The McKenzie Method

The McKenzie Method or Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT) is a comprehensive system of assessment, treatment and prevention of mechanical spinal and extremity pain developed in New Zealand by physical therapist Robin McKenzie.

The McKenzie Method is a patient centered approach with active patient involvement and education that is supported by sound scientific principles and current best research. Unlike other methods, the McKenzie Method is focused on empowering the patient to self-treat using simple, individually prescribed, exercises and postures. Healthcare practitioners and patients all over the world use the method for back, neck, and extremity problems.