McKenzie Study Groups

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Mechanics Corner: From the Course to the Clinic
Presented by MIUSA Faculty members Dave Pleva, MA, PT, OCS, Dip. MDT and Jon Weinberg, PT, Dip. MDT

A virtual study group open to clinicians that are at various points along the training program to keep them engaged and motivated throughout the MDT education process and beyond in follow-up to the courses.

Following Study Group - Session 1, the participants will be able to confidently:

  • Manage the effective application of the MDT evaluation
  • Differentiate between the MDT classifications and other classifications
  • Identify red flags and those patients who need to be referred on for further testing

Faculty will emphasize the intent of questions, taking meaningful baselines, the significance of repeated movements and documenting correctly, ruling out red flags and when to refer, and the provisional classification.

Recommended material to prepare:

  • Module 6 in the Part A manual
  • Module 4 in the Part B manual (for those who have successfully completed Part B or higher)


  • 90-minute Zoom session
  • 7:00pm-8:30pm EST
  • 25 max attendees
  • Minimum Part A completion to register

Session Fee*:

  • MIUSA Members $35
  • Non-members $75

*All fees paid for this study group are non-refundable, non-transferrable and final at time of purchase.

Upcoming Study Group
Join an educational MDT study group today!

Dates Type Location Instructor(s) Seats
Jun 19, 2024 Study Group ONLINE, Pleva

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McKenzie Study Groups

Throughout the U.S., clinicians who have begun their training and those already certified in the McKenzie Method®, have joined together to form online and local Study Groups to continue their learning of this clinically and scientifically proven method of assessing and treating the spine.

Once you have established your group, complete the Enrollment Form to have your group's details posted in the current Study Group Directory!

What study groups are available?
Click for the current Study Group Directory.

Want to start a study group?
Click for guidelines to get started.

Need some ideas?
Below are potential study group topics.

  • Peripheral Joints
  • Review of Assessment
  • Patient Education
  • Classification (includes Differentiation of Derangement, Entrapment, ANR)
  • Anatomy
  • Deformities
  • Biomechanics
  • Cervical Headaches
  • Trauma (including physiology of healing)
  • Spondylolisthesis and Stenosis
  • Contraindications
  • Big Picture History
  • Differential Tests (Shoulder, Hip, SI)
  • Non-organic
  • Case Studies
  • Literature review
  • Modification of techniques
  • Technique workshop (specify area or techniques)
  • Other ideas: Guest speaker

New Study Group Enrollment Form
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If you have updates regarding current or new study groups or would like more information, contact our office:

Email: [email protected]
Phone: (800) 635-8380, Fax: (315) 471-7636