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MT-1: Essential Peripheral Hybrid Seminar

 Export to Your Calendar 3/21/2020 to 3/22/2020
When: March 21-22, 2020
Where: Swedish Covenant Hospital
2751 W. Winona Avenue
Anderson Pavilion
Chicago, Illinois  60625
United States
Presenter: Sponsor: Maitland Australian Physiotherapy Seminars
Contact: Erika Cruz Johnson

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MT-1: Essential Peripheral Hybrid 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 include: 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 bound manual includes detailed step-by-step instructions for each technique with more than 422 photographs. Over 900 references are provided. The course includes required Home Study of approximately 15.0 hours, including 4.3 hours of online lecture, resulting in a total of 32.5 hours (3.3 CEUs).


2-DAY HYBRID SCHEDULE: A blended on-line and live learning platform, in which the initial lecture and other pre-course materials are provided through MAPS Online Learning in advance, followed by a two-day live laboratory-based weekend seminar.  Same content as the standard 3-day MT-1 course.
DAY 1: 7:30am Registration, Course 8:00am-6:30pm;
DAY 2: 8:00am-4:45pm (30 minute lunch) 




MT-1 Course Requirements:

  • Open to PTs, PTAs*, DCs, 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 peripheral movement using accessory & physiological examination techniques.  Demonstrate at least one example. PTAs are limited to using physiological movement examination techniques only, and may not use accessory techniques.
  • Discriminate between four different grades of passive movement to manage peripheral pathology (Grades I, II, III, and IV as per Maitland). PTAs may observe all four grades, but are prohibited from performing Grades III and IV.
  • Accurately apply at least two examples of Maitland’s four grades of passive movement to a participant-selected peripheral regionPTAs are limited to Grades I & II. 
  • Summarize Maitland’s clinical reasoning model, including eight clinical hypothesis categories per M. Jones and D. Rivett.
  • Apply evidence-based clinical reasoning in the orthopedic manual therapy management of a patient with peripheral pathology. Learner will demonstrate at least once.
  • Synthesizeprinciples of treating pain and stiffness as per Maitland and other manual P.T.s. Participant will orally defend at least one example.
  • Accurately defend the most effective orthopedic manual therapy management of a patient with a peripheral disorder based upon clinical assessment and clinical reasoning, rather than theoretical protocols. Learner will demonstrate at least once.
  • Integrate clinical reasoning skills to recognize movement anomalies in one selected common peripheral orthopedic condition.
  • Integrate evaluation skills in differential assessment and diagnosis of one selected common peripheral orthopedic condition Objective applies to PTs, DCs, MDs and DOs only.
  • Demonstrate the ability to quickly and effectively manage 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 management of peripheral orthopedic conditions. Participant will demonstrate their modified or newly developed technique at least once

Please refer to MT-1 Course Competencies for proficiency participants should be aiming to accomplish after diligent practice of skills learned in MT-1. Proficiency in the Course Competencies are required for both the MAPS COMT and Orthopedic Manual Therapy Fellowship.


Attention PTAs Attending MT-1

PTAs attending any MAPS course specifically agree to identify themselves to the Course Instructor and limit their laboratory practice to the assessment of physiological movement up to but not beyond the first onset of resistance (R1). Thus, as stated in the Course Objectives, PTAs are required to limit their lab practice to only Grades I and II assessment, which are small and large amplitude movements respectively, which occur in the resistance free range prior to R1. Furthermore, PTAs attending any MAPS course specifically agree to limit their laboratory practice to physiological (osteokinematic) movements and refrain from performing accessory (arthrokinematic) movements.

The practice of mobilization/manipulation is legally regulated by state Practice acts, and MAPS does not advocate that any practitioners (PT, PTA, or others) practice any procedure outside their legal scope of practice.  MAPS course content is not intended for use by ANY participant outside the scope of their license or relevant regulations. PTAs attending this course agree to limit their clinical practice, during and after any MAPS course, to their specific State practice act(s), and to comply with the directions of their supervising Physical Therapist in accordance with APTA HOD RC 31-01. 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, PTAs
CE Contact Hours: 17.5 Traditional + 15. Self Study hours (32.5 combined)

*Subject to self-study limitations for IL license renewals

Course Approval: IPTA Approval #125-7536 (Approval period:10/1/2019-10/1/2020)

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