Common Misconceptions about MDT (Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy or the McKenzie Method)

Further information about the common misconceptions of MDT is explained in detail on the McKenzie International Website at: http://www.mckenzieinstitute.org/clinicians/common-misconceptions/   Most importantly MDT is an assessment process not a treatment. Although the assessment process... Read More

Physiotherapy: The McKenzie Method Difference

Physiotherapy: The McKenzie Method Difference How does The McKenzie Method® work? (taken from the McKenzie method Australia website – http://www.mckenziemdt.org.au/how-does-the-mckenzie-method-work/) Assessment The McKenzie method begins with the therapist taking a detailed history about... Read More

The McKenzie Method

The McKenzie Method 1) How is a McKenzie Method Physiotherapy appointment different from a typical “standard” physiotherapy appointment? The main difference is a longer appointment time (we spend up to 60 mins) where we test repeated movements and sometimes sustained positions. The critical... Read More

More than Backs and Necks

Although the McKenzie Method is most well know for its rapid relief for problems arising from the back or neck, it works equally as effective for extremity joints such as knees, hips, ankles, shoulders, wrists and elbow problems. Many common problems that are thought of us chronic problems that... Read More

How long until I get pain relief?

Approximately 80% of people respond to the McKenzie Method and are called “Responders”. Majority of patients respond and experience relief within 1-2 sets of doing their Specific Exercise! That is they feel better within minutes! Some patients show signs of improvement in the rooms although... Read More

Staying Better!

Prevention of recurrence is central to the McKenzie philosophy. Once we have identified which Specific Exercises relieve your particular problem (within 1-3 sessions, most commonly on the first session) we ensure you fully resolve the current episode (typically 2-4 weeks depending on the severity... Read More

Which exercises do I need

The Correct Exercise for You should do one of the following to your symptoms: Abolish the symptoms (as in gone!) Reduce the severity of your symptoms (in the same location) Cause the symptoms to Centralize Centralization is the movement of pain to a more central location. When this occurs as a... Read More

Repeated Movements are the key

The main difference with an Assessment done by a qualified McKenzie Therapist compared to other health professionals (Including Traditional Physiotherapy Assessment) is the testing of Repeated Movements and or sustained positions. How your symptoms change in response to Repeated Movements is THE... Read More