The McKenzie Method Physiotherapy Services

The McKenzie physiotherapy method is often referred to as MDT, or Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy. MDT was originally launched by physiotherapist Robin McKenzie. It is a system encompassing assessment, diagnosis and treatment. The McKenzie system can be used for both spinal and peripheral complaints. MDT is a comprehensive method of care developed in the late 1950s. And subsequently has been continually developed over the years, and is now taught worldwide.


Why The McKenzie Method ?

  • Effective for managing back and neck pain
  • Uses self-treatment techniques to empower patients
  • Provides standardised assessment and treatment protocols
  • Addresses underlying causes of pain
  • Reduces need for medication and surgery

Mechanical Diagnosis & Therapy Is Not Just A Set Of Exercises

MDT is not simply a set of exercises as many medical professionals may suggest. Correct assessment, or mechanical diagnosis and the identification of a directional preference through mechanical means, is the hallmark of the MDT method. This is the key to prescribing effective exercises and advice for managing any complaint.

McKenzie Physiotherapy Emphasizes Self Management Strategies

MDT uses primarily self treatment and self management strategies. Using manual techniques only where indicated. Empowering patients with control, knowledge and responsibility over their complaint. Whilst combining this empowerment with any necessary manual approach. This method sees the McKenzie physiotherapy method fall nicely within Sydney Physio Clinics own beliefs. And how we like to approach injury, movement and pain management.

The McKenzie Method Physiotherapy Diagnosis & Therapy At Sydney Physio Clinic

At Sydney Physio Clinic, the Mckenzie physiotherapy method, advanced assessment, and mechanical diagnosis methods have been incorporated into our style of practice. We are strong believers in the use of self management strategies. Strategies which are a hallmark of MDT. At Sydney Physio Clinic we feel empowerment through knowledge, understanding and control is a key feature of any patients success. And the key to helping patients in achieving their goals. Over the years, physiotherapists typically adopt methods of assessment and treatment into their day to day practice methods that, over time, have been found to be the most effective in achieving quick and safe results. At Sydney Physio Clinic, we consider MDT as one of our foundation methods.

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