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The McKenzie Institute Worldwide Vision & Mission

The McKenzie Institute® has supported research of and education about spinal and extremity disorders of the human musculoskeletal system since 1982.

The McKenzie Method® of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy® is an active patient treatment philosophy that emphasizes prevention and intervention, and encourages patients to be in control of their own treatment. Its roots originated in the 1950s from the late Robin McKenzie, who over subsequent decades clinically tested and researched the phenomenon that became a highly effective, proven system of assessment, diagnosis and treatment of back and extremity pain.

Using its thorough assessment and diagnostic process, certified MDT practitioners execute a total system of care based on sound principles and backed by extensive research.

The McKenzie Institute Vision:

To ensure those experiencing musculoskeletal disorders will have access to the McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy.

The McKenzie Institute Mission:

  • To provide education in the McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy to clinicians. 
  • To continuously develop the McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy in line with current research. 
  • To promote the McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy to all stake holders. 
  • To provide support to the Branches of the McKenzie Institute International and promote collaboration between them.

Enormous worldwide growth over the last decade led The McKenzie Institute International to devise a regional alignment of its 28 branches to better manage the overall educational programming and research as well as diversifying the conference programming and venues. The three regions consist of Asia/Pacific and the Gulf States; Europe; and The Americas.
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