Research and Resources

A number of helpful resources are available to members of the McKenzie Institute International. See below:


MDT World Press

mdt world pressThe MDT World Press, our quarterly international online publication, serves as a forum for collaboration and a training ground for new authors in clinical, business and public education to inform, communicate, share experiences, and learn from the worldwide community of faculty, clinicians, or students interested in the further advancement of McKenzie Method® of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy® (MDT).

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Overview of Supportive Studies

The McKenzie Method of MDT continues to be one of the most researched conservative approaches to musculoskeletal problems available. It has been examined in depth in relation to its utility in the spine, and the research is accumulating to support its use in the extremities. The following is a small selection of some of the most important studies on the approach to date, with an explanation of their significance. 



MDT Reference List

The McKenzie Institute maintains a Core Reference list where a summary of scientific publications relevant to MDT is provided. The reference list is update 6 monthly and new items added are highlighted. Access the Core Reference list here.

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The Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy (JMMT)

JMMT Research and Resources FrontCoverJMMT is the official journal of The McKenzie Institute International and its branches.  It is an international peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the publication of original research, case reports, and reviews of the literature that contribute to the advancement of knowledge in the field of manual therapy, clinical research, therapeutic practice, and academic training. In addition, each issue features an editorial written by the editor or a guest editor, media reviews, thesis reviews, and abstracts of current literature.

JMMT is published five times per year by Taylor & Francis. For more information on the journal including Instructions for Authors, visit their homepage:

Having an online journal subscription gives readers the flexibility for around the clock access to view content in html or download articles in PDF to print and read at leisure. In addition, subscribers will have the added benefit of access to all past issues from 1993 to current volumes. Fast-tracked articles (online publications) are also posted.

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Assessment Forms

The official McKenzie Institute assessment forms for the Lumbar, Cervical and Thoracic spine and the Extremities are available for clinicians to download and use in their clinical practice. The use of the assessment forms is covered during the McKenzie Education programme, however a document that provides instructions on how to complete the forms is available.

The McKenzie Assessment forms have been updated for 2020 to be in line with significant changes to The McKenzie Institute's Educational Programming, most extensively with the Parts A and B course materials, which includes updated spinal assessment forms (2019©).

Copyright of the forms will remain with MII and the actual form itself must not be changed in any way, however it will be acceptable for a hospital, etc. to incorporate their logo or name at the top of the form and requisite format for patient identification. This option is for convenience; however, you may find this option more expensive than buying the pads from OPTP or the other Spinal Publications Limited agents who carry stock. We recommend that you download and save the forms to a PC to print on demand without having to be connected to the internet. If your printer has a duplex (2-sided) option that is ideal. You may also photocopy the forms, and again, you are free to make as many copies as necessary.