Matt is certified in the McKenzie Method and Amy is nearly complete with the certification process. The McKenzie Method is a reliable assessment 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.
Developed by world-renowned expert physiotherapist Robin McKenzie in the 1950s, this well-researched, exercise based approach of assessment, diagnosis, and treatment uses a comprehensive and clinically reasoned evaluation of patients without the use of expensive diagnostic imaging (e.g. x-rays and MRIs). The treatment principles of the McKenzie Method promote the body's potential to repair itself, allows patients to learn the principles, and empowers them to be in control of their own symptom management, which can reduce dependency on medical intervention and helps restore function and independence.
If utilized correctly, the achievable goals of the McKenzie Method in a cost- and time-effective manner are 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 recurrences.
- Help inform patients if other medical advice or testing is needed.