Educational Programs

Educational Programs

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Completing the Program of Certification in the McKenzie Method® of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy® (MDT) adds an incredibly effective system of musculoskeletal care to your patient services.

Why the McKenzie Method of MDT? Let us show you with the FREE online MDT overview course

The primary MDT Certification program:

  • Part A: Lumbar Spine
  • Part B: Cervical and Thoracic Spine
  • Part C: Advanced Lumbar Spine and Extremities: Lower Limb
  • Part D: Advanced Cervical and Thoracic Spine and Extremities: Upper Limb
  • Credentialing Exam

Online Courses and Online Exam Policy

Clinicians starting their MDT credentialling journey with MICanada should be aware that the McKenzie Institute International has a policy requiring anyone that attends all of the McKenzie Credentialling Program courses online, to take an in-person Credentialling Exam when the time comes that they want to challenge the exam. Clinicians taking all their courses online should also be aware that the in-person exams will likely take place once annually in either Toronto or the surrounding area, Ottawa or Montreal.  MICanada is encouraging registrants progressing through the McKenzie Credentialling Program, to attend at least one in-person course being offered in their local region. You will benefit from the in-person training/practical sessions, and you will most likely save from the additional travel costs involved to travel to the in-person examination site.

MDT Certification Continuing Education Standards (CCES)

Credentialed MDT providers become part of a national patient referral network and join a growing community of certified MDT providers worldwide. Diplomates who have achieved the highest level of training, lead the Certified MDT provider directory that can be searched online via the Provider Locator.

Once a provider has attained certification, ongoing quality assurance is very important. The Institute's MDT Certification Continuing Education Standards was established requiring certified MDT providers to fulfill an educational standard every three years to help maintain up-to-date knowledge and skills. (CCES Policy Details)

MDT: Striving for Excellence!

Being Credentialed MDT means that you have successfully completed the first stage in your journey toward becoming an expert in the field of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy® (MDT). Now that you are Credentialed, you can consider attaining the Diploma in MDT. Attainment of Dip. MDT status, will place you amongst the very best musculoskeletal clinicians in the world. If you are not quite ready to continue your journey to the Diploma level just yet, you can still continue to develop your skills and strive toward clinical excellence in MDT, as well as gain some added professional recognition for your added training and knowledge, by qualifying to become an MICanada Accredited Clinician.