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Physical Therapy Continuing Education eProfessor Profile

McKenzie Institute Faculty: Richard Rosedale, Kathy Hoyt, and Robert Medcalf

The mission of the McKenzie Institute is to provide education and to research the causes of spinal and extremity disorders of the human musculoskeletal system and their subsequent diagnosis and treatment, generally, and, in particular, applying the philosophies and treatment as devised by the late Robin McKenzie.

The philosophies and treatments are known throughout the world as "The McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy." To learn more about the McKenzie Method, visit their website at

This course was developed by the below McKenzie Institute faculty members. It includes videos of Robin McKenzie, as well as his philosophy and methods, and is narrated by Richard Rosedale.

Kathleen Hoyt PT, Dip. MDT

Kathy received her degree in physical therapy in 1974 at the College of Physicians & Surgeons at Columbia University in New York. In 1980, she furthered her experience with a Certificate in Advanced Orthopedic Physical Therapy from the Kaiser Permanente Residency Program. After earning her diploma in MDT in 1991, she was a Senior Faculty member of MII for over 10 years and is currently an Associate Faculty Member and Examiner for the MII Credentialing and Diploma Exam. Ms. Hoyt continues to actively practice physical therapy in California and maintains professional memberships with the APTA, APTA Orthopedic Section, AAOMPT, COMPTSIG and MIUSA.

Examples of Ms. Hoyt's accomplishments include:

  • Member of the MII International Education Committee
  • Faculty member for Otago University online education
  • Faculty Advisor for the MDT Fellowship Program

Robert Medcalf PT, Dip. MDT

Robert is a graduate of the Georgia State University Physical Therapy program. After advanced studies in New Zealand with the McKenzie Institute in 1991, he was granted the McKenzie Institute International Diploma in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy of the Spine. He was subsequently named to the teaching faculty of The McKenzie Institute. He has taught numerous courses on the McKenzie approach to physicians and physical therapists throughout the United States and internationally. He has participated in published research studies on low back pain and cervical pain responses to mechanical interventions and the diagnostic accuracy of McKenzie's mechanical assessment.

Examples of Mr. Medcalf's accomplishments include:

  • Member of the MII International Education Committee
  • Examiner for the MII Credentialing and Diploma Exam
  • Member of the Board of Directors for MIUSA

Richard Rosedale PT, Dip. MDT

Graduating from Guy's School of Physiotherapy in 1992, Richard has spent the last 18 years as an orthopaedic physiotherapist. He gained his Diploma in MDT in 1997 and has been an instructor with The McKenzie Institute Canada since 2001. He has facilitated courses and conference workshops throughout North America and co-authored several publications on low back pain.

Examples of Mr. Rosedale's accomplishments include:

  • Member of the MII International Education Committee
  • Examiner for the MII Credentialing and Diploma Exam
  • Member of the MICanada Board of Directors


The McKenzie Method Update (2.00 hours)

McKenzie Institute Faculty: Richard Rosedale, Kathy Hoyt, and Robert Medcalf

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