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MDT Management of Radicular Syndrome

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MDT Management of Radicular Syndrome

23.02.18 - 24.02.18


This course is 14 hours, consisting of lecture presentations, interview presentations, analysis of case studies and problem solving in groups.  The course is open to Credentialled Therapists and those who have completed Parts A to C of the McKenzie MDT Education Programme.  Therapists who have had some experience using MDT for Spinal disorders will find the course most beneficial.

The pathologies that can result in radiculopathies will be described and the clinical findings of each discussed. There will be an emphasis on the assessment and management of lumbar and cervical radiculopathies.  The role of surgery will be examined, and the role of MDT in post surgery management discussed. Differentiation of other causes of limb symptoms will be examined through the analysis of clinical examples.

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Date and time

Start: 9.00am Friday 23 February 2018
End: 5.00pm Sunday 24 February 2018
Registration opens at 8.30am on Friday

Mercy Convention Centre
15 Guildford Terrace, Thorndon
New Zealand


$400 MINZ members
$450 non-members

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Additional information

This course is open to Diplomaed/Credentialled therapists and those who have completed Parts A to C of the McKenzie MDT Education Programme.

Registrations for each course need to be received by at least 4 weeks prior to the commencement of the course.

*Membership is to MINZ. Please refer to our membership page for a full list of benefits including future course discounts

Lecturer profile

Helen Clare

FACP, PhD, MAppSc, GradDipManipTher, DipPhty, Dip. MDT

Helen graduated from Otago University, NZ as a Physiotherapist in 1975 and has lived and worked in Sydney, Australia since 1979.

She undertook post-graduate studies through Sydney University completing her Graduate Diploma in Manipulative Therapy in 1983, her Masters of Applied Science in 1989, and her Doctor of Philosophy – titled Evaluation of the McKenzie Method in 2005. She remains associated with Sydney University in the role of an Associated Academic staff and co-supervises graduate students. In 2009 she became a Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist and is a Fellow of the Australian College of Physiotherapists.

Helen is a Credentialled McKenzie therapist and has a Diploma in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy. She has been an Instructor with the McKenzie Institute since 1986 and is currently the only teaching member of the McKenzie Institute in Australia. She also teaches courses in the McKenzie Method internationally and to date has taught in 32 countries. She has been the International Director of Education for the McKenzie Institute International since 1999.

Helen has developed clinical expertise in the management of both neck and low back pain. She has a special clinical interest in the assessment and management of cervical radiculopathy and the differentiation of cervical/shoulder pathology. She supports an emphasis on self management with exercise and regular participation in physical activity.

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Mercy Convention Centre


Mercy Convention Centre
15 Guildford Terrace, Thorndon
New Zealand