McKenzie Therapy

The McKenzie Method® of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy® (MDT) is a comprehensive type of physical therapy used for back, neck and extremity pain. It was developed in 1956 by New Zealand physical therapist Robin McKenzie.

The McKenzie Method focuses on discovering how a patient’s normal sitting, standing and moving positions can cause pain. The three steps in this program are assessment, treatment and prevention.

McKenzie treatment includes a series of exercises customized for each patient. The long-term goal is to teach patients suffering from neck or back pain to treat themselves and manage their own pain. Other goals include elimination of pain, return to normal function in daily activities, prevention of pain recurrence and minimized visits to a specialist.

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