To qualify as a Kinesitherapist
In order to qualify as a Kinesitherapist, RITMA requires that the applicant have the credentials of a Registered Massage Therapist (1000 hours and more) and have successfully completed another 300 hours training as follows :
225 hrs Anatomy of the upper and lower limbs, spinal cord, joint mobility, muscular workings, reprogramming of muscular sensitivities, sport related kinesitherapy, back pain prophylaxis, vertebrae pathology, as well as specialization of cervical, dorsal, lumbar, scoliosis, kyphosis, and spina bifida affectations.
30 hrs hands-on practice
45 hrs Practical training
It is understood that any/all applicants must :
- Meet the minimum requirements of RITMA and possess valid diplomas for each of their specialties.
- Successfully complete a practical exam and, if required, a written exam, in order to certify the validity of the diplomas.
- Rigorously abide by RITMA’s Code of Deontology and Ethics.
The RITMA association encourages continued education for its members, who may benefit from industry improvements and new skills or techniques, in order to remain at the top of their profession. Keep in mind that every additional class or course taken in any alternative medicine discipline may be considered when tabulating your total number of hours of education.