Course Information

Course Information

City: West,North, Atlantic, Online  Dates: May 14 – 28, 2022
Type: Part B Course #: CA22B005
Instructors: Audrey Long
PT, Dip. MDT, Spec. MSK

Fiona MacKenzie
PT, Dip. MDT
Course Cost:
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MICanada Branch
Schoology or Zoom
Online, ON
(800) 463-8568
Cosponsor: Aileen Conway
McKenzie Institute Canada


Schedule and Other Important Information (if applicable)

Eligibility: Clinicians practicing in the Western, Atlantic or Northern Regions of Canada with completion of Part A or both Parts A and C. Space on this course is reserved for clinicians in regions where we typically don't hold regular courses which includes eastern Quebec-based clinicians. However, for those clinicians in Quebec, we have a French instructed in-person Part B starting on September 27th (details are on the website). MICanada’s eligibility policy applies. This course consists of 4 English instructed online sessions. All course material will be in English. You will complete Session 1 (S1) at your own pace online. Sessions 2, 3 and 4 will be conducted online, in real-time live with 2 instructors. All online sessions must be completed in their entirety, to qualify for the certificate of completion. Times listed are in Mountain Time, please adjust for your local time zone. S1: Complete by 12MAY. S2 & S3: 14-15MAY (SAT & SUN) 8.00am - 3.30pm MT* S4: 28MAY (SAT) 8.00am-3.30pm MT. Attendees will be required to recruit an asymptomatic adult practice patient model for the practical session on 28MAY, starting at 10.30am Mountain Time for a 2 hour duration. Please adjust timing for your local time zone. For the practical session on 28MAY, having access to a treatment table would be ideal (portable massage table is fine)for the online practical session.

Course status: Confirmed. The principles of MDT and how they apply in the context of the biopsychosocial framework of managing patients with cervical and thoracic 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 in the cervical and thoracic spine 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. 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.