Course Information

Course Information

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City: Montreal, QC  Dates: Feb 7 – 12, 2023
Type: Part A Course #: CA23A004
Instructor: Michael Dyck
PT, Dip. MDT
Course Cost: $695.00
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V-Active Centre de Réadaptation
4660, Rue Jean-Talon E
Saint-Léonard, QC XXX XXX
Cosponsor: Di Wu
V-Active Centre de Réadaptation

Schedule and Other Important Information (if applicable)

This course will be instructed in ENGLISH with English course material. This course includes two pre-requisite online training components and 2 live in-classroom days. Session 1/ you will complete by yourself online at your own pace. Session 2/ 07FEB (TUE) will be conducted online using Schoology and instructed live by the course instructor from 4.00pm until 8.45pm. Sessions 3 & 4 will take place in the clinic. Session 3 / 11FEB (SAT) 8.00am 5.15pm. Session 4 / 12FEB (Sun) 8.00am 5.00pm. Until further notice, face masks will be required to be worn during the in-person course days. Course status: This course is confirmed.


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 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. 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.