McKenzie Method in Wheaton, IL, Dr. Joshua Lederman Uses McKenzie Method to Treat Neuromusculoskeletal Symptoms
McKenzie Method in Wheaton, IL: At Lederman Chiropractic & Sports Medicine, Dr. Joshua Lederman specializes in the Mckenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnostic and Therapy (MDT). MDT is a conservative approach to treating neuromusculoskeletal symptoms including pain, tingling and numbness. Sustained positions, repeated movements, or resisted movements are performed by the patient, and the clinician provides hands-on assistance when needed. When used by our Wheaton chiropractor, mckenzie method allows patients to actively participate in their recovery.
McKenzie Method (MDT) at Lederman Chiropractic & Sports Medicine
MDT is a complete program of assessment, treatment and prevention strategies (including exercise) that is determined by Dr. Joshua Lederman depending on the unique needs of each patient. With the MDT approach, exercise and other rehabilitation modalities are used to move the spine and extremities. This can help centralize the patient’s pain by moving it away from the extremities (leg or arm) to the back. Centralizing the pain allows the source of the pain to be treated rather than the symptoms. McKenzie technique empowers patients with a focus on active movements that the patient can perform in the office and at home to relieve pain/symptoms. Symptoms that may respond positively to the method include: neck pain, low back pain, midback pain, shoulder pain, hip pain, elbow pain, wrist pain, knee pain and ankle pain.
The long-term goal of MDT is to teach patients suffering from neck pain and/or back pain how to treat themselves and manage their own pain for life using exercise and other modalities. Other goals for Dr. Joshua Lederman’s patients include:
- Reduce pain quickly
- Return to normal functioning in order to perform day-today-activities
- Minimize the risk of recurring pain
More information about MDT can be found at the following website: McKenzie Institute USA