The McKenzie Institute Part B - The Cervical and Thoracic Spine

Following Part A, this course examines how McKenzie applies to the cervical and thoracic spines, utilizing the same teaching format.

Effective January 2012, Part B will begin with a new comprehensive online session, followed by a three day live course. Having an 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.
Once you receive confirmation of registration from the McKenzie Institute, you will be able to do the online component.  Once  I receive your registrations, I will be sending them to McKenzie institute with enough time before course takes place so you can complete the online component of the course. 

Must have completed McKenzie A before you can take this course

Audience: PT, PTA
Course Level: Intermediate
Date: April 19-21, 2013
Check in time: Day 1-3: 7:30-8 a.m.
Class time:Day 1 and 2: 8-5:30 p.m.  
                     Day 3: 8-1:15 p.m.

Contact Hours: 19.75

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Hugh Murray, PT, Dip. MDT
, received his degree in Physical Therapy from West Virginia University in 1976. He attended the Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Hayward, CA in 1979. He received his Diploma in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy from the McKenzie Institute International in 1991. He is presently in private practice in Charleston, WV with CPT Physical Therapy Specialists, Inc. a McKenzie Certified Clinic. He actively evaluates and treats patients, consults with industry, performs Functional Capacity Evaluations and consults with Work Hardening. CPT is in its 24th year of service to the Tri-State area.

Course Description
As the name implies, this course focuses on the application of the McKenzie Method® of Mechanical
Diagnosis and Therapy® for the cervical and thoracic spine. Each major subdivision of the course
has very specific educational objectives. In more general terms, the goals of this course are that you
gain knowledge and skills that form the basis from which you may begin to develop your own abilities
in applying these principles.

Following attentive participation in, and completion of, this course will provide participants with the
introductory knowledge, basic skills and abilities to begin to:
1. Appropriately apply the McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy.
2. Distinguish between the McKenzie syndromes (derangement, dysfunction, postural) and other
spinal conditions and provide appropriate management regimens for each of the syndromes.
3. Identify when the application of external forces is required for the resolution of symptoms using
McKenzie’s “progression of forces” concept.
4. Assist patients to design and apply the therapeutic processes on their own to achieve management

7:30-8 a.m.                 Registration/Continental Breakfast
8-9:30 a.m.                 Introduction and Review of Online: History and Physical Exam
9:30-9:45 a.m.           BREAK
9:45-11 a.m.              Evaluation of Clinical Presentations
11-12 p.m.                  Patient #1
12-1 p.m.                   LUNCH
1-2 p.m.                      Patient #2
2-3 p.m.                      Patient #3
3-3:15 p.m.                BREAK
3:15-3:45 p.m.           Procedures of Mechanical Therapy-Theory
3:45-5:30 p.m.           Procedures of Mechanical Therapy-Practical

7:30-8 a.m.               Sign in/Continental Breakfast
8-8:15 a.m.               Q&A, Review and Discussion
8:15-9 a.m.               Procedures of Mechanical Therapy-Theory
9-10:30 a.m.             Management of Derangement Syndrome 
10:30-10:45 a.m.     BREAK
10:45-12 p.m.           Return patients
12-1 p.m.                   LUNCH     
1-2 p.m.                     Patient #4
2-3 p.m.                     Patient #5 
3-3:15 p.m.               BREAK
3:15-4 p.m.               Management of Dysfunction
4-4:30 p.m.               Management of Postural Dysfunction
4:30-5 p.m.               Follow-Up Evaluation
5-5:30 p.m.               Recurrences and Prophylaxis

7:30-8 a.m.               Sign in/Continental Breakfast
8-9:30 a.m.               Cervical Headaches
9:30-10 a.m.            Whiplash
10-10:15 a.m.          BREAK
10:15-12 p.m.          Return Patients
12-1 p.m.                  Thoracic Spine
1-1:15 p.m.               Wrap Up/Conclusion

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