Broadway Physical Therapy and Sports Rehabilitation’s owner Ellen Grover, who lives in the Mount Tabor neighborhood, recently earned Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy certification from the McKenzie Institute center for postgraduate study.
Physical therapists must complete a series of advanced postgraduate courses to become certified practitioners of the McKenzie Method, an evidence-based patient management system proven to eliminate back, neck and extremity pain in fewer visits compared to traditional treatment. The initial assessment provides a diagnosis that allows for an appropriate treatment plan and decreases the need for expensive tests, as clinicians have a valid indicator to know how direction-specific exercise treatment will work for each patient.
Broadway Physical Therapy, 3016 N.E. Broadway, now has two therapists who are certified in the method. Anne Bower received her certification earlier this year and both therapists are excited about the opportunity to utilize their additional training.
“This is one more tool we’ll have in our toolbox to help our patients,” said Grover. “It’s a systematic, affordable and very efficient way to determine a treatment plan for orthopedic conditions.”
Grover founded Broadway Physical Therapy with Joe Paterno in 2002 and become the sole owner when Paterno retired last June. For more information or to make an appointment call 503-287-6636 or visit www.broadwaypt.net.