Basic Maitland – Concept® (Level 1) ’19 – ATHENS

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Information & Registration

LLLC1, “epimorfosis”, a basic level course of the method Maitland – Concept (Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy) under the auspices of International Maitland Teachers Association (Ι.Μ.Τ.Α.).

Course contents are meet the educational standards of IFOMPT (International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapists).

The basic course lasts 20 days (four 5-days courses) and will take place in Athens the following dates:

Week 1: February, 13 – 17 2019
Week 2: June, 05 – 09 2019
Week 3: October, 30 – November, 03 2019
Week 4: December, 11 – 15 2019

The course fee is 2.450€

An invoice will be issued by the full payment.

To register, please fill in the registration form electronically.

In order to finalize your registration and ensure a placement to this seminar, a down payment of 490€ must be deposited to one of the following accounts:
National Bank of Greece: IBAN GR6801102170000021744103439 SWIFT(BIC): ETHNGRAA or
Piraeus Bank of Greece: ΙΒΑΝ GR5501722380005238070348955 SWIFT(BIC): PIRBGRAA or
Alpha Bank of Greece: ΙΒΑΝ GR4801407080708002002013410 SWIFT(BIC): CRBAGRAA or
Eurobank of Greece: ΙΒΑΝ GR4502600370000010201090153 SWIFT(BIC): ERBKGRAA


You can also make your payments via DEBIT or CREDIT CARD (free of charge) from the below links:

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Deadline date for registrations: January, 31 2019

The rest amount of 1.960€ (490€ + 490€ + 490€ + 490€) must be deposited in our bank account or via debit / credit card, at least 2 days prior to the beginning day of each course.

In case of course cancellation, due to «epimorfosis», the deposit will be refunded immediately.

The realization of the course will be confirmed by email or/and sms to be sent to participants.

It is advised to not buy your flight tickets until you receive this confirmation email (or/and sms).


epimorfosis_logoAthens’s Venue:
Seminar Room «epimorfosis»
105 Karaoli & Dimitriou Str. (ex Eleftherias), 18345 – Moschato – Athens
Tel. : +30 210 4829303


LLLC1 “epimorfosis” keeps the right to change the seminar venue and the Lecturers depending on their availability.

Number of Participants: The number of participants will not exceed 18 people. If candidates are more than 18 will be kept waiting list based on the date of the closing of participation (date of deposit).

At the end of the seminar, a certificate of attendance or competence, recognized by IMTA will be issued.

Printed material (handouts) will be provided.

The seminar provided clinical practice in real patients (one patient per two participants). Participants (especially of Athens) should ensure these patients.

The course addressed in Physiotherapists and Doctors.

Course’s language is English with simultaneous translation to Greek.


maitland_03The Maitland Concept

The Maitland concept is one of the most important of Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy which aims to rehabilitate nerve-musculoskeletal dysfunctions and movement impairments.

The IMTA offers an 11 weeks postgraduate manual therapy program. The program includes four modular courses that form one level each: level 1, level 2a, level 2b, and level 3.

In a number of countries, the IMTA course system forms part of the orthopaedic manual therapy education (OMT) according to the IFOMT standards (International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapists).

The main goal of the IMTA courses is to teach physiotherapists a method that allows for a general problem solving and management approach of patients with movement dysfunctions of the neuromusculoskeletal system, based on the principles of the Maitland®-Concept.

During all IMTA-courses participants evaluate and treat patients under clinical supervision.

This is a key advantage over other methods eg Kalteborn – Evjienth, which have separate practice (supervision).

So in Maitland’s method, both valuable time is saved and cost is reduced since the clinical practice is included to the courses.

Included in the course are patient demonstration sessions (course teacher examines and treats a patient).

The Maitland Concept also encompasses, and is driven by, the available scientific and clinical evidence and the biopsychosocial framework of each individual patient. The analysis, interpretation and specific treatment of movement dysfunctions of the joints and the neural tissue, based on a peripheral neurophysiological model. The basic manual therapy assessment and treatment of joints and neural structures with a patient-centred and problem based approach. Examination, evaluation and treatment of movement dysfunctions based on the principles of the Maitland-Concept® of Manual Therapy (Level 1). The safe and effective application of the MaitlandÒ-Concept in the assessment, examination and treatment of patients with mit neuromusculoskeletal dysfunctions. Another 3 levels are required to complete the concept (level 2a – 2 5days, level 2b – 2 5days & level 3 – 3 5days).

maitland_01The participants, who attend successfully the basic level of the Maitland concept, are able to continue their education to the advanced levels. During all IMTA-courses participants evaluate and treat patients under clinical supervision – one patient per two participants. This is a key advantage over other methods eg Kalteborn – Evjienth, which have separate practice (supervision).So in Maitland’s method, both valuable time is saved and cost is reduced since the clinical practice is included to the courses.


Level 2a (two weeks).
Conditions of Participation: IMTA Certificate of Attendance of a level 1 course (4 weeks). A minimum of 6 months of clinical experience is required between Level 1 and Level 2a courses

General Objectives – learning outcomes
Understanding the material of Level 1
Understanding in-depth the Maitland concept.

Perform at an acceptable standard to level 2a all vertebral and peripheral examination and treatment techniques including the relevance of functional demonstrations, differentiation testing, the use of combined movements and the use of compression, throughout the level 2a course (upgrade and revision). Demonstrate in-depth assessment and management of neurodynamics with the related theoretical knowledge. Show an understanding of selected clinical syndromes.

maitland_02Level 2b (Two weeks).
Conditions of Participation: IMTA Certificate of Competence Level 2a. A minimum of 6 months of clinical experience is recommended between Level 2a and Level 2b courses. General Objectives – Learning outcomes: Further understanding of the material of the Level 1 and Level 2a. The critical appraisal of the basic principles of the Maitland Concept such as the principle of “making features fit” within a context of clinical pattern development. Advanced skills in the examination and treatment of the neuromusculoskeletal system using a problem orientated approach with the generation and testing of multiple hypotheses. Spinal manipulation (Grade V) with knowledge of related indications and contra-indications. Advanced assessment and treatment of neurodynamic problems relating to the theoretical part and documentation. The basic principles of dynamic control or stability of the spine.
Advanced understanding and knowledge of neurophysiological pain-mechanisms, related clinical patterns and implications for assessment and management. Assessment and management of selected clinical syndromes such as cervical and lumbar instability. Advanced Clinical Reasoning.

Level 3 (Three weeks)
Conditions of Participation: IMTA Certificate of Attendance (Level 2b). A minimum of 6 months of clinical experience is recommended between Level 2b and Level 3 courses.
General Objectives: Understanding in-depth the material of level 1, level 2a and level 2b. Advanced pain management and clinical reasoning including secondary prevention, psychosocial assessment and specific pathobiological risk factors. Management from a multidimensional perspective, with regards to pathobiological, cognitive, affective and behavioural aspects. The principles of assessment and treatment of dynamic control of the pelvis, hip region and knee region. The assessment and management of craniofacial dysfunctions and related pain syndromes. The assessment and management of selected clinical syndromes (e.g. Shoulder-instability, Shoulder impingements, Lumbar Stenosis, Cervicogenic Headache). Upgrade, update and revision of cervical instability. Upgrade, update and revision of spinal manipulation (high velocity thrusts) Advanced skills in Clinical Reasoning in patient assessment and management

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Marc van Liebergen, B.PT, OMT – DVMT®

Marc van Liebergen completed his Bachelor degree in physiotherapy in January 1989 at the Rijkshogeschool IJsselland in Deventer, The Netherlands. After a short period of work experience in The Netherlands he moved to Germany where he predominantly treated neurological patients at a rehabilitation clinic following the Bobath Concept. Here he discovered his interest in manual therapy according to the Maitland Concept. In 1998 he completed his final exam for the OMT qualification in Munich (Deutscher Verband für Manuelle Therapie (Maitland®-Concept) e.V (DVMT®)).

Since 1991, Marc has been working as a physiotherapist and manual therapist in his private practice in Kempten (Allgaeu). In 2008 he qualified as an instructor for the International Maitland Teachers Association (IMTA).

Time Schedule Week 1

Day 1

09.00 Welcome, Course aims, Introduction to the Maitland-Concept®
11.30 Surface anatomy. Principles of subjective examination „C/O“
13.30 Break
14.30 Principles of physical examination „P/E“ lumbar spine
16.00 Grades of movement. Physical examination „P/E“ lumbar spine
18.00 End of day 1

Day 2

08.30 Principles of physical examination „P/E“ lumbar spine Lx. Active movements. Discussion of physical examination.
11.30 Physical examination „P/E“ lumbar spine Lx. Neurology. Introduction neurodynamics
13.30 Break
14.30 „P/E“ lumbar spine. Theory and practice of Neurodynamics, PNF, SLR, PKB, Slump test. „P/E“ lumbar spine Palpation, PAIVMs movement diagram
18.00 End of day 2

Day 3

08.30 “P/E” lumbar spine. Principles of self-management in lumbar spine Lx.
11.30 Symptoms of hip problems. Physical examination „P/E“ Hip.
13.30 Break
14.30 Physical examination „P/E“ Hip. Movement diagram. Self-management. „P/E“ Hip. Treatment/ progression of treatment Hip.
18.00 End of day 3

Day 4

08.30 Symptoms of cervical spine Cx problems 1.5 h
11.30 Physical Examination “P/E” Cx.. Revision Notation. Active movements.
13.30 Break
14.30 Demo patient; Assessment, physical examination and treatment – Clinical Reasoning. (Demonstration by the course instructor). Physical examination “P/E” Cx
18.30 End of day 4

Day 5

08.30 Physical examination „P/E“ Cervical spine. Palpation, PAIVMs C2 – C7
11.30 „P/E“ Cervical spine. Neurological examination. Neurodynamic Test ULNT1
13.00 Break
13.30 „P/E“ Cervical spine Last questions and discussion. End of course’s 1st week

The program of the 15 remaining days will be sent to those who will ultimately attend the seminar.

Suggested Hotels

You can make your own reservation declaring the name of epimorfosis.


Hotel Delfini** single room B&B 45 €. More information:
Tel.: +30 210 9415364 & 9415373