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AT - Professional Development: Continuing professional development (CPD) is central to Athletic Therapists' life-long learning and constitutes a vital aspect for keeping ATs’ knowledge and skills up-to-date. 


LOCATION | Sheridan College, Davis Campus, Brampton, Ontario


  • Date #1 Saturday, September 30 to Sunday, October 01, 2023 
  • Date #2 Saturday, October 14 to Sunday, October 15, 2023 
  • Date #3 Saturday, November 11 to  Sunday, November 12


  • $350 (includes HST) for First Responder Course
  • $65 for BLS Re-Certification Course
  • $100 for full BLS Course

TO REGISTER | please email Mike Recine at

 External Approaches to Pelvic Health: Education, Exercise, Empowerment 


This is an introductory course on common pelvic health concerns for external pelvic health clinicians/fitness professionals. The main goal is to introduce you to assessment and care for common pregnant, postpartum, and pelvic health concerns. The main topics will include Diastasis Rectus Abdominus, Pelvic Organ Prolapse, and Urinary Incontinence. 

Additional topics we will cover:

  • Client Guided Care 
  • Pregnancy/postpartum concerns 
  • Pelvic Pain Conditions 
  • Menopause 
  • Screening Forms 
  • What is a Pelvic Floor Physio? 
  • When to Refer on 

By the end of the course, you will be confident in assessing diastasis rectus abdominus and the pelvic floor through external palpation. You will be able to offer insight, education, and appropriate exercise modifications for your female clients regarding pelvic health concerns and common transitions throughout the lifespan (pregnancy, postnatal, & menopause). 


Health and fitness students/professionals including: Athletic Therapists, Massage Therapists, Personal Trainers, Coaches, Yoga/Pilates Instructors, Physiotherapists & Chiropractors 


Ashley Burr BSc. (KIN) CAT(C) & 

Jenny Telfer-Crum BSc (HK) MSc (PT) 

CEU’s CAT(C) 4.8 

LOCATION |  Right Fit Therapy 300 Maitland Drive Belleville, ON, K8N 4Z5 Canada 

DATE | October 14 & 15, 2023


  • Practitioners/Trainers/Coaches: $600.00 + GST = $630
  • Early Bird Pricing Ends September 15th, 2023: $570 + 5%GST = $598.50
  • Students: $500 + GST = $525 | Super Early Bird Price Ends July 15th: $540 + 5%GST = $567 | Super Early Bird Pricing: $540 + 5%GST = $567.00 (10% off!)* Ends July 15th for the Belleville course

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    Contact the following OATA approved Canadian Red Cross-Certified Athletic Therapists who offer First Responder Courses to meet the proof of valid First Responders/BLS Certification in time for registration renewal.

    Andrea Prieur

    Andrea Prieur is well-respected and well-known Ontario Certified Athletic Therapist. Graduating from the Athletic Therapy program over 20 years ago, she continued to stay directly involved in the AT profession. She taught curriculum First Responder and was a placement coordinator for a number of years.Andrea has served as an AT on Canadian Core Health Care teams at multiple Major Games including the 2022 Commonwealth Games held in Birmingham. ATs regularly request to take her First Responder courses. She is a Red Cross certified First Responder Instructor with the benefit of well-honed field skills and experience. Andrea's courses are first-come, first-served. Contact her directly for details.

    Mike Recine

    Mike is a Certified Athletic Therapist (CAT(C)), an Osteopathic Manual Practitioner (D.O.M.P) and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). Currently, he is a full-time professor at Sheridan College in the Athletic Therapy program where he teaches the Emergency Conditions courses. Mike has been a Red Cross Training Partner and Certified Emergency Care instructor since 2015, primarily offering First Responder and BLS courses to allied healthcare professionals.

    Cesar Cruz

    Cesar Cruz is an Athletic Therapist and Registered Massage Therapist. Currently he works at the National Ballet of Canada and Canada's National Ballet School; he is also the Head Athletic Therapist for the York United Football Club of the Canadian Premier League. Cesar completed his B.A. in Kinesiology as well as a Certificate in Athletic Therapy at York University, he also completed a Diploma in Massage Therapy at the Institute of Complementary & Alternative Therapies and the Diploma of Contemporary Medical Acupuncture at McMaster University.

    Barb Paraskevakos

    Barbara Paraskevakos is an Ontario Certified Athletic Therapist and Certified Canadian Red Cross First Responder Instructor. After graduating from the York University Athletic Therapy Certificate Program she joined the wellness team at the National Ballet of Canada. She continues to provide field coverage for a number of sports and events including League One soccer and Stars on Ice. Barbara uses her experiences on the field, for real-life application to her First Responder courses.

    Brittany Galan

    Pulse was founded by Brittany Galan in order to provide First Responder Training to everyone, ranging from the general public to health care providers.

    As the primary instructor at Pulse, Brittany uses her background in Kinesiology, Athletic Therapy & Osteopathy to provide comprehensive First Responder courses. Her on-field experiences working with a wide range of sports at numerous levels enables her to gear courses towards individuals providing medical coverage for sporting events or working with athletes, bringing in real-world scenarios.

    Registered Name ® 2022

    Athletic Therapy Ontario


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