Maccio Physical Therapy will present an MDT Knee Workshop at noon and 5 p.m., June 18, 2019. They use mechanical and diagnosis treatment (MDT) for neck, back, shoulders, hips and knees with a physical therapist that holds a master’s degree in ergonomics and occupational biomechanics and is a diplomate in mechanical diagnosis and therapy, the highest McKenzie Institute International educational level. Maccio Physical Therapy has been active in the Capital Region for the past 31 years and helped thousands of patients alleviate their pain.
Statistics say that only 18 percent of patients with back and joint pain are referred to physical therapy by their physician. Thus, there has been a dramatic increase in the use of opioids for back pain management, as well as an increase in injections, surgery and MRI usage, which has not been shown to be reliable. MDT is a process that determines whether back or joint pain is mechanical in nature, and if there is a direction of movement that can abolish pain and restore normal function and prevent reoccurrence.
Admission is free. Location: 1 New Hampshire Ave., Troy. The first five people registered will also receive a complimentary copy of the book Treat Your Own Knee. For reservations (required), call 518-273-2121 or visit MaccioPhysicalTherapy.com.