Course Description:

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. 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.

Course Objectives:

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.


Intended Audience:

The information presented in this course is clinically relevant for PT, PTA practitioners ONLY

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 at If you are unsure or have questions related to the intended audience, please email
and we will be happy to help clarify!

Contact Hours:

This course has been approved for 13 hours by the following boards:
•Florida Physical Therapy Association for PT and PTA

Continuing Education credit for each participant who meets the satisfactory course completion requirements (licensed in FL) will be
automatically uploaded to CE Broker, which means the Florida Boards will have record of your attendance, even if you do not have
your own personal CE Broker account. Course certificates will be provided at the completion of the course for those that meet the
course completion requirements. Certificates will be mailed for courses that include a post-course test.

If you are a Brooks Clinician and want to pay by cost center, please fill out this registration form and return the check and form to the Brooks IHL.

Satisfactory Course Completion:
Full course attendance (including signing the attendance sheet each day), performance demonstrations and question and answer session.

Course Evaluation/Survey:
Within 48 hours of course completion, you will receive a post course survey. The IHL values your feedback and we thank you in advance for taking the survey.