Dates/Times (Central)

August 21-24, 2020 (Fri-Mon)

2:00pm - 7:00pm - Friday
8:00am - 6:30pm - Saturday

8:00am - 6:30pm - Sunday
8:00am - 12:00pm - Monday

Total classroom hrs: 28.0 (Part D)
Note: there are no online hours for Part D

Registration begins at 1:30pm. 
Please plan to arrive at the classroom no later than 1:45pm to help us ensure an on-time start.

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National University of Health Sciences
200 E. Roosevelt Road
Building D - Classroom 220
Lombard, IL 60148


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Program Contact

McKenzie Institute International 
Jonathan R. Soltys, DC, MS, Cert.MDT (call or email)
Executive Director, Chiropractic and Integrative Health
Direct: 1.630.258.4841 U.S./ET 
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Course Descriptions 

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

$690 first time completing course**
$620 first year graduates
$590 Illinois Chiropractic Society active members  
$450 Active Military / DOD/VA contractor/employee
$375 repeat of same Part within 5 years including CE credit**

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

Students (enrolled in clinical phase of Doctorate 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 D: Advanced Cervical & Thoracic Spine and Upper Extremities
Lombard, IL

Course Overview
This 28.0 hour, four day course will review and advance the theory and practical application of McKenzie Method in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy, as applied in the examination and treatment of patients with complaints of neck, upper back and related referred pain.

Problem solving, reflective learning and clinical reasoning activities are utilized to refine the assessment, classification, differential diagnosis and management of patient’s presenting with symptoms related to the cervical & thoracic spine regions. Practical sessions are utilized to further develop skills in the application of both self-treatment and clinician procedures.

The theory and practical application of the MDT for upper extremity musculoskeletal disorders is presented.

Lectures, patient assessments and practical sessions are utilized to demonstrate the characteristics and management of the syndromes as they present in the upper extremities.

Course Goals
Following attentive participation and completion, this course will provide participants with the intermediate knowledge, skills, and abilities to:

  1. Identify and discuss common problems encountered in the application of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy for the cervical & thoracic spine regions.
  2. Analyze and discuss the MDT assessment and how it assists with patient classification.
  3. Discuss the application of clinician forces, and how they fit with McKenzie’s ‘Progression of Forces’ concept.
  4. To perform clinician techniques for the lumbar spine at an advanced level and to identify problems with their application.
  5. Analyze case studies of patients presenting with cervical & thoracic spine symptoms and determine classification.
  6. Describe and discuss the current evidence base for the use of MDT for upper limb musculoskeletal disorders.
  7. Describe the characteristics of Derangement, Dysfunction and Postural syndromes as they present in upper extremity musculoskeletal disorders.
  8. Perform MDT assessments for lower extremity musculoskeletal disorders and determine the presence of McKenzie syndromes.
  9. Design appropriate management programs for patients who present with Derangement, Dysfunction and Postural syndromes in the upper extremity. Case studies of patients presenting with upper limb symptoms will be analyzed to determine their classification.

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

**Continuing Education (CE) credit
CE credit is typically applied for in the state/province of the course & other select states/provinces upon request. You can inquire with NUHS at 1.630.889.6622 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
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, topic(s), 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.