What is the McKenzie Method?
The McKenzie method also known as MDT was developed by a world-renowned physical therapist; Robin McKenzie in 1956 in Wellington, New Zealand.
The McKenzie Method is a well researched assessment and treatment process for all patients suffering from musculoskeletal problems, including pain in the back, neck, and extremities (i.e., shoulder, knee, ankle, etc.), as well as issues associated with sciatica, sacroiliac joint pain, arthritis, degenerative disc disease, muscle spasms, and intermittent numbness in hands or feet.
The treatment principle of the McKenzie method is to rapidly reduce pain, heals injury & weakness WITHOUT the use of pharmaceutical pain pills, injections, or surgery.
Many people find some relief/results after the first session. Most get better within 6 sessions and our patients love it.
Why the McKenzie Method?
At Midland Physical Therapy, we use the McKenzie Method because it helps you get better quickly and permanently. The McKenzie Method focuses on getting to the root cause of your problem and don't merely treat your symptoms.
Can the McKenzie Method help me?
If you can answer yes to 3 or more questions, your chances of benefitting from the McKenzie Method are very good. Your treatment will be by one of our certified McKenzie practitioner.
Do you feel worse during or right after prolonged bending or stooping? (Ex: making beds, vacuuming, gardening, concreting, etc.?)
Does the pain radiate to areas above/below the knee or above/below your elbow?
Have you had more than one episode of low back pain or neck pain or joint pain over the past few months or years?
Do you feel worse when sitting for prolonged periods of time or when rising from the seated position? (Ex: after watching TV or working on the computer?).
Do you associate your pain with any one particular activity but are generally pain-free when you are not doing this activity?
Do you feel worse when inactive and better when on the move?
Do you feel better when lying face down? (You may feel worse for a minute before the pain subsides, in that case, the answer to this question is yes).
Do you feel better when walking?
At Midland Physical Therapy our certified McKenzie Trained Therapists are trained to assess your problem and help you understand how you may be able to help yourself to improve your pain, stiffness or ability to do your work or daily activities. Unlike other past treatments, our solution actually speeds the healing process, normalizes tissue and make your body less vulnerable to re-injury.
We believe that the McKenzie Method enables us to help you become pain-free and gain control over injuries.
Stop living in pain. Request an appointment or free consultation today: 432-687-0235