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McKenzie Method

Relief for Low Back Pain

The McKenzie Method® of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy® (MDT) is an internationally acclaimed method of assessment and treatment for spinal and extremity pain developed by New Zealand Physical therapist Robin McKenzie. It has been widely used all over the world for decades.

MAXX physical therapists are trained to assess and diagnose all areas of the musculoskeletal system. That means that if a problem exists in or around the spine, joint or muscle, an MDT evaluation may be appropriate.

 

What is MDT?

MDT is a philosophy of active patient involvement and education that is trusted and used by clinicians and patients all over the world for back, neck and extremity problems. This approach continues to be one of the most researched physical therapy-based methods available.

A key feature is the initial assessment – a safe and reliable way to reach an accurate diagnosis and only then make the appropriate treatment plan. Expensive tests such as MRI’s are often unnecessary. Trained clinicians are able to rapidly determine whether the method will be effective for each patient.

In its truest sense, MDT is a comprehensive approach based on sound principles and fundamentals that, when fully understood and followed, is very successful. For more information, request a FREE Pain Assessment or schedule an appointment for a Lake Charles physical therapy evaluation at Maxx Physical Therapy today! 

 
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