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Format and scheduling of remote live course worked well with my schedule. Chris is very engaging and imparts his knowledge in a fun and informative manner.
-Steven R. Capitani, June Night Course, 2021
Delivery of material, instructor was interesting and repeated themes to enhance learning of material. Enjoyed clinical pearls presented by instructor.
-Anthony Manzella, June Night Course, 2021
I liked the weekly nature of the course, having time to practice and digest topic one week at a time. /span>
-JoLea Myles, June Night Course,2021
Evidenced based medicine with good helpful techniques and pt. examples. The techniques performed on models were quite helpful. I can't wait for all courses to be fully live in our area again.
-Carol Myrtle Green, June 2021
Still utilizing a real "live" patient experience to see and learn from by discussing it following watching it.
-Melissa Guttuso, June 2021
I wasn't sure if I would do well with a virtual course, I am one to go to courses. However, Chris was so energetic and presented in a way which made you feel like sitting in the room with him. It was truly an honor and a pleasure to learn from him.
-Tiffany Weaver, June 2021
The demonstrations with spinal model. I really gained a better understanding of the handling, combined with the videos.
-Amanda Williams, June 2021
The instructor and how he presented and explained the information. The videos of the techniques being performed on an actual person were very helpful since the course was completely remote.
-Madison Chadbourne, May 2021
I liked the live patient evaluation/treatment.
-Abby Conrady, May 2021
I enjoyed the pre-course work. I thought it made the actual remote live sessions more efficient and provided a necessary background for moving through the course.
-Annina Gerardi, May 2021
Comprehensive and logically presented; instructor was engaging and obviously an expert on the topic.
-Katrina Lakoff, May 2021
The opportunity to complete the course being outside of the U.S. The technique manual is also an added bonus that I can keep with me in the clinic as a reference point. The pre-course online material gives the busy healthcare professional the opportunity to learn the material in their own time. This allows more time to absorb the material than would typically happen on a weekend course. The Remote Live courses are a great opportunity for physical therapists that live outside of the U.S. to learn Maitland's approach to OMT.
-Garth Ross Van Der Merwe, May 2021
This course is a great first step for your outpatient orthopedic physical therapist journey. I cannot wait to complete more of the MAPS courses to improve my manual and hands on skills. Thank you for helping me improve my skill set and keep me up to date with EBP!
-Chelsea Shervinski, May 2021
Chris Showalter's knowledge and experience were clearly evident. I appreciated his ability to simplify what can be quite confusing material. I also appreciated that he stresses that the beauty of the Maitland technique is only discovered when you master the evaluation and assess, assess, assess........ This was a great review for me. I studied under a Geoff Maitland trained PT and have been using the technique (not as well as I would like) for 20 years. It was great to re-learn so many aspects of the technique that I had lost over time.
-Kevin Friesen Dec. 2020
The teacher was knowledgeable and kept things interesting during discussion time.
-K.L. Dec. 2020
The clinical research behind the techniques.
-Kristen Lawrence Dec. 2020
I’m loving the course, I treat such a variety of patients, primarily neuro, but with my ortho/spine patients I get a lot of referrals from local physicians for dry needling. After taking MT-1, I found the additional hands on mobilizations make a big difference in getting the patient all the way to the finish line. I loved the upper and lower quadrant mobilizations from MT-1 and use them so much. So I’ve been waiting to take MT-2 to brush up on my spine mobilizations. I have used so much already and have found the recent lumbar rotation mobilizations to be huge in improving lumbar flexion and all directions of lumbar ROM. After 15 years experience it is so nice to brush up on techniques that are so applicable to every day use in the clinic. And I was pleasantly surprised how much I could learn through the videos without being in person.
Thank you for all you do with teaching.
-Amy Stefani Jan. 2021
I most liked the instructor's engaging delivery. He was personable and informative, and at times, humorous. Regarding content, I really appreciated the discussion of pain vs. stiffness dominant patients. I feel this will help me structure treatment sessions and evaluations in ways that will not produce negative outcomes (I.E. flaring up a pain dominant patient for the sake of collecting all relevant MMT's)
T.M. Dec. 2020
I liked the "question and answer" formatting for the course because not only did it help to reinforce certain topics but it also allowed for participants to share their experiences with different manual techniques. It also helped to keep me engaged while on the computer for the remote live portion of the course.
S.A. Dec. 2020
Instructor was awesome, engaged all participants and clearly explained everything
T.F. Dec. 2020
Evidence based, knowledgeable presenter, clinically applicable.
J.P. Dec. 2020
The content was superb! I had learned quite a few of the techniques at some time in the past but had forgotten about them.
Great course, every PT who values manual therapy should take it. VERY useful techniques, highly backed by research, great pictures and descriptions of techniques which can be easily referenced again when I return back to the clinic, Chris Showalter is very knowledgeable, friendly, clear with information and instructions, good sense of humor, very captivating as a teacher, and I found him easy to follow along with, without zoning out.
-Taryn Soulcheck Oct. 2020
High quality remote live course with Excellent blend of clinical knowledge, practical application toward EBP focus on progressive assessment, treatment and self reflection towards clinical decision making in treating patients. Thanks Chris I hardly felt that it was remote. Very Well presented!!!! Strongly recommended for PTs interested n learning Maitland Concepts.
-Irfan Ali Oct. 2020
I love going to courses where there is so much material to get through that the instructors jump right into it and waste no time. This course was just that. No time wasted on introductions. Instead time was spent getting through the abundant amounts of material. The material was thoroughly presented in an organized manner and covered just about everything in the manual. The manual is very detailed unlike other manuals I have had at courses. I liked how it gives indications on when to use which technique. Seems like lots of thought and practice (Chris) was put into getting this course together. I liked the relaxed atmosphere the instructor created not having to worry about being called on or put on the spot. Chris never did that. I cannot learn or focus when I am anxious. For me, it was a great environment for learning. Chris always made sure there was no confusion before moving on. He encouraged questions from students and thanked them for asking. The Q and A sessions were valuable as a learning tool learning from questions asked. The overnight sheet was helpful for learning as it makes you review the material and focus on the main Maitland concepts. I will be taking zoom MT peripheral.
- Nghia Phan
The format is conducive for learning a lot of material in a short amount of time.
R.H. Dec. 2020
The thorough, meticulousness of the information provided. Dr. Showalter is very well-spoken and capable of presenting and delivering course information.
Nicholas Woods Dec. 2020
Emphasis on assessment, treating the patient and their symptoms - not with a cookie cutter approach.
David Bowden Dec. 2020
Flexible formatting; lecture to video lab techniques.
Ryan Campanella Dec. 2020
The instructor is open to take all various questions and offer valuable answers based on his clinical experience with literature evidence support. The real case scenario discussion for overnight sheet which is really helpful for clinical reasoning.
T. Chiu Dec. 2020
Attentive detail in specification to PAM. Highly recommend to colleagues.
Jared McEwen Dec. 2020
Effective clinical techniques
Andrew Mannikko Dec. 2020
The MAPS spinal seminar was one of the best continuing education courses I have completed. All of the information and techniques taught in the course were applicable to the patient population I treat in the outpatient setting. The course material was presented in an organized manner and will be easy to use as a reference in the clinic. I look forward to completing more MAPS courses in the future. The seminar was very organized and easy to follow in the course manual. The videos of the manual techniques were very helpful since we could not do hands on labs at this time due to COVID. It was very beneficial having a live patient evaluation to apply the course material. All of the techniques and skills taught are very applicable to my PT setting and patient population.
- A.S. Oct. 2020
This is the 2nd time I took MT2. The first time I took it was about 3 to 4 years ago. Within those 3-4 years, I was able to take additional courses (MT-1, MT-O and MT-3) and practice what I have learned. I didn’t think that I would be learning much more coming into this the 2nd time especially since it is virtual. I would like to say that I am so glad I took this course again. It is a totally different experience since I have a better understanding and experience of the Maitland concept. I would recommend taking classes more than once to help refine skills as manual therapist. I am confident that I will be able to perform my techniques more precisely since taking this course. It was a great experience. Chris did a great job explaining the Maitland concept. He took his time answering questions. The video presentations were very clearly presented and organized. I could literally follow the manual and he would be doing exactly how it was written. Overall, this is probably the most organized virtual course I have taken. Great job!
- Anne Jillian Perez Oct. 2020
The complete manner in which it the course was presented. The instructor is excellent at presenting the information in a concise, detailed, understandable and interesting manner.
-K. Moeckel Oct. 2020
Very eye opening, easy to follow and understand, will be very applicable to practice. Chris was great, looking forward to the hands on skills lab and applying all to my practice.
-D.G. Oct. 2020
I liked the format of learning materials, clear descriptions and pictures. The instructor was dynamic and engaging, and very knowledgeable. I enjoyed watching the lectures then being able to interact with the instructor over Zoom.
-K.J. Oct. 2020
No travel and ability to wake up from my home and take a very pratical and easy to implement course. Course was excellent clinical instructor provided excellent dialog between clinicians. What a great way to take a course sitting at your own home saving you hours of travel and other expenses.
-Drew Kenton Randolph Oct. 2020
I appreciate that the MAPs seminar is dedicated to staying up to date on the latest research, which includes acknowledging the existence of conflicting theories of biomechanical knowledge. As such, the MAPs seminar focuses on patient centered care: looking for the "comparable sign" which most reproduces the patient's symptoms and treating from that perspective. This keeps the focus on patient outcomes instead of strict adherence to a treatment formula. Along this vein, I also really appreciated MAPs taking the time to discuss pain neuroscience and the role of manual therapy in decreasing kinesiophobia as one of the essential steps towards empowering the patient to achieve independence. This is essential in patient centered care: we are always treating the brain, not just "tissue issues"! I loved the lab manual (pictures are very clear), group discussions (including Chris making it feel like a comfortable environment and "no stupid questions"), and video demonstrations.
– J.L. Oct. 2020
I liked that the emphasis on assessment of the patient and I like the way the information is organized. It gives us the tools to try and figure out the most efficient way to treat our patients.
- Sejal Doshi Oct. 2020
The information was laid out in a very logical and informative manner. The instructor was very knowledgeable and was able to keep me engaged despite the 100% virtual formatting.
-M.E. Oct. 2020
I liked the way it was formatted, I enjoyed that there were videos to watch techniques with explanations and also the live question/discussion part which were thought provoking discussions.
-E.G. Oct. 2020
I liked that Chris was engaging during the discussions. I also liked the thoroughness of the videos demonstrating the techniques because we weren't able to see them in person.
-J.H. Oct. 2020
I felt Chris was very knowledgeable and answered all questions
- Lisa D., Sept 2020
The information was clear and organized and went at a good pace. The instructor was engaged throughout and encouraged questions. I am excited to return to clinic to apply what I learned this weekend and to practice the Maitland approach!
- Catherine Sandoval, Sept 2020
I took my first MAPS virtual course and it was pretty great. The information was very detailed, the videos were presented very clearly and the instructor, Chris, was able to answer all my questions. Although I wasn’t in person to practice my skills it was definitely an easier environment being able to sit right in my own home. I would definitely take another virtual course with MAPS.
- Jennifer Stoner, Sept 2020
What I liked most was video of patient treatments.
– Kristen Rose Hayden Hebert, Sept 2020
| therapy techniques that allow me to assess and treat using more clinical reasoning skills versus using exercises that typically "fit" a diagnosis. I also felt it was useful to learn different variations of manual techniques to assist with pain dominant or stiff dominant patients, with options of difference positions or modes of performing based on the patient's presentation.
|-Susan Anderson, June 2021
| I always enjoy MAPS courses. Relevant techniques are taught and explained.
|-Erica Nicole Brown, June 2021
|The format of the course was informative and easy to follow. The pre-course requirements enhanced the material presented in the course. Not only did I learn what to do (techniques), but when to do them (concepts).
|-Melvin Jones, June 2021
| Format was excellent, very useful for clinical setting. Brilliant instructor, very knowledgeable and inclusive.
|-Amisha Lamba, June 2021
| Instructor was engaging and knowledgeable. Took time to answer everyone's questions thoroughly.
|- Eleanor Leslie Gartner, June 2021
| Very informative, the supplemental articles and research provided as EBP.
|-Janee Mohan, June 2021
| The course was both relevant and well organized. It made the information presented, which was substantial, easily digestible. Overall this was a very good course presented by someone who not only is presumably an excellent clinician, but also someone with talent for actually teaching and sharing knowledge, which sadly is missing in most academic institutions these days.
|-Travis Riedel, June 2021
| Very logical presentation and will be immediately applicable on Monday in the clinic.
|-Timothy Tobin, June 2021
| This course provided a comprehensive review of not only the manual assessment and potential treatment techniques for the upper and lower extremity, but the overall clinical reasoning approach, which was truly beneficial. As a novice physical therapist, I have recognized that during evaluations with patients, I have the tendency to focus more on the 'checking off' a list of evaluation techniques, without taking the extra second to reason and truly react within the moment and let the patient's current presentation guide my assessment. The framework that was outlines by the Maitland faculty members was truly helpful in building my graduate coursework and fostering my own personal growth as a physical therapist.
|- Marin S. Smith, June 2021
|Thank you, Chris for making this an enjoyable program. I really liked the set up and look forward to more MT courses. This will be a great addition to my manual skills in addition to my McKenzie Cert and Primary Spine practitioner certification from University of Pittsburgh. Thank you for enhancing the way I look at/treat/and assess.
|Carrie Grant, June 2021
|Four star techniques, relevant to clinical application with patients...Highly recommended course. Can't wait for the lab skills to practice all the manual techniques!
|-Matteo Vertucci April 2021
|Just wanted to thank you for an excellent MT-2 course this past weekend. I have been VERY impressed with the organization of the virtual MT courses and have gotten a lot out of them already. It's clear how much thought and work went into the courses.
I look forward to continuing the MT-1 with you on Tuesday nights and I sure hope more MT courses are offered virtually.
For me personally, this learning format works really well. Sure, it's nice to not have the expense of traveling and lodging and less time away from family, but didactically I really like seeing all the assessments and techniques demonstrated up front in the virtual course, and then later having the opportunity to meet in person for the Skills Check to practice and refine the techniques...Thanks again Chris - keep up the good work!
|-Drew Scrimgeour Feb. 2021
|It was an honor to learn from arguably one of the best manual therapist's in the world! Chris is incredible and has a very fun personality!
|-Carmen Elizabeth Osterhout Sept. 2020
The seminar was presented in the same order as the course book, which made it easy to follow along. The skills taught during the course are applicable to the patient population I treat. There were many opportunities to ask questions and discuss the skills taught. MAPS did a great job at making the most out of a remote live course. It was very easy to see the skills presented even though it was online. I appreciate the changes that were made to allow me to take a quality online course during this pandemic. I look forward to going to the in person skills checks and taking future courses through MAPS.
|-April Swallow, November 2020
Critical thinking for assessment and treatment, ie: makes me think. I thought this was a great class, very informative.
|-Benjamin Owen Lambert, November 2020
Really enjoyed understanding the Maitland theory and techniques. I enjoyed listening to an experienced Maitland PT and learning how to reorganize my assessment of a patient to include techniques learned in the course.
|-Kelsey Mooney, April 2021
I'm glad that I will have the opportunity to practice assessments & techniques in the clinic prior to skills check class next month
|-Viviana Collins, April 2021
The Remote Live courses are a great opportunity for physical therapists like myself who live outside of the US to learn Maitland's approach to OMT. The pre course online material gives the busy healthcare professional the opportunity to learn the material in their own time. This allows for more time to absorb the material than would typically happen on a weekend course. The technique manual is an added bonus which I can keep with me in the clinic and refer back to as needed.
|-Garth Ross Van Der Merwe, April 2021
The flexibility for home learning for the live virtual course was great. This allows for reduced travel time, hotel expense and possible time off work for travel. Plenty of opportunity for Q/A time at the end of each segment. I think the live virtual course is an excellent option when in-person learning is restricted due to COVID and very grateful to MAPS for thinking outside the box on how to continue to offer learning opportunities. For practical purposes, I still think the in-person courses provide the greatest instruction for direct application to patient care when returning to the clinic the following Monday.
|-Amy Abott Morris Jan 2021
I really appreciated how thorough the curriculum was and how easy it was to understand and learn the material. Chris was also extremely knowledgeable about the topics.
|-Ryan Woods Jan 2021
Convenient, can be accessed in the comfort of my house I like the virtual setup, this is learning in a comfortable environment and Chris is an excellent instructor.
|-Loviejay Arguelles, November 2020
I enjoyed this course because it allowed me to learn valuable skills that will assist me in becoming a better clinician. These techniques will not only help me, but also help my patients improve their function and reach their goals. The course was great.
|-Stefanie Miller, November 2020
The overall emphasis of the course on assessment and using assessment to guide treatment and the logical manner in which MAPS approaches its assessment.
|- Daren Eccles, November 2020
|Pre reading made it easier to have a foundation going into the course
|-Delin Varghese, November 2020
|Knowledgeable instructor, being taught directly by Chris S. helped improve the circumstances around having to take a remote course for a manual, hands on course. Doing the best with what we can during COVID. I will likely take MT-2 remote and then report for skill check lab for both in the future.
|-O. Wolfensperger Sept. 2020
|Chris was a VERY knowledgeable instructor, engaging and dynamic! It is very clear how passionate he is about the subject content. He made the ZOOM presentation of this course much more tolerable.
|-A. Armington Sept. 2020
|For an online course it was well done and very informative. Instructor was very clear and concise.
|-Nina Ribeiro Sept. 2020
|I liked that it was interactive and thought it was helpful to have pre-course requirements
|-Natasha K. Sept. 2020
|Instructor very knowledgeable about the subject matter.
|-Dave Domenico Sept. 2020
|Presenter was excellent and very knowledgeable on the subject.
|-Kristen Lawrence Sept 2020
MAPS Introduces New MAPS Health and Safety Precautions
Live Courses Re-starting in August
Press Release: May 29, 2020
MAPS is pleased to announce that it will begin holding live courses again starting in August! Many course dates over the past few months have been rescheduled due to COVID-19, so we encourage you to visit the course schedule page on our website (link below) for the most up-to-date information.
To ensure the health and safety of all participants and MAPS faculty during COVID-19, please note the following additional precautions that are being implemented at all our live courses until further notice:
1) Required use of Face masks. All course attendees (including the instructor) will be required to wear a face mask to (covering both nose and mouth) for the duration of the course. Those arriving without a face mask will be required to purchase one through MAPS for a nominal fee in order to attend.
2) Attendee health screening. All attendees will be screened daily prior to commencement of the course and any course participant with any COVID-19 or flu like symptoms (fever, cough, cold, headache, etc.) or recent exposure to COVID-19 will be refused admission. Those refused admission will be able to reschedule their registration to another MAPS course at a later date.
3) Hand washing/sanitizing requirements. All course sites will have hand sanitizer and/or washing stations available throughout the clinic for frequent use by course participants and the instructor. In addition, MAPS will require the following protocols to be followed at all live courses:
- Participants must sanitize their hands prior to signing-in each day
- Upon commencement of the laboratory portion of the course, participants will be required to thoroughly wash their hands.
- Hand washing or reapplication of hand sanitizer will be required by all in advance of any patient demonstrations or when changing lab partners.
4) Snacks/coffee/beverages will no longer be provided- only water will be available. Drinking water in individual bottles will be available free of charge. No other refreshments will be served. Participants are welcome to bring their own coffee/beverages/snacks if so desired.
5) Rigorous clinic disinfection protocol. All hard surfaces at the course site (light switches, counter tops, etc., door knobs, podium, etc.) will be disinfected prior to commencement of the course. Spray disinfectants or disinfectant wipes (i.e. Clorox wipes) will also be available to participants and/or the course instructor for use during the course.
- Participants will disinfect the treatment table assigned to them upon arrival AND when changing lab partners. When table paper is available, participants will also change that as well whenever lab partners switch.
- The clinic will be sanitized daily with either Lysol or other similar aerosol disinfectant, unless an inside air disinfectant alternative (i.e., a UV disinfectant light) is available.
6) Supplemental COVID-19 liability waiver. All participants will be required to sign an additional liability waiver, recognizing that despite the best efforts of MAPS and the HOST facility to ensure the health and safety of all attendees, there is an increased risk of infection any time an individual steps out of quarantine.
Until such time as the COVID-19 health emergency has passed, these additional precautions are designed to significantly reduce the risk of viral transmission. We will continually monitor new information and recommendations provided by the CDC, and other government agencies, and make any adjustments in the above protocols if necessary.
For those at higher risk, or those who do not feel comfortable attending live courses at this time, MAPS is introducing several exciting remote learning options you may want to explore. Please see our Press Release dated May 28, 2020 for additional information.
Stay safe and healthy and we hope to see you soon!
PO Box 1244, Cutchogue, NY 11935
Lots of New MAPS Remote Learning Options Now Available
Press Release: May 28, 2020
MAPS remains committed to providing the highest quality manual therapy courses in the country, and for some, attending a live course at this time just may not be in the cards. We understand. That’s why we developed a bunch of other ways to enhance your clinical manual therapy skills without attending an in-person live course at this time:
- Join our email list to receive our cutting edge Research Commentaries, new course announcements, and special promotions that save you money!
- Register for our new online course options:
- Subscribe to our new YouTube channel to get mini video samples of some of our manual therapy techniques to practice until you take a live course at a later date
- All course registrations for live courses in 2020 are eligible for a free transfer to a future course date, or a letter of credit through 2021
With the world’s top scientists working on a vaccine as well as treatment options for COVID-19, we are confident about the world’s future and the future of manual therapy.
Stay safe and healthy, and we look forward to seeing you at one of our live or online courses in the coming months. Please feel free to email us with any questions at email@example.com.
PO Box 1244, Cutchogue, NY 11935