If this was not identified this patient would have undergone multiple treatments to the shoulder which would not have resolved her pain. When this happens patients are often then referred back to a specialist where they receive unnecessary and ineffective injection or surgery, or never improve.
Using the MDT screening process has been shown to be more reliable and effective and is the reason this patient had such a great result."
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Application of the McKenzie system of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT) in patients with shoulder pain; a prospective longitudinal study. J Man Manip Ther. 2017;9817(May):1-9. doi:10.1080/10669817.2017.1313929.