2017 Volume 6, No.3

MDT World Press

Feature Commentary

"Patients Come First – Exploring Optimal Care”: A Closer Look at the 14th International Conference in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy

Linnet C. Kazemi, PT, DPT, Dip. MDT

Late September 2017 found many clinicians from around the world convening at the 14th International Conference in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy in California, USA. The conference kicked off on a beautiful, crisp, sunny day in San Francisco.

Guest Commentary

Mechanical Care Everywhere 2017: Peru

Colin Davies PT, Dip. MDT, Lynn Grimm PT, Dip. MDT, Laura Mannering DPT, OCS, Cert. MDT, Lee Poston PT, Dip. MDT, CSCS, Betsy Scudder, PT, DPT, Cert. MDT and Jason Ward MPT, Cert. MDT

Read about the amazing trip taken by a volunteer team of six MDT Clinicians who ventured to Peru to treat patients and spread the word about MDT!

A Clinician's Perspective

Identifying Red Flags in Children

Andrew Merget, DPT, SST, Cert. MDT

Read about the astounding outcome when one Clinician allowed the MDT process to identify the symptoms and allow an unbiased examination of a 12 year old patient.

Literature Review One

Summary and Perspective of Recent Literature

Celia Monk, PT, Dip. MDT

Kjaer P, Kongsted A, Hartvigsen J et al. (2017). National clinical guidelines for non-surgical treatment of patients with recent onset neck pain or cervical radiculopathy. European Spine Journal; 26-9:2242-2257. DOI 10.1007/s00586-017-5121-8.

Literature Review Two

Summary and Perspective of Recent Literature

Eduardo Correa, Dip. MDT, COMT

Heidar Abady A, Rosedale R, Chesworth B, Rotondi M, Overend T. (2017). Consistency of commonly used orthopedic special tests of the shoulder when used with the McKenzie system of mechanical diagnosis and therapy. Musculoskeletal Science and Practice; https://doi.org/10.1016/j.msksp.2017.10.001

Business & Marketing Corner

Increasing MDT Awareness & Course Registrations Through Social Media

Yoav Suprun, PT, Dip. MDT

Social media is an incredibly powerful tool with the ability to spread information, good or bad, quickly and efficiently. When utilized appropriately, the multitude of social media platforms can serve as...