DETERMINING THE CAUSE OF YOUR PAIN AND REMOVING IT, IS THE KEY TO A PAIN-FREE LIFE.
TREAT THE CAUSE, NOT THE SYMPTOMS!
WHAT IS THE "McGILL METHOD"?
Dr. Stuart McGill is a world renowned Spinal Biomechanist. In 2020 he was awarded the "New Order of Canada" for his contributions to the understanding of the biomechanics of the spinal column and for his development of evidence-based rehabilitation programs for low back disorders.
The McGill Method is known for its high success rates and is based on a unique scientific approach that identifies movements, postures and loads that are the root cause of your low back pain. Once the cause is identified, it is removed and the pain begins to desensitize.
As a former professor at the University of Waterloo, McGill consolidated 35 years of scientific research into a multilevel certification program for individuals in the health care industry.
Nicola Folino of nFit is proud to be the first individual in Canada to become a McGill Method Certified Practitioner.
HOW IS THE MCGILL METHOD DIFFERENT FROM OTHER THERAPIES?
√ You will receive a 2-3 hour assessment to determine the cause of your pain. The title of your injury (disc bulge, herniation, stenosis, spondylolisthesis, compression fracture, sciatica etc.) is not the key component to your recovery. The key to your recovery lies in the identification and removal of motions, postures or loads that cause your pain (and created the injury).
√ Once we know the cause of your painful symptoms, you will be coached to adopt new movement patterns, modified postures and muscular bracing techniques in order to stop aggravating your injury. This is the first step in reducing your pain. Not exercises. One of the downfalls of many rehabilitation programs is the view that standard exercises will solve low back pain. Although individualized exercises are an integral part of the McGill Method, they are not the first order of business. If you do not remove the cause of your pain first, you will not have a chance for long-term success.
√ Once you stop aggravating your injury, and the pain starts to settle down, you will be given very individualized therapeutic exercises. Modifications are made to the intensity, duration and frequency of each exercise to ensure they are well tolerated and stay within your pain-free capacity.
√ As you recover you will be coached on additional exercises to build appropriate endurance, strength, mobility, stability and ultimate control over your spine. You will begin to broaden your pain-free capacity and return to activities that you once enjoyed.
√ Some will graduate from a rehabilitative focus to one that is performance focussed. We will build upon your pain-free foundation and develop a robust spine capable of more challenging activities.
WHO IS A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR THE McGILL METHOD?
The McGill Method is not a passive program. You must have the desire to understand why you have low back pain and you must be willing to put forth the effort required to remove the cause and build resilience. The McGill Method Candidate is looking for a long-term solution to their back pain. They must adopt a mindset of: PATIENCE, DEDICATION AND CONSISTENCY