2016 Volume 5, No.2

MDT World Press

Feature Commentary

How to Become the Jedi Master of the Unchanged Derangement: Sticking with the System When the Going Gets Tough

Linnet Kazemi, PT, Dip. MDT

Does this experience sound familiar? Your patient leaves day one and you’re certain of their provisional classification of Derangement. Yet, the patient arrives on day two unchanged. You scratch your head and think, “What went wrong?”

Guest Commentary

Are You Educating Your Patients as Adult Learners?

Yvonne Body, PT, Dip. MDT

A common learning objective course participants have is to increase patient compliance with their home exercise program. Where does the break down occur between what you tell the patient to do and what they actually do?

Clinician's Perspective

2016 MDT Conference of the Americas – Miami, FL

Fiona MacKenzie, PT, Dip. MDT

So what’s the lure, you ask? What is it that these conferences can offer us as MDT clinicians? The answer in short - a perfect mix of EVERYTHING!

Literature Reviews - 1

Summary and Perspective of Recent Literature

Paul Nelson, PT, Dip. MDT

This review looks at the relevant literature that classifies or subgroups populations with low back-related leg pain (LBLP), and how leg pain due to nerve root involvement is described and diagnosed in the various systems.

Literature Reviews - 2

Summary and Perspective of Recent Literature

Andrei Altavas PT, Cert. MDT. Celia Monk PT, Dip. MDT, Richard Rosedale PT, Dip. MDT

Thackeray A, Fritz J, Childs J, Brennan G. (2016). The Effectiveness of Mechanical Traction Among Subgroups of Patients with Low Back Pain and Leg Pain: A Randomized Trial. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther; 46: 144-154.

Business & Marketing Corner

Strengthening Your Business Through Internal Marketing

Fortino Gonzalez, PT, Dip. MDT, FAAOMPT, OCS

In business many will say that treating the customer right is foundational to your success. I would take that a bit further and say if you treat your employees right, they will, in turn, take good care of your customers.