McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT) is an evidence based system of assessment, classification, treatment and prevention of musculoskeletal disorders. Its comprehensive framework allows a clinician to screen, categorize, apply tailored treatment and a preventative program for each patient. One of the key components of this method is patient education. MDT utilizes education to train the patient on proper posture and ergonomics and provides the patient with exercises to treat their own pain. McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis is directed toward patient self-treatment methods, therefore making the patient less reliant on the doctor for relief of their symptoms.


Upcoming mdt courses


MDT D: Advanced Cervical & Thoracic Spine and Upper Extremities, Troy, MO

Aug. 23rd-26th, 2019

Instructor: Scott Herbowy, PT, Dip.MDT

This 28.0 hour, four day course will review and advance the theory and practical application of McKenzie Method in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy, as applied in the examination and treatment of patients with complaints of neck, upper back and related referred pain. Problem solving, reflective learning and clinical reasoning activities are utilized to refine the assessment, classification, differential diagnosis and management of patient’s presenting with symptoms related to the cervical and thoracic spine regions. Practical sessions are utilized to further develop skills in the application of both self-treatment and clinician procedures. The theory and practical application of the MDT for upper extremity musculoskeletal disorders is presented.

*Please Note: Registration is not handled by Gestalt Education.*


Too many clinicians give recommendations based on their belief systems instead of what is best for the patient in front of them.
— Scott Herbowy PT, OCS, Dip. MDT

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