Shrigiridhari Physiotherapy Center

"Back Neck and Joints"

India's Only Certified Mckenzie Clinic

Dr. Asha Menon (P.T.), Dip. MDT

Diplomated McKenzie Clinician

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As the facility provider

Accredited From The McKenzie Institute International, New Zealand 

A Non-surgical superspecialisation center for Back, Neck and Joint pain.

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Why do we emphasise on


Robin McKenzie said, “If there is one thing I would like to make a difference to, in a patient, it is Posture”.     We at ‘Back Neck and Joints’ believe in the philosophy of Robin McKenzie.

Rightly so too. The very reason why we emphasize so much on your posture in our facility is you could put your money on it for preventing the recurrences of your symptoms.

Is your child complaining of back or neck pain?

Geldhof et al 2007. A study on Classroom postures of 8-12 year old children, suggests,

Prolonged static sitting with a poor posture is common in elementary schoolchildren in Flanders and from a biomechanical point of view, a supplementary spinal load may be assumed. Although the association with back pain at this young age is limited, modifications seem necessary to prevent future back pain. Moreover, it seems that the postural behaviour of young individuals partly depends on components of the class environment, such as school furniture, teaching method, organizational class structures, the pedagogic concept and school management. The current study shows that dynamic sitting is very uncommon in the actual class environment in Flanders. According to this finding and to the literature, it would seem useful to create and evaluate a multi-dimensional primary prevention programme, implementing movement breaks, alterations of class organization and time structures. The development of dynamic sitting habits in school-age children may help to improve sitting habits in adulthood.

Why is it important to interrupt your postures?

A comparison of , the effects of two sitting postures on back and referred pain.  Williams, Hawley, McKenzie and van Wijmen 1991, This study showed that with just 10 min of sitting with lumbar roll, in 210 patients, 48% of those in lordotic posture centralized.


According to Harrison et al 1999 and Pynt et al., 2001, a mixture of maintaining lordosis plus moving at regular intervals is best for the back.


McKenzie (1979) in the article on “Prophylaxis in recurrent LBP” emphasized the need to restore and maintain the lumbar lordosis and frequent extensions to continue with normal functions.  Published was a survey of patients from 1965-1975 which showed that 74% of patients had at least 50% reduction in recurrences.

According to Harms-Ringdahl,1986, Volunteers without neck symptoms maintained flexion of the lower cervical and thoracic spine and perceived increasing discomfort after 2 to 15 minutes, which ceased when they discontinued the posture.

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