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City: Atlantic Region, Online  Dates: Feb 21 – 26, 2023
Type: Part B Course #: CA23B001
Instructor: Fiona MacKenzie
PT, Dip. MDT
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McKenzie Institute Canada Branch
Branch, ON XXX XXX
Cosponsor: Josiane Bourque
Rehab One Performance Center Riverview INC.


Schedule and Other Important Information (if applicable)

Due to their limited access to in-person courses, this course is reserved for clinicians practicing in the Atlantic and northern regions of Canada. Eligibility: Completion of Part A. This course focuses on the application of MDT to the cervical and thoracic spine. The course details the assessment, classification and management of patients with complaints of cervical and thoracic pain, related referred pain and functional limitations. This course includes four online sessions. The 1st online session you will complete by yourself at your own pace. Sessions 2 through 4 will be instructed live by the course instructor via the Zoom & Schoology platforms.

Session 2: 21FEB(TUE) from 4.30pm until 9.00pm Atlantic Time.
Session 3-4: 25FEB (SAT) 8.00am - 4.00pm / 26FEB (SUN) 8.00am - 4.00pm. Times noted are in ATLANTIC time.

Attendees will be required to recruit an asymptomatic adult practice patient model for the practical session on 26FEB, starting at 10.30am Atlantic Time for a 2 hour duration. Please adjust timing for your local time zone. For the practical session on 26FEB, having access to a treatment table would be ideal (portable massage table is fine)for the online practical session. Course Status: Pending Confirmation

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. Subgroups not fulfilling the criteria of the MDT 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.