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MDT: Lumbar Spine -Part A
September 14 @ 8:00 am - September 16 @ 5:00 pm| $650
with David Pleva
Diagnosis and Therapy for the Lumbar Spine. Each major subdivision of the course has very specific educational objectives. In general terms, the goals of this course are that you gain knowledge and skills that form the basis from which you may begin to develop your own abilities in applying these principles.
introductory knowledge, basic skills and abilities to begin to:
1. Appropriately apply the McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy to patients
with lumbar spine symptoms.
2. Distinguish between the McKenzie syndromes (Derangement, Dysfunction, Postural) and
the subgroups of OTHER and provide appropriate management regimes for each of the
3. Identify when the application of clinician forces is required for the resolution of symptoms using
McKenzie’s “progression of forces” concept.
4. Assist patients to design and apply the therapeutic processes required to achieve the goals
Course Outline includes:
Epidemiology and predisposing factors
Chemical vs. mechanical pain
Examination and treatment: postural, dysfunction and derangement syndromes
Anatomy and biomechanics: the intervertebral disc
Prophylaxis and contraindications
Patient demonstration, analysis and discussion
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