McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis & Therapy (MDT) Part C1 – Advanced Lumbar Spine & Lower Extremities
Successful completion of Part A–Lumbar Spine of McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis & Therapy
Goals and Objectives
This course focuses on advanced Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy® for the lumbar spine and the application of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy for the lower limb. Each major subdivision of the course has very specific educational objectives.
Following attentive participation and completion, this course will provide participants with the knowledge, skills and abilities to:
1. Identify and discuss common problems encountered in the application of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy
for the lumbar spine.
2. Analyze and discuss the MDT assessment and how it assists with patient classification.
3. Discuss the application of clinician forces, and the importance of ‘Progression of Forces’ with patients.
4. Perform clinician techniques for the lumbar spine at an advanced level and to identify problems with their
5. Analyze case studies of patients presenting with lumbar spine symptoms and determine classification.
6. Describe and discuss the current evidence base for the use of MDT for lower limb musculoskeletal disorders.
7. Describe the characteristics of Derangement, Dysfunction and Postural syndromes as they present in lower
limb musculoskeletal disorders.
8. Perform MDT assessments for lower limb musculoskeletal disorders and determine the presence of McKenzie
9. Design appropriate management programs for patients who present with Derangement, Dysfunction and
Postural syndromes of the lower limb.
10. Analyze case studies of patients presenting with lower limb symptoms and determine classification.