physical therapist in Astoria

What is it?

Do you suffer from pain in your spine, back, or your extremities? Then the McKenzie Method of pain assessment is right for you. The McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT) is an internationally acclaimed method of assessment and treatment for spinal and extremity pain developed by a New Zealand Physiotherapist Robin McKenzie. The McKenzie Method is taken in four steps with the first being the assessment. Where you will be asked to repeat specific movements rather than performing just one. Then the next step is clarification, this is when treatment starts by using one of the three techniques. Your physical therapists will assign you either the Sustained Postures, a Specific Mechanical Procedures, or Repeated Movements to help work out the pain. The goal of the treatments is to improve your movement in the least amount of sessions possible. Finally is prevention, where you will learn how after your treatment how to avoid re-injury.


Getting Started

Now that you have learned about the McKenzie Method and found out that it is right for you it’s time to get started.  Finding the right physical therapist is as easy as going to Advance PT with four convenient locations in Astoria, Valley Stream, Wantagh, and Lindenhurst. Your physical therapist in Astoria or any of the other locations will be able to get you started on the road to recovery today. Once you get started with physical therapy you will see the benefits of the McKenzie Method right away.



With any treatment, you want to start with an accurate diagnosis. That is what you will get with this method, scientific research supports the reliability of the McKenzie system and can assist to further improve the formal education. Then after you get your assessment the prognosis will come earlier by using this method, usually within one to two sessions. This method focuses on self-treatment which is key to recovery, and that key is getting better faster. Lastly, the knowledge that your physical therapist has gained by using this method of treatment they can teach you on how to prevent a recurrence. With all the information learned, what are you waiting for? Give us a call today and make an appointment to get started.