Certified in McKenzie Therapy: MDT

Dr. Waldo is excited to finally announce that he is certified in McKenzie Therapy:  Mechanical Diagnosis & Therapy (MDT).  Dr. Waldo spent 3 years taking courses A-D and months preparing diligently for the grueling credentialing exam.  Dr. Waldo is now part of the 1% of chiropractors in the WORLD that have become fully credentialed in MDT.  This philosophy of active patient involvement is trusted and used by clinicians globally for the assessment, treatment, education and empowerment of patients with back, neck and extremities disorders.

What is McKenzie Method?:

Robin McKenzie believed that most patients could learn to treat themselves if taught correctly. He felt that self-treatment empowered the patient and reduced their dependency on medical intervention. The McKenzie Method® promotes the body’s potential to heal itself without medication, surgery or other passive modalities such as heat, ice or ultrasound therapy. It also addresses a growing demand from patients and third party payers for professional rehabilitation services that develop the patient’s self-treatment skills in a cost-effective and time-effective manner.

The McKenzie Method® of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy® is an internationally acclaimed method of assessment and treatment for spinal and extremity pain developed by New Zealand Physiotherapist Robin McKenzie. It has been widely used all over the world for more than 30 years.

MDT clinicians are trained to assess and diagnose all areas of the “musculo-skeletal” system. That means that if a problem exists in or around the spine, joint or muscle, an MDT evaluation may be appropriate.

MDT is a philosophy of active patient involvement and education that is trusted and used by clinicians and patients all over the world for back, neck and extremity problems. This approach continues to be one of the most researched physical therapy based methods available.

A key feature is the initial assessment – a safe and reliable way to reach an accurate diagnosis and only then make the appropriate treatment plan. Expensive tests such as MRI’s are often unnecessary.  Certified MDT clinicians are able to rapidly determine whether the method will be effective for each patient.

In its truest sense, MDT is a comprehensive approach based on sound principles and fundamentals that, when fully understood and followed, is very successful.

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