How the Mckenzie Method Works
MDT is a comprehensive, evidence-based system of examination, evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis, intervention and prevention strategies aimed at patient education and independence.
¡Known to show results in as little as two to three visits
¡Driven by sound clinical reasoning for individualized plans of care
¡Cost-efficient treatment minimizing the need for expensive tests or procedures: no needles, no injections, no surgery.
Step 1: Active Examination –Listening to your detailed history and with your active involvement using repeated movements or positions during the unique MDT examination process, the clinician establishes a clear direction with a solid baseline to develop an individualized plan of care.
Step 2: Dynamic Diagnosis –You’ll be prescribed specific exercises and given guidance for appropriate postures and behaviors to adopt or temporarily avoid outside the clinic. The clinician can quickly re-evaluate from the baseline and observe how your symptoms and range of movement changes to maintain the course or modify the plan of care. This may include hands-on techniques as needed.
Step 3: Reliable Intervention –By learning how to self-treat your current impairment, you gain practical knowledge to minimize the risk of recurrence and rapidly deal with symptoms if they do recur.Prevention is the ultimate goal.You’re in control of your pain!Take control of your pain, empower yourself and get back to the life you love!