The Mckenzie Physio Method
McKenzie physio method, also referred to as Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy, or MDT in short was originally launched by the late great New Zealand physiotherapist Robin McKenzie. The McKenzie Physio system encompasses assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of both peripheral and spinal complaints. Mechanical diagnosis and therapy was developed in the late 1950’s and is a very comprehensive method of care that has been continually developed over the years. The McKenzie Physio system is now taught worldwide.
A Mckenzie Physio Does Not Just Prescribe Back Bending Exercises
MDT is not simply a set of exercises, what it is, is a systematic approach to assessment and treatment utilising a specific assessment approach and the identification of a directional preference if any, through mechanical means. This is the hallmark the Mckenzie Physio method and this assessment approach is the key to prescribing effective advice, treatment and exercises for any complaint.
With The Mckenzie Method The Emphasis Is On Self-Management
Empowering patients through teaching self-management and self-treatment techniques is a key part of Mckenzie Physio. For this it requires imparting knowledge and enabling responsibility over their issue. In this way the McKenzie method fall nicely in line with The Movement Centre Physio teams own beliefs and approach to any injury, movement and pain management.
Application Of The Mckenzie Method At The Movement Centre
At The Movement Centre aspects of the Mckenzie method, their advanced assessment, and mechanical diagnosis methods have been incorporated into our style of practice. All our physiotherapists are strong believers in the use of self-management strategies and we fully embrace the idea of empowerment through knowledge, understanding and control. Over years and years of practice our physiotherapists have adopted methods of assessment and treatment into their day to day practice. Methods that over time we have found to be the most effective in achieving safe and quick results. At The Movement Centre, we consider the methodical Mckenzie Physio approach as one of our foundation methods incorporated into our treatment strategies.