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This web site is dedicated to providing access to evidence-based information and quality products that assist in preventing and rehabilitating back pain. With Dr. McGill’s latest books and videos, those people wishing to achieve optimal performance from their backs are able to find out about the latest research and approaches.

Back Pain Exercise Podcast

Back Pain Exercise Podcast

STEM Talk Episode 35: Stuart McGill explains the mechanics of back pain & the secrets to a healthy spine.

“Professor McGill describes movement and exercise strategies to fix back pain with real examples. He describes a self assessment that reveals why people have back pain, and why they have failed to reduce back pain. Then he describes how to avoid pain allowing the pain sensitivity to subside. Then he discusses back pain exercises proven to build a pain free foundation for movement. Lower back pain is not a life sentence. Once aware of the cause of back pain, specific back exercise strategies are used to build pain free and healthy backs.”

Books to help your back pain

There are 4 books which are all different. Learn which book is best for you. Back Mechanic will guide you through self assessment then teach specific exercises like the McGill Big 3 matched to your specific pain. Ultimate Back Fitness and Performance (6th Edition-2017) gives the latest scientific evidence on back pain exercise – what helps, and what hurts, and why.

Is sitting painful?

If sitting creates back discomfort you have a highly sensitized back, or tissue damage, or both. Avoiding this pain trigger will reduce the pain sensitivity. Avoidance of the pain triggers is part of the strategy to de-sensitize back pain throughout the day as evidenced in Back Mechanic.

Clinical training courses & seminars.

Courses are available “in-person”, Click below to view the course descriptions and the course schedule.

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