McKenzie Method is a biopsychosocial system that emphasizes muscle strengthening and patient empowerment and self-treatment. It is an internationally accepted assessment and treatment method for spinal and extremity pains developed by Physiotherapist RobinMcKenzie in New Zealand. It has been widely used all over the world for more than 30 years.
Clinicians using the McKenzie technique are trained to assess and diagnose all areas of the musculoskeletal system. This means that the MDT assessment may be appropriate if there is a problem in or around the spine, joint, or muscle.
MDT is the philosophy of active patient participation and education that is trusted and used by clinicians and patients worldwide for back, neck and extremity problems. This approach continues to be one of the most investigated physical therapy methods available.
This diagnostic and patient management system is an evidence-based assessment and management protocol for the acute, subacute and chronic conditions of the spine and extremities. It provides a reliable and practical approach that places the patient’s needs first and guides the clinician in meeting these needs. MDT assessment allows clinicians to triage patients accurately and efficiently to the appropriate services required. Provides early detection of pain in the musculoskeletal system or contraindications to treatment where immediate guidance is required.
The unique combination of postural advice and the delivery of individual exercises when delivered by a trained clinician ensures that the majority of patients can effectively manage their condition. This process encourages patient empowerment, increases patient satisfaction and is cost-effective.