of mechanical diagnosis and treatment at Sternen Physical Therapy
Meet Kate Shoger -
Certified in McKenzie Method
Are there periods in the day when you have no pain?
Have you had more than one episode of low back/neck pain?
Do you feel worse with prolonged bending or stooping?
Do you feel worse when sitting too long or coming to stand?
Does your low back pain feel better lying down or walking?
Do you feel worse when inactive and better when you move?
Do you associate pain with particular activity?
Looking for advanced care with a compassionate touch? All of our therapists have orthopedic backgrounds, yet Kate has taken it a step further with her orthopedic specialty certification and a certification with the McKenzie Institute.
The system of patient care known as the McKenzie Method® of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT) is an approach trusted and used by clinicians and patients all over the world for common back, neck, and extremity joint problems.
Most musculoskeletal pain is "mechanical" in origin, meaning every day movements and postures cause pain. A McKenzie trained therapist performs a systematic evaluation that finds certain movements and postures that can abolish pain and restore function.
Furthermore, the McKenzie approach empowers you for self-treatment and promotes the body's potential to heal itself without medication, surgery, or passive modalities.
Assessment - This step includes a detailed history about your symptoms. You will be asked to do repeated movements in a variety of positions. How your symptoms and range of movement changes with these repeated movements provides the clinician with information about your problem.
Classification - Your evaluation will provide insight to nature of your pain and syndrome condition. Then your therapist can take you on a logical path for treatment.
Treatment - You will be prescribed specific exercises and advice on postures to adopt and those to avoid. Hands-on techniques may be added until you can self manage. You will be actively involved and the knowledge you gain will lead to regular self-treatment.
Prevention - You control your pain.
MEET OUR SPINE CARE TEAM
Kate Shoger, DPT, OCS, Cert. MDT
Debbie Sternen, MS, PT
Nicholas Anderson, BS, DPT
Jennifer Blakeney, PT
Courtney Crawford, PT
Lisa Keyan, DPT
Natalie Boyd, PTA
Take the first step. Contact us today for an appointment
Most major insurances accepted.
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