• 2020 Lumbar Mobility, Stability, and Directional Exercise

    • Date(s): February 22, 2020  –  February 23, 2020
    • Times: Saturday 8:00AM - 5:00PM; Sunday 8:00AM - 12:00PM
    • Location:

      Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital
      Assembly Room 1 & 2
      3599 University Blvd South
      Jacksonville, FL 32216

    This course is designed to provide an analysis regarding Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT) classification, evidence, and outcomes, and how this approach relates to Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy (OMPT).  The course will guide clinicians in the analysis of movement dysfunction and therapeutic exercise based on repeated end range spinal movements, centralization, and direction of preference.  The course will involve both lecture and laboratory sessions and will compare and contrast MDT and manual physical therapy schools of thought.

    The course also includes patient demonstration, analysis and discussion. The principle format is lecture, discussion and live patient demonstrations.

    At the end of this course, participants will be able to: 

      • Describe the cardinal features of the McKenzie approach of Mechanical Diagnosis and therapy and contrast it to other treatment approaches.
      • Analyze the findings from a subjective examination, active and repeated end range spinal movements to arrive at a MDT classification.
      • Synthesize movement examination findings to classify the condition and develop an exercise strategy for the patient based on centralization and direction of preference.
      • Demonstrate manual physical therapy procedures based on patient response.
      • Discuss the current literature regarding the validity and reliability of MDT as a patient response method.

    Ron Schenk, PT, PhD, OCS, FAAOMPT, Dip. MDT
    Daemen College Dean, Division of Health and Human Services
    Associate Professor of Physical Therapy

    Intended Audience:

    The information presented in this course is clinically relevant for Physical Therapists (PT) only. 


    This course is approved for 14 contact hours (1.4 CEUs) by the following boards:

    • Florida Physical Therapy Association 

    Disclaimer: Registrations from individuals with clinical designations not listed in the intended audience for this course may be subject to removal from the course roster without a full refund. See Brooks IHL Course Policies and Procedures for details. If you are unsure or have questions related to the intended audience, please email info@BrooksIHL.org and we will be happy to help clarify!

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  • Continuing Education