Course is $650
MAPS Refund/Cancellation Policy

MT-O Course Description (20.7 Direct Contact Hours/2.6 CEUs)
This course incorporates effective orthopedic assessment, with accurate Evidence-Based Medicine, differential diagnosis, screening and special tests by region and diagnosis. Hands-on laboratory focuses on effective orthopedic assessment. Differential diagnosis is approached for both regional and tissue specific screening. Screening covers making a "spot" diagnosis as necessary, and performing effective and comprehensive Upper and Lower Quarter screening as well as for Neurological, Myelopathic, and Visceral pathologies. Principles of assessment are stressed and practiced with direct supervised instructor feedback. Course material is based upon peer reviewed published evidence, supported by appropriate statistical relevance. Special tests of high diagnostic accuracy are discussed and practiced for each region of the body and for specific diagnoses. Extensive discussion of case studies support the information presented. May be taken as a stand-alone course. Includes required Home Study course component of approximately 5.5 hours.

MT-O 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-O Course Requirements

Open to PTs, DCs, MDs, and DOs. Enrollment limited. Lab clothes required for all sessions
MT-O Course Objectives

Course participants upon completion will be able to:

  • Understand the language and concepts associated with diagnostic accuracy statistics.
  • Assess and perform a spot diagnosis for recognition of selected diagnoses of concern.
  • Assess and perform an upper and lower quarter screen using specific EBM tests.
  • Review and perform EBM special clinical tests with high diagnostic accuracy for various targeted regions and diagnoses.
  • Effective screening for myelopathic, neurological, and visceral pathology.
  • Outline & understand the most compelling EBM prognostic factors used in manual orthopedic rehabilitation.
  • Select the best outcome measures for appropriate recording of patient care.
  • Analyze and understand the patient response method used in the Maitland Australian approach.
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.


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