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Is the McGill Method covered by insurance?

No, the McGill Method is not covered by insurance.  There is currently no provision in the health care system to accommodate a 2-2.5 hour assessment to hone in on the precise causal mechanisms of back pain and develop a customized program to remove the cause and build resilience.  

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How do I know if the McGill Method is right for me?

If you suffer from chronic back pain and/or sciatic symptoms or continue to have repeat acute attacks despite trying a multitude of therapies and treatments, the McGill Method is likely the best investment you'll ever make.  Most therapies require costly ongoing, repeat visits to manage your symptoms rather than addressing the root cause.  The McGill Method addresses the root cause of your back pain.  It is a one-time investment to guide you on your journey to a pain-free life without the need to pay for ongoing therapy.


The McGill Method candidate wants to understand why they have back pain and/or sciata and how to get rid of it.  Overcoming back pain takes discipline, consistency and patience.  You will likely have to break old habits and form new ones.  If you want to solve your back troubles and be in control of how your spine behaves and heals, the McGill Method is likely the best decision you'll ever make.

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I already had an MRI and/or X-ray.  Do I still need an Assessment?

Without the context of a detailed assessment, looking at imaging alone is of little use in guiding treatment and is often the reason for failed recovery.  Only subsequent to an assessment that hones in on the precise pain mechanisms, can imaging be used to provide a match between pain mechanisms and tissue damage.  

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Can I bring someone with me to my appointment?

Absolutely.  Feel free to bring a spouse, family member, your doctor, your trainer or someone you live with.  You will be learning a great deal about your back injury and your pain triggers, and you will be coached on various techniques and exercises as part of your individualized rehabilitation program. An additional set of eyes and ears is helpful to some.   

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What is the Cost of the McGill Method Consult?

Step 1: Assessment (2 - 2.25 hrs.) + Comprehensive Written Report (1hr): $550

Step 2 & 3: Eliminate the Cause + Therapeutic Exercise (1-2 hrs.): $185/hr

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