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Part A - The Lumbar Spine

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Part A - The Lumbar Spine

21.04.2023 - 23.04.2023

Inverclyde Royal Hospital, Greenock near Glasgow

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 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 examples and demonstrations. 

There is a self-learning online component to successfully complete at least one week before commencement of the rest of the course.  This online component is approximately 8 hours work and can be completed in smaller sections of time across multiple days.



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Date and time

Start: 9.00am Friday 21st April, 2023
End: 5.00pm Sunday 23rd April, 2023

There is also an 8 hour online, SELF DIRECTED, learning module that will need to be completed prior to April 14th, 2023

Inverclyde Royal Hospital
Physiotherapy Department, Larkfield Road
Greenock , PA16 0XN
United Kingdom


£225.00 if this is being taken as a refresher course


20 Spaces

Additional Information

This course is open to Physiotherapists, Chiropractors, GP's, Osteopaths and final year students . If you have a similar background to these specialisms, and can demonstrate that you have a sufficient education in anatomy, please contact us to see if you are eligible to attend.

You will need a reliable internet connection to attend this course.

Cancellation Policy:
Once you have enrolled on the course you will be sent an invoice for payment, which is due immediately. No refunds are available for cancellations so please ensure you are able to attend the course before you make your booking. In the event that the course is not able to go ahead on the specified dates, you will be transferred to a later date.

Upcoming courses are planned at Inverclyde Royal Hospital:

C course September 2023
B course February/March 2024
D course end of 2024

Please keep checking the courses tab for more information regarding these.

Lecturer profile

Jo Chambers

PT, Dip. MDT

Jo Chambers qualified from Bradford Hospitals School of Physiotherapy in 1992. She then gained physiotherapy experience working in Birmingham and Chicago, USA. In 1999 she moved to Glasgow to implement and develop the Greater Glasgow Back Pain Service. Since 2006 Jo has been working as a spinal Extended Scope Physiotherapy Practitioner (ESP) within the Orthopaedic Spinal service at Glasgow Royal Infirmary and also since 2012 the Neurosurgical Spinal Service at The Southern General Hospital.

Jo completed her McKenzie Diploma in 2000 and has an MSc in Adult & Continuing Education. She became involved in the UK teaching faculty in 2002 and is also involved with distance learning MSc programmes through Dundee University. She continues to work clinically within and around Glasgow with a predominant spinal caseload promoting the use of McKenzie Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy.

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Inverclyde Royal Hospital


Inverclyde Royal Hospital
Physiotherapy Department, Larkfield Road
Greenock , PA16 0XN
United Kingdom