ServicesSpine Specialty | Tendinitis/Tendinopathy Specialty | Orthopedic and Sports Rehabilitation | Vestibular Rehabilitation
We treat the spine utilizing Mechanical Diagnostic Therapy or the "McKenzie Method®". The "McKenzie Method®" is a specialized evaluative system designed to provide: diagnostic, prognostic, therapeutic, and prophylactic intervention. To date, Mechanical Diagnostic Therapy is the most heavily researched physical therapy treatment for the spine.
The McKenzie Method: Three Steps To Success
|STEP 1: Assessment||
Unique to the McKenzie Method is a comprehensive and logical step-by-step process to evaluate the patient's problem quickly. This mechanical examination can "classify" most patient conditions by the level of pain or limitation that results from certain movements or positions. A McKenzie assessment can eliminate the need for expensive and/or invasive procedures.
Research has shown the initial McKenzie assessment procedures to be as reliable as costly diagnostic imaging (i.e., x-rays, MRIs) to determine the source of the problem and quickly identify responders and non-responders.
|STEP 2: Treatment||
McKenzie treatment prescribes a series of individualized exercises. The emphasis is on active patient involvement, which minimizes the number of visits to the clinic.
Ultimately, most patients can successfully treat themselves when provided the necessary knowledge and tools. For patients with more difficult mechanical problems, a certified McKenzie clinician can provide advanced hands-on techniques until the patient can self administer.
|STEP 3: Prevention||
By learning how to self-treat the current problem, patients gain hands-on knowledge on how to minimize the risk of recurrence and to rapidly deal with recurrence if it occurs. The likelihood of problems persisting can more likely be prevented through self-maintenance.
Abiding by sound biomechanical principles regarding tissue healing and being involved in the latest research, we have developed a unique treatment for acute/chronic tendon injuries. Utilizing soft tissue mobilization techniques in conjunction with specific exercises, one can effectively remodel an injured tendon. Noninsertional Achilles Tendinopathy Article
Orthopedic and Sports Rehabilitation
Physical therapy for orthopedic and sports injuries should be more than just "strengthening and stretching." If you are in pain, the first step in treatment should be to reduce pain. We have significant training and experience in multiple theories of manual physical therapy, including the application fo the McKenzie, Maitland and Mulligan Methods to all joints of the body. These techniques can help you control your symptoms and facilitate more rapid progress. Whether you are experiencing new onset of joint pain, have suffered a sports related injury, or need therapy following surgery we have the expertise to guide you through.
Dizziness, vertigo and balance disorders are among the most common reasons that older adults seek help from a physician. Utilizing a thorough evaluation process, we are able to determine the source or sources of your dizziness and/or balance deficits. Those findings are used to develop a treatment plan to help you regain control. No matter what the age, most individuals can improve their balance and reduce the risk of falls. For more information about the effectiveness of physical therapy treatments for vestibular disorders, please see the attached article from the Vestibular Disorders Association. Click here.