2021 Education Weekend - Virtual

2021 Education Weekend - Virtual
Start Date
01 May 2021
End Date
02 May 2021
Start Time
End Time
ONLINE - from your computer
Contact Name
MIA Office
Contact Phone
1800 332 735
Contact Email

SAVE THE DATE for the 2021 Seminar Day and Update Day. Information relating to the online hosting of the Education Weekend is currently being finalised. MDT CPD points will apply for Credentialed and Diplomate members

Seminar Day: Headaches and Dizziness.  Is it the neck?

Do you find patients with headaches and dizziness difficult to manage?  Come to our annual Seminar Day to learn the latest about assessing and treating this challenging group of patients.   


Saturday, 1 May 2021



Registration opens, with arrival tea and coffee served


Session 1 commences featuring Dr Katherine Spira

Assessment and medical management of chronic headache and migraine


Morning Tea


Session 2 commences featuring Zhiqi Liang

Mechanisms underlying neck pain in tension type headache and migraine


Buffet Lunch


Session 3 commences featuring Dr Sue Reid

Assessment and management of cervicogenic dizziness


Afternoon Tea


Seminar Day concludes


McKenzie Institute Australia Annual General Meeting commences

Members only


Networking and socialising, with canapes and drinks served


Day One concludes


This one day seminar will explore the latest information about headaches and dizziness and their relationship to the cervical spine. 

A mix of interactive lectures, group discussions and case studies will provide a fun, intellectually stimulating learning environment and help expand your knowledge and clinical reasoning skills.

Keynote Speakers

Dr Katherine Spira

Dr Katherine Spira  FRACP BSc (Genetics) BA (Philosophy) MBBS USyd

Assessment and medical management of chronic headache and migraine

Dr Katherine Spira is a headache expert and general neurologist with a passion for patient centred care.  In addition to her work at Spira Neurology, she is an Honorary Medical Officer at the Prince of Wales Hospital.  Her special interests are Headache as well as Womens and Obstetric Neurology. 

She has completed fellowships in MS and Neuroimmunology and Neurophysiology.

In addition to her clinical responsibilities she has been an avid contributor to medical education events and resources for doctors and other health professionals.


Zhiqi Liang

Ms Zhiqi Liang

Mechanisms underlying neck pain in tension type headache and migraine

Zhiqi completed her undergraduate physiotherapy training at TheUniversity of Sydney followed by her Masters in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy at The University of Queensland.  Zhiqi became a Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist in 2014 (awarded by the Australian College of Physiotherapists).  She is also credentialed in MDT and has also lectured on undergraduate physiotherapy programs and been a clinical educator for postgraduate physiotherapists at The University of Queensland.

Zhiqi is researching neck pain in migraine for her PhD at The University of Queensland under the advisory of Dr Julia Treleaven, Dr Lucy Thomas and Emeritus Professor Gwendolen Jull.  She has been awarded a small but competitive research grant for this research by the Australian Physiotherapy Association in 2018.  Her strong clinical background is recognised through fellowship in the Australian College of Physiotherapists as a clinical specialist in musculoskeletal physiotherapy.  


Dr Sue Reid  BApppSc(Phty) GradDipManipPhty MMedSc(Phty) BPharm

Assessment and management of cervicogenic dizziness

Dr Sue Reid is a senior lecturer in musculoskeletal physiotherapy at the Australian Catholic University in Sydney.  She has been a recognised manipulative physiotherapist (Titled Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist) since 1987, a Certified Mulligan Practitioner since 2010 and was made an Honorary member of the Mulligan Concept Teachers' Association in 2014.  

Dr Reid's clinical interests are treating neck pain, dizziness, headaches, and concussion.  

She has completed her research masters and PhD on the identification and treatment of cervicogenic dizziness and pain.  She has also published on neurodynamic testing of the upper limb and validating Dr Goniometer for forearm movement.  Dr Reid has published in international journals, written book chapters, presented at many international conferences, webinars and workshops.  

Current research projects include physiotherapy management after a fractured radius, musculoskeletal pain related to usage of mobile device usage, and concussion prevention and treatment.

MDT CPD Points

Attendance at the 2021 Seminar Day is worth 2 MDT CPD points for credentialed and diplomate members.

Seminar Day Fees

Pending - McKenzie Institute Australia Members

Pending - Non members

Fee includes all learning materials, morning tea, buffet lunch and afternoon tea


This seminar is open to all health professionals who assess, manage or have an interest in patients with neck pain, headache and dizziness.

Credentialed & Diplomaed Therapist Update Day


Sunday, 2 May 2021


9.00am - 4.00pm; registrations open at 8.30am


This interactive day will include the latest MDT related information including:

  • Update from McKenzie Institute International (MII)
    • Revised Assessment Form
    • Fully Update Part A and B Manual
  • Latest Research
  • Procedures - Revision and Alternatives
  • Interactive Case Studies and Quiz


Helen Clare
McKenzie Institute International

Peter Schoch
McKenzie Institute Australia

Mark Cheel
McKenzie Institute Australia

MDT CPD Points

Attendance at the 2021 Update Day is worth 3 MDT CPD points for credentialed and diplomate members.

Update Day Fees

Pending - McKenzie Institute Australia Members

Pending - Non members

Fee includes all learning materials, morning tea, buffet lunch and afternoon tea


Attendance at this Update Day is strictly limited to Credentialed & Diplomaed Therapists in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy MDT, having successfully completed the MDT International Credentialing Exam.

Online Platform & Connection

Live online learning will be delivered via Zoom. 

Connection details will be provided via email prior to the commencement of the Education Weekend.  

Testing your audio and camera: You can join a test Zoom meeting to familiarize yourself with Zoom, in addition to testing your video or audio.  Visit http://zzom.us/test.  Click the Join button to launch Zoom. 

Professional Indemnity Insurance

As this Education Weekend may involve performance of exercise and manual therapy procedures on other participants, attendees are required to have suitable professional liability insurance.

Terms of Service

Please ensure you are aware of McKenzie Institute Australia Terms of Service before registering.  

The program is subject to change.