

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Long waiting times for health care may cause challenges when timely treatment is crucial to recovery. Athletic Therapists offer prevention and care when it’s needed.

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Athletic Therapy Job Postings

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Charleswood Broncos Football Club - team medical coverage

Charleswood Broncos Football Club is looking for athletic therapy certification candidates or athletic therapists to assist their teams with practices and games.  Below are outlined details:

Age Group:  Boys 9-14 years old (three different levels)

Schedule:  One game per week starting in August - coverage required
       2-3 practices per week (starting this week) - coverage an asset but not required

Supplies:  Provided by team and any additional supplies requested

Honorarium:  Yes, to be discussed with candidate

Contact Person:  Kevin Nichols

Additional Information:  There are 3 teams, one candidate per team is requested

Any interested members, please contact Kevin directly.

One Day Leadership Workshop: Experience Maker Engagement Training - Winnipeg


Winnipeg, MB
Fairmont Hotel
Wednesday, June 13th, 2018 
8:30am - 4:30pm

•    Is your organization/clinic looking to have more positive and impactful interactions with clients?
•    Are you interested in learning how to 'UP-HELP' your customers?

During this workshop you and your team will receive tools to create a more engaging experience for clients and for members of your team. From this workshop you will be equipped to:

•  Engage others toward even greater results
•  Effectively deliver feedback
•  Become more influential in and out of your business
•  Handle difficult people, conversations and situations
•  Lead, develop, and mentor others within your Business and team even better

Here is the link to the event:

Workshop Information

One Day Leadership Workshop: Experience Maker Engagement Training - Winnipeg

Join us at the Fairmont Winnipeg!   You will join key leaders from a variety of corporations. This collaborative hands-on session will enable you to:

•  Engage others toward even greater results
•  Effectively deliver feedback
•  Become more influential in and out of your business
•  Handle difficult people, conversations and situations
•  Lead, develop, and mentor others within your Business and team even better  

This event is being held on Wednesday, June 13th from 8:30am - 4:30pm.  

For information or to register for the event, call Tawna with Envisiongroup at 403-539-0823 or email

Fairmont Winnipeg Room Rate: $TBD per night (please contact us to book this limited reduced rate only available through Envision Group)      

Cancellation and Refund Policy - If you are unable to attend the course for which you have registered, you can substitute another person in your place

Part-time Athletic Therapist - Harborview Therapy

Athletic Therapist- Part Time

Clinic: Harbourview Therapy

A brand new multidisciplinary clinic located on Concordia Avenue E. is looking for an Athletic Therapist to join their growing team of professionals.  We are building a team of massage, athletic and physiotherapists to provide a client -centered model for the care of our musculoskeletal patients. 

Harbourview Therapy prides itself on a patient first healthcare experience with a relaxed one of a kind working environment.  We offer an integrated approach to therapy, providing clients with access to a variety of professional therapists to meet their unique needs.  

We are looking for an athletic therapist to join our team of professionals at Harbourview Therapy.  If you’re looking for a progressive clinic that encourages you to build your skill base, expand your training and foster growth both collaboratively and self –directed, we would love to hear from you!

Responsibilities and Duties
· Examine, assess and determine problem areas of a client
· Develop a successful treatment plan
· Chart on clients through intake, progress and discharge in a timely manner
· Treat patients through necessary methods; modalities, soft tissue work, mobilization, rehabilitation exercise and refer out if necessary

· Certified Athletic Therapist must be in good standing with their provincial/national association.
· Proof of liability insurance
· Previous experience is an asset

What we offer 
· Flexible working hours
· Remuneration to be discussed
· Direct billing system, E-charting

This is Part Time position to start with the opportunity to go Full Time with our team.  If you want to be a part of a growing and dynamic team, please send your cover letter and resume to  Or fax to 204-615-2878.  We thank all interested applicants; however, only qualified candidates will be contacted. 

NCCP Introduction to Competition A - Winnipeg, MB

NCCP Introduction to Competition A

Friday, June 15, 2018 - 18:30 to Saturday, June 16, 2018 - 16:30
Canada Games Sport for Life Centre
145 Pacific Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3B 2Z6

The ICA course consists of three modules:  Planning a Practice, Nutrition and Make Ethical Decisions.

Link for more information and to register:

Questions can be addressed to Susan Lamboo, Coaching Manitoba,

Member Engagement Policy

Pain Gone Management - Recreational Therapist

2018 Football First Aider Course - Registration Open


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.  It is highly suggested but not manditory 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).

Details - Course 1
When:  July 7-8th, 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 14 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, please contact the MATA,
or 204-925-5930

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