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McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis & Therapy: Part B-Cervical & Thoracic Spine

  • Board Restrictions note: Co-sponsored courses may not be eligible for CE in Tennessee; Credit calculations may vary for New Mexico approval
  • Event date: 9/11/2020 2:00 PM - 9/13/2020 1:30 PM Export event

    McKenzie Method® of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy® (MDT) is a unique, dynamic and comprehensive system of assessment, classification, treatment and prevention of musculoskeletal disorders. Its framework allows one to screen, categorize and apply tailored treatment and a preventative program for each patient. The Part B course focuses on the application of the McKenzie Method® of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy® for the Cervical & Thoracic Spine. Each major subdivision of the course has very specific educational objectives.  The goals of this course are to gain knowledge and skills that form the basis from which one begins to develop their abilities in applying these principles.


    Following attentive participation in, and completion of, this course will provide participants with the introductory knowledge, basic skills and abilities to begin to:

    1.  appropriately apply the McKenzie Method® of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy® to patients with Cervical & Thoracic Spine problems.

    2.  distinguish between derangement, dysfunction, postural syndromes and other spinal conditions and                  

         provide appropriate management regimens for each syndrome.

    3.  identify when the application of external forces is required for the resolution of symptoms using

          progression of forces.

    4.  assist patients to design and apply the therapeutic processes to achieve management goals.

    InstructorRobert Medcalf, PT, OCS, Dip.MDT
    About the InstructorPlease see attached CV
    Subject Breakdown Anatomy, Terminology, Basic Sciences- 6.5; Adjustment, Manipulation, Techniques, & Instruments-6.5; Diagnosis, X-ray, Lab-6.5; Physiotherapy, Exercise, Rehab-2.0; Research, Case Studies-3.0; Documentation, Ethics, Jurisprudence-1.5
    Total Credits26.00
    FormatIn person - Live
    Course OutlineSyllabus - McKenzie Part B-Cervical & Thoracic Spine - 2020.pdf
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