Want to simplify your patient assessment and management, whilst improving your outcomes? Join us on Part B and learn how to use MDT to systematically assess, classify and treat cervical and thoracic spine problems. This course is worth 5 MDT CPD points for credentialed and diplomate members.
This 28 hour course focuses on the application of the McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT) in the assessment, classification and management of patients with cervical or thoracic pain, referred pain and / or functional limitations.
Participants will explore and practice the MDT system through lectures, workshops, discussions, case studies and/or 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. Subgroups not fulfilling the criteria of the MDT syndromes are reviewed and the basis for their differential diagnosis is outlined.
Indications for the use of clinician procedures are also considered and hands on techniques demonstrated and practiced..
Patient demonstrations and case studies are used to illustrate the assessment / re-assessment process and allow participants to get a realistic impression of the impact of the MDT system on different patient presentations.
The first part of the course is completed as an online self-learning module. The self-learning module must be completed prior to attending the remaining three days of live online teaching with the MIA Instructors noted below.
The course includes an illustrated electronic manual (PDF file format) and reference list.
On successful completion of the course, you will receive:
This course will provide participants with the introductory knowledge and basic skills to begin to:
Total Course time: 28 hours
Dr Helen Clare, FACP, PhD, MAppSc, GradDipManipTher, DipPhty, DipMDT, APAM Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist
Peter Schoch, B. Physio(Hons), Dip MDT, Dip Bus, Dip Mgmt, APAM
Mark Cheel, BAppSc (Physio), Dip MDT, APAM
Live online learning will be delivered via Zoom.
Connection details will be provided via email prior to the commencement of the course, and subject to the satisfactory completion of the pre-course online module.
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.
Practical sessions are an important part of the Part B course.
During practical sessions, you need to set up your environment so you can perform the procedures whilst remaining visible (on camera) to the Instructors.
Participants should also arrange a suitable plinth, treatment couch or solid table, on which the model can safely lie, in order to perform supine and prone clinician procedures.
Practical sessions will occur on the following days/times:
Day 1 - Friday 12 March
Day 2 - Saturday 13 March
Day 3 - Sunday 14 March
During the practical sessions on Day 2 and 3 you are required to arrange a ‘live model’ to be present (eg: friend / colleague / family member), so you can practice hands-on clinician procedures on camera, whilst the Instructors give you feedback.
As this course will involve performance of exercise and manual therapy procedures on other persons, attendees are required to have suitable professional liability insurance.
The following equipment is strongly recommended for this Course:
This course is worth 5 MDT CPD points for credentialed and diplomate members.
$945.00 incl GST
Prior completion of the following McKenzie Institute course:
Please ensure you are aware of McKenzie Institute Australia Terms of Service before registering.