McKenzie Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy – 12/07/2019
This course will help clinicians understand how the McKenzie system of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT) can complement the Australian approach to managing patients with lumbar spine dysfunction.
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Name of Course
McKenzie Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy: Integrating Directional Preference and Centralization Concepts for the Lumbar Spine into the Australian Management Paradigm
Name of Sponsor
Kaiser Permanente Northern California Graduate Physical Therapy Education
Christopher Chase, PT, Dip. MDT, OCS, FAAOMPT
Joshua Kidd, PT, DPT, OCS, Dip. MDT, MOMT, CSCS, FAAOMPT
Physical Therapists (Knowledge of the Australian Approach recommended.)
This course will help clinicians understand how the McKenzie system of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT) can complement the Australian approach to managing patients with lumbar spine dysfunction. This course will expand the therapist’s understanding of cues provided in the history that indicate the likely presence of derangement. Examination procedures will be discussed and demonstrated to confirm this sub-classification. The course will include demonstrations, via case studies and lab practice, to identify reductive management strategies that can be created by patient self-movement, mobilization, and manipulation. Discussion and practice of both patient and therapist generated procedures will be included. Special focus will be on managing cases that do not respond to sagittal plane exercises and how to incorporate lateral procedures into your treatments.
Upon attentive participation, the learner will be able to:
- Identify key elements of the MDT sub-classification groups.
- Identify salient features in the patient history that suggest a diagnosis of derangement.
- Apply necessary clinical reasoning and loading strategies in various positions to confirm the presence of derangement and differentiate from dysfunction.
- Analyze and develop a management program that incorporates loading strategies in varying positions to reduce and maintain the reduction of a derangement in the lumbar spine.
- Identify areas where MDT concepts of directional preference and centralization can be integrated into the Australian management paradigms.
Course Date(s) and Time
December 7, 2019 (Saturday)
8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Location of Course
Kaiser Oakland Medical Center
3701 Broadway, Oakland, CA
Rehabilitation Services, 2nd Floor PT Department Conference Room & Gym
Deadline date for registration
December 1, 2019
# Seats Available
Cancellations must be received in writing by December 1, 2019. Email email@example.com There is a $25 administrative fee for all cancellations. No refunds after December 1, 2019.
# of CEU’s
0.65 CEU’s (6.5 Contact Hours) – PENDING