At SOS Physical Therapy, we utilize the McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT). The McKenzie Method of MDT is a reliable assessment process for musculoskeletal problems, including: back pain, sciatica, sacroiliac joint pain, arthritis and degenerative disc disease. It is an evidence based approach that relies on active patient involvement and education.
Our goal at SOS Physical Therapy is to:
- Accurately understand the patient’s presentation and behavior of symptoms
- Determine the most appropriate and effective treatment plan
- Eliminate symptoms and restore full function
- Empower the patient to self treat and prevent reoccurrence
- Help inform the patient if other medical advice or testing is needed
The McKenzie Method’s initial assessment provides your therapist a reliable pathway to accurately reach a mechanical diagnosis and produce an appropriate treatment plan.
Through a series of repeated movements and positions, your therapist will assess your symptomatic and mechanical response. Patterns of response for what makes your symptoms better or worse can be determined in order to prescribe specific exercises and advice regarding posture. Typically this can be achieved within three to five visits.
Our aim is to be as effective as possible in the least number of treatment sessions. Treatment that you can perform five to six times a day can be more effective in a shorter period of time than treatment performed by the therapist two to three times a week. By learning how to self-treat your current problem, you gain valuable knowledge and ability in controlling your symptoms and minimize the risk of recurrence.
|"By learning how to self-treat your current problem, you gain valuable knowledge and ability in controlling your symptoms and minimize the risk of recurrence."
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