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OATA remains committed to building and supporting the capacity and reach of Ontario's AT Community.  

Many Members are supporting their clinical and field practice by developing and offering courses.  It's wonderful to have ATs able to take training and courses from ATs and not just PTs, Chiros and others in the and sport medicine space.  In addition to free promotion of Member courses, the OATA is helping take any Member-developed course content and transforming it (at no cost to the Member) into online accessible e-learning modules to offer on the OATA E-Learning Platform. AT4AT programming.


First Responder Recertification | OLLIN THERAPY | MARKHAM, ON

MAY 4 & 5, 2024


For those with a current (non-expired) First Responder Certification from the Canadian Red Cross or equivalent agency. 

This course will review the first responder material and will teach the latest in Response Science from the Canadian Red Cross. This course will focus on the first responder skills through practice and real-life scenarios and upon successful completion, you will keep your First Responder Certification up to date for another three years.

AUDIENCE | Professionals in sports medicine, fire service, rescue team, workplace response team, lifeguards and ski patrol.

PREREQUISITS |  Valid First Responder certification


  • Successfully demonstrate the required skills

  • Minimum 75% mark for written, closed book, knowledge evaluation

  • Complete two practical scenarios

Attend and participate in 100% of the course

CERTIFICATION | 3-year certification in First Responder (digital certificate issued upon successful completion).

DATES | Saturday, May 04, 2024 & Sunday, May 05, 2024

TIME | 8 am - 6 pm

DURATION | 20 hrs / Cost: $370.64


  • Canadian Red Cross Emergency Care for Professional Responders Reference Text*
  • Canadian Red Cross Emergency Care for Professional Responders Workbook (optional)

*Emergency Care for Professional Responders Manual is required for the course, but its purchase ($150.00) is optional as participants may already have a copy.

TO REGISTER | Please visit or Click Here

CONTACT | Cesar Cruz -

7800 Kennedy Road, Markham, ON, Canada




This 2-day course is designed specifically for ATs who need quick and easy solutions for patients with spinal and pelvic musculoskeletal problems. The techniques taught are safe, effective, and easy to perform, either in the clinic or on the sidelines. All techniques preserve spinal neutrality meaning that they are performed without flexion/extension, rotation, side-bending, or translation. Most can be done in the standing or sitting position.

All techniques require the active cooperation of the patient/athlete thereby allowing the patient to be in control of their own treatment. 


Canadian College of Osteopathy, 90 Eglinton Avenue East, Unit 900

Toronto, ON, M4P 2Y3


CAT (C) Certification


Saturday June 1 - 8:45 to 5:15
Sunday June 2 - 8:45 to 5:15

CEU's | 5.6



OATA MEMBERS: $400 (includes HST)

OTHER MEMBERS: $475 (includes HST)

Note: Fee is due at the time of on-line registration, no refunds after May 29, 2024. Receipts will be issued on first day of course.



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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