Robin McKenzie is a world renowned spinal expert and is recognized internationally as an authority on the diagnosis and treatment of lower back pain and neck pain. He was voted one of the most influential people in orthopaedic physical therapy in the USA.
Robin is the founder of the McKenzie Institute International. This not-for-profit organisation with headquarters in New Zealand, has 27 branches throughout the world which promote and oversee the education of the McKenzie Method to physiotherapists. To find out more, visit www.mckenziemdt.org.
In 1982 Mr McKenzie was made an Honorary Life Member of the American Physical Therapy Association, "in recognition of distinguished and meritorious service to the art and science of physical therapy and to the welfare of mankind." In 1983 he was elected to membership of the international Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine.
In 1984 he was made a Fellow of the American Back Society, and in 1985 he was awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the New Zealand Society of Physiotherapists. In 1987 he was made an Honorary Life Member of the New Zealand Manipulative Therapists Association and in 1990 an Honorary Fellow of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists in the United Kingdom.
In the 1990 Queen's Birthday Honours, he was made an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire. Also in 1990 he was made an Honorary Doctorate of the Academy of Medical Sciences of Russia.
In 1998 he was made an Honorary Life Member of the New Zealand College of Physiotherapy, and in the year 2000 New Year's Honours was made a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to physiotherapy.
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