By MAPS Clinical Director
Chris Showalter PT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT
Renewed Controversy in Cervical Spine Thrust Manipulation:
How to Minimize the Risks with Cervical Artery Dysfunction Assessment
An August 7th, 2014 scientific statement from the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) raised the question of the safety of cervical spine thrust manipulation and its association with cervical artery dissections...
Maitland Australian Physiotherapy Seminars
The Nation's Leading Educator in Evidence-Based Clinical Management of
Spinal and Peripheral Conditions
Maitland Australian Physiotherapy Seminars (MAPS) is the largest U.S. provider of Evidence-Based Continuing Education courses for rehabilitation clinicians in Maitland-based manual therapy. MAPS provides two- and three-day weekend continuing education courses throughout the United States, primarily for Physical Therapists and Physicians. A select number of courses are also available for Physical Therapy Assistants, Occupational Therapists and Athletic Trainers. Courses are 70+% "hands-on manual therapy," taught by experienced professional instructors in directly supervised laboratory sessions. MAPS offers Physical Therapists and Physicians a prestigious Certification program in Orthopedic Manual Therapy (COMT) and has certified over 639 professionals in Orthopedic Manual Therapy (the COMT). The MAPS curriculum takes Maitland's approach to physical therapy and incorporates additional current evidence-based philosophies and techniques provided by other world-renowned manual physiotherapists* into a more comprehensive Maitland-Australian Approach. MAPS is a state-approved provider of Continuing Education for Physical Therapists in ALL states in which courses are offered. Since 1985, in excess of 32,000 professionals have participated in our program, and the last 31,429 participants gave MAPS seminars an "A+" approval rating.
*Manual Physiotherapists including: J. Cyriax, M. Jones, D. Rivett, C. Cook, D. Butler and C. Showalter among others.
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|Looking for a COMT? This list of Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapists (or COMTs) includes all COMT graduates worldwide, as well as MAPS faculty.||We suggest that you visit this page often to check course confirmation status and to find new courses which are added frequently.||Our seminars incorporate the teaching of Geoff Maitland and others who have contributed to what has become known as the "Maitland-Australian Approach".||Registering for classes is easy. Submit full payment with the registration form. Reservations are limited and are on a first come, first serve basis.||Come meet our world-class faculty. Each of our faculty has experience in a wide variety of manual therapy practices and specialty areas.|