This 28 hour course introduces the theory and concepts of the McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT), as it is applied to the musculoskeletal system.
The focus of this course, which is the first in the McKenzie education series, is the assessment, classification and management of patients with lower back problems and related referred pain and / or functional limitations.
The first part of the course is completed as an online learning module. The online module must be completed prior to attending the remaining three days of face to face teaching.
The principles of MDT and how they apply within the biopsychosocial framework, is the key focus of this course. Participants will explore and practice the MDT assessment, classification and management process through lectures, workshops, discussions and patient demonstrations.
The MDT classifications of Derangement, Dysfunction and Postural syndromes are described in detail and appropriate management plans are considered, with an emphasis on patient education and self-treatment.
Indications for the use of clinician procedures are also discussed and hands on techniques demonstrated and practiced. Subgroups not fulfilling the criteria of the McKenzie syndromes are introduced and the basis for their differential diagnosis is outlined.
Patient demonstrations are used to illustrate the reassessment process and allow participants to get a realistic impression of the impact of the MDT system on different patient presentations, over 2-3 treatment sessions.
The course includes an illustrated manual and reference list.
This course will provide participants with the introductory knowledge and basic skills to begin to:
Total Course time: 7 hours online, 21 hours live course
$945.00 incl GST
During the practical sessions, participants are requested to wear suitable clothing, allowing easy access to the spine.
As this is a practical course that may involve performance of exercise and manual therapy procedures on other participants, attendees are required to have suitable professional liability insurance.