Welcome to New York Orthopaedic Spinal Associates, where we specialize in providing patients with the latest, most effective treatments for spinal conditions. Our team of expert physicians, led by brothers Drs. Marc and Ira Chernoff, are dedicated to delivering personalized, patient-focused care.
With over 30 years of experience and board certification in spinal care, the Chernoff brothers are committed to treating each patient like a family member. At New York Orthopaedic Spinal Associates, we take the time to listen to our patients' concerns, develop individualized treatment plans, and guide them through the recovery process.
That's why we believe in the McKenzie Method of physical therapy. This evidence-based system is designed to assess and treat musculoskeletal conditions of the spine. When we order McKenzie Method physical therapy for our patients, therapists work closely with them to identify the underlying cause of their pain and develop a customized treatment plan to help them achieve optimal results.
If you're experiencing back pain or other spinal problems, we're here to help. Contact us today to learn how our team of experts can help you get back to your best self.
The McKenzie Method of physical therapy is a specialized approach to treating spinal conditions. This evidence-based system can help our patients find relief from pain and improve their mobility.
The McKenzie Method involves a comprehensive assessment of the patient's symptoms and mobility, as well as identification of the underlying cause of the problem. Based on the assessment, our physical therapists develop a customized treatment plan that addresses the patient's specific needs and goals. Treatment may include exercises, postural modifications, and other techniques designed to improve spinal health and function.
Some of the benefits of the McKenzie Method for spinal conditions include:
McKenzie spine treatment can be used to treat a variety of spinal conditions, including herniated discs, sciatica, and spinal stenosis.
The McKenzie Method of Physical Therapy was developed by Robin McKenzie, a New Zealand physical therapist, in the 1950s. McKenzie was seeking a more effective way to treat patients with spinal pain and dysfunction, and he developed a system that focused on active patient involvement and self-treatment.
The McKenzie Method is based on the concept of mechanical diagnosis and therapy (MDT), which involves a comprehensive assessment of the patient's symptoms and mobility to identify the underlying cause of the problem. Based on the assessment, the therapist develops a customized treatment plan that emphasizes patient education, postural modifications, and exercise.
Over the years, the McKenzie Method has become widely recognized as an effective system for treating spinal conditions. It has been used to successfully treat millions of patients worldwide and is taught in physical therapy programs around the world.
Unlike traditional physical therapy, which often involves passive treatments like massage and stretching, the McKenzie Method emphasizes active patient involvement in the treatment process. Patients learn specific exercises and techniques they can use to manage their symptoms and improve their function. The method also uses a comprehensive assessment process to identify the root cause of a patient's symptoms, rather than just treating the symptoms themselves.
At New York Orthopaedic Spinal Associates, we make it as simple as possible for patients to get started on their road to recovery from spinal pain. Just request your first appointment online.