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The McKenzie Method 

We’re on a mission to rid the world of back and related pains.

Over 60 years ago, Robin McKenzie observed an accidental treatment breakthrough. He began studying what he had seen and was able to successfully relieve and cure thousands of patients with the McKenzie Method®.

He set out to share his knowledge with the world, and after much perseverance his method became accepted by medical professionals. He changed the way clinicians treat pain but more notably, he empowered patients to treat themselves with the McKenzie Method®.

The ‘Treat Your Own’ patient handbooks, have now been translated into over 20 languages and the McKenzie Method® is now a global brand, utilised by top athletes among others. Whilst in the process of developing his ‘Method’ Robin also came to realise that correct spinal supports were “vital for my patients, if they were to remain pain free”.  The Original McKenzie® range of lumbar supports, which complement the exercises in the books, are proven to assist in postural management and alleviate pain. They are the only lumbar supports approved for use with the McKenzie Method ®

In 1983, Robin also founded the McKenzie Institute International®, to ensure the orderly development of education and research into the methods he had devised. This not-for-profit organisation headquartered in New Zealand, has 28 branches throughout the world and teaches its stringent postgraduate educational programme to medical professionals and physiotherapists in a further 12 countries. To find out more, visit www.mckenziemdt.org.

“His theories were so advanced that it has taken years for the research community to catchup to his thinking. A vast body of scientific studies now support his concepts.”

About the McKenzie Institute

In 1983 Robin McKenzie founded the McKenzie Institute International® to ensure the orderly development of education and research into the methods he had devised.

The unique philosophies and treatments of human musculoskeletal disorders developed by Robin McKenzie are now known and referred to globally as the McKenzie Method® of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy® (or MDT).

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The McKenzie Story

Almost 60 years ago, McKenzie observed an accidental treatment success. He began studying what he had seen and was able to successfully relieve and cure numerous patients. He set out to share his knowledge with the world, and after much perseverance his method became accepted by medical professionals.

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The Original McKenzie products - used globally by amazing people and brands

Our products and Robin McKenzie’s Method has proved beneficial for all. Ranging from your man in the street, through professional drivers and pilots, to the rich and famous. – just ask Le Bron James. It is universally acknowledged that the seating in a variety of modes of transport provide insufficient lumbar support leading to pain and debility.

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