The McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT)

The McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT) is a system of assessment and treatment for musculoskeletal disorders that emphasizes active patient involvement, education, and self-treatment. Developed by New Zealand physiotherapist Robin McKenzie in the 1950s, the method is based on the idea that certain movements and positions can both cause and relieve pain in specific regions of the body.

The McKenzie Method involves a comprehensive assessment process to identify the underlying mechanical problem causing a patient’s pain. The therapist asks specific questions and observes the patient’s movements to identify patterns of pain and range of motion limitations. Based on this assessment, the therapist can then develop an individualized treatment plan that involves a series of exercises and movements that are tailored to the patient’s specific needs.

The McKenzie Method has been shown to be effective for a wide range of musculoskeletal disorders, including low back pain, neck pain, and shoulder pain. It is particularly effective for patients with mechanical pain, which is pain that is caused by specific movements or positions.

Martvic Exercise Therapy Centre is an excellent place to receive treatment using the McKenzie Method because they have experienced and highly trained therapists who are knowledgeable about this approach. They use the latest technology and equipment to help patients achieve optimal results, and they offer a comfortable and supportive environment to facilitate healing. Additionally, Martvic Exercise Therapy Centre places a strong emphasis on patient education and self-care, which is an essential component of the McKenzie Method. Overall, patients who receive treatment at Martvic Exercise Therapy Centre using the McKenzie Method can expect to experience significant improvements in their pain and function, leading to a better quality of life.