David Poulter is a British trained Physical Therapist. He emigrated to Australia in 1986 where he ran a private practice specializing in treating musculoskeletal problems.
He obtained his Diploma in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy in 1992. On completion of his diploma course he moved to New Zealand to teach the McKenzie Institute International Diploma course. David spent 3 years working alongside Robin McKenzie developing the diploma program.
In 1995 he moved the McKenzie Diploma course to Coon Rapids, Minnesota, to it’s new home at Two Rivers Center. David was the McKenzie Institute International Director of Education from 1996-1998 inclusive.
He taught the diploma course from 1995-2000 at the Two Rivers clinic and for NovaCare after 1998. He was a Senior Faculty Member of the US McKenzie Institute from 1995-2000, and a senior faculty member of the McKenzie Institute International from 1992-2000.
After leaving the McKenzie Institute, David developed and taught his own courses based on the “Patient Centered Model.” He has presented his two main courses “Patients have all the Answers”, and “Telling isn’t Teaching” in Britain, Sweden, Denmark, Greece, Ireland and the USA. He also developed and presented nationally and internationally two courses on “Spinal Differentiation” and “Manual techniques in a Patient Centered Paradigm.”
David has presented at numerous MSK conferences in both the USA & internationally. He specializes in treating Musculoskeletal issues, patient empowerment and self treatment. He has extensive experience in treating the conditions of the spine, shoulder, hip, knee, and post surgical rehabilitation.
David is currently working as a consultant through his own company MT3 . During the COVID pandemic he has been presenting online webinars and has also developed a mentoring program for clinicians online.