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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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Course Info



MT-R: MAPS Review Seminar

MT-R Course Description (20.7 Direct Contact Hours/2.5 CEUs)
Reviews the essential principles, concepts & major specific techniques from MT-1, MT-2, MT-3, MT-ST, MT-O and MT-4 (90% Lab). Emphasizes clinical reasoning, accurate assessment, diagnosis and practice of assessment techniques for the Cervical, Thoracic, Lumbar Spine and Upper and Lower Limbs. Assessment and treatment principles addressed in lab sessions, live patient demonstrations (when available) and mock OSCE (practical) exams. Includes required Home Study course component of approximately 4.7 hours.

MT-R 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-R Course Requirements
Course requires the following prerequisites: MT-1: Essential Peripheral Seminar, MT-2: Essential Spinal Seminar, MT-3: Intermediate Spinal Seminar, MT-ST: Stabilization Training & Functional Rehabilitation Seminar, MT-O: Evidence-Based Orthopedic Diagnostic Evaluation Seminar, and MT-4: Differential Assessment & Clinical Reasoning Seminar.

Highly recommended for COMT Certification candidates, the Certification Exam pass rate is 98% for MT-R participants vs. 78% for those who have not taken MT-R Open to PTs, MDs, DOs. Enrollment limited. Lab clothes required for all sessions

MT-R Course Objectives
Refinement of the competencies listed in the prerequisite courses. For more specifics, please refer to individual course manuals.

Course is $675
MAPS Refund/Cancellation Policy

Course Testimonials

"It gave me the ultra valuable opportunity to practice techniques rarely used and hone skills for set up and follow through of more complex techniques along with calibrating mobilization grades... A relaxed conducive environment that was fun, dynamic and perfect for learning and improving knowledge and skills that will be invaluable for the exam but also clinically tomorrow!"
Lorraine Hardman Chicago, IL January 2013

"Course is well worth the time, especially if youve taken the courses over a span of years. The review and opportunity to integrate the information with a better clinical understanding is invaluable."
Janet Synder Raleigh, NC January 2012

"Efficient review in a relaxed environment. Made me feel more confidence about expectations for certification exam. "
Lisa Kanning Matthews, NC May 2014

"Instructor helped to inspire confidence in COMT skills for exam. Thank you! Instructor was extremely knowledgeable."
K. Jensen-Vick Washington, DC August 2014

"[The thing I liked most about the seminar was the] small size of course, instructor knowledge and causal delivery of information... The review course was a great way for me to review earlier courses that I had taken a few years back and establish a study plan for myself."
Vikash Sharma Washington, DC August 2014


All MT-R: MAPS Review 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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