whydo people go from place to place searching for help with their back pain? because85% of the time the cause of back pain is unknown!* what's missing?Rescue Your Back™ answers that question!

* Confirmed in Chou R, et al. Diagnoses and Treatment of Low Back Pain: A Clinical Practice Guideline from the American College of Physicians and the American Pain Society. Ann Intern Med. 2007; 147:479.

Watch the video to find out what's missing!

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  • RYB Stories
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    ABike accident with subsequent neck and back pain for 8 years. Over time the pain became progressively worse.
    BHead and neck pain. X-ray revealed one vertebra shifted forward of the other vertebrae.
    CSports injury at age 18. Back pain started at age 30. The pain became worse over the next 20 years, impacting daily life and ability to sleep.
    D20 years of considerable pain in the neck, shoulders, back and feet. The pain significantly impacted daily life, even with continual treatment.
    ENeck and back pain. The pain became progressively worse, unable to tolerate sitting upright. Felt she had exhausted avenues of treatment.
    F15 years of back pain, progressively worse, ultimately unable to tolerate standing and sitting, reported feeling practically bed ridden.
    G18 months after an automobile accident the back pain was a 15/10; unable to do simple tasks.
    HConstant sciatic pain with episodes of extreme back pain. Never able to decrease pain on her own; access to prominent programs and physicians.
    IExtensive effort with body work; yoga and neuro-muscular techniques. Pain progressively worse; unaware of many mechanical problems.
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Steps You Can Take

If you have back pain we strongly recommend that you take Step 1 and Step 2 to learn what is happening to your back and most likely causing your pain.

If Step 1 and Step 2 reveal that your measurements are consistent with your pain, in short, "you move from your back and you don't have a choice," then move to Step 3.


Describe and record your pain in measurable terms.

Chapter 5 of Rescue Your Back helps you describe your pain in measurable terms.

To start today you can download a free excerpt from Chapter 5.

For more about the free excerpt scroll down to the Essential Resources chart below and read more.

To download the excerpt scroll down to the Start Now section below.


Have a System Limitations Evaluation™ from a PT who provides the Rescue Your Back™ approach.

If you do not have a PT in your community who is familiar with Rescue Your Back, you only need to find one PT who will watch the 60 minute PT Measurements video and take your measurements.


When you have limitations in your mechanics
(range of motion, strength, motor control, postural alignment)
consistent with your reports of pain
(you move from your back during the activities that increase your pain)
work with a PT to develop:

  • a Corrective Program to address your limitations (chapter 6 & 7)
  • a Protective Program to protect your back and to help decrease your pain now (chapter 5)
  • Manual Therapy, if indicated, to facilitate improvement in the mechanics found to be limited.
Essential Resources For the person with back pain For the PT
  Step 1 Step 2 Step 3  
A Rescue Your Back - Book
Required Required Required Required
B PT Measurements Video DVD or download
  Strongly Recommended   Required
C Describe and Record Your Pain (PDF Download)
D Online PT Course - Introduction to Rescue Your Back
      Strongly Recommended

During treatment keep in mind. . . . the details matter.

As people improve with the Rescue Your Back approach they realize how critical the details are. These resources were created to help you with the details.

Time also matters. So start today.

Start Now

To start now, click on the links below to request your essential resources, but first please read our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Introductory Offer: (33% Off)

Only $49 when you purchase the book and the PT Measurements video together (Purchased separately they are $73.99).

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NOTICE: the information provided is for informational purposes only; it is not specific medical advice for you. You need to consult your doctor and a licensed physical therapist or physiotherapist for your specific symptoms and medical conditions.

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About Cathy Mahon

Cathy Mahon, PT, MS has been practicing physical therapy for twenty seven years receiving a MS in Physical Therapy from Boston University in 1986 and a BS in Kinesiology from the University of Maryland in 1983. Cathy acquired an expertise in orthopedics in the area of pain and dysfunction of the spine and extremities and has a private practice in Annapolis, Maryland which focuses on back pain.