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The McKenzie Method for Neck and Back Pain

Find relief from your neck and low back pain with the proven McKenzie Method of evaluation and treatment.

A widely recognized, revolutionary approach to treating back and neck pain, the McKenzie Method is a comprehensive therapeutic program which uses a system of assessment, classification, and active patient involvement to diagnose conditions and prescribe treatment. PinnacleHealth Spine Centers are two of less than 30 Certified McKenzie Clinics in the United States.

Based on the cause and effect relationship between pain and pain response, the Method relies on a fine-tuned algorithm to determine condition categories, enabling practitioners to better pinpoint the mechanical source of a patient’s historical pain.

The program often results in reduced number of physical therapy visits for the patient as well as greater self-sufficiency.

Evaluation and Treatment

Following diagnosis, our highly trained McKenzie Method specialists prescribe and execute individualized treatment plans which involve extension exercises as well as specified movements and positions. The ultimate goal is to decrease pain, restore function, and enable patients to move toward self-treatment at home.
If a problem does not respond to McKenzie methods, a different direction of treatment is quickly recommended.

Conditions We Treat:
  • Arm pain
  • Back injuries / pain
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Headaches
  • Joint replacement
  • Lower extremity orthopedic conditions
  • Leg pain
  • Neck injuries / pain
  • Post-surgical recovery
  • Sacro-iliac joint dysfunction
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Sports injuries
  • Sprains and strains
  • Upper extremity orthopedic conditions
  • Whiplash injuries
  • Work injuries

The Care Team

PinnacleHealth Spine Centers are staffed by the most highly trained physical therapists in the area with 12 to 35 years of experience in use of the McKenzie Method. Patients are always treated individually by the same McKenzie Diploma or Credentialed physical therapist. Our therapists are able to communicate in English, Spanish, German, Russian and Polish.

Our Therapists

  • Adam T. Peters, DPT, Cert. MDT

  • Nicole Zabriskie, DPT, Cert. MDT

  • Scott VanDenHengel, MPT, Cert. MDT

  • Andrew Milosz, PT, Cert. MDT

  • Nathaniel Creznic, DPT, Cert. MDT

  • Ron Swanson, MSPT, Diploma MDT 

 McKenzie Method treatment is available at the following locations:

Camp Hill Physical Therapy & Spine Rehab Center
3 Walnut Street, Suite 110
Lemoyne, PA 17043
(717) 214-3688

Neuroscience Rehab Center
Bloom Outpatient Center, Community Campus
4310 Londonderry Road, 2nd Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17109
(717) 657-7520

Community Campus Physical Therapy & Spine Rehab Center
4310 Londonderry Road
Harrisburg, PA 17109
(717) 657-7520