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Nicola Folino: McGill Method Certified Back Pain Practitioner

​Nicola Folino was the 1st in Canada to achieve

McGill Method Certification

and she is the

Only Certified McGill Method Provider in Oakville.

As a physically active individual with previous debilitating back pain, Nicola has a deep understanding of the profound effect it has on one's life, both physically and psychologically.

Her​ personal success with the McGill Method naturally steered her focus and education to become fluent in the science and practice upon which it is based.  


  • McGill Method Low Back Pain Certified Practitioner

  • McGill Method Low Back Pain Level 2 Master Assessment (x2)

  • Clinical Neurodynamics: Upper & Lower Extremities - Dr. Michael Shacklock 

  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) for for Chronic Pain - Beck Institute

  • CanFit Pro Certified Personal Trainer Specialist

  • First Aid Certification

  • CPR A Certification

  • York University BA, Hons.​

Nicola Folino: Back Specialist Article

Nicola Folino is resourced in various publications for her expertise in the McGill Method including:

  •  Oxygen Magazine - Spring 2020

  • "Crooked: Outwitting the Back Pain Industry" by award-winning author Kathryn Jacobson-Ramin

Nicola Folino: McGill Method Certified Low Back Pain Practitioner
Nicola Folino: McGill Method Certified Low Back Pain Practitioner
Nicola Folino McGill Method Practitioner

Who Founded the  McGill Method?

Dr. Stuart McGill, is the founder of the McGill Method, and is

considered the world's foremost expert in low back pain rehabilitation.

His 32 years of research and experimentation at the University of

Waterloo in Canada awarded him the prestigious “Order of Canada” in

2020 for his contributions to understanding the biomechanics of the

spinal column and to the development of rehabilitation programs for

low back disorders. 


He is requested by medical doctors, chiropractors and clinicians in

allied health fields around the world to provide teaching engagements in an effort to improve clinical outcomes for patients suffering from low back disorders.


Many common approaches such as standard physio stretches and exercises, adjustments, massages, yoga, and pilates do not resolve the source of the pain behind the symptoms.

The McGill Method is a complex assessment and treatment approach used to identify the root cause of your back pain and/or sciatica.  We then train you to remove the cause and build your spine's resilience.  

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