Maitland Australian Approach
The Maitland Australian Approach is considered the cornerstone of modern day Orthopedic Manual Therapy for treatment of both spinal and peripheral conditions. Its approach is concerned with the patient’s needs above all and uses primarily the assessment and treatment of the patient’s signs and symptoms to develop an effective treatment plan.
Not only does this approach consider patient values above all, its treatment and examination strategies reflect best evidence based medicine in orthopedic manual physical therapy. The Maitland Australian Approach is designed to intentionally reproduce patients’ signs and symptoms in order to identify the root cause of the orthopedic and movement challenges.
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.