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The McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis - CPD

CPD Seminars AECC University College

Saturday, 11 August 2018 from 09:30 to 17:30 (BST)

The McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis - CPD

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Registration Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Member ticket price. Membership includes: AECC Alumni / ECU / RCC / TAM.
8 Aug 2018 £175.00 £0.00
Non Members   more info 8 Aug 2018 £195.00 £0.00
Students 8 Aug 2018 £95.00 £0.00
AECC University College MSc Chiropractic Y1 students 8 Aug 2018 Free £0.00
AECC University College MSc Chiropractic Y2 students 8 Aug 2018 Free £0.00

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** There are a limited number of places available at the early booking discounted price (20% off). Once these have sold, places will revert to the standard price **


Registration Saturday: 09:15 

Saturday: 09:30-17:30


Lunch & refreshments included


This course is accredited for 7 CPD Hours by the European Academy of Chiropractic. 

Presented by John Thomson



Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (the McKenzie Method) is now considered an essential component in the patient-centred non-surgical approach to spinal management. The method and its component parts have
been described in detail across the manual therapy literature. One such component is the centralisation phenomenon which provides the therapist with a key prognostic indicator and offers a reliable guide to the appropriate treatment strategy. There will be a large practical element to the day.


A common perception is that the McKenzie Method comprises solely of a set of extension exercises that patients perform as a home programme. Although many patients respond to extension loading, this is however only part of the story. Force alternatives also include loading in flexion and lateral directions and force progressions include patient generated procedures through to mobilisation and ultimately manipulation. This seminar will provide participants with an introduction to Robin McKenzie’s method as it relates to lumbar spine related back and leg pain. It is suitable for all manual therapists including chiropractors, osteopaths and physiotherapists involved in the treatment of mechanical spinal pain.


Topics will include:

• Misconceptions about Mechanical Diagnosis and Theory

• Sub classification and the 3 syndromes (derangement, dysfunction, postural)

• Centralisation and directional preference

• Force progressions and force alternatives

• Evidence base

• Practical application of the most frequently used techniques




John Thomson is a physiotherapy advanced practitioner based in Perth, Scotland. He divides his time between his private practice and working in an orthopaedic triage clinic within the NHS. He is a member of the McKenzie Institute UK teaching faculty and teaches the Institutes training programme nationally. In addition he is a supervising mentor to international therapists attending the clinical component of the McKenzie Institutes advanced training programme, located in Scotland.



How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

For more information contact the CPD team on +44 (0)1202 436 237 or email 

Terms and Conditions of Booking 

Course organisers reserve the right to make alterations to fees, arrangements and dates for teaching and learning sessions, including the decision to run all or parts of the course in the light of demand. In the event that the course is cancelled or re-scheduled by the course organiser, a full refund of fees will be given, but the college takes no responsibility for travel or accommodation expenses incurred by the delegate. 

If for any reason you are unable to attend the seminar please be aware that fees will be refunded, less a £10 administration charge, for all cancellations received at least 30 days before the event. Cancellations received after the 30 day period but 7 days prior to the seminar date will receive a 50% refund less the £10 administration charge. No refunds can be given after this time. Contractual disclaimer: The views expressed in written material and by presenters do not necessarily reflect those of the AECC, nor does mention of trade names, organisations or professional practices imply endorsement by the AECC. The AECC acts in good faith with respect to the contents of this course information and advertisement material. The AECC does not accept liability resulting in refunds for the content and delivery of the CPD.

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AECC University College
Parkwood Campus
13-15 Parkwood Road
BH5 2DF Bournemouth
United Kingdom

Saturday, 11 August 2018 from 09:30 to 17:30 (BST)

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CPD Seminars AECC University College

Based in Bournemouth, AECC University College is a highly esteemed, global pioneer in musculoskeletal healthcare, dedicated to excellence in education, clinical training and research. The University College provides specialist study in health sciences at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, with state-of-the-art facilities, high quality teaching and a regarded level of professionalism. With over 50% of students coming from outside of the UK, the single-campus is a thriving, supportive and inclusive community, constantly at the forefront of engaging with others, collaborating with a number of partner organisations, businesses and other universities. 

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