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The McKenzie Method Keeps You Pain Free, Saves Money

By Robin Angus PT, MS, Cert. MDT

No one likes to be in pain, especially during the beautiful summer days that we are enjoying in Seattle this year.

The McKenzie Method® of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy® (MDT) is one of the world’s most effective physical therapy approaches to help people with musculoskeletal disorders become pain-free. As an alternative to medical interventions such as MRIs, spinal injections, and in some cases, surgery, MDT can save more than enough money to cover that special summer weekend get away.

Consider that Americans spent:
• More than $3 trillion on health care last year
• $85.9 billion on back pain (more than the money spent on every police force in the country combined)
• $17 billion on artificial knees and hips (55% more than Hollywood collects at the box office)

Studies have proven MDT eliminates back, neck, and arm / leg pain in as little as three visits. Evidence also suggests MDT has helped patients skip surgery altogether.

An excellent resource for those interested in this approach is the McKenzie Institute’s webpage, Watch Danny’s story describing how he used the McKenzie Method to recover from acute neck and arm pain while avoiding surgery. View a short video describing the McKenzie Method and watch an interview with the late Robin McKenzie. If you’re wondering if you or someone you know is a candidate for this approach, view the section, “Patient Briefs: Is MDT for me?”

To learn more about the method and its proven effectiveness, contact Robin Angus at and / or read an earlier blog article she wrote, “What is the McKenzie Method for Back and Neck Pain” at Robin is a certified McKenzie therapist here at Movement Systems Physical Therapy who has successfully incorporated the McKenzie Method into her practice since 1981.