Eligibility Policy and Requirements

The Robin McKenzie Institute (Canada)

Eligibility Policy and Requirements

The mission of The McKenzie Institute is to educate all appropriate health care professionals in the mechanical assessment and treatment of the spine and extremities and to conduct or support research in this area.

Appropriate health care professionals are those with academic backgrounds that have licensure, certification, or registration by a provincial, national regulatory or certifying organization and so will possess the prerequisite knowledge and skills to best understand the principles of McKenzie Method® of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy®.

It is not our role as an educational provider to enforce each individual health profession's regulations. All course participants are legally and ethically responsible for reviewing the applicable laws, the Standards of Practice, and the Code of Ethics of their profession to determine whether they may use the information, material and techniques taught in the courses within their professional and provincial jurisdictions. The McKenzie Institute cannot advise a participant as to whether he or she may use the information, material and techniques in the geographic areas in which he or she practices.

A number of different health professionals are eligible to complete the full educational programme, Part A through to the Credentialing Examination. To view MICanada's list of eligible health professions permitted to attend and credential in Mechanical Diagnosis & Therapy (MDT), please click on the link below.


Are you aware that to attend continuing education activities as a practicing Health Care Professional, it is your sole responsibility to ensure that you are an active member of your regulatory college and also have up-to-date Professional Liability Insurance? If you are attending educational activities outside of your regulatory provincial jurisdiction, it is recommended you contact the Physiotherapy regulatory college in that province to see if any special authorization is required.

Please note that out-of-province health professionals wishing to attend and participate in a McKenzie course in Quebec, will be responsible for obtaining a special authorization from OPPQ. The cost to get the special authorization is $143.72 including tax. The Robin McKenzie Institute Canada does have the current Special Authorization application form on file and, if required, we will send it along with the Course Confirmation Letter. To access the Special Authorization form online, click here. OPPQ also requires that you provide proof of liability insurance. The liability insurance must state that you are covered in Quebec. Ideally you should apply for the Special Authorization at least 8 weeks prior to the course date. BEFORE APPLYING - please check with the Robin McKenzie Institute Canada to ensure that we have adequate numbers to run the course.