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MT-2: Essential Spinal Seminar
 /  MT-2: Essential Spinal Seminar

When: April 15-16, 2023

Where: Team Rehabilitation Physical Therapy Indianapolis, IN

Instructor: Norman Ayotte, PT, MPT, DScPT, Cert. MDT, OCS, FAAOMPT


(17.5 Direct Contact Hours + 18.0 Home Study Hours = 36 CE Hours; 3.6 CEUs)

May be taken as the first course in the MAPS Certification in Orthopedic Manual Therapy series. Evidence-based introduction to the Maitland-Australian approach to Orthopedic Manual Therapy (OMT), focusing on effective assessment and treatment of neuro-musculoskeletal disorders of the Spine. Participants are presented with continually updated peer-reviewed published evidence supporting the mechanical, neurophysiological, immunological, and psychological mechanisms of action of OMT. Evidence from recent Systematic Reviews and RCTs are presented through an online lecture/PowerPoint presentation to illustrate the effectiveness of the Maitland approach, and specific conditions that respond to OMT.

The Maitland-Australian approach is extremely patient-centric and focuses upon highly specific subjective & objective physical examination processes. Clinical Reasoning and constant reassessment are taught and emphasized. Methods of assessment and treatment are practiced extensively. Techniques taught include: active physiological, passive physiological, passive accessory, and combination movements. Both osteokinematic and arthrokinematic movements are incorporated. Psychomotor skill acquisition is ensured by detailed Instructor feedback given directly to each participant throughout the course. “LIVE” patient assessments and treatments are presented where permitted.

Regions extensively covered include: Cervical, Thoracic (including rib articulations) and Lumbar spine. Neurodynamic assessments and treatment of the upper and lower limbs is included and integrated with the associated spinal regions.

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

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