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The Mechanical Care Forum is produced, maintained and developed further by Jason Ward. With it's center piece, the FREE weekly audio podcast, it has grown to include: a medical mission work (which you can read about below), involvement with a research network group (also below), joint efforts and participation in additional podcasts with the McKenzie Institute USA, and a case study product, Case Conversations.
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Medical Mission - Cusco Peru
Since 2011 I’ve been involved in a medical campaign partnering with the Iglesia de Cristo there in Cusco and specifically, to help long-term missionaries and friends, Gary and Jen Reaves who reside in Cusco.
Annually, in early March, a team of more than 30 healthcare professionals have congregated to put on a clinic for four days.
Medical Doctors, Optometrists, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists, Physical Therapists, Nurses and other support personnel deliver care for free, to Peruvians who live in Cusco and many from the surrounding villages.
Practice Based Evidence(PBE) Research Network
Under the leadership of Mr. Mark Werneke I've been able to participate, along with more than 8 other MDT-focused colleagues, in practice based research and co-author multiple papers including an award winning paper, winning the John Medeiros Distinguished Author Award 2010 from the Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy for the paper entitled, Prevalence of classification methods for patients with lumbar impairments using the McKenzie syndromes, pain pattern, manipulation, and stabilization clinical prediction rules.
McKenzie Institute Webinar/Podcast Series
Check out this podcast that I was asked to moderate for the McKenzie Institute USA entitled, "Starting a Private Practice on a Shoestring Budget: From Concept to Grand Opening." This discussion features two private practice owners Jane Borgehammar, PT, Dip. MDT and Kay Scanlon, PT, Dip. MDT. Click on the link below to hear the ins and outs of starting a private practice on a shoestring budget.
This podcast is a two-part series and is available on-demand on the McKenzie website here: http://www.mckenzieinstituteusa.org/podcasts.cfm
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