This 28 hour course will review and advance the theory and practical application of MDT in relation to the Lumbar Spine and introduce the concept of MDT in the assessment and management of lower limb musculoskeletal disorders.
The course will firstly help participants expand their ability to assess, classify and manage patients with lower back problems, related referred pain and functional limitations.
Secondly, the theory and practical application of MDT for lower limb musculoskeletal disorders is presented. Lectures, patient assessments and practical sessions are utilised to demonstrate the characteristics and management of the MDT syndromes and OTHER subgroups, as they present in the lower limb.
Problem solving, reflective learning, clinical reasoning, practical activities and patient demonstrations are utilised to ensure participants gain a broader knowledge of MDT, within the biopsychosocial framework.
Participants will have the opportunity to discuss and extensively practice the MDT assessment, classification and management process, including the application of both self-treatment and clinician procedures.
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 help participants develop more advanced knowledge and skills to:
Participants will be provided with the introductory knowledge and basic skills to begin to:
Total Course Time: 28 hours live course
$945.00 incl GST
Prior completion of the following McKenzie Institute course, presented by licensed McKenzie Institute Faculty::
During the practical sessions, participants are requested to wear suitable clothing, allowing easy access to the lumbar spine and lower limbs.
A thorough review of McKenzie's text books (The Lumbar Spine – MDT and The Cervical and Thoracic Spine – MDT) as well as the Part A and / or Part B course manuals is strongly recommended. Participants are expected to be familiar with the McKenzie assessment forms.
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.