Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy® MDT: A reliable assessment & classification system for the spine & extremities, that leads you to an effective treatment strategy for your patients. To be effective, treatment strategies first require a thorough and accurate assessment. Now is the perfect time to discover why thousands of clinicians worldwide rely on MDT to improve their patient outcomes. Assess and diagnose patients accurately and confidently using the McKenzie MDT system.
24OCT (online), 28-29OCT (in clinic) Please see the schedule below.
Online & Montreal, QC
Legitimate patient demonstrations with follow-up appointments take place during the course. Patients are select by the hosting clinic.
EASTERN TIME SCHEDULE
Sessions / 2 Online & 2 In-clinic
Session 1: Asynchronous at your own pace fully online
Session 2: Online live with the instructor TUE/07FEB 4:00PM – 8:45PM
Sessions 3 & 4: In-clinic V-Active Saint-Leonard SAT/SUN 11-12FEB 8:00AM – 5:00PM
FEEDBACK FROM FELLOW CLINICIANS ON RECENT PART A COURSES WHEN ASKED HOW THIS COURSE CHANGED THEIR PERSPECTIVE OF MDT:
*The A course has fully restructured my assessment approach to be more comprehensive and provide me with much more provisional categorization of people with low back pain so that I can have a more targeted objective exam.
*The traffic light analogy and a deeper understanding of force progressions/alternatives has benefitted my clinical application of MDT.
*Better understanding of the classifications and identifying characteristics. More thorough understanding of the procedures and when to use each one especially in connection to the force progression and alternatives concept
*It enhanced my skills in the diagnostic approaches of LB cases especially, and opened my brain to how I can use my diagnosis outcomes to create an effective treatment plan for my patient
*This course has really widened my knowledge in MDT before this it was limited to very few general techniques. What was taught in the Uni was just a tip of the iceberg.
ASSESS & DIAGNOSE YOUR PATIENTS WITH CONFIDENCE
MDT is a comprehensive biopsychosocial classification system that enables clinicians to reliably classify specific sub-groups and successfully match the classification to the appropriate treatment. The MDT system identifies if the patient is unsuitable for mechanical therapy. A full history (with or without examination) can exclude patients with serious pathology or non-mechanical pain that require medical referral or non-mechanical treatment approaches. With a thorough knowledge of the three syndromes (derangement, dysfunction and posture) a trained clinician can identify directional preference, centralization or other consistent mechanical responses in keeping with the MDT syndromes and their predicted response to treatment. Once the syndromes are ruled out, the clinician can more accurately identify other diagnoses such as SIJ, spinal stenosis, symptomatic spondylolithesis or non-mechanical presentations unsuitable for mechanical therapy [Danish Institute for Health Technology Assessment (1999) American College of Occupation and Environmental Medicine (2005)].