McKenzie Approach to Back Pain

The Rehabilitation Department at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital is pleased to offer “The McKenzie Approach” to patients with neck and back pain. Eighty percent of the population worldwide will suffer from back pain at least once in their life. Back pain is the second leading cause of physician visits among adults in the United States. Each day between seven and nine million people are not at work because of back pain.


What is the McKenzie Approach? 
The McKenzie method is a treatment approach for common neck and back conditions. It emphasizes intervention and prevention and provides the patient with lifelong pain management skills. It has proven to be both cost and time effective as a treatment approach.

Originally developed by New Zealand Physical Therapist Robin McKenzie, this method has become accepted and used worldwide for the treatment of mechanical spinal pain.

This program is continuing to grow and develop, and McKenzie treatment is available to patients in Ellsworth and at our off-site clinics. Several therapist have advanced training in the McKenzie approach for spinal RX. We are pleased to offer this type of recognized treatment by specially trained therapists and look forward to the continued success of the program in helping patients manage their spinal pain.

Our Staff

Several therapists have advanced training in the McKenzie approach for spinal RX. For more information, please contact any of our convenient locations:
Ellsworth 664-5472 
Somesville 244-7161 
Gouldsboro 963-4170