McKENZIE METHOD OF MECHANICAL DIAGNOSIS AND THERAPYThe McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT) is a system of diagnosis and patient management that is evidence-based.  Research has consistently shown that the majority of patients with mechanical spinal pain respond well to specific exercises and experience fewer symptoms when treated with exercises individualized to the patient.  When the specific individualized exercises are delivered by an MDT-trained clinician, the majority of patients are able to effectively self-manage their condition. This process promotes patient empowerment, increases satisfaction with treatment, and is cost-effective.


  • McKENZIE METHOD OF MECHANICAL DIAGNOSIS AND THERAPYReliable Assessment: To be effective, the treatment must be based upon an accurate diagnosis.
  • Early Prognosis (Predicted Progress & Outcome): The McKenzie evaluation process makes it possible to predict patient prognosis commonly within 2-4 sessions.
  • Focus on Self-Treatment: Research demonstrates that patients who are empowered through participation in their own care acquire the knowledge and confidence that result in better outcomes.
  • Better Outcomes: The MDT evaluation allows a determination of who will benefit from management according to the MDT principles.  Using MDT strategies has been shown to be able to: reduce surgery; lead to better outcomes; and be cost-effective.
  • Prevention of recurrence: Patients who have been educated in self-management are able to initiate treatment at the first sign of recurrence and symptoms can commonly be relieved before they become severe.

Neck & Spine Therapy in Omaha, NE

If you or a loved one is suffering from pain in the neck, mid-back, lower back, and/or headaches, then you McKENZIE METHOD OF MECHANICAL DIAGNOSIS AND THERAPYneed to choose your provider wisely. Choose a provider who specializes in treating these areas and does not have a “cookie-cutter” approach to treating the spine.  Each patient’s treatment plan should be fully individualized; and thorough education should be provided regarding diagnosis, plan of care, and predicted progress.

Please visit the McKenzie site for more information including videos, a thorough list of research, and how to locate a McKenzie-trained therapist in Omaha, NE.

Premier Physical Therapy Omaha, NE

Premier Physical Therapy is local and family-owned by a practicing physical therapist. We pride ourselves on our small town, Omaha values. As one of the leading physical therapy clinics in Omaha, NE, we stress consistent one-on-one patient care with the same physical therapist at every session. We also know that taking the time to get the right care can be a struggle, that’s why we offer extended hours of 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

If you have any questions at all, or if you’d like to schedule an assessment with a physical therapist in Omaha, NE, contact us to learn more.