Although the McKenzie Method is most well know for its rapid relief for problems arising from the back or neck, it works equally as effective for extremity joints such as knees, hips, ankles, shoulders, wrists and elbow problems.

Many common problems that are thought of us chronic problems that are slow to improve or fail to improve with common physiotherapy and other types of treatment rapidly respond to repeated or sustained movements!!


Some common difficult conditions that frequently respond rapidly to treatment include:

  • Tennis or Golfers elbow
  • Shoulder problems (including Labral tears and rotator cuff issues)
  • Knee problems including meniscus/cartilage injuries
  • Wrist Pain
  • Ankle Sprains and ongoing Ankle/Foot pain
  • Shin Splints
  • Achilles Problems
  • Plantar Fascia and Foot pain
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Hip injuries (including Labral tears)
These joints frequently display a Direction Preference like in the Spine, exhibiting rapid relief with repeated movements as well as instant changes in muscle power and range of movement.

Commonly, what appears to be a soft tissue injury clears quickly once the underlying joint is sorted out with repeated movements (eg. Achilles Tendinopathy or Tennis Elbow).

Like Centralisation in the spine, Localization of symptoms occurs within 1-2 sets of a Specific Exercise, giving majority of patients the experience of rapid relief!Sometimes the cause of the local joint problem has a significant component coming from the spine! This is common and so we always assess the spine for its potential involvement in your extremity joint problem.