McKenzie Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy
McKenize Method is a physical therapy technique adapted by chiropractors to help diagnose and treat spine-related disorders like bulging/herniated discs or postural-related pain in the neck, back and extremities. Used in medical facilities all over the world, MDT has greatly evolved from its original routine of back bend exercises and is used in our office in conjunction with manual therapy, exercises, and the decompression table if necessary. This system of classification and procedures will help initial pain levels decrease and will also serve as the maintenance routine for patients to take home.
I love the fast relief that McKenzie Method can give patients as well as the self-empowering education of ways to heal themselves at home. Symptoms that could benefit from this treatment include sharp shooting pains, weakness in your extremities, tingling or numbness, as well as constant muscle tightness.
Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization
DNS is a rehabilitation approach created by the Prague School of Rehabilitation in the Czech Republic where their physiotherapists specialize in human kinesiology and development. Inspired by the movement and breathing patterns of a developing child, the same positions are used as exercises for adults to return to the optimum mechanics we were designed with.
Using this approach, DNS teaches us that breathing is the key link to unlocking optimal neurology. It serves as the “control alt delete button” to reset stress, tight muscles, and poor posture. DNS training is perfect for those who have a weak support system, unshared joint range of motion, or chronic injuries to due areas of hypermobility.
Very helpful for women with postnatal pelvic floor issues and incontinence. While the exercise progressions will be prescribed and taught in the office, patients will bring home this knowledge to incorporate into their daily activities and exercise routine.
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