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Part A - The Lumbar Spine

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Part A - The Lumbar Spine

22.11.2024 - 24.11.2024


This three day (21 hour) course presents the theoretical aspects and concepts of the McKenzie Method in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy, as applied in the examination and treatment of patients with complaints of low back and related referred pain.  Through lectures and patient demonstrations the derangement, dysfunction and postural syndromes are described in detail and appropriate treatment plans are outlined with emphasis on the use of patient self-treatment procedures.  The clinical efficacy and limitations of the McKenzie approach as applied to the lumbar spine, are illustrated by follow-up patient demonstrations. 

There is an online component to successfully complete seven days prior to attending this three day course.  This online component is approximately 7 hours work.

Please email the Branch Manager if you require further information on this

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Date and time

Start: 9.00am Friday 22nd November 2024
End: 5.00pm Sunday 24th November 2024
Registration opens at 8.30am on Friday

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New Zealand


$920 Early bird special ($800+GST) must be booked and paid for by 27th September 2024
$1035 Full course fee if booked within 8 weeks of the start date ($900+GST)
Please ask the Branch Manager about special prices for signing up to complete all of the courses and exam with the MDT Education Programme.

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Additional information

This course is open to registered Physiotherapists, registered Doctors of Medicine, registered Chiropractors and registered Osteopaths.

Registrations for each course need to be received by at least 4 weeks prior to the commencement of the course.

Lecturer profile

Margaret Campbell

Committee Chair / Faculty Dip Phty, Dip. MDT, PG Dip HSc HPE, MHSc

Margaret graduated from the AUT School of Physiotherapy in 1991. She completed the Diploma in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy in 2012, a Post-Graduate Diploma in Health Professional Education in 2015 and her Masters’ in Health Science from AUT in 2018.

Margaret has been teaching with the MINZ faculty since 2016. She brings a global perspective to physiotherapy management having worked in both the public and private health sectors in New Zealand, Australia, the United States and the United Kingdom. 

In her current role as a Professional Practice Fellow at the Dunedin School of Physiotherapy, University of Otago, Margaret is able to work clinically while continuing to pursue professional development in teaching and clinical education.

Margaret Campbell

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