Episode 44: "Can MDT Save Health Care?". Orthopedic complaints such as back pain are some of the most common issues for which patients seek medical care. The majority of these complaints are effectively addressed via self care strategies. Unfortunately, the cost of care for many of these problems is staggering due to outdated and ineffective treatment approaches. Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy - a treatment approach that emphasizes self treatment and prevention - may in fact hold the keys to the problems facing health care. Today's guest is Curt Rickert, PT, Dip. MDT.