Maitland Australian Physiotherapy Seminars (MAPS) Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship
    The MAPS OMT Fellowship Program's mission is to provide advanced orthopedic manual physical therapy training in the patient-centered Maitland-Australian approach, training clinicians in advanced clinical reasoning and hands-on psychomotor skills guided by the current best evidence. The Program offers a unique combination of direct contact live courses, home-study and online coursework combined with intensive on-site clinical mentorship provided by Orthopedic Manual Therapy expert faculty throughout the U.S., individually tailored to each PT professional's busy lifestyle.

    DIRECT CONTACT 1:1 CLINICAL MENTORSHIP: Program is based upon a rigorous classroom curriculum with extensive hands-on labs to prepare Fellows in Training for their intensive clinical mentoring experiences with MAPS Senior Faculty Advisors (SFAs). SFAs are highly trained skilled advanced manual therapy practitioners and Fellows of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Therapists who are passionate clinicians and leaders in the profession.

    PROGRAM DURATION: 12-36 months

    MUTLIPLE LOCATIONS: Direct contact week-end courses offered in multiple locations (25+ states) with onsite mentorship available at multiple practice sites around the country (CA, IN, MI, NY, TN, WA, and WI). Additional mentorship sites expected to be added in 2018.

    CUTTING EDGE RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES. Each Fellow in Training is required to do an evidence-based clinical research project. Research opportunities range from individual case studies to participation in ongoing world class peer-reviewed research through MAPS or connect with world renowned researchers from the U.S., Australia, New Zealand, and many other countries, through our International Research Consortium (IRCON).

    PROGRAM STRUCTURE: No need to take extensive time away from your home clinic. Courses offered on week-ends or on-line and clinical mentoring can be arranged to best accommodate each Fellow in Training's schedule. STEP 1 of the Program requires Fellows to earn their MAPS Certification in Orthopedic Manual Therapy (COMT) and additional coursework prepares Fellowship candidates for their intensive mentorship experiences. Fellows can move at their own pace, taking between 1-3 years to complete and pay for the program.

    1) A strong fundamental knowledge in the principals of clinical reasoning
    2) Basic or advanced knowledge and/or training in the application of manual therapy examination and interventions
    3) Superior communication skills
    4) Skills in medical research, including data collection, analysis and/or publication, desired, but not required.

    Positions are limited; preference given to the most qualified candidates.

    IMPORTANT NOTE: Fellows who enter the program as MAPS COMTs have additional opportunities to participate as a lab assistant in MAPS courses previously taken.

    Visit the MAPS website ( for additional information about MAPS and the MAPS OMT Fellowship.
Program Contact Information
Program Type Fellowship
Program Status Accredited
Specialty/Subspecialty Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy
Website Directory Contact Name Ms Joanne Showalter
Address Line 1 P.O. Box 1244
Address Line 2
City, State Zip Cutchogue, New York 11935
Phone 631/298-5367
Fax 631/298-3810
Application Details
Application Deadline 1 08/30/2017
Admission Decision Date 1 Rolling
Program Start Date 1 12/31/2017
Application Deadline 2 02/01/2018
Admission Decision Date 2 Rolling
Program Start Date 2 Rolling
Application Deadline 3 07/15/2018
Admission Decision Date 3 Rolling
Program Start Date 3 Rolling
Interview Required Yes
Important Dates Phone interviews will be arranged for eligible Fellowship candidates upon review of the applicant's RF-PTCAS application.
Program Prerequisites
Courses Bachelor's Degree in Physical Therapy
Certifications Proof of PT Licensure in at least one state
Experience Two or more years of PT practice in an outpatient PT setting with a minimum of 1 of the 2 years of clinical experience in Orthopedics OR Applicant must have one of the following: a) OCS Certification by ABPTS b) Completed an APTA approved Residency in Orthopedics or related area OR The equivalent of the above through experience (subject to full portfolio review)
Link to program’s prerequisite instructions Not Applicable
Supplemental Requirements
Supplemental application fee required Yes
Supplemental application fee amount $75.00
Link to supplemental forms or instructions
Essay Questions
Please include a Letter of Intent identifying the MAPS Orthopedic Manual Therapy Fellowship Program for which you are seeking entrance. Include past professional experiences and your personal and professional goals. Please consider answering the following questions in your letter: 1) Why are you seeking a mentoring Fellowship experience at this point in your career? 2) What would you like to achieve from the MAPS Fellowship experience?
Program requires a reference from the following individuals
    Two individuals who know your academic and/or clinical potential as a manual therapist.
Program Details
Multi-site program Yes
Part-time versus Full-time Part Time
      Tuition Yes
      Salary No
      Salary Type Not Applicable
      Benefits Other
      Other Benefits Discount Tuition on MAPS Courses
      Ability to earn higher degree No
      Higher degree available Not Applicable
      Program Length (in months) 12
      Anticipant number of clinical hours per week 8
      Maximum Number of Positions 35