the McKenzie Method?
Scientific evidence suggest that the
majority of pains, of the musculoskeletal system, are of mechanical origin
(mechanical pains), which means they are provoked and affected by the
mechanical loading that is applied to our body during every day activities
(standing, bending, sitting etc). In turn, the treatment than needs to be
applied must also be “mechanical”, through specific mechanical loading
strategies of the musculoskeletal structures.
The McKenzie Method also known as
Mechanical Diagnosis & Therapy of Musculoskeletal Disorders is globally
recognized as one of the most, evidence-based, effective treatment methods. It
is a comprehensive, scientific system of individualized assessment, valid diagnosis
and effective treatment that is applied to musculoskeletal disorders of the
spine and extremities.
How will it help me?
Through the clinical process of
Mechanical Evaluation, the Diplomate MDT Therapist directly determines, from
the very first session, the therapeutic program that the patient has to follow.
The patient is fully informed about his condition and is educated in the
specific exercises and other procedures that he/she must apply. In this way, is
empowered with the ability to continuously manage his condition on his own
(self-treatment). One of the unique characteristics of the approach, especially
of the experienced Dimplomate MDT Therapists, is the ability of quick
establishment of the prognosis of the condition of each individual patient, which
is if the response to treatment and improvement will be fast or slow.
From the very first session, the patient will benefit
- Clear reduction of pain intensity
or even complete abolishment of pain
- Quick return to activities of daily
- Reduction of the risk of pain
- Reduction in the need of
medication, absence from work, diagnostic testing etc.
- Control and prognosis of treatment
- Education in self-treatment and