MDT Part A – The Lumbar Spine – Geelong, Victoria
Want to simplify your patient assessment and management, whilst improving your outcomes? Join us on Part A and learn how to use MDT to systematically assess, classify and treat lumbar spine problems. This course is worth 5 MDT CPD points for credentialled and diplomat members.
This 28 hour course introduces the theory and concepts of the McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT), as it is applied to the musculoskeletal system.
The focus of this course, which is the first in the McKenzie education series, is the assessment, classification and management of patients with lower back problems and related referred pain and / or functional limitations.
The first part of the course is completed as an online learning module. The online module must be completed prior to attending the remaining three days of face to face teaching.
The principles of MDT and how they apply within the biopsychosocial framework, is the key focus of this course. Participants will explore and practice the MDT assessment, classification and management process through lectures, workshops, discussions and patient demonstrations.
The MDT classifications of Derangement, Dysfunction and Postural syndromes are described in detail and appropriate management plans are considered, with an emphasis on patient education and self-treatment.
Indications for the use of clinician procedures are also discussed and hands on techniques demonstrated and practiced. Subgroups not fulfilling the criteria of the McKenzie syndromes are introduced and the basis for their differential diagnosis is outlined.
Patient demonstrations are used to illustrate the reassessment process and allow participants to get a realistic impression of the impact of the MDT system on different patient presentations, over 2-3 treatment sessions.
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