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MECHANICAL DIAGNOSIS & THERAPY
McKenzie Intl. Courses

Palestine

9-12 March 2023
Part A: The Lumbar Spine

Tutor:

Sara Luetchford

MCSP, GRAD.DIP.PHYS, DIP.MDT, OMPT, Albo Fisioterapisti n. 1792

Sara E. Luetchford obtained a diploma in physiotherapy in 1979 having attended the course at Guy's Hospital in London. She has been practicing in Italy since 1984. After a number of years working in Medical Centres, Hospitals and Clinics as a Consultant and obtaining considerable clinical experience through working with patients and attending numerous courses, especially in the orthopaedic field, she opened her own practice in 1994.
She introduced the McKenzie Method to Italy and organised the specialised courses of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy on the spine for Physiotherapists and Doctors from 1989 to 1995. A founding member of The McKenzie Institute Italia she is presently representative of the McKenzie International Institute in Italy. Following training organised by The McKenzie Institute International, she was awarded the title "Credentialed Therapist". Sara then obtained the Diploma in the Method, and she was authorised as an Instructor of the recognised courses in 1994. She now teaches throughout Italy and abroad as required. Sara obtained a Masters in Manual Therapy at Genoa University, and the title of Orthopaedic Manual Therapist (OMT). She also has numerous other national and international titles and diplomas.

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PART A: THE LUMBAR SPINE

COURSE AIMS

Following attentive participation in, and completion of, this course will provide participants with the introductory knowledge, basic skills and abilities to begin to:

  1. Describe and discuss the basic principles of MDT and how it fits within the context of the biopsychosocial back pain experience.

  2. Appropriately apply the McKenzie Method of MDT to patients with lumbar spine problems.

  3. Distinguish between the MDT syndromes (Derangement, Dysfunction, Postural) and OTHER subgroups and provide appropriate management regimens for each of the MDT syndromes.

  4. Identify when the application of external forces is required for the resolution of symptoms using MDT’s concept of ‘Progression of Forces’.

  5. . Recognise how to assist patients to design and apply the therapeutic processes to achieve management goals, taking into account any personal or environmental barriers to recovery.

  6. Describe and discuss the basic principles of MDT and how it fits within the context of the biopsychosocial back pain experience.

  7. Appropriately apply the McKenzie Method of MDT to patients with lumbar spine problems.

  8. Distinguish between the MDT syndromes (Derangement, Dysfunction, Postural) and OTHER subgroups and provide appropriate management regimens for each of the MDT syndromes.

  9. Identify when the application of external forces is required for the resolution of symptoms using MDT’s concept of  ‘Progression of Forces’.

  10. Recognise how to assist patients to design and apply the therapeutic processes to achieve management goals, taking into account any personal or environmental barriers to recovery.

Course overview and topics to be covered:

This Three-day course introduces the theoretical aspects and concepts of the McKenzie Method in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT), as it is applied to the musculoskeletal system. The focus of this course, which is the first in the
McKenzie course series, is the assessment, classification and management of patients with complaints of low back, related referred pain and functional limitations.

In certain countries, one day of the course is completed as an online distance learning component. This online component is

completed prior to attending the three days at a teaching venue with an instructor. In countries that don't utilise the
online distance learning component the full four-day course is completed onsite with an instructor.

The principles of MDT and how they apply in the context of the biopsychosocial framework of managing patients with musculoskeletal pain and functional limitations will be a key focus. The participants will explore and extensively
practice the MDT assessment, classification and management process s through lectures, workshops, discussions, and patient demonstrations.

The classifications of Derangement, Dysfunction and Postural syndromes are described in detail and appropriate management plans are discussed, with emphasis on the use of patient self-treatment procedures and education.

Indications for the use of clinician procedures will also be discussed and the procedures demonstrated and practiced. Subgroups not fulfilling the criteria of the McKenzie syndromes are introduced and the basis for their differential diagnosis is outlined.

Follow-up patient demonstrations will illustrate the reassessment process and allow participants to get a realistic feel and understanding of the impact of the MDT system on differing patient presentations over 2-3 treatment sessions.

The course will include an illustrated manual and complete reference list. Participants will also have access to videos of all procedures, the full reference list on the MII website and a voluntary self -assessment post-course quiz (English Only).

Prerequisites:

Physiotherapists and Physiotherapy Students/ Interns.

Course fee:

Fee : 590 USD

For inquiries & booking in Palestine

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For inquiries & booking:

Official number: +972599786774

info@primephysio.com

 
 
 
 
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