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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-G: Geriatric Manual Therapy Seminar

MT-G Course Description (15.3 Direct Contact Hours/2.4 CEUs)
This 2-day, 75% hands-on workshop explains the evidence-based role of manual therapy in the disease-specific management of the geriatric population. The course is taught by senior faculty instructors and addresses manual therapy intervention for Osteoporosis, Joint Replacements, Arthritis, and Degenerative Disc Dysfunction, and other specific diagnoses based upon the evidence-based best practices available. Includes extensive required Home Study course component of approximately 8.5 hours to provide a more comprehensive understanding of Geriatric issues in manual therapy.

MT-G Course Schedule*
Day 1: 8:30am-5:00pm
Day 2: 8:00am-5:00pm

Times subject to change.*

MT-G Course Requirements
  • Open to PTs, PTAs, MDs, and DOs. Enrollment strictly 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.

MT-G Course Objectives
Course participants upon completion will be able to:
  • Accurately differentiate between normal and abnormal resistance to passive movements using evidence based accessory & physiological examination techniques appropriate for the geriatric population. Demonstrate at least one example.
  •       Integrate the course materials to select, properly apply, and defend selection of four different grades of passive movement appropriate for geriatric patients. Demonstrate at least one example.

  •       Understand, discuss, and explain the differences between normal age related movement changes in the geriatric population, compared to pathological conditions. Discuss at least one example.

  •             Synthesize and accurately apply and defend principles of treating pain and stiffness in geriatric patients as per Maitland and other manual Physical Therapists. Demonstrate at least one example.  

Course is $595
MAPS Refund/Cancellation Policy

Course Testimonials

"Lots of lab!! The Maitland approach allows focusing various positions to accomplish the same goals which are very patient centered and also focuses on using your clinical decision making skills throughout treatment. Great for problem solving with my geriatric clients! "
Cathy Renkiewicz Fairfax, VA January 2014

"Practical for clinic... Another great course after many years of other great MAPS courses. "
Chris Jobek Fairfax, VA January 2014

"[The thing I liked most about the seminar was the] new mobilization techniques. Maitland courses are the only ones that consistently bring new skills/info to the table regardless of level of participant. "
Molly LePage Fairfax, VA January 2014

"[ I liked that] I can use it right away with my patients. After learning some of these techniques I feel I can help some of my patients feel confident they will improve. I will sign up for MT-1 next for sure."
Claudia Small Fairfax,VA September 2016

"Received basic physiology. Pacing of presentation is good, not in a hurry. Learned techniques about geriatric manual therapy."
Hazel Ramus Fairfax,VA September 2016


All MT-G: Geriatric Manual Therapy Seminar Testimonials


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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.


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