McKenzie Method of mechanical diagnosis and treatment (MDT) is an assessment and treatment method for spine and extremity (limb) pain. Said simply, McKenzie Method is a way for a chiropractor, physiotherapist or medical doctor to located, diagnosis and treat all areas of the musculoskeletal system (spine, muscles, joints).
McKenzie Method is internationally recognised and used by practitioners across the globe. McKenzie Method maintains the highest standards in internationally with standardised credentials and rigorous examination standards.
Chris Knee, our sports chiro, is the first and only chiropractor in Australia to be credentialed by the McKenzie Institute Australia. Combined with Chris’ wide range of professional titles this truly separates Chris as a sports chiropractor in Balmain and Rozelle to see.
McKenzie Method is one of the most researched physical therapy based methods available. McKenzie Method is safe, reliable and extremely effective for helping people with
- Low back pain
- Neck pain
- Mid back pain
- Shoulder pain
- Elbow pain
- Wrist pain
- Hand and finger pain
- Hip pain
- Knee pain
- Ankle pain
Some of the key features of McKenzie Method is
- Patient education
- Self treatments strategies
- Safe progression of treatment force
- Avoidance of chiropractor (therapist) dependency
- Exercises for pain relief
In the simplest form, McKenzie Method involves prescribing simple exercises and movements of the spine and limb joints to reduce pain and improve function. For more information of this treatment option please book an appointment at our Balmain and Rozelle chiropractic clinic with Chris.