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Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter , for the most up-to-date information on our events and outage information. One thing that can help members save during cold winter months is having a heat meter installed. An electric heat meter records your heat usage only. During the heat season Oct 1 to April 30 the usage on your heat meter is billed at our electric heat rate.
For a residential member that is a savings of 2 cents per kWH on your electric heat usage. If you are heating with electric heat and do not have a heat meter, please contact the MEC office at The most common treatment classification. Defined by pain that is experienced due to a disturbance in the joint area resulting in diminished movement in certain directions.
Depending on a patient's specific directional preference as discovered in the assessment stage of the McKenzie method, patients are prescribed to use repeated movements in a single direction that cause a gradual reduction in pain and centralisation of pain symptoms. That is, symptoms of pain from the left and right of the middle-lower back become centralised to the centre of the lower back and over time result in lasting reduction of pain symptom intensity.
This type of pain is categorised by mechanical impairments and deformities of impaired tissue within the body such as scar tissue or shortened tissues. To treat this treatment classification the goal is to remodel the impaired tissue by mobilisation exercise. This type of pain is the result of postural deformation.
Static holds of improper end-range positions, such as slouching are the cause of postural syndrome. Treatment is more geared towards education and proper posture training rather than repeated exercises as the other syndrome classifications prescribe. The last portion of treatment is designed to educate patients to ensure proper continuation of appropriate exercises and correct structural positionings day-to-day. Self-care and proper exercise is stressed and encouraged as prevention methods.
The McKenzie method was commonly used worldwide in the late s in diagnosis  and treatment of low back pain,     and peripheral joint complaints.
Providing worldwide education, training and support to clinicians in the principles of the McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy. The McKenzie Method® of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy® (MDT) is an internationally acclaimed method of assessment and treatment for spinal and.
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