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Part A - The Lumbar Spine

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Part A - The Lumbar Spine

23.04.2021 - 25.04.2021

Online learning

This is a Virtual Course. It will be a live, taught course delivered online so you can learn from the safety of your own home, without the need to travel. 

This four day (28 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 7 hours work.



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Date and time

Start 9.00am Friday 29th January 2021
End 5.00pm 31st January 2021

This is an online course.




30 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.

Lecturer profile

John Thomson (UK)

PT, Dip. MDT

John Thomson is currently a senior faculty member within the McKenzie Institute UK. He was first appointed to faculty in 2007 having completed the McKenzie Institute Internationals diploma programme in Austin, Texas.

Currently John’s time is divided between his role as an Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner within the NHS, running his private practice and his teaching commitments for the Institute. Along with Jenny Ross he runs the clinical component of the Institutes Diploma programme. This is the highest accreditation awarded by the Institute and they provide one of only a handful of venues throughout the world where this training can be undertaken. During each three month component they are responsible for providing active full time clinical supervision and mentoring to International therapists who are undertaking the clinical component of the Institutes Diploma programme.

Lecturer profile

Jenny Ross (UK)

Med. Dip. MDT. MCSP. HCPC registered

Jenny Ross is a senior International faculty member of the McKenzie Institute, teaching Part A to D courses and examining therapists in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy within the UK and internationally visiting many countries worldwide. She joined the teaching faculty after completing the Diploma in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy in Robin McKenzie’s clinics in New Zealand.

Jenny works clinically in her own private practice which is an accredited Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy Clinic, and academically for Dundee University .She is Academic lead for the MSc in Health Studies at Dundee University, developing and leading Masters level modules for Physiotherapists and other AHP’s ,which includes the theoretical element of the Diploma in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy.