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Part D - Advanced Cervical and Thoracic Spine & Extremities - Upper Limb

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Part D - Advanced Cervical and Thoracic Spine & Extremities - Upper Limb

11.04.19 - 14.04.19


This four day workshop (28 hours) will review and advance the theory and practical application of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy in relation to the Cervical and Thoracic Spine.  Problem solving, reflective learning and clinical reasoning activities are utilised to refine the assessment, classification, differential diagnosis and management of patient's presenting with symptoms related to the cervical and thoracic spine.  Practical sessions are utilised to develop skills in the application of both self-treatment and clinician procedures.

The theory and practical application of the MDT for upper limb musculoskeletal disorders is presented.  Lectures, patient assessments and practical sessions are utilised to demonstrate the characteristics and management of the syndromes as they present in the upper limb.

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Date and time

Start: 9.00am Thursday 11 April 2019
End: 5.00pm Sunday 14 April 2019
Registration opens at 8.30am on Thursday

Home of Compassion Conference Centre
2 Rhine Street, Island Bay
New Zealand


$700 (MINZ members); Non members $800

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Additional information

This course is open to registered Physiotherapist, 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.

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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Home of Compassion Conference Centre


Home of Compassion Conference Centre
2 Rhine Street, Island Bay
New Zealand