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.
MDT clinicians are trained to assess and diagnose all areas of the musculoskeletal system. That means that if a problem exists in or around the spine, joint or muscle, an MDT evaluation may be appropriate.
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 MDT system 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.
Ackermann manual therapy
The modern technique of “Structural Osteopathy and Soft Chiropractic”
Dr Ackermann has successfully developed a method called structural osteopathy and soft chiropractic where the training is aimed at active professionals who want to take the next step regarding knowledge on how to successfully treat different kinds of pain such as back pain, neck problems and headache. The course is based on research as well as practical experience from thousands of patients who have sought and received help through the Ackermann method and focuses on providing its student with both practical and theoretical knowledge in the field.
Today, Ackermann College is run by the founder’s son, assistant professor Dr. Paul W. Ackermann. He’s a well-known name within chiropractic circles thanks to his great practical knowledge in the field as well as his extensive experience in pain research. Ackermann College strives to always deliver the highest possible level in terms of the practical treatment in the clinic as well as in the training and in-service training that they offer making it a natural choice for anyone looking for a professional and efficient training.
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