The McKenzie Method is an evidence-based approach of active patient care and education for back, neck and extremity problems. It works in three primary steps: assessment, treatment and prevention. The key distinction is its initial assessment component- a safe and reliable means to accurately reach a diagnosis and only make the appropriate treatment plan. Treatment principles are guided by effects of movement, usually a defined repeated movement that directly reduces or abolishes pain and restores function. Patients gain hands-on knowledge to learn how to self-treat, helping to minimize the risk of recurrence. Even patients who have suffered from chronic musculoskeletal pain for years can find success with the McKenzie Method Assessment in as little as two to three visits.
Dr. Patterson has completed the Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar Spine Courses and is currently working toward his Certification in the McKenzie Method.