The Importance of Exercise and Activity
In the McKenzie system, you are doing the work of making yourself better; the physical therapist is your teacher and guide. You are empowered to bring about your own recovery. Current literature in the field of musculo-skeletal problems suggests that patients recover faster when they are actively involved in their own treatment, rather than lying passively while something is being done to them. When you are taught what causes and reduces pain, you also have the tools you need to prevent future recurrences.
Reference: Michael R. Crooks, PT, Dip MDT