McKenzie Therapy in North Plains

McKenzie Therapy in North Plains

McKenzie Therapy in North Plains

McKenzie Therapy is a systematic approach to evaluating and treating musculoskeletal conditions. Unlike traditional passive treatments, such as manual adjustments, McKenzie Therapy empowers patients to take an active role in their recovery process. At its core, this method focuses on identifying specific movement patterns and postures that either exacerbate or alleviate pain.

The Why to your pain

The start of your custom care plan is understanding your condition, and building a specific movement based plan for your needs. The McKenzie exam process helps to identify the cause, and when you know the “why” you are suddenly in control again.

Your Care Plan

Treatment that makes sense, presented simply, so we’re on the same page and working together. McKenzie therapy empowers the patient and creates clarity.

Preventative Care

Your goals are met, but you want more. We have helped you build the starting foundation, with McKenzie therapy prevent pain and make strides toward new goals. We’re rooting for you.

McKenzie Therapy is an internationally researched and acclaimed system for assessment and management all over the world for common back, neck and extremity musculoskeletal problems for the last 60 years.

McKenzie Therapy in North Plains

McKenzie Therapy excels in providing targeted pain relief by identifying and addressing the root cause of musculoskeletal discomfort. Through a systematic assessment process, our team, using McKenzie Therapy can pinpoint specific movements and postures that exacerbate or alleviate pain.

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What is McKenzie Therapy?

MDT consists of four primary steps: assessment, classification, treatment and prevention. Most musculoskeletal pain is “mechanical” in origin, which means it is not due to a serious pathology like cancer or infection but a result of abnormal or unusual forces or mechanics occurring in the tissue. Further, it means that a position, movement or activity caused the pain to start. If a mechanical force caused the problem then it is logical that a mechanical force may be part of the solution. The MDT system is designed to identify the mechanical problem and develop a plan to correct or improve the mechanics and thus decrease or eliminate the pain and functional problems.

What to Expect From a McKenzie Therapy Provider

Prior to receiving treatment, you will be thoroughly assessed by a certified McKenzie provider. An initial full assessment appointment will typically take from 45-60 minutes.

During the assessment process, you will be asked your history followed by some flexibility and strength tests, and you will perform a series of repeated movements that will help the clinician assess your level of mobility to determine how you might benefit from MDT treatment techniques.The nature of your problem will be thoroughly explained to you. The clinician will identify what they can do to help you. You will be advised and educated on what you can do to help yourself.

Benefits of McKenzie Therapy in Chiropractic Care:

  • Empowerment: McKenzie Therapy places the patient at the center of their healing journey, empowering them to actively participate in their recovery process. By teaching self-assessment techniques and providing personalized exercises, chiropractors equip patients with the tools they need to manage their condition outside of clinical settings.
  • Customization: Each individual responds differently to specific movements and positions, and McKenzie Therapy recognizes this variability. By tailoring treatment plans based on the patient’s unique presentation, chiropractors can optimize outcomes and promote sustainable improvements in pain and function.
  • Efficiency: The systematic approach of McKenzie Therapy allows chiropractors to efficiently identify the root cause of a patient’s pain and develop targeted interventions. By focusing on addressing the underlying mechanical dysfunction, rather than just managing symptoms, this method can lead to quicker resolution of musculoskeletal issues.
  • Prevention: Beyond treating existing pain and dysfunction, McKenzie Therapy emphasizes the importance of preventing future recurrences. Through education on proper posture, ergonomics, and movement mechanics, patients learn strategies to minimize the risk of injury and maintain long-term spinal health.

Is McKenzie Therapy Right for You?

While McKenzie Therapy can be highly effective for many patients, it’s essential to consult with a qualified chiropractor to determine if it’s the right approach for your specific condition. We will assess your medical history, perform a thorough examination, and discuss your treatment options.


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