The Jamaica Physiotherapy Association will be hosting:

The McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy of the Human
Musculoskeletal System - Part A

Proposed date: August 2014 (exact date to be confirmed by the McKenzie Institute).

Venue: Kingston, Jamaica.

34 spaces are available, please indicate your interest in the course by replying to

Brief Overview of McKenzie Part A

An introduction to the concepts and applications of the McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy® focusing on the lumbar spine.
Principle format is lecture, discussion and live patient demonstrations.

Course Outline includes:

  • Epidemiology and predisposing factors

  • Chemical vs. mechanical pain

  • Examination and treatment: postural, dysfunction and derangement syndromes

  • Anatomy and biomechanics: the intervertebral disc

  • Prophylaxis and contraindications

  • Patient demonstration, analysis and discussion

Course Goals

As the name implies, this course focuses on the application of the McKenzie Method

 of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy for the Lumbar Spine. 

Each major subdivision of the course has very specific educational objectives. In general terms, the goals of this course are that you gain knowledge and skills that form the basis from which you may begin to develop your own abilities in applying these principles. 

Following attentive participation in, and completion of, this course will provide participants with the introductory knowledge, basic skills and abilities to begin to: 

1. Appropriately apply the McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy to patients with lumbar spine problems. 

2. Distinguish between the McKenzie syndromes (derangement, dysfunction, postural) and other spinal conditions and provide appropriate management regimens for each of the McKenzie syndromes. 

3. Identify when the application of external forces is required for the resolution of symptoms using McKenzie’s concept of progression of forces. 

4. Assist patients to design and apply the therapeutic processes to achieve management goals