An Introduction to The McKenzie Method - Updated 101 mins
We have been able to secure an intimate presentation with Australian Physiotherapist and International McKenzie Educator – Helen Clare - where she takes health professionals through an updated overview of the McKenzie Method.
This presentation includes:
- An overview of the history and research supporting the McKenzie method of patient management.
- The concept of centralization of pain and how to determine if your client is exercising in the correct plane of movement.
- An overview of the ADTO model that sets the outcome measures and guidelines for effective research into the McKenzie method.
- How to reduce pain, increase return to work rate and provide functional improvement using the McKenzie assessment and treatment processes.
- How to use mechanical assessment and treatment methods to determine a patient classification and treatment program.
- The most important part of the physical assessment and why many assessment methods neglect this essential component.
- How to use loaded and unloaded patient positions to determine the best course of treatment.
- Actual case studies that allow you to put the method into clinical perspective.
Plus much more.
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About Helen Clare
Physiotherapist and Educator
PhD(USyd), FACP, Dip Phy (UOtago), Dip MDT
Helen graduated from Otago University, NZ as a Physiotherapist in 1975 and has lived and worked in Sydney, Australia since 1979.
She under took post-graduate studies through Sydney University completing her Graduated Diploma in Manipulative Therapy in 1983, her Masters of Applied Science in 1989, and her Doctor of Philosophy – titled Evaluation of the McKenzie Method in 2005. In 2008 she became a Fellow of the Australian College of Physiotherapists.
Helen joined the McKenzie Institute in 1986 as an Instructor for the Australian Branch, was appointed an International Instructor in 1989 and International Director of Education for the Institute in 1999. She was appointed to the Board of Trustees of the McKenzie Institute in 2004.
Helen currently works as a clinician, educator and researcher.
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