About Us

Welcome to The McKenzie Institute® International

The McKenzie Institute International is a Charitable Trust registered in New Zealand.  The Institute’s objective is the worldwide promotion of the assessment, treatment, education and empowerment of patients with musculoskeletal disorders. This philosophy and treatment, developed by Robin Anthony McKenzie, is known worldwide as the McKenzie Method® of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy® or MDT. 

The Institute is governed by an International Board of Trustees comprising independent medical experts, the CEO, and a member of the McKenzie family.

The Institute’s International Education Committee, comprising senior members of the Institute, advises the International Board of Trustees on all educational matters relating to MDT.

Our Vision

Our Vision
MDT (Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy) to be the first choice worldwide for the assessment, treatment, education and empowerment of patients with musculo skeletal disorders.

Mission Statement

Educate in and promote the principles of the management of musculoskeletal disorders as developed and described by Robin McKenzie.

The Mission shall be achieved by educating and promoting the principles to:

  • Administrators
  • Clinicians
  • Funders
  • General Public
  • Healthcare professionals
  • Legislators/ Policy Makers
  • Researchers
  • Others

A global success story

global success

Worldwide, the McKenzie Institute International is comprised of 28 branches, which maintain, and contribute to, the goals of the Institute in their respective countries. In addition to those countries with branches, the Institute also presents its education programme in another 12 countries. The Institute continues to grow worldwide, and new branches are established on a regular basis.

The Institute comprises three regions – the Americas, Europe and Asia/Pacific (which also comprises Saudi Arabia).

Our Board of Trustees and Management

Click here to view our Governance and Management team.