2015 Volume 4, No.3

MDT World Press

Feature Commentary

An Overview of the 13th International MDT Conference: Supporting Clinical Observations

Kimberly Greene, PT, Dip. MDT

The 13th International MDT Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark was packed full of the most recent and relevant MDT-related research presented by world class speakers.

Guest Commentary

MDT and the Athlete

Allan Besselink, PT, Dip. MDT and Greg Lynch, Dip. Phty, Dip. MDT, Dip. MT, MPNZ, MNZCP

The 13th McKenzie Institute International Conference in Copenhagen was the first time that a pre-conference workshop was included in the program for an international conference. The workshop, entitled “MDT and the Athlete”, was developed and presented by Allan Besselink (USA), Greg Lynch (NZ) and Ole Meyer (Denmark). The two sessions sold out almost as quickly as they were posted resulting in a total of 89 participants from 23 countries.

Guest Commentary II

McKenzie Physical Therapists and the American Dental Association: What We Learned from San Francisco Screenings

David J Pleva, PT, MA, Dip. MDT and Timothy J Caruso, PT, MBA, Cert. MDT

Addressing the issues of poor posture, improper techniques or equipment, and pain in the dental profession. How to establish a cost effective way to address the practitioner’s pain while at work or to help prolong their careers pain free.

Literature Review

Summary and Perspective of Recent Literature

Celia Monk, Dip Phys (Otago), Dip. MDT, MNZSP, MINZ

Hebert J, Fritz J, Koppenhaver S, Thackeray A, Kjaer P. (2014). Predictors of clinical outcome following lumbar disc surgery: the value of historical, physical examination, and muscle function variables. European Spine Journal.

Business and Marketing Corner

A Global Perspective: Growing a MDT Clinic Against the Odds

Celia Monk, Dip Phys (Otago), Dip. MDT, MNZSP, MINZ

An insight into the challenges and strategies to successfully grow an independent MDT Clinic in today's economic climate.