The McKenzie Method or Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT) is a system of evaluation and treatment of mechanical spinal and extremity pain developed by New Zealand Physical Therapist Robin McKenzie. It is practiced extensively throughout the world in 40 countries and on 5 continents.
MDT is an active treatment philosophy that emphasizes teaching the patient how to manage and treat the pain themselves. The patient is encouraged to take an active role in their own recovery with the emphasis on patient independence of self treatment and prevention. For more information on the McKenzie Method check out their website at www.mckenziemdt.org
For your convenience, you may print and complete these forms prior to your first visit.
Yes. The choice of where you receive therapy is always yours. While the majority of our patients come to us by physician referral/recommendation, many clients request to see us due to our strong clinical reputation in the community.
We operate in a direct access state where, if your insurance plan authorizes self-referral to physical therapy, a physician referral is not necessary for you to be seen by a licensed therapist. Please check with your insurance though as many health insurance plans require a physicians referral for therapy to be covered.We also offer treatments, services and/or products that do NOT require a referral and are available on a self-pay basis.
We participate in the majority of major health insurance plans including Medicare and Worker’s Compensation. Please contact us prior to your first visit to see if we participate with your specific health plan.
As a service to our patients, we will gladly file claims with your insurance company on your behalf. In order to appropriately submit these claims, we will need to obtain a copy of your insurance identification card to ensure that we have the necessary information.
Your therapist will conduct an evaluation of your condition lasting between 60-90 minutes. The evaluation is necessary to create a program designed specifically to address your needs for a maximum recovery.
– Referral slip from your medical doctor
– Your medical insurance card
– Your ID
– If you are getting therapy as a result of a worker’s compensation claim or an automobile accident, you will also need to bring your claim information, including claim number.
Please arrive 15 minutes early on your first visit to fill out any necessary paperwork.
We recommend comfortable clothing such as sweatpants or shorts, a T-shirt or tank-top and sneakers.
Each visit will last 60 – 90 minutes on average. Times vary due to the treatment and exercises being performed.
The regularity of your visits will be determined after your initial evaluation, but most patients have 3 visits each week scheduled.
“I finished my 12 sessions of physical therapy a couple of weeks ago and I am very pleased with my first experience with PT. David was fantastic and provided a thorough assessment. The strategies recommended were thoughtful and easy to implement into my hectic life. I began to feel back relief during my very first visit (I’ve had back pain for several years). I now feel that i have the tools to continue caring for my back. David is very friendly and personable and Matt at the front desk did a nice job of making me feel welcome. I will definitely go back and see David if I have problems in the future. I highly recommend this place!”