The McKenzie Institute Australia (MIA) is a branch of The McKenzie Institute International (MII). MIA was founded in 1992 as an Incorporated Association in NSW. In June 2018, it was registered as a Company Limited by Guarantee with the Australian Securities & Investments Commission. The Company's ACN is 625 935 506. The Company is overseen by a Board of Directors, elected from the members at each Annual General Meeting. The Company's governing document is its Constitution.
The role of MIA is to support the Mission statement of MII: “To educate in and promote the principles of the management of musculoskeletal disorders as developed and described by Robin McKenzie”
The McKenzie Institute Australia is responsible for conducting the MII Education Program, supporting its members who have received training in the McKenzie Method and promoting the principles of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT) to Health care professionals, researchers, academics and the general public.
MIA conducts all components of the MII Education Program.
The Education Program is open to registered doctors, physiotherapists, chiropractors, osteopaths, exercise physiologists and other allied health practitioners who have an appropriate level of undergraduate education.
Core courses (Parts A-E) and the Annual Education Weekend and Annual General Meeting are held in various parts of Australia.
Membership of MIA is open to health professionals or undergraduate students who have completed at least Part A of the Education Program.
Benefits of membership include discounts on courses and promotional materials, an optional subscription to the Journal of Manipulative and Manual Therapy (JMMT) (for an additional fee), voting rights at the AGM and, for Full or Distinguished members, a free listing on the online Clinician Locator, which is regularly used by both patients and doctors to find MDT trained therapists in their local area.