M.A.E.S. Therapy 2 x 2-Week Foundation Course (Online & Face-to-Face) for Paediatric Therapists to gain new observation, analysis and clinical reasoning skills for the treatment of children with CP & similar neurodevelopmental conditions

Course/Conference Details

09.00am - 5.00pm
Early Bird Fee £2,995 Regular/ Late Fee: £3,355 5% Discount per participant for two or more work colleagues that register together.
Finchley Golf Club, Mill Hill East,, North London NW7 1PU
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M.A.E.S. Therapy International

Course/Conference Organiser

Organiser name:

Jonathan Salsbury MIoD Development Director, M.A.E.S. Therapy International

Organiser telephone:

07787 435790

Organiser email:


M.A.E.S. Course - ‘Movement Analysis & Education Strategies’ for the Treatment of Children with Cerebral Palsy and similar neurodevelopmental conditions

A specialist and practically based course for Paediatric Therapists (PT, OT, SLT) who want to do more in terms of therapy for children with Cerebral Palsy and similar neurodevelopmental conditions.  Gain new knowledge and develop new excellent clinical reasoning and treatment skills.

A new and different dimension to the treatment and management of children with CP.

  • Learn to treat dynamically
  • Avoid or delay the ‘plateau’ effect
  • Target the brain - the origin, not just the symptoms
  • Acquire new high-level observation and analytical skills
  • Develop creative thinking
  • Develop an extensive repertoire of new treatment strategies
  • Gain new ways to inform and guide parents

Unique of its kind, this course has a strong emphasis on developing high-level observation, analysis and clinical skills.

Following successful completion of this course, therapists will be able to provide expert ‘hands-on’ treatment, based upon each child’s true individuals’ needs (rather than according to ‘type’ ) and to promote the long-term development of skills in terms of mobility, hand function, constructive play, interaction and communication, for each child with CP.


M.A.E.S. Therapy is a pioneering evidence-based approach, underpinned by practice evidence, patient evidence and contextual evidence from 30 years’ expert clinical and teaching experience world-wide and focusing on excellent treatment skills.


Course Lead by Jean-Pierre Maes   &  M.A.E.S. UK Team

Jean-Pierre Maes MCSP,  Consultant Neurodevelopmental Physiotherapist,                        
Founder & Director M.A.E.S. Therapy International

An expert in the field of Cerebral Palsy, Jean-Pierre has more than 30 years’ experience of treating babies and children with Cerebral Palsy and similar neurodevelopmental conditions.  Jean-Pierre is renowned internationally for his outstanding clinical skills, excellent teaching skills and for the numerous courses related to a variety of neurodevelopmental conditions he has led for therapists and doctors world-wide.


Course format:

This certified course is very ‘hands-on’. The format will include theoretical lectures, treatment demonstrations, workshops, case presentations and supervised daily practical sessions with patients during weeks 3 and 4.  (20 Practical Sessions and 20 Workshops).

This practically based course has a strong emphasis on developing high-level observation, analysis and clinical skills based on new knowledge gained.

There is an unusually high level of supervised practical sessions (almost 50% of time), 

with a wide variety of case presentations, giving depth and breadth to the learning experience.  The course is specially designed to give participants time to translate theory into clinical practice and become expert in treating and managing their clients with neuro-developmental conditions.



Finchley Golf Club, Frith Lane, Mill Hill East (near Finchley Central),  North London NW7 1PU 

The course venue is only 12-15 minutes’ walk from Mill Hill East Underground Station (Northern Line), or West Finchley Underground Station (Northern Line).


Length of Course:   4-Weeks (20-Days) course organised in two parts of two weeks each

The period between Parts 1 and 2 is to ensure participants put into practice the knowledge and skills gained in Part 1, before returning for Part 2.



Part 1:   8 – 29 July  2024        Online – live & interactive  
Part 2:   12 – 23 August 2024    Face-to-Face         

Week 1     8 - 12  July
Week 2   15 - 19  July
Week 3   12 - 16  August
Week 4   19 - 23  August



To apply for a place or for further information please contact Course Organiser:  

Jonathan Salsbury MIoD   E:  jsalsbury@maestherapy.com


Course Participant’s Criteria:

Participants must be experienced Paediatric Therapists (Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists,  Speech Therapists) or medical Doctors (paediatricians, neurologists), with at least two years’ experience in treating children with Cerebral Palsy and similar neurological conditions. The course will appeal to therapists who are about to take their first postgraduate course in the field of Cerebral Palsy as well as to very experienced therapists who have already taken several specialist courses.


For further information:   www.maestherapy.com

If you would like to speak with Therapists who have already taken this course in the UK, please let us know and we can put you in contact.


To read feedback from Therapists who have already taken this MAES Course, see: