the mckenzie method

Understanding the treatment of

spinal conditions

About the mckenzie method

Robin McKenzie is a world-renowned physical therapist from Australia who dedicated his time to understanding the treatment of spinal conditions. He both paved and changed the way spinal and extremity issues are treated.

The McKenzie Method of physical therapy was developed in the 1950s, and remains the gold standard treatment method in disorders of the spinal column.

This method helps determine a movement preference to relieve symptoms and restore function.

The McKenzie Method

It is focused on patient education and patient independence, so you have the power to confidently manage your symptoms on your own without excessive office visits.

With the right self-assessment, you will be able to identify the postures, loads, and motions that are your personal triggers for back pain.

We at Mobility Plus Downtown Seattle Chiropractic Care believe in our slogan of “move better to feel better” and we strive to help you do just that without the need for lifetime care.

The McKenzie Method of physical therapy teaches us to how to best educate, best treat, and best empower you to manage your spinal or extremity condition confidently and independently.

If you are dealing with neck AND/OR low back pain with or without radiating pain into your arms or legs, respectively, you could potentially benefit from The McKenzie Method. Even if you don’t have any neck or back pain but have felt symptoms of numbness or tingling in any of the aforementioned areas, the McKenzie Method of physical therapy can help us to determine the source of your pain, numbness, or tingling.

You could also benefit if you have ever been diagnosed with a disc problem or nerve impingement problem of the neck or back:

  • Disc herniation
  • Disc bulge
  • Disc protrusion
  • Sciatica
  • Disc problem with radiculopathy
  • Pinched nerve

If you have ever experienced any of the following, you could also benefit from a McKenzie assessment:

  • Throbbing neck or low back pain
  • Pain with coughing, sneezing, or bearing down
  • Burning, stabbing, or electrical sensations down one or both legs
  • Burning, stabbing, or electrical sensations down one or both arms
  • Neck or low back muscle tension
  • Weakness in your legs or arms
  • Scoliosis
  • Lumbago
  • Persistent headaches
  • Pain during or after a workout or lifting weights
  • Incontinence (in general or during/after workouts)
  • Inability to sit or stand for prolonged periods

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If you feel that you could benefit from a McKenzie assessment from the Mobility Plus Downtown Seattle Chiropractic Care team, please contact us for a complimentary phone consultation.

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