This course is the first in the series of the MDT-McKenzie post-graduate education programme. It provides an introduction to the application and concepts of the McKenzie-MDT method (Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy). This first course focuses on the lumbar spine and provides the clinician with new clinical reasoning skills, updates on the scientific literature, and a reliable framework for evaluating low back pain in a clear and systematic manner. Consequently, this allows the selection of the most appropriate and effective interventions for each individual patient.
During the course, five lumbar patients that the instructor has never met before were evaluated and treated in front of the group, displaying the MDT methodology and giving the opportunity to see the benefits of the MDT-McKenzie approach first-hand. Congratulations to all attendees for completing the first level of the post-graduate MDT training!
Upon completion of the course, clinicians can apply their newly gained knowledge to conditions such as: recurring back pain, lumbago, disc bulge, disc herniation, sciatica, pinched nerve, sacroiliac joint pain, pulled back muscle or muscle strain, piriformis syndrome, tight or weak gluteus muscles, arthritis, spinal or foraminal stenosis, scoliosis, radiculopathy, facet joint problems, degenerative disc disease, spondylolisthesis, etc