"Since 1994 the first Evidence Based courses Manual Therapy in Poland"


Ger Plaatsman, a Dutch Manual Therapy specialist ,was invited by the Katowice branch of the Polish association of physiotherapy (PTF) in 1994 to give courses in manual therapy. Since then he visits Poland regularly to train physiotherapists and doctors in manual therapy.


  • Physiotherapist since 1986, manual therapist since 1989
  • Maitland-, Cyriax-, McKenzie-, Mulligan-, sports physiotherapist
  • Master of Manual therapy SOMT in cooperation university of Brussels
  • Founder of the Plaatsman Concept of evidence based manual therapy 1994

Teaching experience:

  • Since 1989 courses manual therapy for German society of physiotherapy (ZVK) Since 1994 courses manual therapy for Polish society of physiotherapy (PTF Katowice)
  • Since 2011 docent at the university of applied sciences Thim van der Laan upgrade Bachelor German physiotherapists

Since 1989 over 2.500 therapists trained in Poland, Germany and the Netherlands


Ger Plaatsman


Plaatsman Concept:

  • An eclectic system of manual therapy where most of the modern methods such as Maitland, Cyriax, McKenzie, Mulligan, Kaltenborn are combined and integrated.
  • The whole system is based on recent scientific research.
  • All students will be trained by Ger Plaatsman himself.
  • Visual handicapped and blind students are accepted

Courses are given in German or English and translated in Polish by Prof. dr. Hab. E. Saulicz (AWF Katowice) who translates the courses since 1995.

Subjects and time schedule:
Part 1-4 can be taken separate in different sequence, part 5 only after completing part 1-4.
See Curriculum for full description.

  • Part 1 (3 days): Theory manual therapy, Evidence Based Practice, clinical reasoning and Upper extremity
  • Part 2 (3 days): Lower extremity and Neuromobilization extremities
  • Part 3 (3 days): Myofascial Trigger Points, SI joint and Manipulation extremities
  • Part 4 (3days): Spine, Manipulation of the Spine and Temporo-mandibular joint
  • Part 5 (4 days): Neck pain, Headache, Manipulation cervical spine and Pelvic disorders


There is probably no other medical profession which is developing as fast as Physiotherapy and Manual therapy. Every day new studies about interesting topics are being published. Therefor it is very important that the therapist stays in touch with recent knowledge.

In this section Articles, interesting information about Manual Therapy and case reports by Ger Plaatsman can be found.



For more information please contact:

Courses in Katowice
Joanna Andraszek
Katedra Rehabilitacji
AWF Katowice
ul. MikoĊ‚owska 72b
tel. 32 2511 097

Courses in Opole and Gdansk
Joanna Rusin
Kinesio Elite
tel. 500 116 382

Contact Ger Plaatsman

Date Part Location
22-24 February 2016 1 Upper Extremity Katowice
25-27 February 2016 2 Lower Extremity Katowice
2-4 May 2016 1 Upper Extremity Gdansk
5-7 May 2016 2 Lower Extremity Gdansk
4-6 July 2016 1 Upper Extremity Opole
7-9 July 2016 2 Lower Extremity Opole
10-12 July 2016 3 Manipulation Extremities Opole
13-15 July 2016 4 Manipulation Spine Opele
16-19 July 2016 5 Neck and Pelvic Disorders Opole
17-19 October 2016 3 Manipulation Extremities Katowice
20-22 October 2016 4 Manipulation Spine Katowice