Continuing Education


About Continuing Education Courses

VCMT hosts a variety of continuing education courses by RMTs and other professionals from Vancouver and area. Continuing education courses are designed to enhance your abilities as a healthcare professional and to connect you with the best and brightest.

If you are interested in registering for a course, please see the individual post for contact info.

VCMT is well equipped to host both practical and lecture courses. If you are interested in hosting a course at VCMT, please contact Maria at

Palpable Osteopathy: How to optimize your osteopathic practice!

November 9th-12th, 2018

OAO Approved Course, 24 CEU’s

Make your practice simpler and more efficient while producing longer-lasting results with Robert Morelli D.O.M.P.


Any osteopathic practitioner worth his or her salt questions whether their treatment is as efficient and long-lasting as it can be. More importantly for you, how potent can any osteopathic treatment can be made to be?

In this course I will give you a system that will answer these questions for you and put you on a path to your best work. I sincerely believe that manual osteopathy is potentially the most powerful medicine on the planet. Over the past 15 years I have developed a system of palpation and treatment that unleashes that potential in order to drive the body towards optimal health. Working with scores of extremely complex patients with chronic health concerns has convinced me that even these patients can usually be helped with osteopathy.

In this course I intend to put that optimism in your hands!


In this course you will learn:

  • How the changing concept of the osteopathic lesion has affected your training and practice
  • How the patient’s body reacts when palpated, and, how to control that reaction for optimal palpation and treatment
  • How to improve your palpation of lesions in the different tissues of the body by learning how to search for the lesions that you have been missing
  • How to refine palpation of the patient’s vitality using a system called “Equipoise” designed to facilitate palpation in the body’s most difficult regions
  • How to palpate the motility and mobility of the visceral and supporting fascial system given their integral importance to the structure and function of the whole body
  • A clear palpatory protocol for assessing the lesional information found in the patient’s entire body
  • About the hierarchy—there is always a primary lesion—within the patient’s “Adapted Mechanism” of lesions
  • Ultimately, how to make your treatment simpler, more efficient and longer-lasting

For more information:

Cannabis Awareness: An introductory course for health care practitioners 

Saturday, November 10th, 2018 

Cost: $55 

Health care practitioners will most likely encounter patients who are using Cannabis either recreationally, or medicinally for a host of medical complaints ranging from cancer, anxiety, fibromyalgia, gastrointestinal, neurological and other systemic conditions.

On October 17th 2018, Cannabis will be federally legalized in Canada. Are you prepared to answer questions from clients about Cannabis? Do you know how Cannabis influences physiology? Do you know how Cannabis might influence treatment and rehabilitation? This 4-hour information-based workshop is designed to provide practitioners with:

  • a general overview of the Cannabis legislation
  • an introduction to the anatomy, physiology and pathology of the endocannabinoid system,
  • the general routes of administration and pharmacology of Cannabis and,
  • considerations for case history taking, treatment applications and precautions, and self-care rehabilitation activities


Location: Maxfit Movement Institute – 2703 Clarke Street, Port Moody, BC, V3H 1Z5

Saturday, November 10th, 2018 from 4:00pm – 8:00pm.

To register, email randy at: 604-461-6888

Closing date for registration is October 30th, 2018.


About Randy Persad Dip Pharm., RMT, MEd. 

Randy Persad, educator, RMT, and ex-Pharmacist, brings over 30+ years of experience in the health care profession. While he continues his personal education in many areas, he maintains advanced education in manual therapy and anatomy & physiology. Of special interest is the pharmacology of Cannabis and its effects on the body. He embraces eastern practices of yoga, breath awareness and deep relaxation to maintain his health and spiritual balance. He lives in Burnaby BC.

Graston Technique: M1-Basic Training

January 26-27, 2019

Training Fee: $650 USD

Student Fee: $400 USD

Quality of life starts with YOU

Learn how Graston Technique therapy is used to detect and treat soft tissue dysfunction and restore range of motion while reducing the stress on your hands. Available for professionals and students.

Why Graston Technique?

  • More efficiently diagnose & effectively treat soft tissue dysfunction
  • Faster recovery than with traditional manual therapy modalities
  • Resolve chronic conditions thought to be permanent
  • Multiple applications: controlled microtrauma, edema reduction, scar mobilization, desensitization and inhibition/facilitation
  • Reduce the stress on your hands associated with traditional manual therapy approaches

Hands-On Training:

  • Hands-on lab setting provides the optimal learning experience and best prepares you to start treating right away
  • Supplements your existing manual therapy knowledge and experience

Continuing Education:

  • M1-Basic Training teaches how to apply GT into the full spectrum of musculoskeletal treatment approaches and the proper use of instruments
  • CEU Information –



Biomechanical Pelvis and Lower Extremity: Advanced Clinical Concepts

February 1-3, 2019

18 CEU’s, $550 (US dollars)

Effective treatment of the Biomechanical pelvis requires detailed knowledge of the anatomy, physiology, neurology, embryology and dynamic force relationship to the lower extremity. This class provides the participant with an extensive knowledge of these areas as well as the intricacies of dysfunction of the lower extremity as it relates to pelvic dysfunction.



For more information or to register, visit their website at: or contact Dennis Eaton, PT, #503-235-5500

February 1-3, 2019

Natural Face Lift Massage Training

February 8th-11th, (8th & 11th at 12:30-8pm, 9th and 10th at 9am-5:30pm)

$749 + GST

This 4 day training includes the 8 distinct units of unique moves that loosen the constrictions in the facial muscle, exercise and tone the facial muscles. The work is done with hands only and requires no other products.

The course is 20% theory and 80% Hands-On training.

The training covers basic Anatomy and Physiology of the Face and Neck.

The training will address why this treatment is valuable to the client and potential contraindications.

Natural Face Lift Massage not only tones muscles and smooths fine lines, it improves sleep, digestion and can help to reset the body’s bio rhythms. This treatment, because it plumps up the dermis, is excellent prior to all facial enhancements: Re Laser, Micro, fillers and Botox.

Anyone who has a desire to work on the face is invited to take this training. You will need good dexterity with the fingers and thumbs and full ROM in the wrists to the deliver the moves proficiently. Many RMTs take this training to enhance their offerings to clients.

Please read the FAQ on the website where many of your questions will be answered and the page that is allocated to this training.  Students must attend all days in full.  Credits are offered for the course – please sees the credits page on the website.

Lee-ann Harder – Canadian Training Centre for Healing Alternatives


Dates: February 8-11, 2019

Feb 8th and 11th 12:30 to 8pm

Feb 9th and 10th 9am to 5:30pm