- What is the McKenzie Method?
Also known as Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT), the McKenzie Method is a philosophy of active patient involvement and education that is trusted and used by practitioners and patients all over the world for back, neck and extremity problems.
An evidence based approach, the key distinction of MDT is its initial assessment component — a safe and reliable means to accurately reach a diagnosis and only then make the appropriate treatment plan.
Certified McKenzie clinicians have valid indicators to know right away whether — and uniquely how — the method will work for each patient.
- What does successful treatment look like?
For successful treatment, one must first be effectively evaluated. Pain is a symptom — not a diagnosis. Assessment is the first step!
3 Steps: Assessment, Treatment, Prevention
- Why CHPT loves McKenzie Method
This method promotes the body’s potential to heal itself without medication, heat, cold, ultrasound, needles, surgery or endless visits to the clinic.