Knowledge Translation
In addition to the in person course, participants are provided with education resources that upend conventional wisdom about rehabilitation and pain.
• A Comprehensive Guide to the New Science of Treating Lower Back Pain - Julia Belluz
• Starting Rehab Early Can Speed Recovery From Muscle Injuries - Alex Hutchinson
• The Social Power of Touch - Lydia Denworth
• Massage may aid muscle regrowth, even in an opposite limb - Colorado State University
• Where Pain Lives - Cathryn Jakobson Ramin
• To treat pain, study people in all their complexity - Beth Darnall
• Pleasant to the Touch - Sabrina Richards

Powerpoint Slides


Kennedy, A.B., Munk, N. (2017). Experienced Practitioners' Beliefs Utilized to Create a Successful Massage Therapist Conceptual Model: a Qualitative Investigation. Int J Ther Massage Bodywork.

Rossettini, G., Carlino, E., Testa, M. (2018). Clinical relevance of contextual factors as triggers of placebo and nocebo effects in musculoskeletal pain. BMC Musculoskelet Disord.

Schmid, A. B., Brunner, F., ... Coppieters, M. W. (2009). Reliability of clinical tests to evaluate nerve function and mechanosensitivity of the upper limb peripheral nervous system. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders.

Shah, J., Thaker, N., Heimur, J., Aredo, J., Sikdar, S., & Gerber, L. (2015). Myofascial Trigger Points Then and Now: A Historical and Scientific Perspective. PM&R. 

Van Hooren, B., Peake, J.M. (2018). Do We Need a Cool-Down After Exercise? A Narrative Review of the Psychophysiological Effects and the Effects on Performance, Injuries and the Long-Term Adaptive Response. Sports Med. (OPEN ACCESS)


Ellis, M.J., Leddy, J., Willer, B. (2016). Multi-Disciplinary Management of Athletes with Post-Concussion Syndrome: An Evolving Pathophysiological Approach. Front Neurol.

Fernández-de-Las-Peñas, C., Courtney, C.A. (2014). Clinical reasoning for manual therapy management of tension type and cervicogenic headache. J Man Manip Ther.

Matuszak, J.M., McVige, J., McPherson, J., Willer, B., Leddy, J. (2016). A Practical Concussion Physical Examination Toolbox. Sports Health.

Morin, M., Langevin, P., & Fait, P. (2016). Cervical Spine Involvement in Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: A Review. Journal of Sports Medicine. 


Tousignant-Laflamme, Y., Martel, M.O., Joshi, A.B., Cook, C.E. (2017). Rehabilitation management of low back pain - it's time to pull it all together! J Pain Res.


Martin, R., Martin, H.D., Kivlan, B.R. (2017). Nerve entrapment in the hip region: current concepts review. Int J Sports Phys Ther.

Ardern, C.L., Ekås, G.R., ... Engebretsen, L. (2018). 2018 International Olympic Committee consensus statement on prevention, diagnosis and management of paediatric anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries. Br J Sports Med.

Porr, J., Chrobak, K., Muir, B. (2013). Entrapment of the saphenous nerve at the adductor canal affecting the infrapatellar branch - a report on two cases. J Can Chiropr Assoc.

Reference Books
• Crooked. Cathryn Jakobson Ramin
• Cure. Jo Marchant.
• The Brain That Changes Itself. Norman Doidge. 
• Touch. David Linden. 
• Understanding Pain. Fernando Cervero. 
• Explain Pain Supercharged. David Butler. 
• Thieme Atlas of Anatomy, Michael Schuenke. 

Cupping Set
• Cupping Set - Amazon
• Cupping Set - Amazon

• Rock Blade
• Heskiers OneTool 
• Sidekick
• Physioneers 
• Mobility Star
• Great China Herbs Centre in Toronto

Standards of practice specific to Cupping and IASTM
Registrants are encouraged to review the CMTO Policy on the Application of Complementary Modalities (found here)
• CMTO Standard of Practice
• Standards for Specific Additional Massage Therapy Techniques
• Communication/Public Health Standard 7 
• Communication/Public Health Standard 10
Example of Informed Consent 
• Infection Control Guidelines