Jonathan R. Soltys, DC, MS, Cert. MDT

Dr. Soltys has spent his professional career both in the academic and clinical settings. In 2014, he was appointed Executive Director of the Chiropractic Branch and Integrative Health of the McKenzie Institute International. Prior to this, he served as the Dean of Post-professional, Graduate and Continuing Education at the National University of Heath Sciences in Illinois (2003 to 2013).

He began teaching at NUHS in 1994. He holds the rank of Associate Professor with twenty years of teaching experience. He received ten awards for teaching excellence. He continues to practice with the majority being Telehealth.

He earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Waterloo – Ontario, his chiropractic degree at Logan College of Chiropractic and his post-professional Master of Science degree in Advanced Clinical Practice at National University of Health Sciences. In 2014, he became credentialed in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13TH | 1:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Practical Applications of McKenzie Method® of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy®
Jonathan R. Soltys, DC, MS, Cert. MDT

An introduction to McKenzie Method® of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy® (MDT), a system of assessment, classification, treatment and prevention of musculoskeletal disorders that is safe, reliable, valid, predictive and evidence-based.

The assessment incorporates repeated test movements in various planes and static positions to determine the direction in which a patient needs to move and with how much force to begin adjustments.

This can be especially important to a chiropractor as it not only helps improve safety but it can also help validate the direction of the adjustment.

By determining a directional preference, there is a greater likelihood that a patient’s pain will reduce in a short time period. This can allow a chiropractor to introduce active care rehabilitation earlier in the patient’s treatment, which can demonstrate even further value to third party payers.