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MT-1: Essential Peripheral Seminar

3/22/2019 to 3/24/2019
When: March 22-24, 2019
Where: Swedish Covenant Hospital
2751 W. Winona Avenue
Anderson Pavilion (Day 1) Galter Life Center (Day 2)
Chicago, Illinois  60625
United States
Presenter: Sponsor: Maitland Australian Physiotherapy Seminars
Contact: Nora Sullivan
(773) 878-8200 ext.2628

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MT-1: Essential Peripheral Seminar

Course Description: Recommended first course in the MAPS series. An evidence-based introduction to the Maitland-Australian approach to orthopedic manual therapy (OMT), focusing on effective assessment and treatment of neuro-musculoskeletal disorders of the Upper and Lower Limbs.

Participants are presented with peer-reviewed published evidence supporting the mechanical, neurophysiological, immunological, and psychological mechanisms of action of OMT. Evidence from recent Systematic Reviews and RCTs is presented to illustrate the effectiveness of the Maitland Approach, and specific conditions that respond to OMT.

The approach is extremely patient-centric, and focuses upon highly specific subjective & objective physical examination processes. Clinical Reasoning and constant reassessment is taught and emphasized. Methods of assessment and treatment are practiced extensively in lab sessions (70% of course). Techniques taught include: active physiological, passive physiological, passive accessory, and combination movements. Both osteokinematic and arthrokinematic movements are incorporated. Psychomotor skill acquisition is ensured by detailed Instructor feedback given directly to each participant throughout the course. “LIVE” patient assessments and treatments are presented (where permitted)

Regions extensively covered includes: Shoulder (Gleno/Humeral, Scapulo/Thoracic, and A/C, S/C Clavicular articulations), Elbow, Wrist, Hand, and Fingers. In the lower limb the Hip, Knee Complex, and the Ankle-Foot complex are extensively covered.

The 228-page hard bound Manual includes detailed step by step instructions for each technique, over 422 photographs and over 900 references.


MT-1 Course Schedule:
Day 1: 12:30pm-8:00pm
Day 2: 8:00am-6:00pm
Day 3: 8:00am-2:00pm

Times subject to change.


                Swedish Covenant Hospital

                Day 1: Anderson Pavilion, 2751 W. Winona Avenue, Chicago, IL 60625

                Day 2: Galter Life Center, 5157 N. Francisco Avenue, Chicago, IL 60625

                (773) 878-8200



MT-1 Course Requirements:

  • Open to PTs, MDs, DOs, OTs. Enrollment limited. Lab clothes required for all sessions
  • No previous experience with manual therapy required
  • Average overall competency of 70% required for successful completion. The overall grade is comprised of written assignments (30% of overall grade) and laboratory participation (70% overall grade) 
  • Full CEUs require 100% direct contact attendance and completion of all Home Study assignments.


Course Objectives: Course participants upon completion will be able to:

  • Accurately differentiate between normal and abnormal resistance to passive movement using accessory & physiological examination techniques.
  • Discriminate between the four different grades of passive movement (as per Maitland) to treat peripheral pathology.
  • Accurately apply at least two of the four different grades of passive movement to a participant-selected peripheral joint.
  • Summarize Maitland's clinical reasoning model, including eight clinical hypothesis categories per M. Jones and D. Rivett.
  • Synthesize principles of treating pain and stiffness as per the Maitland approach.   Participant will orally defend at least one example.
  • Accurately defend the most effective treatment & examination techniques for a patient with a peripheral disorder based upon clinical assessment and clinical reasoning, rather than theoretical protocols.
  • Integrate evaluation skills in differential assessment and diagnosis of one selected common peripheral orthopedic condition. Participant will accurately defend at least one example. 
  • Demonstrate the ability to quickly and effectively treat peripheral orthopedic conditions using at least one known manual therapy technique.
  • Accurately defend at least one modified or newly created effective manual therapy technique for the treatment of peripheral orthopedic conditions.  Participant will demonstrate their modified or new technique at least once. to learn more


Click here to download the course brochure. 


Program Content Area: Other
Course Type: Classroom, (self study as well) 
Instructional Level: Basic
Intended Audience: PTs
CE Contact Hours: 20.5 Traditional + 10.5 Self Study hours (31 combined)

*Subject to self-study limitations for IL license renewals

Course Approval: IPTA Approval #125-7366

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