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Physical Therapists Earns McKenzie Institute Certification

Physical Therapists

Brookhaven, MS – KDMC Therapy Center is proud to announce that physical therapist Tim Slay, Tim Cunningham and Nicholas Johnson recently earned MDT Certification from The McKenzie Institute® USA Center for Postgraduate Study in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy® (MDT).

Physical therapists must complete a series of advanced postgraduate courses to become certified practitioners of the McKenzie Method® of MDT, an evidence-based patient management system proven to eliminate back, neck and extremity pain in fewer visits compared to traditional treatment.

The key distinction is its initial assessment component — a safe and reliable means to accurately reach a diagnosis that will guide an appropriate treatment plan. Rarely are expensive tests required, as Certified MDT clinicians have a valid indicator to know right away whether — and how — the direction-specific exercise treatment will work for each patient.

Tim Slay, PT, Cert. MDT joined KDMC Therapy Center in August of 2001 and also serves as the Director of Therapy Services. Tim Cunningham PT, Cert. MDT joined KDMC Therapy Center in July 2011 and Nicholas Johnson PT, DPT, Cert. MDT joined KDMC in December 2013. Slay, Cunningham and Johnson specialize in orthopaedic conditions and physical therapy.

One of the largest therapy and rehabilitation clinics in the state, the KDMC Therapy Center provides physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, and sports therapy services to meet the special needs of adults, athletes, and children. Staffed by an expert team of physical therapists, physical therapy assistants, certified athletic trainers, occupational therapists, and speech pathologists, our goal is to facilitate recovery from injury, surgery, stroke, or congenital conditions and help patients achieve their highest quality of functional activity, independence, and productivity. Our facility includes a large pediatric therapy suite, five private therapy treatment rooms, an Activities of Daily Living training kitchen, a warm indoor therapy pool, a spacious gym, a sports track, and a hand therapy area. We have the resources, experience, and compassion to make your therapy as successful as possible.

For more information about the McKenzie Method® and how it could benefit you contact KDMC Therapy Center at 601.823.5255.