Looking for a trusted source of high quality continuing education you can count on to uplevel your passion as a movement therapist?
We'll show you how you can:
'(Angela) is a phenomenal teacher as she is easy to talk to, enthusiastic, very open to questions/discussion and she really shows that she cares and is dedicated in making her students the most knowledgeable and successful movement therapist they can be.' - Sabrina, Dashwood, Ontario, Canada
Hi! I'm Angela Pereira, the founder, a course creator, and one of the instructors here at First Line Education Inc.
I've worked as a kinesiologist in private practice for over 25 years. I became a yoga teacher in 2015, and then a holistic nutritionist in 2018.
When I was 23, just before finishing my kinesiology degree at the University of Waterloo, I opened Northern Kinetics Fitness and Rehabilitation Centre in Bancroft, Ontario - about half way between Toronto and Ottawa. This was before there was internet!
My first clinical space was a 400 square foot space in a medical building - with no windows - and tucked behind an elevator shaft!
In this tiny space, I had to figure out how to talk about what a kinesiologist was, promote myself as the new kid in town, find enough clients to pay my bills, and figure out how to run a bricks and mortar business with a growing staff.
No joke - my first treatment table was a pile of milk crates with an exercise mat on top, all covered by a white bed sheet!READ MORE OF MY STORY HERE
'As a First Line student, I have learned so much to further develop my career as a kinesiologist. Angela, the founder and one of the course instructors, has been a pivotal part in the development of my career.' - a happy student from our Introduction To Therapeutic Exercise course : )
Join us in Toronto or live online for one and two day weekend courses in one of four practice areas:
1. Practice Organization & Leadership
2. Posture, Balance, Functional, Musculoskeletal & Fascial Assessments
3. Therapeutic Exercise & Program Design
4. Soft Tissue Therapy
We'll help you confidently design a solid professional practice that attracts your ideal clients, reaches your best referral sources, builds your business AND helps you to generate revenue you can be proud of!
Trying to figure out who best to learn from? Want to be smart about where to invest your continuing education budget?
Looking for practice coaches and professional mentors who have been working with clients and teaching for years?
We get it - it's tough to find good quality continuing education courses!
We know you also want to find instructors with the practical skills to challenge you to uplevel how you show up for your clients.
We take a small pile of courses taught by our colleagues around the world every year too!
'(The course material) will be a great addition to my practice. I liked the course notes. Great summary tables and references to go back to.
I was very satisfied with the professionalism/organization & preparedness of the presenter.' - a pleased student from our Clinical Assessment For The Pelvis, L-Spine & Trunk course
Questions? Drop us a line any time at [email protected] or you can click on the chat box that you see on the bottom right of every page of our website! (it's sooo easy)
The first in a series of three courses starts January 9th & 10th, 2020!
Come and learn from Seattle, Washington based Kelly Clancy, an occupational therapist, structural integrator, massage therapist, and Bowen teacher!
Kelly teaches her three course series internationally - this will be her first time teaching with us in Toronto!
This unique three part series of two day courses introduces a unique assessment and treatment method using biotensegrity medicine.
The first course reviews assessment from a soft tissue perspective and explains the thought process behind treating a client from this view.
The second course builds on the assessment techniques from the first course and begins to introduce soft tissue therapy treatment.
The third course is an advanced experience of hands on fascial therapy using a biotensegrity approach.
For any movement therapist new to the idea of fascial assessment and treatment, or for accomplished soft tissue therapists and massage therapists - this deep dive into fascial assessment and treatment is really fascinating!
After taking one course, you will want to take another – trust me. I can see that there is so much I can learn from the First Line Education team that would make me a better health care provider. - Assessment From The Ground Up student
We look forward to meeting you or seeing you again in an upcoming course!
Sign up for one course at a time. Fill in your clinical gaps and plan your next steps.
Join us in person in Toronto or live online. All course notes are provided online
To catch the early bird rate register 30 days before course start dates
Professional Association and First Line alumni discounts are available
This group is open to anyone who teaches about movement - to groups, classes, and in one-on-one settings.
This community is a meeting place to share client wins and frustrations, a safe space to discuss practice questions and client challenges, a forum to give (and get!) client referrals, and a place to ask for business advice.
Come join us! We'd love to meet you!JOIN FIRST LINE'S MOVEMENT THERAPY CLUB