This one day course is for advanced clinicians and performance specialists. The development of movement/motor patterns, endurance, speed, and power within the principles that minimize back injury, or exacerbation of existing injury are work-shopped. Quantifying the athletic demands together with the current capabilities of the individual shape program design. Seating is Limited! Sign up by 9/1/16 to confirm spot and get discounted pricing! Last McGill event sold out WELL in advance.At Checkout Use Code: MCGILLEARLY for $100 off (limited time!) The ONLY McGill 3 event Scheduled anywhere through 2017!
Monday October 2nd @9am
The prior Friday-Saturday
Stuart M. McGill, PhD.
University of Waterloo, and www.backfitpro.com
Professor Stuart McGill has authored over 300 scientific publications that address the issues of lumbar function, low back injury mechanisms, investigation of the mechanisms involved in rehabilitation programs, injury avoidance strategies, and performance training of the back. He is a consultant to many medical management groups, elite sports teams and athletes, governments, corporations and legal firms. He is also referred challenging back pained patients and athletes from around the world.
This one day course is for advanced clinicians and performance specialists. Mechanisms and training techniques used with world class athletes will be introduced and discussed. The development of movement/motor patterns, endurance, speed, and power within the principles that minimize back injury, or exacerbation of existing injury are work-shopped. Quantifying the athletic demands together with the current capabilities of the individual, shape program design. Specific topics include building resilience, training capacity, and strength and speed techniques within pain-free progressions. The day comprises of 3 lectures and 3 hands-on workshops.
This presentation synthesizes many research articles. Rather than provide an exhaustive list, the interested delegate is encouraged to see them at:
However, the information has been synthesized into two books. The first book describes the science of back function, prevention of back troubles and specific exercise, together with assessment of the pained patient:
McGill, S.M. (2016) Low Back Disorders: Evidence based prevention and rehabilitation – Third Edition, Human Kinetics Publishers, Champaign USA, 2016
The second book describes the science of back function as it pertains to training for higher performance function (either occupational or athletic), provides algorithms for examining the critical components of different activities to identify what needs training, and the full exercise spectrum and progression from corrective exercise to stabilization exercise, endurance training, true strength development and speed, power and agility enhancement. Assessment and training techniques used by some of the top athletes in the world are quantified and described.
McGill, S.M. (2014) Ultimate back fitness and performance, Fifth Edition, Backfitpro Inc, 2014
Two DVD’s illustrating the Assessment and Therapeutic exercise techniques and Performance enhancing techniques used in the clinical portion of the course are also available:
McGill, S.M. (2012) The Ultimate back: Assessment and therapeutic exercise, Second Edition
McGill, S.M. (2010) Enhancing Performance, www.backfitpro.com
Brand New, now available:A book written for the lay public with back pain: