Stuart McGill Pain Research – Stu McGill Hip Anatomy – Stuart McGill and Craig Liebenson
This intriguing conversation, recorded at the Perform Better Chicago conference July 2012 between Stuart McGill and Craig Liebenson, gives us a glimpse into the recent and forthcoming back pain research coming out of Dr. McGill’s Spine Biomechanics Lab. Dr. Liebenson teases out the specifics of the findings, and then explains how he uses the information on individual patients in his clinic. You’ll enjoy this discussion, and will take away tips to immediately use with your clients and athletes.
“There’s the prevalent theme at the moment of ‘movement quality,’ which is very important. I think it’s a lot more complex than people are currently making out, because movement changes as you add load, speed and varieties of challenges, and that element isn’t simple.”~Stuart McGill
• Stu’s Lab: Past and Present (1:00)
• The Hips (4:15)
• Disc Shape (6:05)
• Structure & Function (8:05)
• Stu’s Personal Experience (14:30)
• The Deep Squat (19:45)
• Stu’s Kettlebell Study (25:55)
• Individualized Approach (28:35)
• The Pallof Press (33:40)
Craig Liebenson is a chiropractic physician and the Director of L.A. Sports & Spine, a pain management, rehabilitation & performance enhancement center. He is the editor of the book and DVD set entitled Rehabilitation of the Spine: A Practitioner’s Manual, and recently released the DVD series, Yoga & Ergonomics; Core Stability Training; & Functional-Performance Training. He is currently a consultant for the M.L.B. Arizona Diamondbacks, Athletes Performance International and the Boston Sports Medicine and Performance Group. He regularly updates his blog at craigliebenson.com.
Stuart McGill is a professor of spine biomechanics at the University of Waterloo who directs the Spine Biomechanics Lab and specializes in back pain research. He has authored three books on back fitness and pain, Back Mechanic, Ultimate Back Fitness and Performance and Low Back Disorders: Evidence-based Prevention and Rehabilitation, and two The Ultimate Back DVDs, one on exercise and assessment and the other on performance. He’s a regular speaker at major conferences and contributes to various textbooks and journals. You can learn more about him and these products at his backfitpro.com website.