McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis & Therapy (MDT) is an evidence-based system of assessment, classification, treatment and prevention of musculoskeletal disorders that is safe, reliable, valid and predictive. Its comprehensive framework allows you to screen, categorize, and apply tailored treatment and a preventative program for each patient.
Learn how to assess cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine complaints, categorize them into mechanical sub-groups based on symptomatic, mechanical and functional responses to repeated spinal movements and/or static positioning enabling you to accurately, and efficiently triage patients.
Learn the importance of centralization of symptoms and directional preference. Patient management, including progression of forces up to and including spinal manipulation are emphasized. Patient education regarding postural correction and the application of functional spinal and extremity movements for the self-treatment aspect of care are stressed. Understand how this process promotes patient empowerment, increases satisfaction with treatment, improves outcomes, and is cost effective.