December 19, 2014 — One of the world’s leading spine specialists, already well-known to and admired by chiropractors internationally, will speak at next year’s WFC/ECU Convention, which will take place May 13-16, 2015, in Athens, Greece.
Stuart McGill, PhD, of Canada, has an academic background in kinesiology and spine biomechanics and has authored more than 300 published articles, in addition to the highly acclaimed texts The Ultimate Back and Low Back Disorders. He will be in Greece as part of a line-up of top speakers from around the globe.
“We’re thrilled that Professor McGill will be joining us in Athens,” WFC President Greg Stewart, DC, said. “His reputation goes before him, and he is a spine researcher and clinician who truly can be described as world class.”
Based at the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, McGill has pioneered the study of spinal biomechanics and is in demand throughout the world as an acclaimed speaker on the rehabilitation of injured spines. His advice has been sought by governments, corporations, and elite athletes looking to reduce the burden of back pain and create optimum spinal fitness.
Recognized as one of the foremost experts in his field, McGill has dedicated his career to understanding how the spine becomes injured and putting together knowledge of function to design recovery strategies. With both in vivo and in vitro laboratories at Waterloo, live and cadaveric subjects are studied and injury mechanisms can be mimicked, after which tissues are analyzed to determine precise patterns of biomechanical failure.
“The trick of it all is to match the treatment plan to the individual,” McGill said. “Just because one person’s back got better with one approach, it isn’t the case that it’ll work for the next person.”
McGill will be speaking on the opening day of the WFC/ECU Congress, the theme of which is The Alpha and Omega of Spinal Healthcare. He will deliver a lecture and a 90-minute workshop.
Register now at wfc.org/congress2015.
Source: World Federation of Chiropractic