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McKenzie Spine Diagnosis and Treatment

MCKENZIE SPINE DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT at Function Better Physical Therapy Mega Center in Yorkville, NY

Did you know that 50-80% of the adult population will experience spine pain at some point in their life?

Spine pain is normal.

“Mechanical diagnosis and therapy” (MDT) is commonly known as an evaluation and treatment approach proven to be both safe and effective. It focuses on a systematic and mechanical response that dictates the treatment approach.

The McKenzie Method of musculoskeletal care emphasizes patient empowerment and self-treatment. This diagnosis and patient management system is effective with acute, subacute and chronic conditions of the extremities and the spine.

Patients learn self-treatment approaches to independently manage their pain instead of spending money on diagnostic tests and pacified treatments.

The McKenzie Method® of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy® (MDT) is an internationally researched and acclaimed system widely used worldwide for over 60 years.

Our MDT physical therapists assess and classify the pains and other complaints you have in your musculoskeletal system.

A key feature is an initial assessment to develop the appropriate treatment plan, considering the factors that influence your experience of pain.

Physical therapists provide patients with a combination of exercises for pain relief, aiming to centralize pain to the spine, then eliminate the pain.

In addition, the physical therapist demonstrates and teaches the patient good sitting and standing posture to provide their body with a good healing environment. Physical therapists also educate and demonstrate proper ways to safely lift and perform functional activities (cooking, cleaning, laundry, driving, dressing, bathing) to prevent further episodes of injury.

Patients learn the role of everyday mechanical loading to the spine and understand ways to avoid pain provocation, such as slouched sitting, prolonged stooped positions, and poor postures with lifting, twisting, coughing, and sneezing, and sleeping.

Contact the Function Better Mega Center in Yorkville, NY, for an appointment for an assessment using the McKenzie Spine Diagnosis system.

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