Dates/Times (EDT)

October 29-31, 2021
Friday: 4:30pm - 8:00pm 
Saturday: 8:00am - 6:30pm 
Sunday: 8:00am - 3:00pm

Online hrs: 5.0* 
Classroom hrs: 21.0
Total hrs: 26.0 per Part B

Registration begins at 4:00pm on Friday
Please plan to arrive at the conference room no later than 4:15pm to help us ensure an on-time start.

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Palmer College of Chiropractic - FL
4777 City Center Parkway
Building 1 (2nd floor)
Port Orange, FL 32129

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Program Contact

McKenzie Institute International 
Jonathan R. Soltys, DC, MS, Cert.MDT (call or email)
Director, Division of Chiropractic MDT Education
Direct: 1.630.258.4841 U.S./ET 
Note: registration managed by

Course Descriptions 

Fees (U.S. Funds)
Late fee applies 14-days or less prior to program date

$650 first time completing Part including CE credit**
$585 first year graduates 
$495 Active Military / DOD/VA contractor/employee
$350 repeat of same Part within 5 years (audit)

Please email to inquire about applicable faculty discounts for this course.

Students (enrolled in Doctorate / Professional Program)

Cancellation Fee: $50.00 (written notification required)
Note: Tuition is non-refundable or transferable if notice is received within fourteen (14) days of the course's start date.

McKenzie Method Part B: Cervical & Thoracic Spine
Port Orange, FL
Instructor: Robert Medcalf, DPT, OCS, Dip.MDT
Administrator (on-site): Jonathan R. Soltys, DC, MS, Cert.MDT 

Course Overview
McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT) is an evidence based system of assessment, classification, treatment and prevention of musculoskeletal disorders. Its comprehensive framework allows a clinician to screen, categorize, apply tailored treatment and a preventative program for each patient. This 26.0-hour course presents the theoretical aspects and concepts of MDT, as applied in the examination and treatment of patients with complaints of neck pain, thoracic pain and related referred pain. 

The first 5.0 hours of the course is completed as an online Distance Learning Component*. The remaining 21.0 hours are with an Instructor at a teaching venue. 

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 cervical and thoracic spines are illustrated by patient demonstrations.

Course Goals

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 cervical and thoracic 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.

*Online Component
The 5.0 hour online component will be assigned a minimum of 2 weeks prior to the classroom session and must be completed prior to attending the classroom component. Upon registration you will be emailed the information necessary to complete the online hours. Therefore, it is suggested that you register as early as possible prior to each course. 

Part A must be completed prior to Part B
Part A must be completed prior to Part C (completion of Part B is not a requirement to complete Part C as long as Part A is complete)
Parts A, B & C must be completed prior to Part D 

Note: Parts A-D must be completed to sit for the credentialing exam in Mechanical Diagnosis & Therapy (MDT).

Please wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing conducive for exercise for the practical portions of the course.

**Continuing Education (CE) credit
CE credit is typically applied for in the state/province of the program & other select states/provinces upon request. Please inquire with PCC at (563) 884-5998 if this course is approved for CE credit in your state or province.  Always register a minimum of 2 weeks before your state's or province's CE application deadline (if it is not the state/province of the course) and email of your request. If you do not notify us of your CE request with enough lead time before the CE application deadline, there is no guarantee we can obtain CE credit in your state/province for the course. An additional fee may apply depending on the amount of your state's or province's CE application fee.

Additional Information
COVID-19 safety practices will be in place and enforced during the course in accordance with Palmer College of Chiropractic mandates.
Every attempt is made to offer this program as publicized. However, The McKenzie Institute International (MII) reserves the right to adjust course dates, location, times, instructor, tuition, etc. in order to accommodate for unexpected occurrences and to cancel due to insufficient enrollment. We will only notify advanced registrants of any cancellation or course changes. MII is not responsible for any expense incurred by registrants due to adjustments or cancellations (we recommend that you do not purchase non-refundable airline tickets, hotel rooms and/or rental cars associated with MII courses). A $50 processing fee will be charged per Part for any tuition refund request when the registrant provides written notice of cancellation at least fifteen (15) days prior to the Part's start date. Tuition is non-refundable or transferable within fourteen (14) days of the Part's start date. MII makes no representation either directly or indirectly that the substantive matter being presented is approved or within respective scope of licensing.