RITMA Orthotherapists Association
To qualify as an Orthotherapist
In order to qualify as an Orthotherapist, RITMA requires that the applicant have the credentials of a Kinesitherapist and a Registered Massage Therapist and have successfully completed extra training as follows for a total of 1300 hours :
165 hrs Pathology of the shoulder, of the wrist and hand, pathology of the knee, osteoarthritis of the knee, knee and ankle sprains, splinting, re-education, respiratory biomechanics, etc.
40 hrs Hands-on practice
35 hrs Body language
60 hrs Practice and supervised 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.