The Maitland Approach© is considered the cornerstone of modern day Orthopedic Manual Therapy for treatment of both Spinal and Peripheral conditions, and uses primarily the assessment and treatment of the patient’s signs and symptoms to develop an effective treatment plan. This approach is patient-centric, and respects the diagnosis with an understanding of the pathology. Biomechanical knowledge is used when applicable.
MAPS develops the Maitland Approach a step further, providing advanced training to qualified clinicians in the Maitland-Australian Approach, which combines the latest Evidence-Based research in Manual Therapy/Physiotherapy with the Maitland Approach and associated evaluation and treatment techniques. The Maitland Australian Approach intentionally gently provokes the patient’s actual symptoms using carefully graded osteokinematic (physiological) and arthrokinematic (accessory) passive mobilization.
This approach is recognized worldwide as an efficient, safe and gentle way to evaluate and treat the orthopedic patient to alleviate pain, reduce inflammation, restore movement, and maximize function. The Maitland-Australian Approach is highly efficient and effective in the management of neuromuskuloskeletal conditions.