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Rehab Techniques


Rehabilitation Techniques

The Center's physical therapists specialize in treating lower back pain and utilized the renowned McKenzie Method also known as Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy.

What is the McKenzie Technique?
The McKenzie Technique is a well-established philosophy in physical therapy of active patient involvement and education for neck, back, and extremity, i.e. arms and legs, problems. It has three steps: assessment, treatment, and prevention. The Goals of McKenzie are:

1. Reduce pain and deformity
2. Maintain the pain reduction with education and posture advice
3. Restore full function
4. Prevent recurrences

The method assists the patient's ability to learn the principles and be in control of their own symptom management, reducing their dependency on medical intervention and gaining preventive skills.

The Center is also one of the first in the area to provided light or MedX Phototherapy to assist in accelerated healing. It has been shown effective in the treatment of: head, neck & back pain; arthritis; post - surgery recovery; pulls, strains, and muscle injuries; tendonitis, joint twists and sprains, and carpal tunnel.

The Center’s occupational therapists specialize in helping patients improve their function and maximize their independence, especially in activities of daily living (ADL) such as toileting, bathing, dressing, and eating. We have a large, well-equipped ADL room where we prepare patients for their new relationships to such basics as the kitchen, the bathroom, and their new assistive/adaptive equipment. And we work with patients who have hand problems and fine motor control issues with a variety of splinting, use of fluidotherapy, etc.

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