Books to help you fix your back pain

Back Mechanic: The Step-by-step McGill Method to fix back pain

$34.95 CDN

Back Mechanic guides you through a self-assessment of your pain triggers, then shows you how to avoid these roadblocks to recovery. This approach guarantees the most personally specific plan for you. Then effective exercises are coached in a step by step progressive guide. Many questions are answered that have eluded answers in the past. Spine expert, Prof. McGill used his 30 years of research findings and clinical investigations to create this evidence-based guide that has helped thousands reclaim their lives. This knowledge is now available to you in this richly illustrated book. You will become your own best Back Mechanic and advocate. Fix your back pain with Back Mechanic.

Video Enhanced Back Mechanic

$64.99 CDN

This enhanced package includes the physical Back Mechanic book (shipped to your address) plus the video access code (1 year access to streamed videos) demonstrating the concepts, the assessments, the movements and the exercises contained in Back Mechanic.

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Gift of Injury: The strength athlete’s guide to recovering from back injury to winning again

$44.95 CDN

In the highly competitive world of strength athletics, a back injury is seen by many as the ultimate career-ender. In truth, it is far from a death sentence when properly handled. Follow the journey of international powerlifting champion Brian Carroll, who can attest to this first hand. This remarkable athlete went from 1100 lb squats and 800 lb deadlifts to unending pain and disability after a massive spinal compression injury. After a fortuitous meeting with leading back expert Professor Stuart McGill, he reset his training and his life to fight his way back to the top of the winners podium.

Glean expertise from McGill and Carroll, both masters in their field, and learn how to orchestrate your own triumphant comeback. Whether you are a former champion yourself who has fallen on hard times, or someone starting a new foray into the world of strength training who wants to avoid injury and maximize training, the secrets found within these pages are sure to take your lifts to the next level.

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Ultimate Back Fitness and Performance (6th Edition-2017)

$44.95 CDN

Get the latest scientific evidence on back exercise – what helps and what hurts, and why.

Ultimate Back Fitness and Performance provides the evidence base to design and prescribe the most appropriate exercise programs for the back, and for any activity/sport. Professor McGill’s unique approach is based upon years of scientific research into back function of injured people through to elite athletes. His expertise is sought by governments, corporations, professional sports teams and athletes worldwide. A complete description of a 5 stage program is provided.

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Low Back Disorders: Evidence-Based Prevention and Rehabilitation
(3rd Edition)

$115.95 CDN

e-book version: $53.95
(Note: e-books are not suitable for phones. They do not work on android phones and iphones need an app to read them.)

Get the latest information on evidence-based prevention and rehabilitation approaches and learn how to apply the principles in industry, sport and everyday settings. Low Back Disorders was written for the clinician and very savvy lay person.

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