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McGill Method Back Pain Specialist

Oakville's only McGill Method Certified Practitioner

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The McGill Method Assessment begins by gathering a detailed history of your back pain or sciatica. This allows us to survey patterns in behaviour, sports, exercise, work habits, and lifestyle, to gain an understanding of your injury history.

A specialized physical examination follows to determine your pain triggers and the root cause of your back pain and/or sciatica pain and/or femoral pain.  These triggers are unique to every person and we will find yours.  Movements, postures, and loads are analyzed, as well as muscular and anatomical features that may also play a role in your injury.

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Detailed Assessment And Diagnosis

Our in-depth assessment and treatment approach is focussed on finding your unique pain triggers and the root-cause of your back pain.

Personalized Therapy Plan

Eliminating the root cause is the first and most critical step in rehabilitating back pain. You will be trained to eliminate the root cause by replacing your unique pain triggers with pain-free movements, postures and loading patterns. This allows traumatized tissues to rest, heal and for pain to desensitize. For the first time, you will be in control of your back pain. You will know exactly what to do and what not to do.

Personalized Spine Rehabilitation Plan

Once you know how to remove the cause of your back pain, you are ready for custom therapeutic exercises designed to build spine resilience.​ Selection, dosage and timing of exercises are skillfully administered based on your injury and your spine's tolerance and capacity. You will be provided with expert coaching to ensure perfect form with attention to detail to ensure zero increase in your back pain.

Scientifically Backed Therapy

Developed by the foremost spine authority in the world, Dr. Stuart McGill, this evidence-based assessment and treatment approach is about finding the root-cause of your back pain and applying targeted treatment

Certified McGill Method Practitioner

Your McGill Method Certified practitioner is trained to assess your pain mechanism(s), show you how to stop the cause of your pain, and then show you how to build a foundation for pain-free movement.

Your Certified Practitioner

​Nicola Folino

McGill Method Certified Back Pain Practitioner

Why Choose Us?

Patients requiring the McGill Method assessment and treatment approach have typically experienced failed management with usual care for low back pain (LBP). Most patients are unaware of their injury mechanisms and pain triggers. They are unaware that their movement strategies, postures and loading conditions are continuing to injure their troubled back. These are unique to every patient and every bad back; we will take the time to find out what yours are. We will also identify any deficiencies in your back, including endurance, stability, etc. and develop a unique and customized plan to address these deficiencies coupled with expert technique coaching. You will not be handed a piece of paper and instructed to perform generic exercises.

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Patients requiring the McGill Method in-depth assessment have typically experienced failed management with usual care for low back pain (LBP). They have often seen one or more Chiropractors, Physical Therapists, Medical Specialists (Orthopedic or Neuro Surgeon), or other therapists or trainers. Despite this, their back troubles continue with little or no change.

Frequently Asked Questions

Step 1: Assessment

The McGill Method Assessment begins by gathering a detailed history of your back pain or sciatica. This allows us to survey patterns in behaviour, sports, exercise, work habits, and lifestyle, to gain an understanding of your injury history. 

A specialized physical examination follows to determine your pain triggers and the root cause of your back pain and/or sciatica pain and/or femoral pain.  These triggers are unique to every person and we will find yours.  Movements, postures, and loads are analyzed, as well as muscular and anatomical features that may also play a role in your injury.

Upon completion, you will have a clear understanding of the root cause of your back pain.  You will be shown the features of your MRI that relate to the root cause (if available) and we will have a  precise plan for your recovery.  If your back pain is not of a mechanical nature, you will be provided with appropriate recommendations.  

Step 2: Eliminate the Cause

Following the McGill Method assessment, you will be trained to eliminate the root cause of your back pain by replacing your pain triggers with pain-free movements, postures and loading patterns.  

Eliminating the root cause is the first and most critical step in rehabilitating back pain.  This allows traumatized tissues to rest, heal and for pain to desensitize.  For the first time, you will be in control of your back pain. You will know exactly what to do and what not to do.  Mysterious, repeated back pain flare-ups will become a thing of the past.

Step 3: Build Spine Resilience

Once you know how to remove the cause of your back pain, you are ready for custom therapeutic exercises designed to build spine resilience.​  Selection, dosage and timing of exercises are skillfully administered based on your injury and your spine’s tolerance and capacity. You will be provided with expert coaching to ensure perfect form with attention to detail to ensure zero increase in your back pain. 

The McGill Method is not a cookie-cutter approach that prescribes general exercise, general stretches, yoga, pilates, etc.  These are non-specific interventions that have most likely already failed you. The McGill Method prescribes highly specific exercises that target your deficits.  If appropriate, additional interventions for neural (nerve) components of your pain are introduced based on your specific dysfunction. 

You can expect to spend 3-4 hours with your McGill Method Practitioner. You will receive:

✓receive an expert biomechanical assessment including analysis of motions, posture and loads

✓learn about the root cause of your pain

✓learn about the relationship between your symptoms and your spinal imaging (if available)

​✓learn how to eliminate the root cause of your pain

✓learn what to do and what not to do

✓receive expert coaching on pain-free postures, positions of respite and pain-free movement

✓receive expert coaching on pain-free exercises customized for you and your specific injury 

✓receive a written report detailing your treatment plan including access to customized videos

✓receive general programming guidance on the return to activities that you enjoy

✓receive discounts on ergonomic supports if recommended

You will require one 3-4 hour appointment.  In some cases, we will divide this into 2-3 separate visits if necessary. 

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