The McKenzie Method for Back and Neck Pain

Robin McKenzie, a pioneer of musculoskeletal disorders and their treatment, believed that self-treatment was the best way to achieve long lasting improvement of neck, back, and extremity disorders. In 1950, he developed the McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnostics and Therapy (MDT). The McKenzie Method is recognized worldwide as the standard for managing pain as well as … Continue reading The McKenzie Method for Back and Neck Pain

National Physical Therapy Month & The McKenzie Method

Each October, the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) commemorates National Physical Therapy Month (NPTM) as a way of recognizing the impact physical therapist assistants and physical therapists make in restoring and improving motion in people’s lives. Earlier this year Robin McKenzie, a pioneer of musculoskeletal disorders and their treatment, passed away after a courageous battle … Continue reading National Physical Therapy Month & The McKenzie Method

How We Can Help You Achieve Total Body Wellness

From everyday wellness to targeted pain relief, at Relax The Back you’ll find solutions specifically designed to improve your life from head to toe. Built on the McKenzie Method of back and neck self-care, our mission is focused on helping you improve your overall health and wellness through products that support not only your back … Continue reading How We Can Help You Achieve Total Body Wellness

Ice vs Heat: Which Is Better For Pain?

This October, the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) is raising awareness of the dangers of opioid use and addiction while looking at safer alternatives for treating chronic pain. The Centers for Disease Control recommend physical therapy as a safe, nonopioid alternative to pain management. Relax The Back was founded on the principles of the McKenzie … Continue reading Ice vs Heat: Which Is Better For Pain?

Back Care Essentials For Pain Relief

  October is National Spinal Health Month. Our spines are our core, connecting muscles, ligaments and nerves throughout our body. This means spinal health a key component in your overall health. Studies indicate poor posture is a main cause of back and neck pain. Poor posture can cause damage to the vertebrae, joints, and spinal discs … Continue reading Back Care Essentials For Pain Relief

Come on in, We’re here to help!

30 years ago, Virginia Rogers had a vision. Two years after the first Relax The Back location opened, she bought the store and began to transform the business into what it is today. What started as one retail store in a small house in Austin, TX has grown to 90+ stores across the United States … Continue reading Come on in, We’re here to help!

7 Myths About Physical Therapy

Each October, physical therapists and physical therapists assistants are recognized for their hard work and dedication to restore and improve motion in people’s lives during National Physical Therapy month (NPTM). Lead by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), this month is intended to recognize the work of these trained specialists who help people restore or … Continue reading 7 Myths About Physical Therapy

Relax The Back Celebrates 30 Years

30 years ago, in 1984, the first Relax The Back location opened in a small house in Austin, TX. What started as one retail store has grown into nearly 100 franchise locations across the United States and Canada. Built on physical therapist Robin McKenzie’s philosophy of back and neck self-care, Relax The Back believes in … Continue reading Relax The Back Celebrates 30 Years