Maitland Concept® Level 2b ’20 – ATHENS

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Information & Registration

LLLC1, “epimorfosis”, intends to organize a Level 2b 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 course lasts 10 days (2 5-days) and will take place in Athens the following dates:

Week 1: May, 16 – 20 2020
Week 2:
September, 09 – 13 2020

The course fee is 1.300€

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 400€ 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:

money-coinDEPOSIT (400€) money-coin1st/2nd INSTALLMENT (450€) money-coinPAYMENT OF THE ENTIRE AMOUNT (1300€)



Deadline date for registrations: April, 16 2020

The rest amount of 900€ (450€ + 450€) 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 down payment).

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

The course is addressed exclusively in those who have attended the basic course (level 2a).

Course language will be English with simultaneous translation to Greek.




Level 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.

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.

maitland_03Advanced 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.

The current concepts relating to neurodynamic assessment and treatment. 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.

You can find more information in web site



Gerti Bucher-Dollenz IMTA Senior Teacher

MAS (Manipulative Physiotherapy) MAS (Educational Design) PT, PT OMTsvomp®

Gerti completed her Physiotherapy Diploma in Klagenfurt, Austria in 1983. After working in Austria for a short time she moved to Switzerland where she has since worked at in various rehabilitation centres and hospitals, including ten years at the at the Rehabilitation Centre in Valens. In 1992 she completed a Graduate Diploma in Manipulative Therapy at the University of South Australia in Adelaide, Australia and went on to graduate with a Masters of Applied Science in Physiotherapy in 1993. Gerti qualified as a teacher with the International Maitland Teachers Association (IMTA) in 1993. She is also a member of the Neuro Orthopaedic Institute (NOI). Currently Gerti works in private practice in Heiligkreuz, Switzerland and continues to teach postgraduate manipulative therapy in a number of European countries. Since 2009 she is a Senior Teacher of IMTA. Gertis special interests include the management of orthopaedic patients, neuropathic pain and chronic pain, the integration of manual therapy into the treatment of neurological patients and the neurophysiology of learning


Elly hengeveldElly Hengeveld MSc, B.PT, PT OMTsvomp® Ausb. BKS, Senior IMTA Teacher

Elly completed her Bachelor in Physiotherapy at the Akademie voor Fysiotherapie in Rotterdam, the Netherlands in 1980. After working in private practice in the Netherlands for a short time she moved to Switzerland in the same year where she has since practised in various hospitals and in private practice. She attained her OMT qualification with the Schweizer Verband für Orthopädische Manuelle Therapie (SVOMP) in 1990 and the teaching qualification „Ausbildnerin Berner Kaderschule“ in 1992. In 2000 she graduated from the University of East London, UK with a Masters of Science. Elly has published numerous articles and book contributions. She is co-author of the 6th edition of Maitland’s Vertebral Manipulation and published together with Kevin Banks the latest edition of Maitland’s Peripheral Manipulation (2005) and Maitland’s Clinical Companion (2009).
After qualifying as a teacher with the International Maitland Teachers Association (IMTA) in 1992 she became Senior Teacher in 2003. She was secretary of the IMTA from 1992 until 1994 and Chairperson from 1995 until 2001. Elly is a previous executive committee member of the SVMP (Schweizerischer Verband Manipulativer Physiotherapie)
Currently Elly is a member of the educational committee of the Schweizerischer Verband Orthopaedischer Manipulativer Physiotherapie (SVOMP). She works in private practice and teaches on pre- and postgraduate courses. Her special interests include the treatment of patients with chronic pain, movement-paradigms as the specific basis for the body-of-knowledge of physiotherapists, paradigms of illness experience and salutogenetic perspectives, clinical reasoning processes, especially narrative reasoning in clinical practice, the psychosocial dimensions of physiotherapy and manual therapy and qualitative research methods within physiotherapy research.

Time Schedule

Day 1
08.30 Welcome, Clinical Reasoning
10.30 Introduction cervical instability (theory)
13.00 Patient demonstration
14.45 Cervical instability, C/O and clinical patterns, Revision PPIVM’s
17.30 End of day 1

Day 2
08.30 P/E and Rx cervical instability
11.00 Patient Demonstration, P/E cervical instability
13.30 P/E and Rx cervical instability cont.
15.00 Patient Treatment by participants
17.00 End of day 2

Day 3
08.30 Rx overall management based on clinical reasoning, Cervical instability
11.30 Pain mechanisms update and upgrade peripheral nociceptive
13.30 Introduction Manipulations
15.00 Patient Treatment by participants
17.00 End of day 3

Day 4
08.30 Pain mechanisms update and upgrade peripheral neurogenic
10.30 Introduction manipulation theory
13.00 Patient demonstration, Manipulations techniques
15.00 Patient Treatment by participants
17.00 End of day 4

Day 5
08.30 Clinical pattern acute wry neck, Manipulations
10.30 Neurodynamic, Revision practice based on clinical patterns
13.00 End of day 5

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

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