Course Information

Course Information

Register Now
City: Waterloo, ON  Dates: Feb 24 – 25, 2024
Type: Part A Course #: CA24A009
Instructor: Fiona MacKenzie
PT, Dip. MDT
Course Cost: $695.00
Course Location: Map It!
20 - 620 Davenport Road
Waterloo, ON N2V 2C2
Cosponsor: Lana Good
Good Practice Physiotherapy

Schedule and Other Important Information (if applicable)

This course includes two pre-requisite online training components and 2 live in classroom days. All times listed are in Eastern Time.

Session 1/ you will complete by yourself online at your own pace.
Session 2/ 21FEB (WED) will be conducted online using Schoology and instructed live by the course instructor from 4.00pm until 8.45pm ET.
Sessions 3 & 4 will take place in the clinic.
Session 3 / 24FEB (SAT) 8.00am - 5.30pm ET.
Session 4 / 25FEB (Sun) 8.00am - 4.45pm ET.

The wearing of face masks will be at the discretion of the hosting clinic. You will be advised closer to the course date. Course Status: Pending Confirmation

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.