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Part A - The Lumbar Spine

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Part A - The Lumbar Spine

12.07.19 - 14.07.19


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 12 July 2019
End: 5.00pm Sunday 14 July 2019
Registration opens at 8.30am on Friday

Mercy Spiritual Centre
104 The Drive, Epsom
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

Grant Watson

Dip Phys, Dip MT, ADP(OMT), Dip MDT, MCSP

Grant Watson is Consultant Physiotherapist at Collingwood Health Centre, Golden Bay, New Zealand. From 2010 to 2014 he was self- employed as a Clinical Physiotherapy Specialist with Connect Physical Health, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK, and was a senior partner in Richmond Physiotherapy Centre, Nelson, from 1997–2010.

He is a Senior and International Instructor, and Assistant Director of Education, for the McKenzie Institute International and has taught extensively in Australasia, the Americas, the Middle East and Europe since 1996. He has also been involved with the university-based Diploma in MDT programme since 2004 as a distance-learning tutor, clinical component supervisor, and examiner.

He is a co-author with Robin McKenzie of  “Treat Your Own Knee” (2012), “Treat Your Own Shoulder”(2009), and co-author of  “Treat Your Own Strains, Sprains and Bruises” (1994). In 2012 he was awarded the “Bronze Lady” Extension Award in recognition of his outstanding contribution to education in the field of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy.

Grant Watson

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Mercy Spiritual Centre


Mercy Spiritual Centre
104 The Drive, Epsom
New Zealand