Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT) is a methodical system of assessment and treatment that is equipped to determine several key things to get you on the right path to resolve your neck and/or thoracic pain. Together, we can achieve the following:
1) Determine that your neck or thoracic pain is not secondary to potential heart, lungs, or digestive tract issues. The chance of complications from the above reasons is less than 1% before the age of 50.5 If you are concerned that your condition is not treatable by conservative measures, we can effectively screen that out for you and get you to the right physician without delay.
2) Determine if your neck or thoracic pain can be treated conservatively and effectively through physical therapy. Our ability to correctly classify your condition in a relatively short period of time (1-3 visits) will ensure that we are taking the right actions to get you back to full recovery quickly!
3) Not sure if you have done all that you can conservatively to avoid surgery? We can help you answer that question in a fairly short period of time so that you can be confident that going through with surgery, is the right decision.
4) Through our partnership, you will learn how to effectively and independently manage your condition for life, through the thorough understanding of the effects of posture on your neck and upper back, knowing what exercises to perform to prevent reoccurrence, and a detailed plan to ensure a return to your previous activities!