Approved for Continuing Education

Approved by NCBTMB for 14 CEUs for massage therapists.

Approved for 14 contact/clock hours of continuing education credit by the Continuing Education Institute of Illinois in collaboration with the University of Illinois Department of Family Medicine for the following professions:

  • Acupuncturist
  • Athletic Trainer
  • Counselor-Professional/Clinical
  • Dentist/Dental Hygienist
  • Dietitian/Nutritionist
  • Marriage and Family Counselor
  • Nurse (APN, RN, LPN)
  • Nursing Home Administrator
  • Occupational Therapist/COTA
  • Physical Therapist/PTA
  • Psychologist
  • Respiratory Therapist
  • Social Worker

Course curriculum

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    • Clinical Applications of Pain Science - Full course description

    • About the instructors

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Guest Instructor

James Johnston

James Johnston, RMT is a Registered Massage Therapist, former massage college instructor, first responder/first aid instructor and firefighter in Victoria BC. Jamie graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in 2010 and has been working as a RMT since with a focus toward sports and sport injuries. As a massage therapy student Jamie began volunteering with the Victoria Grizzlies Junior A hockey club and spent the following seven years with them as an RMT and first responder. He has worked with the national men’s 7’s Rugby team, and with Hockey Canada in the women’s development program. Before going back to school for Massage Therapy Jamie worked as an industrial first aid attendant for six years and began volunteering with the fire department in 2002. In 2010 he became certified as a first aid instructor and later as a first responder instructor. Jamie has taught RMT students and RMT colleague’s first aid and how to handle medical emergencies within their practice and considers it to be one of the best parts of his career. As a continuing education instructor, Jamie teaches other Massage Therapists how to incorporate therapeutic movement and pain science into their treatments.

Guest Instructor

Eric Purves

Eric Purves, RMT is a registered massage therapist, educator and researcher based in Victoria, BC Canada. In 2010, he opened Achieve Health, a large multidisciplinary healthcare clinic. Eric’s main area of clinical and rehabilitation interest is ‘Persistent Pain Management’. He has been a faculty member with PainBC since 2016, where he teaches a workshop for RMT’s on pain management. He also instructs courses on persistent pain, rehabilitation principles and evidence-based practice strategies for manual and movement therapists throughout Canada and the US. In 2019 Eric received his master of rehabilitation science through UBC. His graduate work focused on the role of RMTs in the healthcare system and how to use evidence based strategies to enhance research evidence in curriculum development and education delivery.

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