McKenzie Method® of Mechanical Diagnosis & Therapy® (MDT)
Course Dates: 19OCT-21OCT, 2018 (Fri-Sun)
Instructor: Richard Rosedale
MDT: SYSTEMATIC EVALUATION PROVIDING RELIABLE RESULTS
The McKenzie Method of MDT is globally recognized as a leading treatment for spine and extremity disorders. The MDT approach is a comprehensive biopsychosocial classification system that provides clinicians with the tools necessary to accurately determine the most appropriate and effective course of treatment for their patients, subsequently improving their patient outcomes. The MDT assessment enables clinicians to triage patients accurately and efficiently. MDT’s success as a comprehensive way to treat MSK disorders and injuries comes from clinicians being able to reliably classify problems into specific sub-groups, which have distinct and effective treatment approaches.
Part A: This course introduces the theoretical aspects and concepts of the McKenzie Method in 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 course series, is the assessment, classification and management of patients with complaints of low back, related referred pain and functional limitations.
The principles of MDT and how they apply in the context of the biopsychosocial framework of managing patients with musculoskeletal pain and functional limitations will be a key focus. The participants will explore and extensively practice the MDT assessment, classification and management process through lectures, workshops, discussions, and patient demonstrations. The classifications of Derangement, Dysfunction and Postural syndromes are described in detail and appropriate management plans are discussed, with emphasis on the use of patient self-treatment procedures and education. Indications for the use of clinician procedures will also be discussed and the procedures demonstrated and practiced. Subgroups not fulfilling the criteria of the McKenzie syndromes are introduced and the basis for their differential diagnosis is outlined.
Follow-up patient demonstrations will illustrate the reassessment process and allow participants to get a realistic feel and understanding of the impact of the MDT system on differing patient presentations over 2-3 treatment sessions.
Following attentive participation in, and completion of, this course will provide participants with the introductory knowledge, basic skills and abilities to begin to:
FREE Resources available on our website:
Core Reference List & information for Patients, free online Overview Course, informational videos, & mechanical care podcasts
Free webinars, including:
Gerard Gordon, PT, FAAOMPT, Dip. MDT
Williams Oswald, DPT, OCS, Dip. MDT
• Kay Scanlon, PT, DPT, OCS, Dip. MDT
• Linnet Kazemi, PT, DPT, Dip. MDT