The McKenzie Method Update

Author / Instructor: McKenzie Institute Faculty: Richard Rosedale, Kathy Hoyt, and Robert Medcalf
Profession: Physical Therapist Assistants, Physical Therapists
Jurisdiction: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virgin Islands (U.S.), Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming
Course Number: 1517
CEU Hours: 2
Course Method: Online
Provider: Educata
Amount: $60
Active: Yes

Updated in 2016, this introductory course will provide an understanding of the scope and application of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT) to musculoskeletal disorders of the spine and extremities. The principles, clinical reasoning process and the latest supportive evidence will be reviewed. Case studies will help participants observe the clinical application of the system.

Goals & Objectives:

Following your active participation in this course, you will be able to:

  1. Identify the principles of the MDT system of classification.
  2. Appreciate the evidence supporting MDT.
  3. Understand the need for the classification of musculoskeletal disorders.
  4. Outline the specific MDT classifications.
  5. Describe the structure of the MDT assessment process.
  6. Understand the principles of patient management within the MDT system.
  7. Gain insight into the clinical reasoning process that enables successful MDT classification.

Continuing education credits

This course is acceptable for credit in most states for PTs and PTAs.


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