The McGill Method was developed by world-renowned spine biomechanist, Dr. Stuart McGill. 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.
As a former professor at the University of Waterloo in Canada, Dr. McGill consolidated 35 years of scientific research into a rigorous certification program for individuals in the health care industry.
Nicola is among an elite group of physiotherapists, chiropractors, and exercise physiologists around the world who have achieved certification. In addition, she has earned the title of the FIRST IN CANADA to become a McGILL METHOD CERTIFIED BACK PAIN PRACTITIONER.
WHAT IS THE McGill METHOD?
The most common low back pain treatments do not address and resolve the source of the pain behind your symptoms. If the cause of your low back pain is not properly identified, the treatment will be ineffective and the cycle of pain will continue.
The McGill Method is a scientific-based program that incorporates a highly detailed assessment to reveal the root cause of your pain. You are then coached on how to remove those causes. Then, and only then, do we introduce individualized therapeutic exercises designed to build a robust back, capable of bearing load.
PATIENCE, DISCIPLINE AND CONSISTENCY
The McGill Method is not a passive treatment 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, discipline and consistency.