Mechanical Care Forum
Mechanical Care Forum
Jason Ward
A resource for physical therapists and other clinicians who deliver conservative (non-invasive/non-operative) care to patients with musculoskeletal disorders and who empower them to relieve, control and prevent pain and limitation. My goal is to provide the best content from today’s leaders in manual and mechanical care, ultimately to improve your patient care.
Episode 402 - The MDT Diploma Programme: The Community
In episode 402 of the Mechanical Care Forum, we’re concluding with Season 13 highlighting the McKenzie Institute International Diploma Program. Today we’re connecting with a pair who completed the diploma about 10 years ago and once more with my cohort. We’ll hear their big picture take on the program and specifically the benefits of the community of which they’re now a part and plenty more. This week on MCF!
Apr 11
37 min
Episode 401 - The MDT Diploma Programme: Post Exam Check In
In episode 401 of the Mechanical Care Forum, we’re continuing with Season 13 highlighting the McKenzie Institute International Diploma Program. Today we’re connecting with four other clinicians who, like me, recently sat for the final exam. We’ll hear how they felt going into the exam, the rollercoaster of confidence and self doubt in the exam itself, their view of the program as a whole looking back, where they hope to head professionally now and plenty more. This week on MCF!
Feb 2
37 min
Episode 400 - The MDT Diploma Programme: Final Exam Prep
In episode 400 of the Mechanical Care Forum, we’re continuing with Season 13 highlighting the McKenzie Institute International Diploma Program. Today we’re connecting with three other candidates, Micah Sales, Daniel Paggan, and Ray Peralta, who like me are scheduled to take the final exam of the program soon after this recording. We’ll hear how they’re feeling about it, how they’ve approached study, what they’re learning and plenty more. This week on MCF!
Jan 12
44 min
Episode 399 - The MDT Diploma Programme: The Clinical Placement - Texas, USA
In episode 398 of the Mechanical Care Forum, we’re continuing with Season 13 spotlighting another from this year’s cohort, Tim Davis along with his clinical tutor Todd Edelson. We discuss Tim’s hopes for the placement going into the 9 weeks, Todd’s intention and structure of the clinical time, a couple of patient cases which offered some good learning opportunities for Tim and plenty more!
Dec 20, 2023
44 min
Episode 398 - The MDT Diploma Programme: The Clinical Placement - New Jersey, USA
In episode 398 of the Mechanical Care Forum, we’re continuing with Season 13 spotlighting another from this year’s cohort, Tim Davis along with his clinical tutor Todd Edelson. We discuss Tim’s hopes for the placement going into the 9 weeks, Todd’s intention and structure of the clinical time, a couple of patient cases which offered some good learning opportunities for Tim and plenty more!
Dec 11, 2023
44 min
Episode 397 - The MDT Diploma Programme: The Clinical Placement - Denmark
In episode 397 of the Mechanical Care Forum, we’re continuing with Season 13 spotlighting two from this year’s cohort, Tina and Tue, along with their clinical tutors Claus and Annette. We discuss their work schedule, the goals and objectives of this phase of the program, how they’re feeling about examination and treatment within this clinical residency site, some specific patient cases which have been valuable learning opportunities and plenty more!
Nov 13, 2023
48 min
Episode 396 - The MDT Diploma Programme: Post-Theoretical Check-In
In episode 395 we highlight three of the educators of the theoretical portion of the McKenzie Institute International’s Dipoma Programme. Yvonne Body of San Diego, USA, Mark Cheel of Geelong, Australia and Grant Watson of Nelson New Zealand join us to share their roles within the initial 12 week online academic portion of the program. They share some historical perspectives of the evolution of the program, what they teach, the method and intent of this aspect of the program and plenty more!
Oct 13, 2023
48 min
Episode 395 - The MDT Diploma Programme: Three Educators of the Theoretical
In episode 395 we highlight three of the educators of the theoretical portion of the McKenzie Institute International’s Dipoma Programme. Yvonne Body of San Diego, USA, Mark Cheel of Geelong, Australia and Grant Watson of Nelson New Zealand join us to share their roles within the initial 12 week online academic portion of the program. They share some historical perspectives of the evolution of the program, what they teach, the method and intent of this aspect of the program and plenty more!
Sep 18, 2023
48 min
Episode 394 - The MDT Diploma Programme: Mid-Theoretical Check In
In episode 394 of the Mechanical Care Forum, we’re continuing with Season 13. Season 13 covers an indepth look at the McKenzie Institute International’s Diploma Programme. In this episode we’re checking back in with this year's diploma candidate cohort about midway through the initial theoretical portion of the first of three phases of the program. You'll hear from Emily, Ruchi, Tina, Tim and Davide. They'll share how they're coping with the increased demands of reading, contributing input to the online assignments and conversations, how they're adjusting their life to keep up and plenty more!
Aug 25, 2023
1 hr 7 min
Episode 393 - The MDT Diploma Programme: Three Recent Graduates
In episode 393 of the Mechanical Care Forum, we’re continuing with Season 13. Season 13 covers an indepth look at the McKenzie Institute International’s Diploma Programme. In this episode we’re highlighting three recent graduates, Julie, Adam and Paco. You'll hear about their reason for pursuing this achievement, how it was now looking back, how it's aided their practice, opportunities which have come from it and plenty more!
Jul 30, 2023
49 min
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