Which advantages has the McKenzie Method?

Benefits for people with back or neck pain:

  • The causes of back pain are better understood
  • Learn what you can do for yourself against the pain
  • Learn what you can do to prevent future complaints
  • Learn how you can avoid causing pain everyday stress (eg in the office) effective
  • Learn when and which exercises are useful
  • You will learn how to behave in the pain during the exercises

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Other advantages are:

  • The exercises for pain relief and prevention are simple and can be performed in a short time (also in leisure and work) anywhere
  • The McKenzie-program does not require expensive workout equipment

Benefits for professionals, such as Doctors and physiotherapists:
The McKenzie family of products (books, tools, and seminars) provide security to the topics:


  • They recognize reliably serious spinal disorders (Red flags)
  • You can identify early those individuals who respond well to mechanical therapy
  • You can divide the large group of non-specific back pain reliably in clinical subgroups.
  • You learn a clinical examination method, the tests are reliable and valid


  • You learn a targeted treatment program rather than nonspecific exercises
  • You will learn safe manual techniques based on objective signs
  • They recognize the benefits of good clinical examination compared with imaging techniques
  • You learn clear communication patterns in research and therapy