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When you trust the System.

I might sound biased on why I favor McKenzie technique over other, but I have listed few points which makes this skill effective and convenient to apply in comparison to others.


 


Gone are the days when I used to refer huge text books and memorize 100’s of tests. But now all I have are 2-4 test for each joint which is more and enough to come to your Differential Diagnosis.





 




You feel more confident on treating any cases. Before I used to wait for a doctor’s prescription/advise for even starting a case, but now with the skill, I find myself self equipped to rule in/out and if needed confident enough refer the case to the right profession on time.





 

Treat the “Cause” not the “Symptom”. This skill set helps to streamline your focus on treating the cause rather than symptoms. For instance, heel pain (plantar fasciitis) or wrist pain (ligament injury ‘?’) might have spinal origin, which can be ruled in/out after a thorough assessment. You will then be focusing your effort on the right location and be more effective in bringing the pain down.


 




You don’t rely on imaging results at all. I have stopped asking for them. As most of them fail to tell the real picture. Nevertheless, physiotherapy treatment is never affected by them rather its highly influenced by patients’ symptoms.






 

Effective enough to bring the pain down immediately in the first session once you find the correct direction. Leading to faster prognosis.

 

That being said, there are certain conditions which we classify as “Mechanically Inconclusive”, “Mechanically Unresponsive Radiculopathy” or “Structurally Compromised” etc. (roughly 10-15% of the case load) that we refer them straight to correct health professional.


 

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