The McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment (MDT) is a safe, structured and evidence-based system used to assess and treat patients. The system can be applied to the spine and/or extremities. As MDT therapists, our greatest skill lies in our assessment, where we use the information collected from the symptomatic and mechanical presentation of a patient to classify them into a particular group. From there, we can then match our treatment approach with the particular classification. Patients receive a program designed specifically for them, emphasizing education, active involvement, self-management and prevention of recurrence. With continual assessment and re-assessment (often <6 sessions) of the patient, results are achieved fast, decreasing the financial burden to patients.
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