ActiveCare PT Inc.
ActiveCare PT Inc.

The Only Certified Mckenzie Clinic in Ohio to provide Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT)

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Mechanical Diagnosis Therapy

  • Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT), also known as the McKenzie Method is a comprehensive approach to the spine and extremities based on sound principles and fundamentals that when understood and followed accordingly are very successful.


  • The McKenzie Method® of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy® is an active patient treatment philosophy that emphasizes prevention and intervention, and encourages patients to be in control of their own treatment.


  • MDT is a logical, cost-effective process that evaluates the patient's problem quickly, to identify both responders and non-responders.  Spine and joint pain are often mechanical in nature, thus most responders will show patterns of response to pain and function so the physical therapist can classify accordingly. This classification is unique to MDT and provides a benefit to the patient and physical therapist, because patients will be treated based on their individual mechanical syndrome.


  • Unique to MDT is a well-defined "cause and effect" relationship between historical pain behavior, response to repeated test movements, sustained positions and activities during the assessment process.


  • MDT emphasizes education and active patient involvement to decrease pain quickly, and restore function and independence, minimizing the number of visits to the clinic. A certified McKenzie clinician will know when to provide additional advanced hands-on techniques until the patient can successfully manage the prescribed skills on their own.

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ActiveCare PT Inc.

36495 Vine Street Suite L

Willoughby, OH 44094

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