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Physios mourn passing of Robin McKenzie

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The physiotherapy profession is mourning the loss of one of its legends after Robin McKenzie passed away yesterday.

Robin died at his home in Raumati Beach, at the age of 82, he had been unwell with cancer for several months.

Physiotherapy New Zealand President Gill Stotter says Robin was a world renowned physiotherapist and spinal expert and has left a massive legacy for the profession.

Robin founded the McKenzie Institute International, a not-for-profit organization with headquarters in New Zealand and 27 branches throughout the world.

He also discovered ‘MDT’ the Mechanical Diagnostics and Therapy, which has achieved world-wide recognition and is now taught all over the world via the Institute.

Miss Stotter says Robin’s work in the area of spinal disorders has been revolutionary.

"Robin has been a huge inspiration to both physios and patients alike. He has always been passionate about making a difference for patients all over the world and we will be forever in his debt for the amazing contributions he has made to the profession and to the understanding and treatment of musculoskeletal issues."

"This is a huge loss for the physio profession in New Zealand and internationally and our thoughts are with his family at this time."

A funeral service for Robin will be held at Old St Paul’s, in Wellington on Monday 20 May at 11am.

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