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McKenzie Method®

Several In Motion physical therapists are trained and certified in the McKenzie Method® of therapy that addresses spine/back pain. McKenzie is a three-step process that begins with hands on evaluation, after which individualized exercises are prescribed, and concludes with prevention information that gives patients the tools to keep pain from recurring as often, and to minimize its intensity if it should come back.

Types of pain that respond to McKenzie Method® include

  • Low back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Radiculopathy
  • Sciatica
  • Headaches
  • Numbness/tingling in hands/feet

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. A McKenzie assessment can eliminate the need for expensive, invasive procedures

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 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 3: Prevention

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.

Our Locations

In Motion at DePaul
Norfolk Fitness & Wellness Center
7300 Newport Ave., Ste. 300
Norfolk, VA 23505
Phone: (757) 217-0333
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In Motion at Harbour View
Bon Secours Health Center at Harbour View
Medical Arts Building
5838 Harbour View Blvd
Suffolk, VA 23435
Phone: (757) 673-5971
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In Motion at Town Center
Bon Secours Town Center
4677 Columbus St. Suite 201
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Phone: (757) 463-2540
Fax: (757) 463-2554
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In Motion at Hilltop
1817 Laskin Rd., Suite 100
Virginia Beach, VA 23454
Phone: (757) 437-0471
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In Motion at Redmill
1253 Nimmo Parkway, Suite 105
Virginia Beach, VA 23456
Phone: (757) 943-3060
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In Motion at Mary Immaculate
Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital, Health Resource Center
2 Bernardine Drive
Newport News, VA 23602
Phone: (757) 886-6480
Fax: (757) 886-6077
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