Maitland® Concept


The Maitland® Concept relates to manual therapy in treatment of functional disorders in the joint, muscle and nervous system. What makes the Concept special is the combination of the individual and specific treatment of the patient  with the therapist’s clinical experience and the latest scientific findings.

Upcoming courses:
Level 1 (start date):
-Kaunas: January 8th, 2022 Registration suspended! Course is full
-Riga: November 29th, 2021
-Tallinn: February 28th, 2021

Level 2a (start date):
-Kaunas: September 29th, 2021

Level 2b (start date):
-Kaunas: March 5th, 2022

Level 2a - both course weeks
Thomas Horre; Sandra Baumgärtner
February 14 - May 5, 2024
English (Lithuanian)
1,390.00 1,270.00
Level 2a - 1st course week
Thomas Horre; Sandra Baumgärtner
February 14-18, 2024
English (Lithuanian)
Level 1 - all 4 course weeks
Sandra Baumgärtner
October 11, 2024 - June 17, 2025
English (Lithuanian)
2,400.00 2,200.00
Level 1 - 1st course week
Sandra Baumgärtner
October 11-15, 2024
English (Lithuanian)
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Why Maitland®?

  • You will receive a certificate of ETCS (European Credit Transfer System) points, which are accepted in other European countries.
  • During the course you will work with real patients;
  • You will learn not only specific examination of the patient and clinical reasoning according to Maitland®, but also how to implement the techniques and methods you already know into a process of clinical reasoning;
  • We will teach you how to properly communicate with and educate the patient;
  • We always adapt to each student’s skill individually;
  • We are the only organizer in whole Baltics that has rights to organize Maitland courses;
  • Friendly and helpful atmosphere

Maitland courses have been extremely beneficial and one of the best investments even to the highest level physiotherapists and doctors . This is proven by the feedback from such experts as PT, Fullbright Alumni and lecturer of Lithuanian Sports University Rolandas Kesminas, PM&R doctor Rokas Šemeškevičius, Associate professor at Lithuanian University of Health Sciences and PT of Lithuanian National Mens Basketball team Laimonas Šiupšinskas, Lithuanian Olympic Team’s PT Kęstutis Laurinskas, neurologist Aleksandra Ekkert, lecturer at LSMU Sports Institute Vidmantas Zaveckas, and many others.

What is Manual Therapy?

In general, manual therapy is a treatment, which is performed by a physiotherapist using only his/her hands. In the process of manual therapy various techniques are being used in order to appease the pain, experienced by the patient.

Manual therapy encompasses many techniques, including joint mobilizations and manipulations – specific and accurate movements that vary in speed, intensity, amplitude and range of motion, by which a neurophysiological effect is created which helps to relax and take the tension away from the tissues, ease the pain and activate the muscles.

Maitland® Concept:

Maitland® Concept is the highest standard of examination and treatment of the patient and one of today’s most recent and popular trends of Manual Therapy, with the focus on clinical reasoning and decision making process on which the whole examination and treatment process is based on.

These courses are for:

  • Physiotherapists;
  • Chiropractors;
  • Osteopaths;
  • Manual therapists;
  • Medical doctors.

All courses are in English, possibly with simultaneous translation to the native language, depending on the location.

The course is divided into 4 parts (440 hours altogether).
4 levels are available – 1, 2a, 2b and 3:

  • The first level is divided into four weeks (a total of 160 hours, which corresponds to 9 ECTS credits);
  • The second (2a) level – into two weeks (a total of 80 hours, which corresponds to 6 ECTS credits); ;
  • The third (2b) level – into two weeks (a total of 80 hours, which corresponds to 6 ECTS credits); ;
  • The fourth (3) level – into three weeks (a total of 120 hours, which corresponds to 8 ECTS credits);

Course content:

  • Introduction to the Maitland® -Concept within the framework of the biopsychological paradigm, clinical reasoning processes and evidence-based practice.
  • Analysis, interpretation and specific treatment of movement dysfunctions with particular focus on peripheral neurological mechanisms.
  • Examination and initial treatment of the spine and peripheral joints, including initial treatment of neural structures.
  • Application of Maitland® Concept when examining patients with movement system disorders.
  • Planning and implementing effective treatment.
  • Worth nine ECTS points

Upcoming Level 1 courses:
In Kaunas:

  • Week 1: January 8-12, 2022
  • Week 2: April 29 – May 3, 2022
  • Week 3: September 23 – 27, 2022
  • Week 4: November 11 – 15, 2022

In Riga:

  • Week 1: November 29 – December 3, 2021
  • Week 2: February 14-18, 2022
  • Week 3: May 23-27, 2022
  • Week 4: June 27 – July 1, 2022

In Tallinn:

  • Week 1: February 28 – March 4, 2022
  • Week 2: May 30 – June 3, 2022
  • Week 3: August 31 – September 4, 2022
  • Week 4: November 21–25, 2022

Course fee:
The fee for a single 5-day course is 550 EUR.
If you pay for all 4 level 1 courses in advance – you get a 100 Euro discount! Total fee of 2100 EUR.

Course content:
2-week advanced course. Participants must have: IMTA Level 1 attendance certificate.

  • Consolidating knowledge gained on Level 1 course and providing deeper understanding of the Maitland® Concept.
  • Advanced skills in the examination and treatment of all peripheral joints and spine, including assessment of functional demonstration.
  • Application of differentiation tests, knowledge of the biomechanics of the spine and application of combined movements and compression.
  • Detailed examination and treatment of neurodynamic structures; providing theoretical background.
  • Examination and treatment of selected clinical syndromes.
  • Worth six ECTS points

Upcoming Level 2a courses:

In Kaunas:
Week 1: 14-18 September, 2020
Week 2: 14-18 December, 2020

Course fee:
The fee for a single 5-day course is 650 EUR.
If you pay for both weeks of level 2a at once – you get a 100 Euro discount! Total fee of 1200 EUR.

Course content:
2-week advanced course. Participants must have: IMTA Level 2a certificate or DVMT 1e certificate.

  • Deeper understanding of knowledge gained on Level 1 and Level 2a courses.
  • Critical evaluation of the Maitland® Concept
  • Advanced skills in examination and treatment of movement system by adopting problem-orientated approach and making multiple hypotheses.
  • Manipulation technique (grade V) with indications and contra-indications.
  • Advanced examination and treatment of neurodynamic structures.
  • Introduction to the principles of dynamic stability of the spine.
  • Advanced understanding of neurophysiological pain mechanisms including chronic pain syndromes.
  • Further examination and treatment of selected clinical syndromes.
  • Advanced clinical reasoning.
  • Worth six ECTS points

Upcoming level 2b courses:
In Kaunas

  • Week 1: March 5-9, 2022
  • Week 2: May 25-29, 2022

Course content:
3-week advanced course
Participants must have: IMTA Level 2b attendance certificate.

  • Further understanding of content of Level 1 and Level 2.
  • Advanced pain management and clinical reasoning, psychosocial aspects in examination and treatment.
  • Discussion of specific pathobiological risk factors.
  • Principles, examination and treatment of dynamic control defects around the pelvis, hips and knees.
  • Examination and treatment of craniomandibular dysfunctions together with associated pain syndromes.
  • Examination and treatment of clinical syndromes such as shoulder instability, shoulder impingement and lumbar stenosis.
  • Advanced management and modifications of cervical instability.
  • Modifications and revisions regarding manipulation (grade V) of the spine.
  • Advanced clinical reasoning, problem solving and pain management strategies.
  • Worth eight ECTS points

Upcoming courses:


Sandra Baumgärtner –OMPT DVMT, MSc. musculoskeletal physiotherapy, OMT, dipl. PT, IMTA teacher
In 2004, Sandra completed her training as a physiotherapist in Graz / Austria. From 2004 to 2010 she worked in Graz and surroundings in a private physical institute as well as a self-employed therapist in a practice community and gained experience in the outpatient and mainly orthopedic area. In 2010 she moved to Bad Freienwalde / Germany and has been working there as a freelancer since then, focusing mainly on musculoskeletal problems. In 2011 she completed the OMT training and MSc. (musculoskeletal physiotherapy) study at the Danube University Krems. Sandra qualified as a teacher in the International Maitland Teachers Association (IMTA) in September 2017 and teaches in Germany, Poland, Latvia and Lithuania.

Thomas Horre – MSc, PT, OMT-DVMT®, IMTA Senior Teacher
Thomas completed his physiotherapy training at the state school for Physiotherapy in Hanover, Germany in 1995. From 1995 to 2001 he gained professional experience in a musculoskeletal outpatients clinic where he advanced to superintendent physiotherapist. From 2002 – 2009 Thomas has been working in his own physiotherapy practice in Osnabruck. In 2002 he attained his OMT qualification with the Deutscher Verband für Manuelle Therapie (Maitland-Konzept) e.V (DVMT) in Germany. Thomas qualified as a teacher with the International Maitland Teachers Association (IMTA) in 2007. Since 2014 he is an IMTA Senior Teacher. He is teaching principally in Germany & Poland. Currently Thomas continues to practise clinically as a freelancer in a private practice in Hamburg. He has been a member of the executive committee of the Deutscher Verband für Manuelle Therapie (Maitland-Konzept) e.V (DVMT®) from 2003 – 2010 and was from 2007 – 2011 a member of the OMT-DVMT® commission. Thomas is also working as a recognized clinical supervisor in the OMT training of the DVMT®. From 2008 – 2011 Thomas was a student in the MSc programme of the Danuba university of Krems, Austria. His main areas of special interest include the management of patients with chronic pain.

Stefan Schiller – PT, MMSPT, OMT-DVMT®, IMTA Teacher
Stefan graduated in 2000 from physiotherapy school in Bad Krozingen, Germany. He gained his initial professional experience in an orthopaedic rehabilitation centre in Freiburg, Germany. In 2003 he completed a 6-month PNF course at the Kaiser Permanente Rehabilitation Center in Vallejo, California, USA. In 2005 he graduated from the University of South Australia in Adelaide with a Masters degree in Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapy. Since 2007 he has worked at the Bethesda Hospital in Basel, Switzerland. Next to his work as a physiotherapist he is also responsible for the internal quality assurance of the hospital’s physiotherapy team. His special interest is the treatment of patients with chronic lumbar or cervical dysfunctions. Stefan qualified as an IMTA teacher in 2013. In addition to teaching post-graduate courses in manual therapy, he is also a lecturer in the Bachelors course in physiotherapy at the Bildungszentrum für Gesundheit (BZG) in Basel as well as a recognised clinical supervisor in the OMT training of the Deutscher Verband für Manuelle Therapie Maitland®-Konzept (DVMT®).

For more information and inquiries, please contact us: Phone: 370 618 67325 OR E-mail [email protected]

For inquiries in Latvian, please email us at: [email protected]


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