MAPS Therapy Training


MAPS Therapy material & training courses

MAPS Therapy material has been developed by Certified Hand therapists and is backed by more than 20 years of clinical practice. The different accessories can be used for everything from the most basic exercises to the creation of complex three-dimensional therapy.

The accessories complement each other and can all be used with the same pegboard.

MAPS Therapy training is made up of technical courses (Series A) and clinical courses (Series B).

The series A courses build up an understanding of the mechanics and pathomechanics used in MAPS and equips participants to start developing exercises to use with patients.

The series B courses go into more depth regarding treatment and mobilization in various areas of pathology and allow the creation of the best progression and sequences for each clinical case.

Who is MAPS for?

Health professionals such as OTs or PTs who are not specialised in hand therapy but looking for a tool that allows them to treat hand pathologies while receiving online guidance from an expert in this field.

Hand therapists who want to complement their professional practice with a treatment method that is precise and safe.

Hand therapy clinics looking for a system that will make their practice more efficient and get more out of each session for patients.

Patients looking for a tool that allows them to work at home autonomously but under the supervision of a professional.

A Level Courses

Level 1


On this course therapists will:

  • Build up the necessary knowledge to understand mechanics and pathomechanics of the human hand.
  • Learn to administer specific tension tests which ensure that the right mechanical diagnosis and clinical evaluation is made, thereby offering a more rigorous and scientific approach to treatment.
  • Find out how to exploit the MAPS accessories to treat a range of hand conditions in their various phases.
  • Understand the clinical reasoning process behind MAPS Therapy


  • Detect the main mechanical alterations likely to generate functional difficulties in the hand.
  • Recognise mechanical dysfunctions and quantify their degree.
  • Distinguish between mechanical alterations and other factors that could also be contributing to the alteration.
  • Synthesize clinical findings with an appropriate diagnosis.
  • Organise treatment in a way that is systematic, progressive and sequential.
  • Be able to apply all the techniques learnt in the course.
  • Evaluate the outcomes obtained in a precise and standardised way using the appropriate tools.
  • Explain diagnosis, therapeutic procedure and outcomes in a clear and concise way through a clinical report.