Back Pained Individual

Your guide for a course of action

Welcome to our evidence based approach to address back pain.
Back pain always has a cause.

The key to success is to understand the pain mechanism, and address the mechanism. The process begins with a thorough assessment sensitive to anatomy, biomechanics, injury history, psychology and social mileau, neurology, patient learning style, to name a few.

Here is the common path to success.

  1. First read Back Mechanic. Those who are visual learners will benefit from the video-enhanced version of Back Mechanic. Most people do well following the self assessment of pain triggers, reducing the triggers, and building the foundation for pain-free activity. Ninety-five percent of patients told that surgery is their last remaining option are able to successfully avoid surgery following this approach.
  2. Those seeking more athleticism will want to continue the process. As pain sensitivity is wound-down and managed, move on to the book Ultimate Back Fitness and Performance.
  3. Some of you may feel the need to see a McGill practitioner. These are listed on the website

What is the difference between a McGill Method Provider and a person certified in the McGill Method?

A provider has a clinical degree. They have attended the McGill clinical courses and passed an exam that has both written and practical component to assess competency in creating the best advice and coaching for the patient. They have spent extra time with Professor McGill, have earned his confidence, and are referred patients from him and Backfitpro.

Those attaining certification in the McGill Method have also attended the clinical training courses and passed an exam to demonstrate competency in exercise technique and basic assessment skills. They have not been audited for their ability to get back pained people better.
Certification from Backfitpro Inc. is the only certification recognized by Backfitpro Inc.

Disclaimer: Backfitpro Inc. assesses the familiarity and competency of the Provider with McGill’s original material. Backfitpro Inc. is not responsible for the decisions and actions with individual clients/patients.

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