I have been actively practicing MDT (The McKenzie Method) since 1994. This is philosophy of active patient involvement and education for musculoskeletal disorders, be they back, neck or extremity issues. What sets MDT apart from other orthopedic, chiropractic, or physical therapy techniques is our innovative mechanical assessment process - a safe, reliable means to accurately reach a diagnosis and only then create the appropriate treatment plan. It is cost-effective and provides patients with self care strategies. Further information on MDT can be found on the McKenzie Institute website.
I am one of approximately 350 clinicians worldwide to have attained the highest level of training in MDT. This was completed in 1998, making me the 151st clinician (at that time) to complete the program.
Smart Sport International in Austin, TX is a Certified McKenzie Clinic. It is one of 84 certified clinics in the world.
Here are some articles that I have posted on MDT, with a special emphasis on its role in sports medicine, orthopedics, and health care reform.
Links to videos and podcasts that discuss MDT.
I have authored a book entitled "RunSmart: A Comprehensive Approach To Injury-Free Running" that provides a short overview of the importance of MDT in running injuries. You can also refer to a chapter in Brotzman and Manske's Clinical Orthopaedic Rehabilitation: An Evidence-Based Approach that I co-authored with Bridget Clark, PT, MSPT, Cert. MDT entitled "Running Injuries: Etiology And Recovery- Based Treatment".
Allan Besselink, PT, Dip.MDT has a unique voice in the world of sport and health care, one that has been defined by his experiences as physiotherapist, mentor, McKenzie practitioner, coach, innovator, author, educator, patient, and athlete. Read more about Allan, contact him, get updates via email, or connect with him on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn.