Clinicians and Practitioners

Certification vs Master Clinician
What is the difference?

Certified McGill Method Practitioners

Having certification indicates holders have attended education sessions but have not been tested on clinical competency with patients.

“McGill Method Certified” practitioners have attended McGills clinical courses and passed a knowledge competency test. They have not been assessed by professor McGill in their ability to create successful patients. Certified people are not intended to address people with substantial back pain mechanisms. Such people are directed to the McGill Method Master Clinicians.

Becoming “McGill Method Certified” requires candidates to have taken McGill courses (in – person), specifically McGill 1, 2 and 3. An on-line exam must also be completed. The tracking of course attendance and the exam process is administered by RED – an independent management company. Candidates wishing to challenge the exam to become certified should go to link below where full details are provided.

All of our McGill Method Certified practitioners as listed on our website for patients to refer to.

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McGill Method Master Clinician

A McGill Method Master Clinician is an elite clinician who has demonstrated clinical competency with patients.

Becoming a “McGill Method Master Clinician” requires candidates to first become McGill Method Certified. They must also possess a clinical degree, pass the Master Clinician exam having both written and live patient components. McGill Method Master Clinicians will be actively referred patients from Professor McGill and passively referred patients from the Backfitpro website and other sources.

As well people are required to attend our McGill Method Level 2 Master Assessment course in the process to become McGill Method master clinician.

Upcoming Courses

European McGill Summit, 2021 – Eindhoven, Netherlands

March 4, 2021 - March 7, 2021

Instructors: Prof. Stuart McGill, Dr. Ed Cambridge & Joel Proskewitz

Eindhoven, Netherlands