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McKenzie Method

The McKenzie Method was developed by Australian physical therapist Robin McKenzie and is a well-researched exercise based approach of assessment, diagnosis and treatment. The treatment principles promote the body’s potential to repair itself and allows patients to learn principles which empower them to be in control of their own symptom management.

As promulgated by The McKenzie Institute, USA, the McKenzie Method, also known as Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT), is an evidence based assessment and management protocol for patients with spinal and extremity problems. The McKenzie Method utilizes a unique combination of postural and body mechanics training along with the application of specific individualized exercises which enables patients to self-manage their condition.  MDT is applicable to acute, sub-acute, and chronic conditions.

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At Great Lakes Physical Therapy, I received a dedicated team who gave me hope and a path resulting in the best outcome, which has me functional and independent again. It has been quite an extraordinary, supportive experience over several months with results I didn’t know would even be possible.

- Kellie G.