At the completion of the course participants should be able to
1. Appropriately apply the McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy to patients with lumbar spine symptoms.
2. At the completion of the course participants should be able to distinguish between the McKenzie syndromes (Derangement, Dysfunction, and Postural) and the subgroups of OTHER, and, provide appropriate management regimes for each.
3. At the completion of the course participants should be able to identify when patient generated vs. clinician forces are required for the resolution of symptoms; using McKenzie’s “progression of forces” concept.
4. At the completion of the course participants should be able to assist patients to design and apply the therapeutic processes required to achieve the goals of management.
5. At the completion of the course participants should feel more confident with facilitating patient self-management, for low back pain.
6. During the course, participants will be expected to actively participate in all group work, discussions, clinical reasoning activities and practical sessions.
- Participants must complete online components prior to commencing the face to face event, your access to the online components will be sent a fortnight prior to the course commencing. The average estimate to allow for completing the entire Part A online component is approximately five hours. We note the “running time” as a guide, which does not take into account pre-test, quizzes, post-test, pausing to review sections in the manual, reflective thinking, and material assimilation.
- Participants must have anatomy and physiology knowledge to understand the potential characteristics of non-specific low back pain
- Participants should be aware of the biopsychosocial approach to low back pain.
Mark Cheel graduated from La Trobe University in 1997 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy. Credentialed in MDT in 2011 and completed the Diploma of MDT in 2013. Working in both Private Practice and Public Health, including working in the UK. Currently, Mark works as an Advanced Practice Physiotherapist at Barwon Health in both the Emergency Department and Orthopaedic screening clinics, as well as working part time in Private Practice, and is a Clinical Lecturer for the Deakin University School of Medicine. Mark is a Faculty Member of the McKenzie Institute Australia and has been teaching McKenzie courses since 2016.
Peter Schoch graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1995 with Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours); Credentialed in MDT in 2006 and completed the Diploma of MDT in 2013. He holds Diplomas in Business and Management and is an Associate Clinical Lecturer in the Deakin University School of Medicine. Peter has worked in both the public and private sectors in Australia and the United Kingdom. He currently works as the Physiotherapy Outpatient Coordinator and Clinical Lead Physiotherapist (Orthopaedics) at Barwon Health. He is the current Chairman and a Faculty Member of the McKenzie Institute Australia.
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