September 15, 2010 08:16 ET

New Physical Therapy Continuing Education Program Goes Online With McKenzie Institute-EDUCATA Partnership

The Agreement Between the Companies Widens the Scope of Their Offerings and Provides PTs With Rich Media Courses at the Click of a Mouse

CALABASAS, CA--(Marketwire - September 15, 2010) - The McKenzie Institute has long been recognized as a leader in the professional development of physical therapists, especially in what has become known as the "McKenzie Method." A recent partnership agreement with continuing education provider EDUCATA widens the scope of courses offered by the Institute to include EDUCATA's interactive content, and exposes its own classes to the large number of EDUCATA members.

"Post-grad education for clinicians has been the cornerstone of our Institute since the mid 1950's, when our highly-effective and evidence-based method of assessment, diagnosis and treatment for the spine and extremities was developed," said Stacey Lyon, Executive Director of The McKenzie Institute USA. "Partnering with EDUCATA allows us to build on this foundation with additional courses that meet our standards of quality and boost our Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT) Certification curriculum."

"We are extremely proud of counting McKenzie among our partners," said Dr. Marilyn Pink, EDUCATA President and CEO. "The Institute represents all that we value in the education of the therapist: a truly professional approach that delivers evidence-based content to PTs around the world."

Under the terms of the agreement, EDUCATA courses will be accessed from the education channel at and McKenzie courses will form part of EDUCATA's catalog of offered classes.

About The McKenzie Institute: The McKenzie Institute USA, founded in 1982 as the first official branch and recognized as 501(c)3 not-for-profit, is one of 26 branches worldwide that train and certify physical therapists and other healthcare professionals through its multi-level educational curriculum. The Institute was proud to add an APTA and AAOMPT approved Fellowship Program in MDT in 2008.

About EDUCATA:  EDUCATA.COM is a unique, interactive, Web 2.0 education platform that delivers online learning. It offers a broad spectrum of courses from orthopaedics and pulmonology to geriatrics and oncology that are taught by top-ranked educators and experienced clinicians. EDUCATA's partners include the World Confederation for Physical Therapy and many APTA chapters and sections. The company is a leader in providing continuing education for physical therapists and other medical professionals. 

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