Unique to the McKenzie Method, the process begins with a thorough history and testing of movements to identify distinct patterns of pain responses that are: reproducible, objective, reliable, and identify the cause of the underlying pain generator. The success of the McKenzie Method is based on a correlation between joint mechanics and symptoms during movement. Changes in symptoms can then be used to determine an appropriate treatment plan.
This method is unique in which it actively involves the patient in the treatment of their problem. Its unique approach in assessing and treating the spine is very often recommended as the first choice for common back and neck problems. It is a safe and reliable method to reach a diagnosis without the need for expensive tests. By using the McKenzie method, the patient can learn to be in control of their own symptoms and pain management while promoting the body’s own potential to heal itself without drugs or surgery.
Most Patients who do respond favorably to the McKenzie method can successfully treat themselves thus minimize their number of visits to the clinic. Patients are provided the necessary knowledge and tools putting him or her in control of their treatment safely and effectively. By learning how to self treat the current problem, patients gain hands on knowledge on how to minimize their risk of recurrence.
Some conditions that are commonly treated successfully with this method are:
- Spinal Disc Herniation
- Neck pain
- Low back pain
- Knee pain
- Carpal Tunnel
- Joint immobility
- Soft tissue contracture
- Muscle Tension