Also known as Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT), the McKenzie Method is a philosophy of active patient involvement and education for back, neck and extremity problems. The method was invented by the world renowned physical therapist, Robin McKenzie.
The key distinction is its initial assessment component—a safe and reliable means to accurately reach a diagnosis and only then make the appropriate treatment plan.
The big difference between McKenzie therapy and other forms of therapy is the education of the patient in self-treatment and thus requires on average less visits. Patients learn to treat themselves as well as prevent future recurrence of common aches and pains.
Good McKenzie practitioners give simple and logical explanations regarding neck, back and extremities problems, thoroughly educate their patients and address common misconceptions related to choices of exercises for healthy living.
Visit the profile for Dr. Yoav Suprun (cross link here) who specializes in McKenzie Physical Therapy. See him live on CBS: https://www.howtotreatmybackpain.com/home-remedies-back