Continued education is vital in the Massage Therapy and Manual Osteopathic Therapy industries. There is a wide range of courses out there that vary from online, in-person and held over Zoom and CMMOTA prides itself on assessing and approving each and every course and instructor that our members take to further their education. We do this so that we can ensure the quality of training our members receive.

The assessment process used to take anywhere from 1 to 2 weeks and we could only provide a fraction of the credits. We are proud to say that the process NOW is much more streamlined and only takes 1-3 business days! Following our new credit guidelines, we are now also able to provide many more credits per course.

One of the reasons why it is a much simpler process for instructors and members to have their courses approved, is due to the fact that we now have an in-house Continuing Education and Practice Coordinator! Debra has been with CMMOTA since December of 2021 and solely focusses on helping our members find the information required for the courses they are interested in to qualify for credits. She also works with course instructors to aide in getting the courses they teach approved for our members to take. With her diverse education and skills under her belt she is a great asset to CMMOTA.

Debra was Born and raised in Olds, Alberta and has lived in Red Deer for the past 18 years. Her Education started with a Diploma in Recreation Therapy after deciding the banking industry was not for her. The economy wasn’t great so she decided to take time to raise her 2 children. When she had more free time she decided to embark on the journey of Massage Therapy which was always a passion and to have the flexibility of work/life balance.

Debra has a multifarious background working in the industry of Massage Therapy and Manual Osteopathic Therapy for a combined 15 years. She graduated from Advanced Therapeutic Massage Program in 2009 with NIMT in Red Deer and a Graduate of the Manual Osteopathic College of Canada (MOCC) in 2019. She was also a TA with MOCC for 1 year.

Debra’s education is very diverse in being an avid knowledge seeker. Everything from Reiki, Access Bars, Bioflex Laser Training, BodyTalk, Touch for Health, to 4 core levels of Cranial Sacral, Cupping Therapy, Orthopedic Massage, Manual Osteopath and Graston Technique just to mention a few.

If you have a course you would like for Debra to assess, please contact our office at and we would be more than happy to look into it for you.

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