McKenzie Method

An end to Your Nagging Back or Neck Pain

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:

  • Backed by years of research, evidence and clinical practice
  • Known to show results in as little as two to three visits
  • Assessment-driven and individualized treatment plans
  • Active, not passive, therapy strategies for more successful management
  • Cost efficient – treatment without expensive tests or procedures
  • Non-invasive – no needles, no scalpel
  • Self-directed and managed – we work with you and teach you
  • Preventative – lifelong knowledge and skills

1 Hour Evaluation & Personalized Treatment Plan

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.

  • Initial Evaluation: Our therapists start with a detailed evaluation to understand your pain and its behavior in different postures and movements.
  • Identification: We identify the movements or postures that effectively reduce your pain and improve function.
  • Customized Exercises & Home Exercise Program: Based on the evaluation and identification results, we help you develop a set of custom exercises and postures to promote self-healing.

With a dedicated 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.

The Right Position, Exercise, Stretch, Nerve Glide &
Education for You to Get Back to Doing What You Love!

The Best Techniques to get you out of pain including:

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.

We know it sounds incredible, but that’s how we turn your dream of a pain-free life into reality!

Call IPT Today 518-373-0735.