Mechanical Care Everywhere is a collaborative, humanitarian effort aimed at providing quality MDT care to underserved areas around the world. With its emphasis on self care, MDT is an optimal approach for those with limited resources and burdened with musculoskeletal disorders.
You can support this effort and those who offer their time and effort to those less-fortunate by making a donation. When you do, and if you're interested, you'll be moved up the list to be invited on future trips.
Short term clinics will be established in targeted underserved areas throughout the world to provide one week campaigns staffed by MDT-trained clinicians. Currently, our plan for the effort organization would include a workshop to share our knowledge of best-care principles from providers trained in MDT, a free clinic with certified and diploma-level trained clinicians who would see patients twice in the course of the week long clinic, with one evaluation, and one follow up appointment later in the week. Patients needing ongoing care would be supported by collaborative efforts of the team and the local clinicians who show interest in further developing an understanding of proper mechanical examination and treatment.
Mechanical Care Everywhere seeks to establish or partner with local clinicians who have an interest in learning proper mechanical assessment and treatment skills, with the goal of creating sustainable programs. By using MDT clinicians as the primary practitioners, reliability in assessment and follow through will be expected. Processes and structure will be set up to ensure continuity of care as needed for these communities.
Mechanical Care Everywhere is looking for MDT-trained clinicians interested in donating their skills in an underserved area for one week assignments. Therapists who are credentialed or diplomaed in MDT are invited to apply to participate. Those who have completed Part A-D and who are committed to working toward the credentialing examination may also be considered. All MDT therapists will collaborate in teams of two to add value of the experience. This structure will help to enhance the effectiveness and consistency of care.
Complete the form below if you're interested in participating.
This global outreach effort has, as its mission, the following:
- To expose the evidence on best care related to musculoskeletal disorders to local clinicians through workshops,
- Deliver free assessment and treatment to those less-fortunate in underserved locations around the world, and
- Create an unparalleled personal and professional experience for the volunteering professionals who participate.
In doing so, it is hoped that this type of care-delivery will demonstrate the utility of a simple and yet effective posture and movement-based, self-care approach within short-term mission settings and with minimal needs or technology to conduct.