MDT is a heavily researched assessment protocol that focuses on finding the correct exercise/stretch that relieves pain, improves posture, and improves range of motion. A key aspect is teaching you the correct exercise/stretch that will get you better and keep you better long after you leave the clinic.
If your Sun Prairie chiropractor or physical therapist is not trained in MDT, they might be missing a large piece of the puzzle that could help you feel better faster.
Low Back Pain/Disc bulges
Kjaer, P., Kongsted, A., Hartvigsen, J. et al., National clinical guidelines for non- surgical treatment of patients with recent onset neck pain or cervical radiculopathy, Eur Spine J, Online May, 2017
Lam OT, Strenger DM, Chan-Fee M, Pham PT, Preuss RA, Robbins SM. Effectiveness of the McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy for Treating Low Back Pain: Literature Review With Meta-analysis. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2018 Jun;48(6):476-490. doi: 10.2519/jospt.2018.7562. Epub 2018 Mar 30. PMID: 29602304.
What does it take to be certified?
Physical therapists or Chiropractors must complete a series of advanced postgraduate courses to become certified practitioners of the McKenzie Method® of MDT, an evidence-based patient management system proven to eliminate back, neck and extremity pain in fewer visits compared to traditional treatment.