Saturday, April 7, 2018

7:30 am-5 pm

Arrive at 7:30 am for registration and continental breakfast

Thompson Health Conference Center
F.F. Thompson Hospital
350 Parrish St, Canandaigua, NY

Course Objective

  • Compare and contrast exercise theories and approaches of the Australian, MDT (McKenzie), and Movement System (Sarhmann) systems. 
  • Analyze pathology based and kinesiopathological models in musculoskeletal physical therapy.
  • Synthesize and integrate the principles of testing repeated spinal movements, single limb and passive movements to classify patients based on patient response.
  • Analyze examination findings to arrive at a PT diagnosis and prognosis based on a patient response system.
  • Analyze research related to MDT and Treatment Based Classification (TBC).

    Course Schedule

    7:30-8:00  REGISTRATION (continental breakfast provided)
    8:00-10:30   Treatment Based Classification/The Patient Response Model. PT and Movement Science/PT as the Exercise Specialist. Evidence for Lumbar Direction of Preference. Mechanical examination of the Lumbar Spine
    10:30-10:45  BREAK
    10:45-11:30  MDT Classification. Exercise according to directional preference
    11:30-12:30  Joint mobility testing based on patient response
    12:30-1:30  LUNCH (on your own)
    1:30-2:30  Muscle balance testing lower quarter
    2:30-2:45  BREAK
    2:45-4:30  Muscle balance testing lower quarter (continued). Testing of abdominal muscles. Lumbar Spine Stabilization (Australian approach)
    4:30-5:00  Questions and course summary


    Registration information


    Register online using the form below or call John Ahern at 585.396.6050.
    Seating is limited, and registration will be limited to the first 30 applicants. 

    Cancellations must be received no later than April 4 for either a full credit to attend a future course, or a refund, minus a $50 administrative fee.

    Cost: $150

    Course Student Downloads

    Contact hours
    UR Medicine Thompson Health is an approved provider for New York State Education Department, Department of Professions for PT/PTA CEUs. Course attendees will earn the following:
    • PT/PTA 9.2 contact hours or 0.92 CEUs

    Presenter: Ron Schenk

    Ron Schenk, PT, PhD, OCS, FAAOMPT, Dip MDTRon Schenk is a Professor of Physical Therapy at Daemen College, where he teaches in their DPT program and is Director of the Fellowship program in OMPT. Dr. Schenk earned his BS and MS degrees at Ithaca College and his PhD from the University at Buffalo. A Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists, he is Diplomaed in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy through the McKenzie Institute, USA and is Director of the McKenzie USA Orthopaedic Residency and OMPT Fellowship programs. He has completed Dr. Shirley Sahrmann’s course sequence in Diagnosis and Treatment of Muscle Imbalances and is active in clinical practice with the Catholic Health System of Buffalo. He was awarded the AAOMPT “Teach I Must” Award in 2011, the McKenzie Institute International Extension Award in 2016, and the Mike Hage Award by the Rehab Institute of Chicago in 2017. Dr. Schenk has published in several peer-reviewed journals and has presented at national and international conferences.

    Sponsored by Gorbel
    Lumbar Spine: The Patient Response Model