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McKenzie MDT Part A ONLINE: Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy

July 6 @ 8:00 am - July 14 @ 5:00 pm

Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy® MDT:  A reliable assessment & classification system for the spine & extremities, that leads you to an effective treatment strategy for your patients.  To be effective, treatment strategies first require a thorough and accurate assessment. Backed by years of research, evidence and clinical practice. Now is the perfect time to discover why thousands of clinicians worldwide rely on MDT to improve their patient outcomes.  Assess and diagnose patients accurately and confidently using the McKenzie MDT system.

 

MCKENZIE MDT PART A ONLINE

4 Sessions Online / PACIFIC TIME – Please adjust the schedule for your local time zone

Session 1:  Asynchronous online at your own pace

Session 2 SUN 06JUL:  Online live with instructor 5:00AM–9.30AM (PT)

Sessions 3-4: SAT/SUN 13-14JUL Online live with instructor 6:00AM–1:15PM (PT)

Legitimate patient demonstrations with follow-up appointments take place during the course.

Instructor: Fiona MacKenzie PT, Dip. MDT

Note: For further details please refer to course page on the MICanada website.

Register at:   www.mckenzieinstitutecanada.org

 

FEEDBACK FROM FELLOW CLINICIANS ON RECENT PART A COURSES:

  • My knowledge of MDT increased significantly, particularly with the amount of different options/variations there are w/ assessment and treatment, e.g., the lateral component and how many different options there are to try to incorporate that into an exercise. I have also learned the significant benefits of force progressions and not needing to immediately perform manual therapy on someone before doing a proper movement screen and giving the patient the opportunity to self-manage.
  • I have a new framework to assess low back pain. I also have new strategies to manage low back pain. Previously, I was giving a lot of non-specific exercises and hoping that patients would improve. I now have a better understanding and am better able to hone in on my assessment and treatments.
  • It enhanced my skills in the diagnostic approaches of LB cases especially, and opened my brain to how I can use my diagnosis outcomes to create an effective treatment plan for my patient
  • I absolutely loved the course! It furthered my understanding from “use some repetitive movements” to understanding MDT is a comprehensive system used from the start to end of the clinical process.

Course Goals:

This course will provide participants with the introductory knowledge and basic skills to begin to:

  • Describe and discuss the principles of MDT and how they fit within the biopsychosocial framework, for patients with lumbar spine problems and functional limitations.
  • Appropriately apply the McKenzie Method of MDT to patients with lumbar spine problems.
  • Distinguish between the MDT syndromes (Derangement, Dysfunction, Postural) and OTHER subgroups and provide appropriate management plans for each.
  • Identify when the application of external forces is required, using MDT’s concept of ‘Progression of Forces’.
  • Recognise how to assist patients to design and apply the therapeutic processes to achieve their goals, taking into account any personal or environmental barriers to recovery.

 

ASSESS & DIAGNOSE WITH CONFIDENCE

MDT is a comprehensive biopsychosocial classification system that enables clinicians to reliably classify specific sub-groups and successfully match the classification to the appropriate treatment. The MDT system identifies if the patient is unsuitable for mechanical therapy. A full history (with or without examination) can exclude patients with serious pathology or non-mechanical pain that require medical referral or non-mechanical treatment approaches. With a thorough knowledge of the three syndromes (derangement, dysfunction and posture) a trained clinician can identify directional preference, centralization or other consistent mechanical responses in keeping with the MDT syndromes and their predicted response to treatment. Once the syndromes are ruled out, the clinician can more accurately identify other diagnoses such as SIJ, spinal stenosis, symptomatic spondylolithesis or non-mechanical presentations unsuitable for mechanical therapy [Danish Institute for Health Technology Assessment (1999) American College of Occupation and Environmental Medicine (2005)].

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Details

Start:
July 6 @ 8:00 am
End:
July 14 @ 5:00 pm