McKenzie is a comprehensive approach to the spine based on movement. There is a specific algorithm in place to assess, identify, and treat spinal and extremity disorders. It is based on a consistent “cause and effect” relationship between pain behavior and pain response to repeated movements, positions, and activities.
The McKenzie Method uniquely emphasizes education and active patient movement in the management of their condition. This results in decreased pain, restored function and independence, and a reduced length of care. The ultimate goal of the McKenzie approach is to empower patients- put you in control of your pain.
This technique works well for patients suffering from low back pain, neck pain, sciatica, radiculopathies, and various other mechanical and neurological disorders.