IPT utilizes a comprehensive approach to pain management of the spine. At IPT, we like to think that we specialize in PT for the back. Our clinic invests in advanced trainings dedicated to back and neck pain relief. In addition to our Applied Functional Science training looking at how the body works as a whole, IPT has advanced trainings in manual therapy to help you reclaim your life, free from the constraints of pain.
Additionally, IPT utilizes The McKenzie Method® as an evidence-based approach to offer you lasting relief. The McKenzie Method® is a specialized approach to evaluating and treating musculoskeletal joint pain, particularly in the back and neck. It was developed by New Zealand physiotherapist Robin McKenzie in the 1950s and has since gained worldwide recognition for its effectiveness in providing pain relief and restoring function.
The McKenzie Method® is based on the concept that certain movements and positions can either alleviate or exacerbate pain. Through a systematic assessment process, our McKenzie-trained therapists will identify specific movements and positions that relieve pain and improve mobility. This assessment helps determine the underlying cause of the pain and guides the development of a unique individualized treatment plan.
The McKenzie Method isn’t just about treating symptoms – it’s about learning self-management. The McKenzie Method® primarily focuses on self-care and empowers patients to take an active role in their own recovery. It involves a series of exercises and stretches that you can perform on your own to alleviate pain and improve function. These exercises are tailored to your specific needs and are designed to gradually progress as your condition improves.
An essential part of this treatment is education. While working through the exercise plan is crucial, understanding the ‘why’ behind each movement enhances your progress. During your treatment journey, your therapist at IPT provides clear explanations about the root cause of your pain and how each exercise helps in fixing it. This knowledge empowers you to make better decisions about your body and health.
Studies suggest the McKenzie Method® is effective in reducing not just the intensity, but also the duration and frequency of pain. Multiple studies have shown that patients using this method have been able to return to their routine activities quicker. Time and time again, we have observed these improvements among our own patients, echoing what research already confirms.
The McKenzie Institute states the following:
While other of our therapists are trained in the McKenzie Method, IPT is proud to announce Nicole Morris, PT, DPT is now officially a Certified McKenzie Therapist! Congratulations Nicole!!!
No two bodies are the same, and neither are the therapeutic needs. That’s why IPT believes in tailoring a personalized treatment plan for each patient. We align the therapy methodology with your unique situation, preferences, and directional preference.
With a dedicated certified McKenzie physical therapist by your side, the path towards recovery can be a transformative journey, not just physically, but mentally as well.
So why wait? Decide on the McKenzie Method® combined with IPTs multi-faceted approach and gain control over your health and encourage sustained relief.
Myofascial Release, The Graston Technique, Trigger Point Release, Joint Mobilizations,
Active release technique/Pin & Stretch, Deep Tissue Massage, Strain Counterstrain & More.
Functional Training, Yoga, Pilates Core Stabilization & more.