Don Dillon, RMT is a practitioner, speaker and practice coach. Over 100 of his articles have appeared in professional publications including Massage Therapy Canada, Massage Therapy Today, AMTA Journal, Massage Magazine (on-line), Massage Today (US), AMTWP Connections, Massage Therapist (Australia) and various massage school and professional association newsletters. Dillon authored the self-study workbook Charting Skills for Massage Therapists and a short publication for entry-level practitioners, On Practice: From Entry-Level to Established Massage Therapist.
Don has lectured at massage therapy association conferences in every province across Canada, sans Quebec (please invite me!). Some of his articles have been translated for the Association Professionnelle pour Massotherapeutes et Naturotherapeutes au Quebec (AQTN) website.
He has accepted invitations to lecture at Atlantic College of Therapeutic Massage in Fredericton, NB, Centennial College in Scarborough, ON and Mohawk College in Hamilton, ON. He has been a regular speaker at the ONE Concept Canadian Massage Conference, Registered Massage Therapist Association of Ontario (RMTAO) Education Conference, and the Massage Therapy Canada Business Forum. Don contributed in a very small way to the 4th edition of Outcome-Based Massage by CK Andrade – an international textbook used by physiotherapists and massage therapists.
Don has received the Ontario Massage Therapist Association President’s Award of Merit, two Hand of Thanks certificates, and the Ken Rezsnyak award. He served on the OMTA board from 1993 to 1997. During this time, he represented the profession in the auto insurance fee negotiations, and drafted the original OMTA brochures targeted to auto insurance adjusters and health care professionals. In 2012, Don was honoured with ONE Concept’s Massage Therapist of the Year (Canada) Award.
Don has represented the Registered Massage Therapists Association of Ontario (RMTAO) at meetings with WSIB, and in 2018 was one of 24 representatives for the Queen’s Park Day government relations initiative.
Don has assisted the Investigations and Complaints committee of the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) in cases concerning practitioner record-keeping. He served on the assessment team for two Designated Assessment Centres in Niagara. Don trained dozens of employed massage therapists in modalities and was part of the corporate team for seven years at Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa, offering his expertise and perspective on the massage therapy profession.
Don began his practice in 1991. He worked in chiropractic, spa, and medical facilities before operating his own clinic in a Niagara area fitness club for many years.Copyright secured by Digiprove © 2015-2017 Donald Dillon
Hi Don , I am an RMT in the Belleville Ont . area . Saw that offer on Charting Skills course . I have a dilemma in which I find myself running short on time . So my question to you is would you have time to review the information that you require to complete the grading your Charting Skills course by November 20th or is that too short of notice ? If there is a possibility I will be ordering the course the moment I hear back from you .
Thanking You In Advance For Your Time
Michael Hansen RMT
Hello Michael. Thank you for your inquiry.
The self-study module takes about 6 hours to read through and complete case studies.
Once I received your case studies that clearly demonstrate you’ve captured the methodology, I provide confirmation within 48 hours.
Contact me at don@dondillon-RMT.com should you have further questions. Kind regards, d
I read your reply to Stephen about holding a CS for Alberta, and in talks with MTAA. I am also wondering the same thing and if there has been any progression with that?
Hello Stephanie. I’m still waiting on MTAA to come back with an interest in staging the webinars. For now you can certainly do the self-study http://dondillon-rmt.com/charting-skills/ and participate in the future should the webinar series be offered. Thanks kindly. d
Hi Don, i just read your book on Better Business Agreements. I am an RMT working by myself adn have a established a busy practice. I am looking to register a sole-proprietor business and i am looking for resources on what stepa i need to take and how to approach this all appropriaty. Do you have any books or info i can refe to?
Hi Alicia. If you’re in Canada, you can register at https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/tax/businesses/topics/registering-your-business/business-registration-online-overview.html. If not in Canada, look on line for the appropriate agency in your state/province. Thanks for the question!
When is your next set of webnars in Ontario? Interested. Thank you
I am a RMT in Edmonton. I would like to take your charting skills webinar. When is the next available course I would be able to access here?
Also…do you have or know of any online courses related to interpersonal communications that would be relevant to our clinical settings?
Hi Stephen. There is a CS webinar beginning November 7th for MTAS and MTAM members. I’m in discussions with MTAA re: holding a webinar series in the future. You are welcome to attend the November 7th webinar if your need is more urgent.
re: interpersonal communications. I recommend Pam Fitch’s book Talking Body, Listening Hands by Pam Fitch https://www.pearson.com/us/higher-education/program/Fitch-Talking-Body-Listening-Hands-A-Guide-to-Professionalism-Communication-and-the-Therapeutic-Relationship/PGM29849.html.
I also recommend you contact Elizabeth Gibb, RMT and her husband Neil to stage a workshop out your way http://www.gibbprofessionalportfolio.com/con-ed-seminar/
Warm regards, d
Hello Don, I am looking to retire from my massage practice of 10 years. If it’s possible, I’d like to sell so I don’t leave with nothing for the future. However, there doesn’t seem to be much in tangibles and the strongest asset I have is myself and customer loyalty. I have questions about how to navigate this scenario. Do you hold tele-seminars on this subject or do you offer coaching and legal ethics? Thank you, Rebecca
Hello Rebecca. Have a look at this article I wrote for MTC http://www.massagetherapycanada.com/content/view/1196/ plus this additional article by Lloyd Manning http://www.massagetherapycanada.com/content/view/2180/ and see if they help. If you need further direction, consider completing the application for an MTP Mentor session http://massagetherapistpractice.com/mtp_mentor/ and we can delve further into a solution for you. Warm regards! d