"Much of the treatment that physical
therapists provide for back or neck pain -- hot and cold
packs, electrical stimulation, ultrasound, massage, etc, has no
proven therapeutic benefit. Such treatment does little
more than keep a patient occupied while their body's natural healing
process resolves the patient's pain over time.
"Some therapists have patients
do stretching and strengthening exercises, ride a stationary bicycle,
or walk on a treadmill as part of their treatment for back pain.
But let's be honest. Why can't patients do these things at home
on their own, and what does that have to do with treating back
and neck pain anyway?
"Thousands of physical therapists
around the world have turned their back on all of that, and now
teach their patients McKenzie techniques.
"The basic McKenzie techniques which
are explained and illustrated here at TreatYourOwnBack.com are
the same techniques that providers trained by the McKenzie Institute® teach patients in their clinics.
"Give the basic McKenzie
techniques a try. If you have difficulty trying these
techniques on your own, go to the website of the McKenzie
Institute® and locate a credentialed McKenzie provider
near you for evaluation and assistance."