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The McKenzie Institute Worldwide Mission

McKenzie Method® of Mechanical Diagnosis
and Therapy®: An Introduction

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 Mission:

Educate in and promote the principles of the management of musculoskeletal disorders as developed and described by Robin McKenzie.

The Mission shall be achieved by educating and promoting the principles to:

  • Administrators
  • Clinicians
  • Funders
  • General Public
  • Healthcare Professionals
  • Legislators/Policy Makers
  • Researchers
  • Other

The McKenzie Institute USA (MIUSA) was the first organized branch founded in 1982 and later incorporated in 1989. Recognized as not-for-profit under Section 501(c) (3) by the Internal Revenue code. MIUSA is governed by a Board of Directors and headquartered in Syracuse, N.Y.

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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