McGill Method Summit Course 2: Assessment: Converging on a Precise Diagnosis
About this event
This one-day course is the third day of the McGill Method summit in Melbourne, Australia. It is geared for advanced clinicians and those who assess back pained patients, you will learn:
- Recent developments in assessing the low back of the most challenging patients
- How to create linkages to corrective and therapeutic exercises and drills
- Skills in pain provocation tests to reveal the pain mechanism
- Technique development with workshops at the assessment table throughout the day
Attendees will hone their manual skills, together with clinical reasoning skills, work-shopping tests both on and off the exam table. This will lead to a precise diagnosis that forms the foundation for teaching the patient how to wind down their pain sensitivity. The second stage begins when pain is controlled, and the objectives shift to enhancing function and performance.
The McGill Method is based on the scientific and clinical findings of professor Stuart McGill and his team over the past 32 years. All pain has a cause but pain is specific to the individual. The key is to hone in on the cause and apply a strategy to stop the cause and build a foundation for pain-free activity. This requires a mastery in the art and science of assessment, rehabilitation and performance enhancement.
The McGill Method courses are open for anyone to attend, and typically attract delegates from various health care and fitness professions. For example, physiotherapists, chiropractors, trainers, yoga instructors/masters, pilates instructors, sports medicine, medical doctors, physiatrists, coaches, strength coaches, massage therapists, exercise physiologists, students, athletic trainers certified, kinesiologists, and osteopaths, to name a few.