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The McKenzie Method® of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy® (MDT) - 21 CE DC
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This course introduces the theoretical aspects and concepts of the McKenzie Method in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT), as it is applied to the musculoskeletal system.

 Export to Your Calendar 11/13/2020 to 11/15/2020
When: Fri Nov 13 - Sun Nov 15
Fri 2-7pm, Sat 8am-6:30pm, Sun 8am-1:30pm
Where: Muscle and Movement Therapy
N69W5289 Columbia Rd
Cedarburg, Wisconsin  53012
United States
Contact: Andrea Murray or Jackie Gargano

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Part A - The Lumbar Spine (From


This four-day* course introduces the theoretical aspects and concepts of the McKenzie Method in 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 course series, is the assessment, classification and management of patients with complaints of low back, related referred pain and functional limitations.

*Note: One day of the course is completed as an online distance learning component. This online component is completed prior to attending the three days at a teaching venue with an Instructor.

The principles of MDT and how they apply in the context of the biopsychosocial framework of managing patients with musculoskeletal pain and functional limitations will be a key focus. The participants will explore and extensively practice the MDT assessment, classification and management process through lectures, workshops, discussions, and patient demonstrations. The classifications of Derangement, Dysfunction and Postural syndromes are described in detail and appropriate management plans are discussed, with emphasis on the use of patient self-treatment procedures and education. Indications for the use of clinician procedures will also be discussed and the procedures demonstrated and practiced. Subgroups not fulfilling the criteria of the McKenzie syndromes are introduced and the basis for their differential diagnosis is outlined.

Follow-up patient demonstrations will illustrate the reassessment process and allow participants to get a realistic feel and understanding of the impact of the MDT system on differing patient presentations over 2-3 treatment sessions.

The course will include an illustrated manual and complete reference list. Participants will also have access to videos of all procedures, the full reference list on the MII website and a voluntary self-assessment post-course quiz (English Only).


Following attentive participation in, and completion of, this course will provide participants with the introductory knowledge, basic skills and abilities to begin to:

  • Describe and discuss the basic principles of MDT and how it fits within the context of the biopsychosocial back pain experience
  • Appropriately apply the McKenzie Method of MDT to patients with lumbar spine problems.
  • Distinguish between the MDT syndromes (Derangement, Dysfunction, Postural) and OTHER subgroups and provide appropriate management regimens for each of the MDT syndromes.
  • Identify when the application of external forces is required for the resolution of symptoms using MDT’s concept of ‘Progression of Forces’.
  • Recognise how to assist patients to design and apply the therapeutic processes to achieve management goals, taking into account any personal or environmental barriers to recovery.


Friday November 13, 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Saturday November 14, 8:00 am - 6:30 pm 
Sunday November 15, 8:00 am - 1:30 pm

REGISTRATION FEES - $650 (Registration will be through McKenzie Institute. We will post the link here once they have finalized on their end.)

Includes all materials and 21 CE in Wisconsin.


The entrance to the parking lot is off Highland Street, exit onto Columbia. Overflow parking available at BMO Harris Bank, across Highland from the clinic.  There is also street parking on Highland.



EARLY BIRD RATE: REGISTER 10 Days before the class, receive 10% OFF.
CANCELLATION / REFUND POLICYYou may cancel your registration or transfer to a different class without penalty until 10 days before the event. From 2-9 days before an event, cancellations or transfers will incur a $20 administrative fee. NO refunds or changes less than 24 hours before the event starts. For multi-day events, this policy is in effect from day one of the event.
FOR THOSE RECEIVING FREE CE (Students, New DCs) there is no fee to cancel 10 days before the event. Cancellations or changes 2-9 days before an event will incur a $20 administrative fee. There is a $50 fee for cancellations the day before or the day of an event, and for no-shows.