Not all LBP are the same, not all shoulder, knee, neck....
Be specific to your client ! #goRob #mckenzie #exercise #manualtherapy #physio
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Back in 1956, a standard treatment approach for low back pain was heat and ultrasound. McKenzie’s patient, Mr. Smith, had been dealing with right-sided low back pain radiating into his leg for three weeks and had been getting the usual treatment without improvement.
One day Robin McKenzie, New Zealand physiotherapist, casually told his client to go into the treatment room and lay face down on the table. McKenzie and the front desk staff had forgotten that the table was inclined. When McKenzie entered the room he was very concerned because Mr. Smith had been laying in this position for 5 minutes. Extension of the spine was once thought to be harmful for the back.
Yet, McKenzie maintained his composure and asked Mr. Smith how he was feeling, to which Mr. Smith replied that he was much better and that his leg pain had gone away!
McKenzie’s discovery that day set in motion his use of client-specific postures and repeated movements for assessment and treatment. We are glad McKenzie made this “mistake” or shall we say “discovery”...
McKenzie, R. (2011). Treat Your Own Back, 9th edition.