The McKenzie Method

Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT) is an examination and treatment method developed by Robin McKenzie. The main goal of the treatment is to relieve pain, restore spine function, and prevent the problem from recurring or becoming worse. 

The treatment consists of specific exercises and movements as well as posture control training. With MDT, the physiotherapist can quickly and reliably determine whether mechanical therapy will be suitable for the patient. The physiotherapist may also be able to identify patients who are in need of surgery or some other type of medical help.



Make an appointment by calling 09 7750 800. You can also make an appointment online or at the reception desk of any Diacor medical centre. When making your appointment, please mention that you wish to see a physiotherapist who specialises in the McKenzie Method (MDT).


Please arrive on time to make sure you have sufficient time to sign in. If you have previously received treatment elsewhere, please bring any relevant test results and case histories with you.


You can pay at the reception desk after your treatment session.

Medical centres


Alppikatu 2 B, 2nd and 3rd floors
00530 Helsinki

Monday - Wednesday 7.30-19
Thursday - Friday 7.30-16
5.12. 7.30-16
6.12. Closed
24.-26.12. Closed
27.-30.12. 7.30-16
6.1.17 Closed


Suunnittelijankatu 2 (Silkkikutomo building)
00880 Helsinki

Monday - Friday 7.30-17
6.12. Closed
24.-26.12. Closed
27.12-5.1.17 7.30-16
6.1.17 Closed


Keskuskatu 7
00100 Helsinki

Monday - Thursday 7-20
Friday 7-19
Saturday 9-18
Sunday 12-18
6.12. 12-18
24.12. 7-13
25.-26.12. 12-18
31.12. 9-18
1.1.17 12-18
6.1. 12-18

Ruoholahti Physiotherapy

Tallberginkatu 2
00180 Helsinki

Monday - Thursday 7.30-20
Friday 7.30-16
5.12. 7.30-16
6.12. Closed
24.-26.12. Closed
27.-29.12 Closed
5.1.17 7.30-16
6.1. Closed


Unikkotie 5 a A, 2nd floor
01300 Vantaa

Monday - Thursday 7.30-19
Friday 7.30-18
Saturday - Sunday 9-15
6.12. Closed
24.-26.12 Closed
31.12. 9-15
1.1.17 9-15
6.1. Closed


Bergdahl-Härkönen Marjo

Occupational Physiotherapist

MDT therapist (McKenzie Method), Personal Trainer. Occupational physiotherapy, MDT therapy (McKenzie Method), PhysioPilates

Knuutinen Annukka

Occupational Physiotherapist

Diacor Omavalmentaja, MDT therapist (McKenzie Method). Ergonomics, workplace visits, space planning, physical functional capacity evaluations, physical performance tests, fitness tests, Functional Movement Screen (FMS) tests, guidance, assessment of work ability, heart rate variability (HRV), Mediracer testing, group exercise, PhysioFit, Personal Trainer (Trainer4You), PhysioPilates instructor

Kähönen Leena


MDT therapist (McKenzie Method). Musculoskeletal physiotherapy, neck disorders, back disorders

Loisamo Auni


McKenzie Method, musculoskeletal physiotherapy, neck disorders, back disorders, lymph therapy, physiotherapy for seniors

Nyman Sirpa


Physiotherapist, Lymph Therapist. Edema, musculoskeletal disorders, acupuncture, elastic therapeutic taping (kinesio taping), mechanical therapy (McKenzie Method) for spine, physiotherapy for seniors, zone therapy

Sydänoja Sirpa

Occupational Physiotherapist

Occupational Physiotherapist, MDT therapist (McKenzie Method). Occupational physiotherapy, workplace surveys, ergonomics, space planning, guidance, workload assessments, heart rate variability (HRV), physical performance tests, group exercise, neck and shoulder exercise groups

Tissari Jari

Occupational Physiotherapist, Sports Physiotherapist

Diacor Omavalmentaja, MDT therapist (McKenzie Method), FAF Personal Trainer. Occupational physiotherapy, workplace visits, musculoskeletal disorders, sports physiotherapy, post-operative physical therapy, sports physiotherapy (football, basketball, gym, kettlebell), physical testing, Functional Movement Screen (FMS) tests, elastic therapeutic taping (kinesio taping), acupuncture, heart rate variability (HRV)

Vanajas Jaana


MDT therapist (McKenzie Method). Musculoskeletal diseases, peripheral vertigo, acupuncture, physiotherapy for seniors, patients with back or neck problems