Archives: Testimonials

Carmen Bott MSc CSCS FMS

Dr. McGill’s research and investigations around ‘low back pain sydromes’ has helped me troubleshoot dysfunction in many of the athletes and fitness enthusiasts I see. I began following his work in 2004 during my Master’s degree in Exercise Science and still use his methods today. As a Faculty member in the Department of Kinesiology at […]

Nick Clayton, MBA, MS, CSCS*D, NSCA-CPT, RSCC, USAW, Program Manager

On a personal note – I was diagnosed with a spondylolysis back in 2001 and was initially told I could never run, lift, play sports, etc – swimming and stretching was all I’d be able to do. I came across your articles and books – they taught me how to be strong, functional, and active. […]

Chad Waterbury

Prof Stuart McGill is the world’s foremost authority for using a movement-based approach to correct low back disorders. His principles are evidence-based and replete with clinical experience and wisdom. Whenever my clients have low back dysfunctions beyond my expertise, Dr McGill is the first person I call for help.

Pavel Tsatsouline, Chairman of Strongfirst

Back Mechanic by Prof. McGill is an instant classic. An incredibly detailed—yet free from medical jargon—manual for keeping your back strong and healthy. Plus a wealth of knowledge for athletes looking for a performance edge.

Dan – USA

Dr. McGill, I’ve had back problems since I was 12 years old. I threw the discus and shotput in high school and college and continued having back problems throughout my college career. I gave up the sport at 22 because the combination of track and graduate studies at XXX were too much. I continued to […]

Matt B. – USA

Dr. McGill, I just wanted to send you an email thanking you for doing the teleseminar with I have had your Ultimate Back Fitness and Performance Book now for about a year and looked forward to your teleseminar when I saw you were scheduled. I just finished listening to it and I feel that […]

Nathan M. – USA

Dear Stu, I just wanted to say thank you for changing my life. Radically. After 10 years of bad advice from drs and physical therapists, that quick visit with you gave me the power to build a truly strong back, a functionally strong body and freedom from the devastating pain that plagued my life for […]

YANNI V. – Greece

Professor Stuart Mc Gill, After having read your books and watched your DVD’s I am deeply grateful for I have found the solution to my severe low back problems. Such problems include the “clunk”, “catch” of the sciatic nerve, the after bed rest pain and stiffness. At the age of 54 I am an avid […]


Hi Dr. McGill, How are you? I saw you quoted on the Well blog in the NY Times. I guess they know where to get all the best spine advice! I haven’t been as disciplined about updating you as I’ve been about doing the exercises that you prescribed 🙂 But the good news is that […]

Dan M.

Dr. McGill, I wanted to update you on my daughter’s progress with her swimming and thank you again for all your assistance. The exercises you provided XXX helped her complete the entire 2008/2009 swim season without training interruptions. At the World Championship Trials held last JulyXXXX, XXX not only made her first National Team but […]

Brent B. – USA

Dear Dr. McGill, Thank you for your input on inversion. Your methods have helped me enormously, after growing up following bodybuilding pinciples which have caused me a lot of over use injuries and a current auto accident. After going to therapy I discovered your research and have both of your books. Your “big three” are […]

Julie K. – Canada

Hi Dr.McGill, hope you are well. I cannot begin to tell you how grateful I am to you for seeing me on Feb 4, 2010, my low back pain has definately improved with the treatment plan you prescribed to me. I have been following the exercises you gave me to perform 2 per day as […]