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Part A - The Lumbar Spine

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Part A - The Lumbar Spine

12.04.19 - 14.04.19


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 three day course.  This online component is approximately 7 hours work.

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Date and time

Start 9.00am Friday 12 April 2019
End 4.30-5.00pm Sunday 14 April 2019
Registration opens at 08.30am on Friday

Caledonian Physiotherapy Services
7 Rose Terrace (Old Academy Buildings)
United Kingdom




21 Spaces

Additional Information

This course is open to Physiotherapists, Chiropractors, GP's and Osteopaths.

Cancellation Policy:

Written cancellations will be accepted up to three weeks prior to course commencement date. Refunds (less a £50 administration fee) will be given, or participants may transfer registration for up to one year. No refunds will be given for cancellations received within three weeks prior to the Course commencement date.

The McKenzie Institute UK will not be responsible for any costs incurred if minimum registration numbers are not reached and the course is cancelled, therefore please confirm with the UK Branch Manager that the course is proceeding prior to purchasing non-refundable air tickets. In the instance the course is cancelled full refunds will be given, or registrations may be transferred to another course.

Lecturer profile

John Thomson (UK)

PT, Dip. MDT

John Thomson is currently a senior faculty member within the McKenzie Institute UK. He was first appointed to faculty in 2007 having completed the McKenzie Institute Internationals diploma programme in Austin, Texas.

Currently John’s time is divided between his role as an Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner within the NHS, running his private practice and his teaching commitments for the Institute. Along with Jenny Ross he runs the clinical component of the Institutes Diploma programme. This is the highest accreditation awarded by the Institute and they provide one of only a handful of venues throughout the world where this training can be undertaken. During each three month component they are responsible for providing active full time clinical supervision and mentoring to International therapists who are undertaking the clinical component of the Institutes Diploma programme.

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Caledonian Physiotherapy Services


Caledonian Physiotherapy Services
7 Rose Terrace (Old Academy Buildings)
United Kingdom