The MAPS Orthopedic Manual Therapy Fellowship is an AAOMPT/ACOMPTE-accredited program, providing expert level training for physical therapists in orthopedic manual therapy.  Our program consists of a minimum of 1,000 hours of study/clinical training, and is designed for the busy professional who can complete the program mostly on weekends with minimal time off or away from home.  Clinical mentorship sites currently located in Florida, the District of Columbia, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and Washington.  New sites are continually being added.  Applications for February 1 for Spring cohorts, and July 15 for Fall.  To learn more, click on any of the following links:

We are extremely proud of all the people involved in our Fellowship program from clinical mentors to the fellows in training.  Everyone works tirelessly to advance the orthopedic manual therapy profession, with the patient the ultimate beneficiary.  We invite you to learn more about all the different people involved in our program.  Can you can see yourself as a MAPS Fellow in Training?  Click on the links below to find out!


MAPS Senior Faculty Advisors (clinical mentors)

Course Instructors

Current Fellows in Training

MAPS OMT Fellowship Graduates

MAPS Fellowship News/Press Releases



Maitland-Australian Physiotherapy Seminars (MAPS) Orthopedic Manual Therapy Fellowship
Program Enrollment and Graduation Statistics
  2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021  2022     
# Newly Enrolled Fellows in Training 16 15 8 4 2 2 2  
Total Enrolled Fellows in Training 16 31 39 38 26 22 21  
# Fellowship Graduates 0 0 3 12 5 2 3  
# Voluntarily Withdrawn 0 0 0 2 2 1 0  
# Fellows in Training Who Failed 0 0 0 0 0 0 0  

The newly formed Accreditation Council on Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy Education (ACOMPTE) became responsible on January 1, 2020 for setting the standards and formal accreditation of all Orthopedic Manual Therapy (OMT) Fellowship Programs recognized by the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT) in the USA.

AAOMPT formed ACOMPTE to meet the needs of all OMT Fellowship programs and to ensure compliance with standards set by AAOMPT and the International Federation of Orthopedic Manipulative Physical Therapists (IFOMPT).

The MAPS Fellowship Program’s mission is to provide advanced orthopedic manual physical therapy instruction in the patient-centered Maitland-Australian approach, training clinicians in advanced clinical reasoning, and hands-on psychomotor skills guided by the current best evidence.  The ultimate aim is to produce Fellows who are leaders in Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy, both in the clinic and in research, who may capably contribute to advancements in the field of orthopedic manual physical therapy. 

It is our hope that MAPS OMT graduates will shape the future of PT to elevate the status of the orthopedic manual therapist to become synonymous with the primary provider of choice for the treatment of all musculoskeletal conditions.”   — Chris Showalter, PT, DPT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT, Fellowship Program Director

If you would like more information about the MAPS Orthopedic Manual Therapy Fellowship Program or the MAPS continuing education curriculum, please visit the MAPS website at or contact the Fellowship Program Administrator Joanne Showalter at 631-298-5367 or via email at