MDT and the Athlete Masterclass

Masterclass Objective

To promote Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT) as the first line of assessment, treatment and management of musculoskeletal sports injuries.

Masterclass Goals

Upon completion of this masterclass, the participant will be able to:

  • Understand the relevance and apply the principles of MDT (assessment, management, recovery of function, and prevention) to an athletic/sports population;
  • Utilise a variety of mechanical loading strategies, based on the principles of MDT, in the management of sport injuries and optimal sport training and injury prevention; and
  • Effectively use the MDT assessment algorithm to differentiate athletes who may require supplemental management strategies in their injury recovery.

Masterclass Outline

This masterclass emphasises the application of MDT to the athletic and sporting population.  Discussion will be had on the role of MDT in sports medicine and the challenges of the current model of sports medicine.  Case studies will be presented and practical sesisons addressing the various key principles of MDT will be included to give examples of applying these principles.  Therapists who have experience using MDT for Spine and Extremity disorders will find the masterclass most beneficial.

MDT CPD Points

This course is worth 3 MDT CPD points.