Part A Sept. 21-23, 2018
Part B Jan. 18-20, 2019
26 CE hours for each Part
(5 online, 21 classroom)
Fri., 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Sat, 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Sun, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
**We recommend you register 10 days prior to allow enough time to receive access and compete the online portion of the training. To access your online course, you will be contacted via email once your payment is processed. Online hours are not approved by the Wisconsin state board for CE hours.
Northwestern Health Sciences
University, 2501 W 84th St,
Bloomington, MN 55420
|Tuition per Part
$495 T6+ students
$675.00 DC's, 14 days or less before the course date.
$525.00 Students, 14 days or less before the course date.
|Steven Heffner, DC, DMDT
Jonathan R. Soltys, DC, MS,
Click here to Register or call us 952-885-5446
McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis & Therapy (MDT)
McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis & Therapy (MDT) is an evidence-based system of assessment, classification, treatment and prevention of musculoskeletal disorders that is safe, reliable, valid and predictive. Its comprehensive framework allows you to screen, categorize, and apply tailored treatment and a preventative program for each patient.
Learn how to assess cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine complaints, categorize them into mechanical sub-groups based on symptomatic, mechanical and functional responses to repeated spinal movements and/or static positioning enabling you to accurately, and efficiently triage patients.
Learn the importance of centralization of symptoms and directional preference. Patient management, including progression of forces up to and including spinal manipulation are emphasized. Patient education regarding postural correction and the application of functional spinal and extremity movements for the self-treatment aspect of care are stressed. Understand how this process promotes patient empowerment, increases satisfaction with treatment, improves outcomes, and is cost effective.
Mechanical Diagnosis & Therapy (MDT) training courses:
. Part A - Lumbar Spine - 26 hours (21.0 classroom + 5.0 online)
. Part B - Cervical & Thoracic Spine - 26 hours (21.0 classroom + 5.0 online)
. Part C - Advanced Lumbar Spine & Lower Extremities - 28 hours (no online)
. Part D - Advanced Cervical & Thoracic Spine & Upper Extremities - 28 hours (no online)
*Credentialing in Mechanical Diagnosis & Therapy (MDT) involves completion of
Courses A-D and successful passing of the credentialing exam. Individuals must be
licensed and in clinical practice before being eligible to sit for the examination.
Prerequisites: Complete 5 hours of online content prior to attending the Part A or B live sessions.
Part A must be completed prior to Part B
Part A must be completed prior to Part C (completion of Part B is not a requirement to complete Part C as long as Part A is complete)
Parts A, B & C must be completed prior to Part D
How MDT adds value to your practice
. McKenzie Method offers safe and effective treatment protocols for patients in too much pain or those with contraindications to being adjusted.
. MDT assessment incorporates repeated test movements in various planes and/or static positions. This helps improve safety, validates the direction of the adjustment and provides much greater likelihood that a patient's pain will reduce or abolish in a short time period.
. You can introduce active care rehabilitation earlier in the patient's treatment, which can demonstrate even further value to third party payers. There are 63 studies on the efficacy of centralization of symptoms and directional preference.
. It is listed as 'Recommended' for the treatment of neck and low back pain in the Official Disability Guidelines (ODG), which Workers Compensation Boards in the U.S. utilize.
. There is far less physical stress when you utilize McKenzie Method in comparison to other spinal or extremity techniques. This helps to protect your shoulders, low back, wrists and thumbs.
. In the U.S., McKenzie is strategically situated to help you with the transition from fee-for-service to value-based reimbursement.
. McKenzie is the largest spine care / rehabilitation referral network in the world. Once credentialed*, a DC is automatically included in this network. Currently, there are only 135 credentialed DC's worldwide.
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Steven L. Heffner, DC, Dip.MDT
Dr. Heffner has been a practicing chiropractor for 34 years. For the past 20 years, he has been employed by the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) in the Department of Occupational Health at their Wellsboro PA campus.
Dr. Heffner became credentialed in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT) in 1993 and attained Diplomate status in 1997. He was appointed to the McKenzie Institute International teaching faculty in 2008. For the past 10 years, he has taught MDT courses extensively throughout the United States.
He is currently adjunct faculty at Logan University and Palmer College of Chiropractic where MDT courses are taught as curricular electives. In addition, he's been approved to teach MDT as continuing education courses on the campuses of the following institutions: Cleveland University, National University of Health Sciences, Northwestern Health Sciences University, Parker University, Southern California University of Health Sciences and University of Western States.
In October 2017, he completed a continuing education training program in electrophysiology. He currently performs electrodiagnostic studies at the UPMC Wellsboro campus and at the Williamsport campus in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.