The McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT) is an internationally researched system of assessment and management for spinal and extremity musculoskeletal disorders. The McKenzie Method was developed by New Zealand Physiotherapist Robin McKenzie. Since its conception It has been widely used all over the world for more than 60 years!
There is always something new to learn, whether you’re an experienced runner or brand-new to the road. Training safely and engaging in physical activities like running are top priorities for physical therapists. In this blog we will cover a few running suggestions from the physical therapists here at Allied Health Solutions, whether you want to speed up your race time or simply avoid an injury.
A concussion is a traumatic brain injury that occurs when the brain is violently shaken. Typically the injury occurs during rapid movement changes such as whiplash or a direct hit to the head(2). This shaking or hitting of the head causes unpredictable injury to various areas of the brain. The damage sustained from a concussion may not just be physical but can also cause alteration in the chemical balance in the brain. This alteration can cause behavioral issues. The complications from concussions range from short-term to long-term. The CDC estimates that 1.6 million to 3.8 million people experience concussions during sports and recreational activities annually in the United States alone(2)
Physical therapist’s approach to neck pain It is estimated that neck pain affects approximately 30% of the US population each year(2). Neck pain can be caused by many different things such as sudden trauma like a fall, sports injury, or car accident, or by long-term problems in the spine. Neck pain most frequently affects adults …
What is hand therapy?
Hand therapy focuses on the upper extremities of the body, including the hands, the arms, and the shoulders (American Society of Hand Therapists [ASHT], n.d.). Therapists specialize in hand therapy and can even become certified. Hand therapists have an extensive knowledge of the anatomy and the physiology of the upper limbs, and can treat almost all injuries or disabilities that pertain to those body parts (ASHT, n.d.).