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What is the McKenzie concept?

The McKenzie concept is a technique used to treat back pain. Your physiotherapist will instruct you to make repeated movements which will show which movements reproduce your pain. Your physiotherapist can then deduce which structure is causing pain in the spine and apply effective treatment.

Treatment using the McKenzie concept supervised by experienced physiotherapistAbove: Treatment using the McKenzie concept supervised by experienced physiotherapist

How does the McKenzie concept help?

Treatment consists of an exercise programme based on movements that relieve pain. The exercises are specifically tailored to the individual and are designed to centralize pain and therefore reduce pain. The McKenzie concept has the following benefits:
  • Reduces pain
  • Restores function
  • Advice to maintain pain relief
  • Advice on positioning and posture to prevent reoccurrence

Who benefits from the McKenzie concept?

Anterior to posterior mobilisations of the shoulder joint to relieve pain and atiffnessAbove: Anterior to posterior mobilisations of the shoulder joint to relieve pain and atiffness

The McKenzie concept is beneficial for anyone with mechanical back pain such as:

Mobilisations of the lumbar vertebrea by a specilaist physiotherapistAbove: Stretch and mobilisation of the conective tissues around the thoracic vertebrea

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