McKenzie Method (MDT)
McKenzie is a specific method of mechanical assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of soft tissue (muscles, tendons, ligaments, discs) disorders. It is one of the most highly researched and respected forms of assessment and treatment for many common musculoskeletal ailments including:
Its focus is on helping you become more active regarding your treatment to aid and increase the likelihood of your condition healing in a more rapid amount of time. Following an appropriate assessment, the patient is properly educated on exercises and prevention strategies to help improve the condition, but more importantly on how to maintain and prevent recurrence of the problem. This technique will aid in:
This method of assessment has also been shown to be a great predictor of how patients will respond to conservative care; i.e. a more immediate way to determine whether or not your condition is likely to respond to conservative therapeutic interventions (chiropractic, physical therapy, etc.) or if you require referral to another health specialist (orthopedist, neurologist, etc.). Following this assessment, you will also have a better understanding of:
McKenzie method is one of the most widely researched and well supported therapeutic interventions for musculoskeletal complaints. The following are research links for this therapeutic strategy:
For more information, please visit the McKenzie website: http://www.mckenziemdt.org/index_us.cfm
Contact Spring Road Wellness & Chiropractic Center today at 717-241-WELL (9355) for more about McKenzie Method.