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From the reflections and clinical experiences of Mr. Geoffrey Douglas Maitland, the Maitland concept emphasizes a particular way of examining with the help of permanent re-evaluation: "knowing when, why and how a technique is applied, so that it is appropriate to the patient's individual situation”.


The therapist in the Maitland concept orients his reflection concerning the indications and the dosage of the treatment on two planes and passes regularly from one to the other. 


On a theoretical level, he develops hypotheses on the causes of the disturbance and on the location of the structures concerned. Assumptions about the cause of symptoms and the effectiveness of treatment are continually reassessed.

On a clinical level, it analyzes the manifestation of symptoms and their evolution in everyday life as well as through movement tests which are also continuously re-evaluated. 

This second plan makes it possible to confirm or modify the theoretical hypothesis  and thus to adapt the treatment techniques within the session or from one session to another.


The treatment of the joints by passive mobilization (manual techniques) represents one of the main measures of this concept for the management of patients suffering from neuro-musculoskeletal problems, both acute and chronic.

The mobilization of the neuro-meningeal system plays an important role in all problems associated with the nervous system (sciatica, irradiation in the arms, neuro-vegetative disorders)

Other physiotherapeutic measures are applied as quickly as possible. Among these figure prominently the self-mobilization of the patient, muscle strengthening (stabilization) and the prevention of recurrences (ergonomics).

Within the Rehabilitation Center In Balance 

phytotherapists practice according to

the Maitland concept

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