#43. DR. STUART MCGILL - Understanding back pain and how to avoid movements and postures to prevent injury and the questions you need to ask yourself before starting any gym program
It was an honour to chat with world renown expert on back pain Dr. Stuart McGill. We talk about all things back pain, back mechanics, movements that can aggravate the spine, movements that can heal the spine and most importantly. His real life experiences help you gain a better understanding of the importance of smart decision making. What you're doing, why you're doing it and how to do it so you don't injury yourself AND improve performance.
We cover a lot in this episode. It's a must listen to anyone who has experienced back pain, who is training and wants to prevent injury, improve performance and for those wanting to build strong robust bodies fit for life.
About Dr. Stuart McGill:
Dr. Stuart M. McGill is a professor emeritus, University of Waterloo, where he was a professor for 30 years. His laboratory and experimental research clinic investigated issues related to the causal mechanisms of back pain, how to rehabilitate back-pained people and enhance both injury resilience and performance. His advice is often sought by governments, corporations, legal experts, medical groups and elite athletes and teams from around the world.
His work produced over 240 peer-reviewed scientific journal papers, several textbooks, and many international awards. He mentored over 37 graduate students during this scientific journey.
During this time he taught thousands of clinicians and practitioners in professional development and continuing education courses around the world.
He continues as the Chief Scientific Officer for Backfitpro Inc. Difficult back cases are regularly referred to him for consultation. Any product associated with this website has been tested in Dr. McGill’s laboratory.
Where to find Dr Stuart McGill:
You Tube: BackFitPro
Facebook: BackFitPro Inc