Courses/Events

Courses/Events

The MDT Program of Certification consists of comprehensive post-grad course work to best prepare the clinician for the Credentialing Examination – the primary level of MDT Certification.

Upon certification, providers become part of a patient referral network and will be required to maintain MDT Certification Continuing Education standards (CCES Policy Details).

Be sure to familiarize yourself with the Course Cancellation Policy prior to registering for a course.

Part A – MDT: Lumbar Spine

An introduction to the concepts and applications of the McKenzie Method® of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy® (MDT) focusing on the lumbar spine. Principle format is lecture, discussion and live patient demonstrations.

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

Instructional Level: Basic
Program Goals and Objectives: click here
Eligibility Details: click here

The course begins with a comprehensive online session, followed by a three-day live course. The online component allows you to work at your own convenience and learn from an interactive blend of visuals, audio and video, but still participate in the live course that is so integral to the McKenzie educational programming.

Upon completion of the course, you will be given access to these great resources relevant to Part A curriculum:

Total Course: 26 hours
Standard Live Course Timeline*: 3 days

Course Format Options
Time
Online Prerequisite Details Quick Access
Friday-Sunday Times vary depending on clinic availability.
Saturday-Monday Times vary depending on clinic availability.

*View the 'Details' online via the Course-Exam Schedule Locator

Course Fee:
$650.00, McKenzie Institute Member $585.00, Audit (Retake): $325.00

Become a Member and get 10% off first time course fees

Part A Course Information and Preparation Suggestions:

  • Bring a pen/pencil and highlighter for note taking
  • Attire is business casual; appropriate for lab that can easily allow you to move and provide exposure to back, trunk or extremities
  • Take the free online Overview Course
  • Read the textbook, THE LUMBAR SPINE: Mechanical Diagnosis & Therapy. In Canada, you can purchase this text through The Physio Store by calling 1-519-439-6333 or visiting the Physio Store website.

Upcoming Part A Schedule
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Dates Type Location Instructor(s) Seats Open
Nov 17 – 19, 2017 Part A Edmonton, AB** Long 8
Dec 1 – 3, 2017 Part A Woodstock, ON** Rosedale 16
Jan 19 – 21, 2018 Part A Thornhill, ON** Rosedale 18
Jan 26 – 28, 2018 Part A Longueuil, QC** TBA 16
Feb 10 – 12, 2018 Part A Surrey, BC** Long 18

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Part B – MDT: Cervical and Thoracic Spine

This course examines how McKenzie MDT applies to the cervical and thoracic spines, utilizing the same teaching format as Part A and also begins with a comprehensive online session, followed by a three-day live course.

Course Outline includes:

  • Pathophysiology and biomechanics of the cervical spine
  • Subjective / objective assessment
  • Review and treatment of the three syndromes
  • Cervical headache and trauma ('whiplash')
  • Complications, contraindications and outcome predictors
  • Thoracic spine: anatomy, pathology, examination and treatment
  • Patient demonstration, analysis and discussion

Pre-requisite: Completion of Part A, or Parts A and C
Instructional Level:
Intermediate
Program Goals and Objectives: click here
Eligibility Details: click here

Total Course: 26 hours
Standard Live Course Timeline*: 3 days

Upon completion of the course, you will be given access to these great resources relevant to Part B curriculum:

Course Format Options
Time
Online Prerequisite Details Quick Access
Friday-Sunday Times vary depending on clinic availability.
Saturday-Monday Times vary depending on clinic availability.

*View the 'Details' online via the Course-Exam Schedule Locator

Course Fee:
$650.00, McKenzie Institute Member $585.00, Audit (Retake): $325.00

Become a Member and get 10% off first time course fees

Part B Course Information and Preparation Suggestions:

  • Bring a pen/pencil and highlighter for note taking
  • Attire is business casual; appropriate for lab that can easily allow you to move and provide exposure to back, trunk or extremities
  • Please review your Part A materials, especially Modules 3-4, as the Part B manual refers back to it on occasion
  • Read the textbook, THE CERVICAL AND THORACIC SPINE: Mechanical Diagnosis & Therapy. In Canada, you can purchase this text through The Physio Store by calling 1-519-439-6333 or by visiting the Physio Store website.

Upcoming Part B Schedule
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Dates Type Location Instructor(s) Seats Open
Oct 20 – 22, 2017 Part B Toronto, ON** Franz full
Oct 27 – 29, 2017 Part B Newmarket, ON** Hazledine 5
Oct 27 – 29, 2017 Part B Halifax, NS** Rosedale 20
Nov 3 – 5, 2017 Part B Longueuil French Crs, QC** Franz 21
Nov 24 – 26, 2017 Part B KANATA (Ottawa), ON** Hazledine 14

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Part C – MDT: Advanced Lumbar Spine and Extremities – Lower Limb

This course focuses on advanced McKenzie MDT principles and practical application for the lumbar spine and an introduction for the lower limb. Upon completion of the course, you will be given access to additional videos of MDT Procedures relevant to this phase in the curriculum.

Course Outline includes:

  • Centralization of pain and recovery of function
  • Exercises not taken far enough vs. inadequate time for reduction
  • Patient instructions and exercises performed 'actively'
  • Extension and flexion principles
  • Extension in the presence of a lateral shift
  • Adherent nerve root, sacroiliac and hip joints
  • Technique practice and clinician confidence
  • Patient demonstration, analysis and discussion

Pre-requisite: Completion of Part A, or Parts A and B
Instructional Level:
Advanced
Program Goals and Objectives: click here
Eligibility Details: click here

Upon completion of the course, you will be given access to these great resources relevant to Part C curriculum:

Total Course: 28 hours
Standard Live Course Timeline*: 4 days

Course Format Options
Time
Thursday-Sunday Times vary depending on clinic availability.
Friday-Monday Times vary depending on clinic availability.

*View the 'Details' online via the Course-Exam Schedule Locator

Course Fee:
$699.00, McKenzie Institute Member $629.10, Audit (Retake): $349.50

Become a Member and get 10% off first time course fees

Part C Course Information and Preparation Suggestions:

  • Bring a pen/pencil and highlighter for note taking
  • Attire is business casual; appropriate for lab that can easily allow you to move and provide exposure to back, trunk or extremities
  • Please review your Parts A and B materials
  • Read the textbook HUMAN EXTREMITIES: Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy. In Canada, you can purchase this text through The Physio Store by calling 1-519-439-6333 or by visiting the Physio Store website.
  • Make a list of any areas you still have questions about or that challenge you

Upcoming Part C Schedule
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Dates Type Location Instructor(s) Seats Open
Oct 19 – 22, 2017 Part C Longueuil, QC** Long 9
Nov 2 – 5, 2017 Part C Oakville, ON** Davies full
Feb 1 – 4, 2018 Part C Sherwood Park, AB** Franz 18
Jun 14 – 17, 2018 Part C Longueuil, QC** TBA 18

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Part D – MDT: Advanced Cervical & Thoracic Spine and Extremities - Upper Limb

This course focuses on advanced McKenzie MDT principles and practical application for the cervical and thoracic spine and an introduction for the upper limb. Upon completion of the course, you will be given access to additional videos of MDT Procedures relevant to Parts A – D curriculum.

Course Outline includes:

  • Establishing correct diagnosis and identifying multiple diagnoses
  • Recognizing appropriate vs. inappropriate changes
  • Progression of forces in treatment
  • Reactivation / functional restoration
  • Patient compliance and reassessment
  • Indications for use of advanced manual therapy techniques
  • Application of advanced clinician techniques

Pre-requisite: Completion of Part A, B and C*
Instructional Level:
Advanced
Program Goals and Objectives: click here
Eligibility Details: click here

*Some Things to Consider
If you completed Part C prior to 2011 before the extremities were incorporated, we highly recommend:

  • Audit Part C before taking Part D
  • If you proceed to attend this Part D course, read the Human Extremities textbook before the course.

Upon completion of the course, you will be given access to these great resources relevant to Part D curriculum:

Total Course: 28 hours
Standard Live Course Timeline*: 4 days

Course Format Options
Time
Thursday-Sunday Times vary depending on clinic availability.
Friday-Monday Times vary depending on clinic availability.

*View the 'Details' online via the Course-Exam Schedule Locator

Course Fee:
$699.00, McKenzie Institute Member $629.10, Audit (Retake): $349.50

Become a Member and get 10% off first time course fees

Part D Course Information and Preparation Suggestions:

  • Bring a pen/pencil and highlighter for note taking
  • Attire is business casual; appropriate for lab that can easily allow you to move and provide exposure to back, trunk or extremities
  • Please review your Parts A, B and C materials
  • Read the textbook, HUMAN EXTREMITIES: Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy. In Canada, you can purchase this text through The Physio Store by calling 1-519-439-6333 or by visiting the Physio Store website.
  • Make a list of any areas you still have questions about or that challenge you

Upcoming Part D Schedule
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Dates Type Location Instructor(s) Seats Open
Sep 14 – 17, 2017 Part D Stittsville (Ottawa), ON** Davies 11
Jan 18 – 21, 2018 Part D Mississauga, ON** Davies 13
Mar 15 – 18, 2018 Part D Longueuil, QC** Rosedale 17

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MDT: Advanced Extremities

This intensive two day course will focus on more advanced principles and practical application through clinical reasoning, problem solving, analysis of case studies, assessment and treatment of patients, and technique work.

The goal of this course is to build on prior knowledge gained from the introduction of extremities in Parts C and D to:

  • Appropriately apply the McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy to patients with extremity problems;
  • Distinguish between the McKenzie Syndromes (Postural, Dysfunction, and Derangement) as applied to the extremities;
  • Provide appropriate management regimens for each of the syndromes;
  • Identify when force progressions and force alternatives are required for the resolution of symptoms using McKenzie's 'progression of forces' concept;
  • Design and apply appropriate MDT management for patients presenting with extremity symptoms to enable them to achieve their management goals.

Pre-requisite: Part D completion.
To best prepare for the Advanced Extremities course experience, those who completed the curriculum prior to the inclusion of extremities in Parts C and D are highly encouraged to audit C/D courses or read the textbook, The Human Extremities: Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy, before attending.

Instructional Level: Advanced
Program Goals and Objectives: click here
Eligibility Details: click here

Standard Live Course Timeline*: 2 days; 14 contact hours

Course Format Options
Time
Saturday-Sunday Times vary depending on clinic availability.
Sunday-Monday Times vary depending on clinic availability.

*View the 'Details' online via the Course-Exam Schedule Locator

Course Fee:
$450.00, McKenzie Institute Member $405.00, Audit (Retake): $300.00

Become a Member and get 10% off course fees

Advanced Extremities Course Information and Preparation Suggestions:

  • Bring a pen/pencil and highlighter for note taking
  • Attire is business casual; appropriate for lab that can easily allow you to move and provide exposure to back, trunk or extremities
  • Read the textbook, HUMAN EXTREMITIES: Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy. In Canada, you can purchase this text through The Physio Store by calling 1-519-439-6333 or by visiting the Physio Store website.

Upcoming Advanced Extremities Schedule
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Dates Type Location Instructor(s) Seats Open
Dec 2 – 3, 2017 Adv Extremities Quebec City FRENCH Crs, QC** Franz 7

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MDT Clinical Skills Update

As its name implies, this course focuses on review and update of the principles and application of the McKenzie theory and techniques of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy®. The course will include more intensive clinical reasoning and problem solving through a high volume of patient demonstrations and case study analysis involving all regions of the spine as well as the extremities. Each major subdivision of the course has very specific educational objectives that will reinforce the knowledge and skills which will further refine your own abilities in applying these principles.

With two instructors, the opportunity for one-on-one tutelage is significantly greater.

Following attentive participation and completion, this course will provide participants with advanced knowledge and skills to:

  1. More effectively apply the McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy to patients with spine or extremity problems.
  2. Further cultivate patient interviewing skills to accurately determine the most efficient examination pathway.
  3. With the more challenging patient, distinguish between the McKenzie syndromes (postural, dysfunction, and derangement) as applied to the spine and extremity problems, and provide appropriate treatment regimens for each of the syndromes and their sub-classifications.
  4. More readily identify when the application of external forces is required for the resolution of symptoms using McKenzie's "progression of forces" concept.
  5. Refine the ability to teach patients to apply the therapeutic processes on their own to maintain treatment goals.

Pre-requisite:
Completion of Parts A, B, C and D (This course is not a requirement to sit the Credentialing Examination.)
Instructional Level: Advanced
Program Goals and Objectives: click here
Eligibility Details: click here

Course Registration Form: click here

Standard Live Course Timeline*: 2 days, 15 contact hours

Course Format
Time
Saturday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday 8:00am - 5:00pm

*View the 'Details' online via the Course-Exam Schedule Locator

Course Fees:
$595.00, McKenzie Institute Member $535.00, Audit(Retake): not applicable
Course Fee Includes: Lunch & refreshment breaks daily.

Become a Member and get 10% off first time course fees

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MDT Technique Workshop

These advanced one-day workshop have been designed to provide MDT trained practitioners with an opportunity to refine their techniques and improve their clinical reasoning skills using a combination of case studies and role playing.  This one-day course will also include an open forum period that will encourage attendees to discuss real case issues in order to determine the best treatment options. Each major subdivision of the one day workshops has very specific educational objectives that will reinforce the knowledge and skills to further refine your own abilities in applying these principles.  An effort will be made to schedule these workshops regionally on an annual basis, except during a MI Americas region conference year. When applicable, attending these one day workshops will enable Cert-Dip MDT’s to fulfill the CCES requirement to maintain their status on The McKenzie Institute Canada Provider Locator.

The Course Outline may include any combination of:

  • Practice of techniques
  • Refine patient interview and compliance strategies
  • Advanced Case studies, role playing, and problem solving
  • Open forum discussion of issues clinicians face applying MDT
  • Patient assessment & problem solving (varies depending on course)
  • What’s new in MDT – latest research and trends.

Course Length: 1 day (typically Saturday or Sunday); 8.5 contact hours
The schedule may vary somewhat depending on course location. The exact hours will be provided with your course confirmation letter, travel and accommodation information.

Pre-requisite: Please refer to the actual course listing, as pre-requisite may vary from region to region.
Instructional Level: Advanced
Program Goals and Objectives: click here
Eligibility Details: click here

Course Registration Form: click here

Standard Live Course Timeline*: 1 day (typically Saturday or Sunday), 8.5 contact hours 

*View the 'Details' online via the Course-Exam Schedule Locator

Course Fees: $150.00 up tp $225.00, varies depending on the course. Please see the actual course listing for full details on price and content. McKenzie Annual Membership holders receive a 10% discount off course fees. Audit (Retake): not applicable.
Course Fee Includes: Refreshment Breaks

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Part SE – Special MDT Events

From time to time, the McKenzie Institute Canada Branch will hold a special event specifically designed to introduce Canadian health practitioners to the world of Mechanical Diagnosis & Therapy.  The prime objective of these one day educational sessions is to fully demonstrate the benefits of MDT, an evidence-based patient assessment system, to health practitioners that have never been truly exposed to the McKenzie approach.  For many practitioners across the country, their only exposure to the McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis & Therapy was a brief two to three hour overview given during a school term.  These events will provide knowledge seeking practitioners an opportunity to learn why health professionals worldwide are working to attain their certification in the McKenzie Method of MDT.

These events, conducted by accredited McKenzie Institute instructors, include a comprehensive overview of the McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis & Therapy, real patient demonstrations, a live workshop and an open forum giving attendees an opportunity to question the MDT experts.

Each special event will have its own individual format.  For more information on the individual events, please consult the details section under the course list.

Pre-requisite: None
Instructional Level: Entry
Standard Live Course Timeline*: 1 day 

*View the 'Details' online via the Course-Exam Schedule Locator

Course Fees: Course fees will vary depending on the location and course inclusions.   Please see the Special Event listing for more details.

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