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Robert J. Fluegel, PT, COMT
MAPS Faculty, Fellow in Training, MAPS Orthopedic Manual Therapy Fellowship

Chris R. Showalter, PT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT, Fellowship Program Director

Mobilization combined with Stabilization is SUPERIOR compared to Stabilization alone in Non-Specific Mechanical Neck Pain (NSMNP)

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MT-M: Spinal and Peripheral Manipulation Seminar

MT-M Course Description (20.7 Direct Contact Hours/3.3 CEUs)
Thrust Manipulation (where legally permitted) for the Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar spine and select large peripheral joints. Numerous philosophies of manipulation are discussed. Three approaches to manipulation will be practiced, namely those of Geoff Maitland, James Cyriax and UK Osteopathic. The similarities and differences of the three approaches will be taught and practiced in extensive lab sessions. Emphasis on safety in manipulation will be stressed, including indications, contraindications, precautions and the VBI protocol to ensure maximum safety. Course is composed of 85% Lab and 15% Lecture. There is a strong emphasis on the principals of assessment and treatment. Includes required Home Study course component of approximately 12.2 hours.

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

Times subject to change.*

MT-M Course Requirements
Open to PTs, MDs, and DOs. Enrollment limited. Lab clothes required for all sessions

MT-M Course Objectives
Course participants upon completion will be able to:
  • Understand the theories behind the application of manipulation techniques.
  • Recognize the indications, contraindications, and precautions for spinal manipulation.
  • Understand and practice the VBI testing protocol.
  • Learn and safely practice a selection of spinal and peripheral manipulation techniques.
Note: In CA the student/faculty ratio will be no higher than 16:1.

Course is $675
MAPS Refund/Cancellation Policy

Course Testimonials

"Conducive to learning... Excellent course."
John Taylor Encinitas, CA January 2012

"Hands-on, excellent lab course, good reinforcement of learning. Excellent seminar."
Bruce Elliott North Smithfield/Providence, RI January 2012

"...clinical application for significant enough percent of my case load to make it worthwhile. "
Thomas R. Kascak Waterbury, CT May 2013

"Techniques were extremely applicable to everyday practice. Open exchange/dialogue regarding treatment application and PT... This course has improved my clinical reasoning, clinical skills, and comfort with manipulation. It will definitely alter and improve the way I practice. "
B. Szymusiak Pittsburgh, PA March 2014

"Thank you! Able to further and fine tune skills I learned from other Maitland course and improve skills with manipulations as well as mobilization techniques. Instructor demonstrations were clear and easy to understand.... I have never been disappointed with a Maitland course and always leave feeling excited about the new skills I learned... Excellent instructor. "
Lisa Luskin Montclair, NJ March 2014


All MT-M: Spinal and Peripheral Manipulation Seminar Testimonials


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