"The mental and physical freedom of life without back pain is immeasurable." - Nicola Folino

Nicola Folino is the only McGill Method Practitioner in Oakville and the first person in Canada to achieve McGill Method Certification.  She specializes in treating adults of all ages suffering from low back pain (with or without radiating symptoms).

 

As a physically active individual and personal trainer with previous debilitating lower back pain, Nicola has a deep understanding of the profound effect it has on one's life, both physically and psychologically.  

Her personal success with the McGill Method naturally steered her focus and education to become fluent in the science and practice upon which it is based.

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Nicola is trained to assess and identify the causal mechanisms of low back pain and design individualized rehabilitation programs to remove the cause of pain, build a resilient spine and enhance athletic performance (if required).  Her success rate has established her as a highly recommended back pain practitioner in the Oakville community.  She is frequently referred challenging cases from local clinicians including chiropractors, physiotherapists and osteopaths.  

Nicola has experience working with individuals suffering from a variety of low back disorders including disc herniations, disc bulges, compression fractures, spondylolisthesis, stenosis, sciatica, instability, sacroiliac joint pain, as well as pre and post surgical patients.

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CREDENTIALS:

  • McGill Method Certified Practitioner

  • McGill Method Level 2 Master Assessment

  • Clinical Neurodynamics: Upper & Lower Extremities - Dr. Michael Shacklock 

  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) for for Chronic Pain and Medical Conditions - Beck Institute

  • CanFit Pro Certified Personal Trainer Specialist

  • First Aid Certification

  • CPR A Certification

  • York University BA, Hons., Psychology

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NICOLA IS RESOURCED IN VARIOUS PUBLICATIONS INCLUDING:

  •  Oxygen Magazine - Spring 2020

  • "Crooked: Outwitting the Back Pain Industry" by award-winning author Kathryn Jacobson-Ramin

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