Part E - MDT Advanced Extremities ** New in 2021 **

This intensive two day course (14 hours) will focus on more advanced principles and practical application through clinical reasoning, problem solving, analysis of case studies, assessment and treatment of patients, and technique work. 

Course Goals

The goal of this course is to build on prior knowledge gained from the introduction of extremities in Parts C and D to:

  1. Appropriately apply the McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy to patients with extremity problems;
  2. Distinguish between the McKenzie Syndromes (Postural, Dysfunction, and Derangement) as applied to the extremities;
  3. Practice appropriate treatment regimens for each of the syndromes and their sub-classifications;
  4. Identify when the application of external forces or external stabilisation is required for the resolution of symptoms using McKenzie's "progression of forces" concept;
  5. Assist patients to design and apply the therapeutic processes on their own to maintain treatment goals;
  6. Distinguish non-mechanical disorders and provide appropriate advice.

Course Fees

$ - To be finalised

Prerequisites

Prior completion of the following McKenzie Institute course, presented by licensed McKenzie Institute Faculty:

  • Part D: Advanced Cervical and Thoracic Spine & Extremities – Upper Limb

To best prepare for the Advanced Extremities course, those who completed the curriculum prior to the inclusion of extremities in Parts C and D are highly encouraged to audit Parts C and D courses or read the textbook, The Human Extremities - Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy, before attending.

Practical Sessions

During the practical sessions, participants are requested to wear suitable clothing, allowing easy access to the spine.

Professional Indemnity Insurance

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.