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Part A - The Lumbar Spine

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Part A - The Lumbar Spine

14.09.18 - 16.09.18


This three day (21 hour) course presents the theoretical aspects and concepts of the McKenzie Method in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy, as applied in the examination and treatment of patients with complaints of low back and related referred pain.  Through lectures and patient demonstrations the derangement, dysfunction and postural syndromes are described in detail and appropriate treatment plans are outlined with emphasis on the use of patient self-treatment procedures.  The clinical efficacy and limitations of the McKenzie approach as applied to the lumbar spine, are illustrated by follow-up patient demonstrations. 

There is an online component to successfully complete seven days prior to attending this new three day course.  This online component is approximately 7 hours work.

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Date and time

Start: 9.00am Friday 14 September 2018
End: 5.00pm Sunday 16 September 2018
Registration opens at 8.30am on Friday

Mercy Convention Centre
15 Guildford Terrace, Thorndon
New Zealand


$800 - includes 1 year membership* (usually $130)

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Additional information

This course is open to registered Physiotherapists, registered Doctors of Medicine, registered Chiropractors and registered Osteopaths.

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 is Practice Principal of Helen Clare Physiotherapy and graduated from Otago University, NZ as a Physiotherapist in 1975.

She has lived and worked in Sydney, Australia since 1979. Helen 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 retains links with Sydney University in the role of an Associate Academic staff member, supervising graduate students.

In 2009 Helen 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 also written or co-authored numerous peer reviewed papers and book chapters on various aspects of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy.

Helen Clare

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Mercy Convention Centre


Mercy Convention Centre
15 Guildford Terrace, Thorndon
New Zealand