The McKenzie Method of
Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy
We talk about “long term spine health” but what does that mean? It means SpineOne takes a comprehensive approach to spine care. We’re here to get you out of pain, and then keep you that way. So in addition to the exams, imaging, and treatment we use to resolve your pain, we equip you with the knowledge and tools to keep your spine healthy and your life pain free. The McKenzie Method is our preferred way to accomplish this.
The McKenzie Method is a reliable assessment and management process intended for all musculoskeletal problems, including pain in the back, neck and extremities (i.e., shoulder, knee, ankle etc.), as well as issues associated with sciatica, sacroiliac joint pain, arthritis, degenerative disc disease, muscle spasms and intermittent numbness in hands or feet.
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What Does The McKenzie Method Do?
A SpineOne therapist begins by discussing your history, your symptoms, and what activities or movements are most difficult for you. Our therapist will ask you to perform certain motions and rest in certain positions. The therapist can glean information on how categorize and treat your problem from how your symptoms and range of motion change with repeated movement.
The McKenzie method is a comprehensive classification system. Each classification responds to different types of movements and sustained postures. The repetitions help the therapist determine mechanical variables and figure out how to correct and stabilize areas of your spine and back.
How Does The McKenzie Method Help My Back Pain?
The goal of The McKenzie method is to provide lasting relief. You and your therapist will act as a team to be effective in as short a time as possible. Treatment that you can perform five or six times a day is more likely to be effective in a shorter period of time. The emphasis is on you, the patient, being actively involved.
The McKenzie Method empowers you to manage your back pain with home exercises
By learning how to self-treat the current problem, you gain knowledge on how to minimize the risk of recurrence. You can also rapidly deal with symptoms if they recur, putting you in control of your treatment safely and effectively. Persisting problems are more likely to be prevented through self-maintenance than by passive care.