The members of our Baptist Hospital of Miami
Outpatient Rehabilitation Spine team have specialized training and have
on average eighteen years of experience in the rehabilitation field.
Each patient is treated one on one with treatment sessions and a plan
of treatment that is individualized to meet each person’s need. The
treatment approach is centered on symptom responses to movement or
position. The table below reviews the unique approach we use for our
Our Spine Program is dedicated to promoting rehabilitation
effectiveness and improving our care through the use of outcome
measures. Some of our successes are:
Scores for functional improvement are consistently higher
than the national average, with our patients scoring 15.6 as
compared to 12.3. (as measured by LIFEwaresm – UDSMR)
On the average patients complete our rehabilitation program in fewer than 11 visits
Patient satisfaction – We rank in the highest category of
“Very Good” with a score in the 95th percentile in response to
patients concerns and our explanations given to patients
We look forward to the opportunity to provide our patients with “Very Good” care.
The McKenzie Method: (Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy or MDT)
Three Steps To Success
|STEP 1: Assessment
to the McKenzie Method is a comprehensive and logical step-by-step
process to evaluate the patient's problem quickly. This mechanical
examination can "classify" most patient conditions by the level of pain
or limitation that results from certain movements or positions.
|STEP 2: Treatment
treatment prescribes a series of individualized exercises. The
emphasis is on active patient involvement, which minimizes the number
of visits to the clinic.
Ultimately, most patients can be instructed to successfully treat
themselves when provided the necessary knowledge and tools. For patients
with more difficult mechanical problems, a certified McKenzie
clinician can provide advanced hands-on techniques until the patient
can self administer.
|STEP 2: Treatment
learning how to self-treat the current problem, patients gain hands-on
knowledge on how to minimize the risk of recurrence and to rapidly
deal with recurrence if it occurs. The likelihood of problems persisting
can more likely be prevented through self-maintenance.
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