MDT World Press

The MDT World Press, our quarterly international online publication, serves as a forum for collaboration and a training ground for new authors in clinical, business and public education to inform, communicate, share experiences, and learn from the worldwide community of faculty, clinicians, or students interested in the further advancement of McKenzie Method® of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy® (MDT).

Editorial Committee
Chris Chase PT, Dip. MDT; Kim Greene PT, Dip. MDT; Kristi Maguire PT, Dip. MDT; Michelle Miller PT, Dip. MDT; Yoav Suprun, PT, Dip. MDT

Review Commitee
Helen Clare PT, Dip. MDT; Mark Werneke PT, Dip. MDT; Stuart Horton PT, Dip. MDT; Sinnika Kilpikoski PT, Dip. MDT; Lieve Moyaert MSc PT, MT, Dip. MDT

Current Issue

Feature Commentary

Journey Through the MDT Diploma Program

Taruna Rijhwani, PT, OCS, Cert. MDT

I decided to contribute my personal experience and journey through the Diploma Program with this platform hoping that any clinicians pondering through the same questions may find some answers!

International Spotlight

The People Who Never Heard of McKenzie

Ryan Borck, PT, DPT, OCS, Cert. MDT

Typically, if you ask a room full of therapists what their opinion is of the McKenzie Method, you know what responses to expect. Some enthusiastically raise the banner or demonstrate respectful admiration. Others roll eyes or roll up their sleeves preparing for a therapeutic approach slugfest. But in Guatemala the response is fundamentally different – blank stares.

A Clinician's Perspective

The Key is in the Classification: A Clinician’s Perspective of the Largest MDT Case Series Studying Directional Preference of the Wrist

Lindsay Carlton, ATC, DPT, Cert. MDT

Citation: Maccio JR, Carlton L, Fink S, Ninan C, Van Vranken C, Beise G, McGowan C, Maccio JG, Tranquillo J. Directional Preference of the wrist: a preliminary study. J Man Manip Ther. 2017;1-7. doi:

Literature Review 1

Summary and Perspective of Recent Literature

Jacky Otéro, PT, Cert. MDT and Richard Rosedale, PT, Dip. MDT

Otéro J, Bonnet F. 2016. Cervicalgie: Prévalence des syndromes McKenzie et des préférences directionnelles. (Neck pain: Prevalence of McKenzie's syndromes and directional preferences) Kinesitherapie; 14(145):36-44.

Literature Review 2

Summary and Perspective of Recent Literature

David Ham, PT, Cert. MDT

Ayanniyi O, Sanya A, Ogunlade O. 2016. Effects of the McKenzie protocol on pregnancy-related back pain. J Experim Integ Med; 6: 118-124.