Three Ways to Save on REMOTE LIVE Courses:

What is a Remote Live course? A combination of online home study and remote live interactive instruction with an expert MAPS instructor.  Online coursework provided through MAPS Online Learning and remote live instruction provided through Zoom, Webex or other provider. Courses scheduled on a specific course date and during specified hours.  CEUs awarded for all successfully completed live remote and online home study hours through MAPS Online Learning.  Select specific course below for more details (course description, objectives, etc.).  For a directly supervised live and in-person hands-on laboratory experience, follow up with a Skills Check Lab after completing any of our Remote Live courses. 

CEU APPROVAL:  Approved for PTs and PTAs in all states except Arkansas, Idaho, Oklahoma, and West Virginia (as of 10/18/21).


11.0 Live Hrs + 13.8 Home Study Hrs
= 24.8 Total CE Hours (2.5 CEUs)

Fee $450

Open to PTs, PTAs, ATs, DCs, MDs, and DOs


11.0 Live Hrs +16.3 Home Study Hrs
= 27.3 Total CE Hours (2.7 CEUs)

Fee $450

Open to PTs, PTAs, ATs, DCs, MDs, and DOs

~ Weekend course: Saturday: 8:00AM-3:30PM, Sunday: 8:00AM-1:00PM
~ Month-long course: One night/week (4 weeks): 7:30PM-10:30PM (EST)


  • Pre-Readings x2
  • Research Papers
  • PowerPoints
  • Mechanisms of Action of Manual Therapy
  • Evidence for the Effectiveness of Manual Therapy
  • Essential Maitland Concepts
  • Subjective and Physical Examination
  • Clinical Applications of the Maitland Approach
  • Comprehensive Reference List
  • Online Exams

Remote Live Courses vs.
Full Live, In-Person Courses

  • Same lecture and hands-on techniques as Full Live (in-person) course, accessed remotely from your home
  • 100+ close-up technique demonstrations per course
  • Same Pre-Course and Post-Course online assignments and assessments as the Full Live (in-person) course
  • Extensive Interactive discussion and Q&A (3+Hours) with MAPS Expert Instructor in our virtual classroom
  • Eliminate any uncertainty you may have about COVID-19 exposure, health and safety precautions and/or travel restrictions
  • Zero travel costs
  • Save $200 versus our live, in-person versions of MT-1: Essential Peripheral and MT-2: Essential Spinal

    To advance or better hone skills learned in our REMOTE LIVE courses, attend an MT-1/MT-2 Skills Check Lab to get individualized supervised feedback from a MAPS expert instructor.


It was an honor to learn from arguably one of the best manual therapists in the world! Chris is incredible and has a very fun personality!”  – Carmen Elizabeth Osterhout  Sept. 2020

“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 in learning Maitland concepts.” -Irfan Ali Oct. 2020

“…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

“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

“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

“The instructor explained the concepts in very practical manners. As a clinician he explained very common scenarios that allow me to use these techniques immediately. I loved the course and the logical explanation of everything. Chris also did a great job of connecting Maitland concepts with other theories I have learned about which was incredible interesting.”-JT Jan 2021

“Chris was very helpful and took his time explaining topics, answering questions, going through all techniques with video recordings, which were perfectly filmed to capture the techniques. Loved this course and plan to take others. I will absolutely recommend this course to colleagues, I️ plan to complete the Maitland program and cannot wait to get into the clinic to try out my new techniques learned this weekend. Thank you so much Chris!”
-Mackenzie Grillo, Jan 2021

“I liked learning different hands on techniques and emphasis on techniques that are highly useful in the clinical setting. I liked the real life patient examples.”
-K. Anderson, Jan 2021

“The course was a great review of previously learned treatments with solid evidence to back it up. I also learned several new manual techniques. I now better understand Maitland based techniques that were taught to me in PT school by professors who were not Maitland instructors. I’m often very critical of teachers of con ed courses spending too much time telling stories that do not pertain to the course material, which unnecessarily adds time to the course. Chris Showalter provided a good balance of stories that were relevant to the course and funny stories (to reinvigorate the course attendees). I enjoyed his balance of learning and stories.-I feel MAPS has done an excellent job developing an online learning system in response to COVID-19. I can’t wait to take the live skills check component following the COVID-19 vaccine.”
-Ethan Sherman Jan 2021

“Course was great! I am excited to use what I learned on my patients. A great class for anyone wanting to change their way of thinking, as well as improve their manual therapy skills.”
-Megan Lurty Jan 2021

“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 practical and easy to implement course Lack of hands on practice. 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 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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“For an online course it was well done and very informative. Instructor was very clear and concise.” – Nina Ribeiro Sept. 2020

Select a specific course for more details (course description, course objectives, course dates, standard hours, etc.).

Sample Video from the MT-2 Essential Spinal – Remote Live Course

Sample Video from the MT-1 Essential Peripheral – Remote Live Course