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Mckenzie Method

The McKenzie Method

Sydney Physio Clinic And The McKenzie Physiotherapy Method

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

McKenzie Physiotherapy Is Not Just A Set Of Exercises

McKenzie physiotherapy method is not simply a set of exercises as many medical professionals uneducated in MDT may suggest. Correct assessment or mechanical diagnosis and the identification of a directional preference if any through mechanical means is the hallmark of the McKenzie physiotherapy method and is the key to prescribing effective exercises and advice for 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 with any necessary manual approach sees the McKenzie physiotherapy method fall nicely with-in Sydney Physio Clinics own beliefs and approach to injury, movement and pain management.

McKenzie Physiotherapy Method At Sydney Physio Clinic

At Sydney Physio Clinic the Mckenzie physiotherapy method and the advanced assessment and mechanical diagnosis methods that come with it have been incorporated into our style of practice. We are strong believers in the use of self management strategies which is a hallmark of the Mckenzie physiotherapy method, we feel empowerment through knowledge, understanding and control is a key feature of any patients success 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 they have found to be the most effective in achieving quick and safe results. At Sydney Physio Clinic we consider the Mckenzie Method/MDT one of our foundation methods.

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