The McKenzie Method is a standardized approach to both the assessment and treatment of low back pain and neck pain. The long-term goal of the method is to teach the sufferers of back pain and neck pain how to treat themselves and manage their own pain for life using specific exercises and strategies. Other goals include reducing pain quickly, returning to daily activities, and minimize the risk of recurring pain.
The main idea of the McKenzie Method for physical therapy is to promote self-healing and self-treatment for the patients life in and out of rehabilitation. There is absolutely no need for heat, cold, needles, ultrasounds, or any sorts of medicine for the McKenzie Method. This method comprises of a set of exercises that people are able to perform on their own without a physical therapist. However, it is recommended to learn the exercises with a physical therapist who is trained in the method.
The actual assessment of the McKenzie method is consisted of a patient history evaluation and a physical exam. Both of these considerations are used to gauge the degree of impairment and the treatment plan. Consult with Advance Physical Therapy if you are experiencing pain that the McKenzie Method can help with. The highly trained staff at Advance Physical Therapy will take you step by step into the process until you are completely comfortable with performing these exercises on your own.
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