Testimonials - Yearlong course
“The course helped me build a strong foundation of manual therapy skills and the clinical reasoning to know when to use them.”
“Prior to attending the course, I worked 1.5 years in a SNF and 6 months in an outpatient clinic. I was looking for a structured program to learn and refine my manual therapy skills since my job could not provide the mentorship I needed. After completing the YMT course, I feel more confident in the service I provide to my patients. The course helped me build a strong foundation of manual therapy skills and the clinical reasoning to know when to use them. Also, the time spent on evaluation skills and group discussions about certain concepts were very valuable to me being so new to outpatient orthopedics. I am so grateful to Roland and Paul for hosting this class, because it has changed the way I practice. This class was well worth they money spent. “
Leslie A DPT
"the best thing I've done for my career"
"The Yearlong Maitland course with Roland Lucas was hands-down the best thing I've done for my career. Roland and Paul do a great job of combining theory of Maitland practice with practical application via hands-on techniques. I feel like overall my clinical reasoning has greatly improved, as well as my manual therapy skills. I was on the fence for a long time about the course, mainly due to time constraints, but I'm happy I decided to make the commitment; it was well worth it." Jim C DPT
"I highly recommend this course to both the entry level PT as well the seasoned PT looking to improve their clinical reasoning skillset."
"I have been a practicing PT for 27 years across a variety of settings. I started working in an outpatient orthopedic setting 7 years ago, and initially felt lost as to how to assess and treat this population. Although I gained significant skills and confidence with "on-the-job" experience, there was still something missing. The Yearlong Manual Therapy course filled that gap giving me structure and discipline in the evaluation process, helping to develop my clinical reasoning skills to streamline the process when appropriate or to delve further when necessary. The skills gained in treatment selection and technique have increased my confidence and competence even further. I now feel I have the adequate tools to efficiently and effectively handle a vast array of musculoskeletal conditions. I highly recommend this course to both the entry level PT as well the seasoned PT looking to improve their clinical reasoning skillset." Dina S PT
"my patients also greatly appreciate my new skills"
"The Yearlong Course was extremely beneficial to further develop my skill set and strengthen my abilities as a Physical Therapist. It gave me the opportunity to review theories I was taught in school, and further deepen my understanding of these theories and their practical application. The weekly classes were much more valuable than the average weekend continuing education course, because you had the opportunity to discuss current cases to apply the theories and the potential application of new skills. The instructors encouraged questions and provided positive feedback as you learned new skills and reviewed each week. Throughout the course, I continued to learn new skills and find practical application in my daily practice. I greatly value all of the knowledge I gained from this course and I know my patients also greatly appreciate my new skills, as we both benefit from their effectiveness." Megan C DPT
"an extremely worthwhile investment"
"Although this course is a big time commitment, it is an extremely worthwhile investment to assist in clinical reasoning/approach to treatment and has improved by outcomes with patients. As a clinician with less than 5 years of experience in the PT setting, I am always looking for ways to help get my patients better faster. Roland's course gave me much more confidence with my manual therapy skills and assisted in my treatment of more complex patients that would have stumped me in the past".
Lindsey K PT DPT
"challenged the way I performed my evaluations and treatments"
"This course was extremely helpful to my growth as a physical therapist. Being relatively new to the field, I feel this class helped me broaden my 'toolbox', as well as introduce new concepts that have challenged the way I perform my evaluations and treatments. It also helped to create a structured environment for my learning of both manual and theoretical concepts. Take this Coruse". Chris L DPT
"the course was an experience accelerator"
"This course was extremely beneficial to my ability to treat as a clinician. The skills I learned vastly expanded my toolbox and has allowed me to take a systematic approach to any client that may walk in the door. I feel as though the course was an experience accelerator and would highly recommend it to anyone looking to become a better clinician". Bryce B DPT
"the most valuable course I’ve ever taken in my career"
"After 17 years of clinical practice in a variety of settings, as well as countless weekend courses taken during that time, I found that my clinical skill set for orthopedics had plateaued. Roland’s course gave me the focus and the framework that I needed to refine both my clinical reasoning and my manual skills. Roland and Paul go to great lengths to ensure that every student learns the information thoroughly and in a very organized and methodical manner. I’ve rarely met two more dedicated instructors. The quizzes and practical exams given regularly throughout the course helped reinforce my learning and served to instruct me on what topics or concepts I might need to review or study more in depth. The webinars, the current research presented on various topics, and the articles and videos on the website helped with learning treatment techniques, understanding concepts presented in class, and solidifying lessons on clinical reasoning. In the clinic, I am much more confident with regard to choice of treatment technique and much more thorough in my evaluations. This course was, by far, the most valuable course I’ve ever taken in my career." Agnes C PT CHT CLT
"MORE effective clinical reasoning"
"I would highly recommend this course to anyone seeking to improve his/her manual therapy skills on most joints we treat in the body and most significantly for me; really training more effective clinical reasoning". Amy H PT MS
"Roland and Paul are outstanding Master Clinician's and go above and beyond"
I highly recommend investing specifically in this Yearlong Maitland based Manual Therapy Course for your professional growth as a clinician. Roland and Paul are outstanding Master Clinician's and go above and beyond teaching precise orthopedic manual therapy techniques evidence based upon cutting edge clinical research. They also have a great sense of humor and know how to make learning fun and enjoyable. They have provided me with a specific approach in manual therapy and I look forward towards applying the skills I have learned in practice. Mark P DPT
"funny and entertaining"
“Roland and Paul are both excellent teachers who present the material in an easy way to understand, but also in a way that can be funny and entertaining.” Larry N MS, DPT
"extremely beneficial to improve my manual therapy and diagnostic skills"
"The long term course was extremely beneficial to improve my manual therapy and diagnostic skills. Roland is very methodical and precise in assessment and treatment techniques. The course covers the basics like history taking to advanced techniques like combined movements. The techniques are revised multiple times throughout the course which gives you more confidence in performing them with your patients. I would highly recommend this course for any therapist wanting to perform efficient management of orthopedic conditions." Uma R PT
"the most impact on my professional career than any course I have taken"
"This course has had the most impact on my professional career than any course I have taken.” Thomas S. PT
"he is able to convey his knowledge in a clear, concise manner"
"Roland Lucas is very knowledgeable and besides being a highly skilled manual therapist he is able to convey his knowledge in a clear, concise manner. I highly recommend this course." KW OTR MPT
"well-suited for the intermediate PT"
"Roland's course is comprehensive and great for those unfamiliar with Maitland theory/concepts. It was beneficial to learn more ways to do/review your manual skills (and grade V's). I felt topics were well-suited for the intermediate PT regarding progression of treatment, clinical patterns, and relevant research regarding differential dx/management. Both instructors are very knowledgeable; each with their own teaching styles that consisted of plenty of jokes/stories to ease the pain of straight lectures. Testing is not harrowing as practicals in school or certification tests so the onus is on the student. Overall, I had a great experience." Albert V DPT
“suitable for any therapist working in any setting”
“This yearlong course helped me refine my manual therapy skills and strengthen my clinical reasoning in treating my outpatient orthopedic patients. I have gained a greater understanding of the Maitland theory in expanding my approach in performing an efficient evaluation and formulating a thorough assessment to optimize my patient care plan. This course was definitely more than expected with great instruction by Roland, Paul, and others. Suitable for any therapist working in any setting.” Jeremy L DPT
"It helped fill gaps in my memory"
"This course was extremely helpful, since it addressed each joint with evaluation techniques, treatment techniques and exercises. It helped fill gaps in my memory for some of the joints that I had forgotten." SL PT CHT
"providing an evidenced based approach"
“This course is great for any skill level… It helped and assisted me in my clinical decision making and assessment skills, as well as providing an evidenced based approach.” JE DPT
"I have made many great friends and colleagues through this course"
"I am an outpatient neuro physical therapist and I decided to take this course because I had to start seeing some orthopedic patients at my clinic. Over the course of 9 months, I have learned a great deal from the Year Long Manual Therapy Course and I have found that everything I learned is applicable to patients with neurological conditions as well. I feel much more confident in my manual skills, as well as my clinical skills, and I highly recommend this course to everyone. It has been a fun year and I have made many great friends and colleagues through this course, and Roland and Paul are wonderful instructors that will get you questioning your practice methods in a good way". Queen P PT DPT
"provided a thorough look at all joints in the body"
“Excellent course which provided a thorough look at all joints in the body as well as PT related topics such as tendinopathy, exercise progression and clinical patterns. I was able to learn and take away valuable evaluation and treatment techniques that I could immediately apply to my patients. Highly recommend this course.” Kristina L PT, DPT
"I learned equal amounts of hands-on skills as I did clinical reasoning"
“I felt I learned equal amounts of hands-on skills as I did clinical reasoning. I think this course changed the way I practice significantly and that I am a better clinician for it.” Meghan S PT, DPT
"you will learn a lot from this course"
“You can be a new PT or have been working for 20 years and you will learn a lot from this course.” Kelly D MPT, CSCS
"many new techniques that have been really helpful in the clinic"
“This course has been a great way to review techniques learned in school and has taught me many new techniques that have been really helpful in the clinic.” JL DPT
"I find the techniques I use to be more effective"
“Because of this course I am practicing differently that I had a year ago & I find the techniques I use to be more effective.” Robin H DPT
"the most current treatment options"
"The instructors utilized their years of clinical experience as well as evidence based practice offering us the most current treatment options to help our patients." Geoff L DPT
"This is the very best course I have attended"
"This is the very best course I have attended." HS PT
"The course and its instructors were fantastic"
"The course and its instructors were fantastic." ET MS DPT
"has helped greatly enrich my clinical practice"
"Having taken this course has helped greatly enrich my clinical practice. I'm so glad I took this course because the techniques really work!" AR PT