Leave Your Mark
Episode 75

Stuart McGill a Legend in Spine Care and Performance

Scott Livingston published on

This episode features spine care legend, Stuart McGill.  Stu is retired but for many years served as a Professor of Spine Biomechanics at the University of Waterloo, and is Chief Scientific Officer of Backfitpro.  As a professor for 30 years he explored low back mechanics and has been the author of hundreds of peer-reviewed scientific journal papers that address the issues of lumbar function, low back injury mechanisms, tissue loading during rehabilitation, and the formulation of work-related injury avoidance strategies and high-performance training.  He has been the mentor to many graduate students. This work has received several international awards.  As a consultant, he has provided expertise on low back injury to various agencies, and corporations.  He has authored several books including “Low Back Disorders:  Evidence-Based Prevention and Rehabilitation” and “Ultimate Back Fitness and Performance”. He is widely recognized by his peers as a world expert on back-related injury and rehabilitation.

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