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On episode 13 of The Movement Fix Podcast, I am joined by Dr. Stuart McGill. Dr. McGill is a professor of spine biomechanics at the University of Waterloo, he's written several great books including his latest, Back Mechanic, and he travels all over the world to spread his knowledge.

I was fortunate enough to take a course of his a few months ago and found it very valuable. It's a great pleasure to have him on the Podcast. Here are some of the topics we discuss:

  • The Jefferson Curl: Can you progressively expose a lumbar spine to loaded or repetitive flexion to improve its resiliency?
  • Is lifting atlas stones safe? What are the considerations one must make when doing that lift?
  • What are Dr. McGill's thoughts on MRIs and other imaging techniques that show damage but the person may not have pain?
  • Gymnasts typically go into repetitive low back extension. How can we manage those athletes and why is a spondylolisthesis sometimes painful and other times not?
  • What unanswered questions does Dr. McGill have about the low back and what is he currently researching?
  • and MUCH more

Dr. McGill in the podcast mentioned a study on coal miners and their discs. That study is here.


Front cover for public Aug 2015

 

Dr. McGill just recently released his latest book, Back Mechanic. Click HERE or on the picture to get a copy! This book is designed to help you with your back pain. Clinicians have also found this book very useful

 

 


If you'd like to learn more about Dr. McGill and his work, check out the following links:

Thanks again Dr. McGill for your time and sharing your knowledge with us.


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