In most physical therapy schools, including ours, McKenzie method is glossed over and, for the most part, summarized as "extension exercises." We are taught that sure it works great, but only for a small subset of populations. While some of the research may support this notion, it appears there is more to McKenzie method than the literature reveals. I recently have watched numerous video's on The Manual Therapist's channel that showed rapid changes using McKenzie method. It is more than just repeated motions. There is a necessity of reaching end-range and a clinical reasoning behind how the patient's symptoms change with the repeated or sustained motions. The Manual Therapist had a guest post recently that discussed 5 key things for understanding and implementing McKenzie. Odds are several of these topics will apply to more than McKenzie method.
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