All posts by Krissy Marshall

Nick Rinard Physical Therapy likes repeated movements

'Pain responses in repeated end-range spinal movements and psychological factors in sick-listed patients with low back…

Posted by McKenzie Institute USA on Tuesday, July 17, 2018


McK Centralization

The concept of 'centralization' came up during discussions with some medical colleagues recently. Most had never really…

Posted by McKenzie Institute USA on Wednesday, July 11, 2018


The Show must go on! Margo Burette DPT

I’d like to share with you a recent patient success story from Nick Rinard Physical Therapy.  Our story begins with a 10 year old girl (we will call her Artemis for this article) who had a disastrous landing while playing on her trampoline in her backyard.  Artemis’ back injury was very upsetting to her because it occurred just a few weeks before her end of the year dance recital.  She was frustrated because her attempts to participate in dance class weren’t going well despite her desire to succeed.  She was unable to lift her leg above her knee level due to her back pain. Thankfully, her parents were proactive and brought her to our clinic for treatment just 3 days after her injury.

When I examined her, Artemis was having difficulty finding a comfortable position sitting on the exam table.  Pain was driving her to fidget and her restlessness was creating fatigue which further aggravated her symptoms in a vicious cycle.  Even her walking pattern had been altered, and she had a difficult time separating the movement of her shoulder and hip on the left side.

Artemis’ treatment plan targeted stretching of her injured muscles, restoring normal movement patterns, and building strength in her lumbopelvic stabilization muscles.

Due to timely intervention and excellent follow through with her home exercise program, Artemis made a full recovery and was able to shine on the stage for her dance recital!

So, if you or your children are being limited by injury, take a lesson from Artemis’ excellent example and seek our help sooner rather than later.  We’ll get you back on your feet and performing at your best!  The show must go on!


Testing Positions How often do you use sustained positions when testing patients with low back pain? As…

Posted by McKenzie Institute International on Saturday, June 23, 2018


Exercise Therapy for knee OA by Mck

In case you missed it (part 1) some recent data presented on non-surgical treatments of knee OA. And in case you missed…

Posted by McKenzie Institute USA on Tuesday, June 26, 2018


Labral repair posted my McKenzie Institute International "Neither labral repair nor biceps tenodesis had any significant clinical…

Posted by McKenzie Institute USA on Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Posted by Nick Rinard Physical Therapy on Wednesday, May 30, 2018


Nick Rinard PT and McK Institute agree on weight! “Modern exercise science shows that working with weights—whether that weight is a light dumbbell…

Posted by McKenzie Institute International on Thursday, June 14, 2018


What can you do to improve your health?

Do your patients ever ask what they could do to help improve their general health? What do you suggest? #Walking…

Posted by McKenzie Institute International on Monday, June 4, 2018


Mechanical Response (Full text available) "The provocative mechanical…

Posted by McKenzie Institute International on Saturday, June 16, 2018


Nick Rinard PT and McK suggest regularly bike riding

“Activities like regularly riding a bike appear to undo the assumption that we get more frail as we get older…” #OnYerBikeThen #MovementIsMedicine #RecoveryOfFunction #Prophylaxis #MDT

Posted by McKenzie Institute USA on Wednesday, June 13, 2018