MAES Course:   ‘Movement Analysis & Education Strategies for children with Cerebral Palsy and similar neurodevelopmental conditions’

3rd MAES Course completes in South Africa 2017

The course was fully booked, with a great mix of therapists ( Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists), who were enthusiastic about the new knowledge and clinical skills gained during this highly specialised, pioneering 4-Week Postgraduate course.

Participants said they will now approach their therapy treatments with a different perspective, using their new assessment and handling skills to achieve more rewarding and successful outcomes for their patients.

Many thanks to  our great to MAES Therapy Team South Africa : Shane Brassell and Anita Hains as  Teaching Assistants and Gillian Shead for also assisting during the Practical Sessions,

Thanks also to Rosebank Union Church, Sandton  for the use of their X-Change Hall and friendly support.

The next MAES Course in South Africa will be held in 2018 :

Next MAES Course in South Africa will be held in 2018

              4-Week Course in two parts of two weeks each: 

              Part 1:   29 October – 9 November 2018              

              Part 2:   26 November – 7 December 2018

Venue:   University of the Witwatersrand (WITS),    

               Dept. of Physiotherapy, Education Campus,     

               Parktown, Johannesburg

Here are a few comments from therapists who have taken the MAES Course:

“MAES Therapy helps you move on from your treatment ‘ plateau’ and keep progressing”  

ZC  Physiotherapist

‘Before the start of the MAES Course,  I thought it would be like any other paediatric course, working on movements to ‘correct’ or ‘normalise’ some issues of the affected individual; but from the whole journey through the course,  I now understand Cerebral Palsy and neuro-developmental conditions much better than I did from any of the books or concepts of the past.

JS  Physiotherapist (Neurology)

‘This MAES Course was a really good experience for me.  It totally changed my physiotherapy viewpoint and I can see children in a more complex way. It was not easy for me to change my viewpoint about Cerebral Palsy and therapy. However, it was the best thing that could happen for me.  MAES Therapy gave us a new framework in which we can develop children much more then before and not only that, it gave me the possibility to develop also.

AB Physiotherapist


JP – Thank you for an amazing 4 Weeks. It has been very inspiring, educational and you have opened my eyes to a whole new world of possibilities for treating children with CP.  Many thanks!      CP. PT