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.

Al Bodnarchuk (Certified)

Max Athletic Performance, Saskatoon, SK


Contact the SMSCS office @ 975-0867 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 & Concussion Management Guidelines Consulting : Yes
Drug Education & Awareness Workshop : Yes
Assessments & Prevention Services : No

Additional certifications: BSPE, BEd, SMTc, Sport First Responder, FMS Level 1
Sports worked with regularly: Athletics, Football, Hockey, Swimming
Sports worked with occasionally: Soccer, Rodeo
Years of sport experience within your profession: 25+

Courtney Schell (Certification Candidate)

Sideline Athletics/Pro Sport Rehab, Saskatoon, SK


Contact the SMSCS office @ 975-0867 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 & Concussion Management Guidelines Consulting : Yes
Drug Education & Awareness Workshop : Yes
Assessments & Prevention Services : Yes

Additional certifications: CATA, BAHSc.
Sports worked with regularly: Hockey, Ringette, Tennis, Fastball, Running, Lacrosse
Sports worked with occasionally: Basketball, Volleyball, Track & Field, Rugby, Speed Skating, Gymnastics, Baseball, Cheerleading
Years of sport experience within your profession: 3

Heather Ireland

Heather Ireland Massage Therapy, Regina, SK


Contact the SMSCS office @ 975-0867 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 & Concussion Management Guidelines Consulting : No
Drug Education & Awareness Workshop : No
Assessments & Prevention Services : No

Additional certifications: CPR/First Aid, Sports Pre-Post Massage
Sports worked with regularly: Kayak, Gymnastics, Running, Rodeo, Body Building, Soccer, Theatre Performers, Baseball
Sports worked with occasionally:
Years of sport experience within your profession: 3

Garret Woynarski

Chiropractic Health Centre, Regina, SK


Contact the SMSCS office @ 975-0867 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 & Concussion Management Guidelines Consulting : No
Drug Education & Awareness Workshop : No
Assessments & Prevention Services : No

Bree Campbell

Accdent Massage Therapy, Moose Jaw, SK


Contact the SMSCS office @ 975-0867 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 & Concussion Management Guidelines Consulting : No
Drug Education & Awareness Workshop : No
Assessments & Prevention Services : No

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.