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Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation

 

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 patients.

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
    Unique 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

    McKenzie 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
    By 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.

    www.mckenziemdt.org (used with permission by The McKenzie Institute USA)