Robin Anthony McKenzie passed away at his home at Raumati Beach, New Zealand, at the age of 82, on Monday, May 13 after battling with cancer for several months. McKenzie established the internationally recognized McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT) and in 1982 founded the McKenzie Institute International.
McKenzie developed a special interest in treating spinal disorders after opening a private practice in Wellington, New Zealand, after graduating in 1952 from the New Zealand School of Physiotherapy.
APTA named him an honorary member "in recognition of distinguished and meritorious service to the art and science of physical therapy and to the welfare of mankind."
The McKenzie Institute has published a full obituary and established a tribute page at www.mckenziemdt.org, where visitors are welcome to express condolences to his family and to share memories.
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