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MT-2: Essential Spinal Seminar

5/17/2019 to 5/19/2019
When: May 17-19, 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-2: Essential Spinal Seminar

Course Description: May be taken as the first course in the MAPS series. Evidence-based introduction to the Maitland-Australian approach to orthopedic manual therapy (OMT), focusing on effective assessment and treatment of neuromusculoskeletal disorders of the Spine.

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: Cervical, Thoracic (including rib articulations) and Lumbar spine. Neurodynamic assessments and treatment of the upper and lower limbs is included and integrated with the associated spinal regions.

The 198-page, hard-bound Manual includes detailed step by step instructions for each technique, over 270 photographs and over 900 references.


MT-2 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-2 Course Requirements:

  • Open to PTs, MDs, DOs. Enrollment limited. Lab clothes required for all sessions
  • Post test requires competency of 70% and overall competency of 70%. 
  • 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 spinal movement using accessory & physiological examination/treatment techniques. Demonstrate at least one example.
  • Integrate the course materials to select, properly apply, and defend selection of four different grades of passive movement to spinal regions. Demonstrate at least one example.  
  • Understand, discuss and explain Maitland’s clinical reasoning model, including eight clinical hypothesis categories per M. Jones and D. Rivett, and correctly demonstrate integration of these concepts into an evidence-based clinical reasoning model.  
  • Synthesize and correctly apply and defend principles of treating pain and stiffness as per Maitland and other manual P.T.s. Demonstrate at least one example.
  • Formulate, select and defend the most effective treatment & examination techniques for the peripheral patient based upon clinical assessment and clinical reasoning, rather than theoretical protocols. Learner will be able to demonstrate at least once.
  • Develop and refine skills in differential assessment and diagnosis. Demonstrate at least one example.
  • Develop, refine and accurately demonstrate the ability to quickly and effectively treat orthopedic conditions using at least one known manual therapy technique. Demonstrate at least one example.
  • Develop, refine, demonstrate and accurately defend at least one modified or newly created effective manual therapy technique for the treatment of orthopedic conditions. Demonstrate at least one example. to learn more


Click here to download the course brochure. 


Program Content Area: Other
Course Type: Classroom
Instructional Level: Basic
Intended Audience: PTs
CE Contact Hours: 20.5 Traditional + 11.5 Self Study hours (32 combined)

*Subject to self-study limitations for IL license renewals

Course Approval: IPTA Approval #125-7367

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