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McGill Method Certified Practitioner

McGill Method Certified Back Pain Practitioner: Nicola Folino


​Nicola Folino was the 1st in Canada to achieve

McGill Method Certification

through Dr. Stuart McGill at Backfitpro

and she is the

Only McGill Method Certified Practitioner in Oakville.

The McGill Method is an evidence-based approach to assess and rehabilitate low back pain that was developed by world renowned spine expert Dr. Stuart McGill of Backfitpro.   Nicola Folino is proud to be the first practitioner in Canada to become certified in the McGill Method for assessing and treating low back pain.


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 Certified Practitioner - 2018

  • McGill Method 1: Foundation for the Pain Free Back

  • McGill Method 2: Assessment: Converging on a Precise Diagnosis

  • McGill Method 3: High Performance Training: Progressing Backs from Pain to Performance

  • McGill Method Low Back Pain Master Level 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 Pain Specialist Article

Nicola Folino is resourced in various publications for her expertise in the McGill Method for assessing and treating low back pain including:

  •  Oxygen Magazine - Spring 2020

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

McGill Method Certified Practitioner
McGill Method Certified Practitioner
McGill Method Certified Practitioner
McGill Method Certified Practitioner
McGill Method Certified Practitioner

Who Founded the McGill Method?

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

Scientific Officer of Backfitpro.  He is considered the world's foremost 

expert in low back pain rehabilitation.  Dr. McGill's 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 pain. 


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 pain.   Difficult back cases, and elite performers, are regularly referred to him for consultation at the Backfitpro headquarters in Gravenhurst, Ontario, Canada.

Read more about Dr. McGill and the McGill Method for back pain on the Backfitpro website at:

Dr. Stuart McGill
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