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Spinal Publications New Zealand Ltd
Spinal Publications New Zealand Ltd publishes Robin McKenzie's books for the back and neck pain patient as well as textbooks for the health care professional.
Robin McKenzie founded Spinal Publications in 1980 to publish his works after no other publisher would take on his idea for Treat Your Own Back. More than 25 years later, his titles have been translated into almost 20 languages and have sold millions of copies all over the world.
Spinal Publications New Zealand Ltd also oversees the worldwide manufacturing and distribution of The Original McKenzie® products, a high quality range of spinal supports. The proceeds of these supports are donated to further research, development and education in the treatment of mechanical spinal disorders.
CNZM, OBE, FCSP, FNZSP (Hon), DIP MT, DIP MDT
20 April 1931 - 13 May 2013It is with great sadness that we mourn the loss of Robin McKenzie at the age of 82. He was a wonderful man, with a wonderful family who has left an amazing legacy. In the words of one grandson - an unfathomably incredible man!
Tributes and Messages can be left at www.mckenziemdt.org
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 the most influential person 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.
MA, MCSP, Dip MDT, MSc Stephen May was born in Kent, England, in 1958.
His first degree was in English literature from Oxford University. He trained to be a physiotherapist at Leeds and qualified in 1990. Stephen worked for many years in a primary care musculoskeletal physiotherapy clinic in the National Health Service in England.
In 1995 he completed the McKenzie Institute International Diploma programme, and in 1998 he completed an MSc in Health Services Research and Technology Assessment at the Sheffield University. In 2002 he became a Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy at Sheffield Hallam University.
Stephen May is author and co-author of a number of articles published in international journals, and he has collaborated with Robin McKenzie on The Human Extremities: Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (2000) and The Lumbar Spine: Mechanical Diagnosis & Therapy (2nd edition, 2003) and The Cervical & Thoracic Spine: Mechanical Diagnosis & Therapy (2nd edition, 2006).