Therapies :: Mc Kenzie Therapy



As certified McKenzie Method practitioner, from the McKenzie Institute, Ayadi Amina offers you the opportunity to control your pain, stiffness and ability to do your work or daily activities.

“The McKenzie Method® of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy® (MDT) 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.

The McKenzie therapy, complementary or additive technique to the physical therapy, is a safe reliable assessment process intended for all musculoskeletal problems, including pain in the back, neck and extremities (i.e., shoulder, knee, ankle etc.), as well as issues associated with sciatica, sacroiliac joint pain, arthritis, degenerative disc disease, muscle spasms and intermittent numbness in hands or feet. If you are suffering from any such issues, then a physiotherapist assessment may be right for you! We help clients overcome the challenge of competing in the global economy at work, in office, home, etc..

Most musculoskeletal pain is "mechanical" in origin, which means it is not due to a serious pathology like cancer or infection but a result of abnormal or unusual forces or mechanics occurring in the tissue. Further, it means that a position, movement or activity caused the pain to start. If a mechanical force caused the problem then it is logical that a mechanical force may be part of the solution. The Mc Kenzie therapy is designed to identify the mechanical problem and develop a plan to correct or improve the mechanics and thus decrease or eliminate the pain and functional problems.

Main principal: Moving in one direction may provoke and worsen the pain, and moving in the opposite direction may eliminate the pain and restore function. This is known as Directional Preference. Other patients may have pain just at the end of movement or with certain functional movements like throwing or stair climbing. 

The McKenzie assessment explores these different positions and movements, how the patient performs them, and the response to these movements. Interpreting this information, the physiotherapist determines which of the movements and posture becomes the treatment as well as the necessary exercise dosage. The physiotherapist will prescribe specific exercises and advice regarding postures to adopt and postures to temporarily avoid.

At Ayadi Amina, we will arrange your paragraph and add to it our journey with McKenzie courses.



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