Minimum Qualifications

Diploma of Sport Massage Therapy through CSMTA

  • Must be a registered massage therapist
  • Must be a graduate of a 2200-hour curriculum based massage therapy school
  • Must be licensed to practice in the province of Saskatchewan
  • Should be a member of the Canadian Sport Massage Therapists Association (CSMTA)
  • Should have experience working with high performance athletes
  • Must have valid liability insurance

Services

  • Sport First Aid Workshops
  • Sport Taping Workshops
  • Injury Recognition and Functional Assessment
  • Sport Medicine Education Sessions
  • Drug Education and Awareness Workshop
  • Medical Coverage at Sporting Events
  • Exception: Massage Therapists are not required to have their sport designation to provide service in this area. However, priority is always given to those who have their designation.

The following is a list of Registered Massage Therapists who have indicated they wish to be Consultants for the SMSCS.

Non sport certified and certification candidate members / consultants can only provide medical coverage at events and initial injury assessments.

Updated as of June 6, 2018

Sport Massage Therapy

         1) Diploma (Certified)

         2) Diploma (Candidates)

         3) Non Sport Massage Therapist

Joanne Ament (Cert. Cand.)

Beechinor Chiropractic Clinic, Eston


Contact the SMSCS office @ (306) 780-9446 to request this Consultant

Medical Coverage at Events : Yes
Sport 1st Aid Workshops : No
Sport Taping Workshops : No
Sport Medicine Education Sessions : No
Concussion Education Workshops : No
Concussion Management Guidelines Consulting : No
Drug Education & Awareness Workshop : No
Assessments & Prevention Services : No

Additional certifications: First Aid, Advance Sport Massage, Cupping
Sports worked with regularly: Hockey, Baseball
Sports worked with occasionally: Dance
Years of sport experience within your profession: 3

Lakyn Biberdorf (Cert. Cand.)

Craven SPORT Services, Saskatoon


Contact the SMSCS office @ (306) 780-9446 to request this Consultant

Medical Coverage at Events : Yes
Sport 1st Aid Workshops : No
Sport Taping Workshops : No
Sport Medicine Education Sessions : No
Concussion Education Workshops : No
Concussion Management Guidelines Consulting : No
Drug Education & Awareness Workshop : No
Assessments & Prevention Services : No

Additional certifications: Phlebotomist, RMT
Sports worked with regularly: Football
Sports worked with occasionally: Basketball, Curling
Years of sport experience within your profession: 7

Daniele Scherger (Cert. Cand.)

North Battleford


Contact the SMSCS office @ (306) 780-9446 to request this Consultant

Medical Coverage at Events : No
Sport 1st Aid Workshops : No
Sport Taping Workshops : No
Sport Medicine Education Sessions : No
Concussion Education Workshops : No
Concussion Management Guidelines Consulting : No
Drug Education & Awareness Workshop : No
Assessments & Prevention Services : No

Additional certifications:
Sports worked with regularly:
Sports worked with occasionally:
Years of sport experience within your profession:

Geraldine Barrett (Certified)

Sunrise Wellness Spa, Unity


Contact the SMSCS office @ (306) 780-9446 to request this Consultant

Medical Coverage at Events : Yes
Sport 1st Aid Workshops : No
Sport Taping Workshops : No
Sport Medicine Education Sessions : Yes
Concussion Education Workshops : No
Concussion Management Guidelines Consulting : No
Drug Education & Awareness Workshop : No
Assessments & Prevention Services : No

Additional certifications: Cranial Sacral Level 2, RMT,
Sports worked with regularly: Hockey, Football, Basketball, Softball
Sports worked with occasionally: Track & Field, Volleyball, Golf, Swimming
Years of sport experience within your profession: 39

Al Bodnarchuk (Certified)

Saskatoon


Contact the SMSCS office @ (306) 780-9446 to request this Consultant

Medical Coverage at Events : Yes
Sport 1st Aid Workshops : Yes
Sport Taping Workshops : Yes
Sport Medicine Education Sessions : Yes
Concussion Education Workshops : No
Concussion Management Guidelines Consulting : No
Drug Education & Awareness Workshop : Yes
Assessments & Prevention Services : No

Additional certifications: BSPE, BEd, SMTc, Sport First Responder, FMS Level 1, MUTA
Sports worked with regularly: Athletics, Football, Hockey, Distance Running, Triathalon, Soccer
Sports worked with occasionally: Volleyball, Swimming
Years of sport experience within your profession: 28

Monty Churchman (Certified)

Saskatoon


Contact the SMSCS office @ (306) 780-9446 to request this Consultant

Medical Coverage at Events : Yes
Sport 1st Aid Workshops : No
Sport Taping Workshops : No
Sport Medicine Education Sessions : No
Concussion Education Workshops : No
Concussion Management Guidelines Consulting : No
Drug Education & Awareness Workshops : No
Assessments & Prevention Services : No

Additional certifications: Myofascial Cupping Technique Level 1 
Sports worked with regularly: Basketball, Swimming
Sports worked with occasionally: Hockey, Triathalon
Years of sport experience within your profession: 23

Lindsey Bean (Cert. Cand.)

Integrative Therapies, Saskatoon


Contact the SMSCS office @ (306) 780-9446 to request this Consultant

Medical Coverage at Events : Yes
Sport 1st Aid Workshops : No
Sport Taping Workshops : No
Sport Medicine Education Sessions : No
Concussion Education Workshops : No
Concussion Management Guidelines Consulting : No
Drug Education & Awareness Workshop : No
Assessments & Prevention Services : Yes

Additional certifications:
Sports worked with regularly: Football, Hockey, Volleyball, Track/Long Distnace Running, Lacrosse
Sports worked with occasionally: Wrestling, Basketball, Soccer, Swimming, Dance
Years of sport experience within your profession: 9

Tim Rutley (Cert. Cand.)

F.I.T. Training & Wellness Centre, Saskatoon


Contact the SMSCS office @ (306) 780-9446 to request this Consultant

Medical Coverage at Events : Yes
Sport 1st Aid Workshops : No
Sport Taping Workshops : No
Sport Medicine Education Sessions : No
Concussion Education Workshops : No
Concussion Management Guidelines Consulting : No
Drug Education & Awareness Workshop : No
Assessments & Prevention Services : No

Additional certifications:
Sports worked with regularly:

Sports worked with occasionally:
Hockey, Diving, Body Building, Volleyball
Years of sport experience within your profession:
12

Samantha Becker (Cert. Cand.)

Riverview Health Professionals, Regina


Contact the SMSCS office @ (306) 780-9446 to request this Consultant

Medical Coverage at Events : Yes
Sport 1st Aid Workshops : No
Sport Taping Workshops : No
Sport Medicine Education Sessions : No
Concussion Education Workshops : No
Concussion Management Guidelines Consulting : No
Drug Education & Awareness Workshop : No
Assessments & Prevention Services : No

Additional certifications: Sport First Responder, RMT, First Aid CPR/AED-HCP Level
Sports worked with regularly: Football, Hockey, Lacrosse
Sports worked with occasionally: Basketball, Cheerleading
Years of sport experience within your profession: 1

Heather Ireland (Cert. Cand.)

Heather Ireland Massage Therapy, Regina


Contact the SMSCS office @ (306) 780-9446 to request this Consultant

Medical Coverage at Events : Yes
Sport 1st Aid Workshops : No
Sport Taping Workshops : No
Sport Medicine Education Sessions : No
Concussion Education Workshops : No
Concussion Management Guidelines Consulting : No
Drug Education & Awareness Workshop : No
Assessments & Prevention Services : Yes

Additional certifications: CPR/First Aid, Muscle Fascia Cupping, Sport First Responder
Sports worked with regularly: Horses & Riding, Rodeo, Gymnastics

Sports worked with occasionally: Kayak, Body Building, Swimming , Baseball, Hockey, Track & Field
Years of sport experience within your profession: 9

NOTE: Massage Therapists can be any of the following practicing professionals. (information taken from the professional’s National web site)

  • SMT (C) – A Registered Massage Therapist who is Certified to be a Sport Massage Therapist through the Canadian Sport Massage Therapy Association. Accomplished ALL that is required of a Certification Candidate and completed the NSMCP©; passed the written and oral/practical certification exam; can work at all levels of sport events; eligible for selection to Major Games and International Competitions as a member of the Canadian Health Care Team; can vote, can have a voice; can work and chair all level of Committees and serve on the Executive; can use the “Certified Sport Massage Therapist” title and the SMT© insignia.
  • SMT (CC) – A Registered Massage Therapist who is a graduate from a government licensed massage therapy school with a 2200-hour curriculum based program, or must be a member of the provincial massage therapy association that is member of the Canadian Massage Therapist Alliance (CMTA) and endorsing its standards; a graduate massage therapist who is pursuing the CSMTA National Sport Massage Certification Program (NSMCP©); can work in provincial and national committees; can vote; may have a voice; can use the “certification candidate” title and the (cc) insignia. Where there is a CSMTA Provincial Chapter, both National and Provincial membership is required.