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Restoring Human Movement

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I'm Dr. Sebastian Gonzales, the treating doctor at Performance Place®.

In this podcast, you will get to hear broken down information about conditions we treat, which also could be conditions you or one of your friends have.

My goal with this podcast is to form a common language between sports medicine professionals and patients/ athletes.

Listen to experts, learn anatomy and sports injury theory in my show.

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Nov 29, 2017



After receiving my copy of the Gift of Injury, the story of Brian Carroll’s return to powerlifting after a horrific back injury, I asked the two authors to be on the podcast. Brian Carroll and Dr. Stuart McGill blend the worlds of science and powerlifting together perfectly… the moral of the story is that if Brian can feel better and win again then many other people/ weekend warriors/ athletes can overcome their back pain.

Here’s Brian’s bio:

Brian Carroll: Brian is a world class powerlifter with over a decade of elite class lifting under his belt. Coming back from a devastating back injury in 2012 that broke multiple bones that most experts said he would never recover from, he has returned to the pinnacle of world class lifting (while 100% pain and symptom free). He is now dedicated to helping others avoid the same mistakes that he made in the past through private and group coaching

Brian flew to Dr. McGill’s lab in Canada for a full assessment and develop a plan of attack. His goal was to be at the top of his game again… better than before his injury.

Dr. Stuart McGill was the right guy to see. Here’s his bio:

Dr Stuart McGill’s Bio: Dr. McGill is a professor emeritus, University of Waterloo, where he was a professor for 32 years. His laboratory and experimental research clinic investigated issues related to the causal mechanisms of back pain, how to rehabilitate back-pained people and enhance injury resilience and performance. This produced over 240 peer-reviewed scientific journal papers, many international awards, and has mentored over 40 graduate students during this scientific journey.

The Gift of Injury was born of their experiences/relationship together. It’s an excellent book packed with examples of loading programs, building tension, and the guy wire system all in an effort to allow Brian’s spine to heal before his push to be at the top of powerlifting again.

After Brian’s recovery he was able to he lifted a 2615lbs total at the 2017 Arnold Sports Festival, claiming the 242lbs class open and overall titles for the 3rd time.

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Dr. Sebastian Gonzales is an expert in trouble shooting sports injuries and overuse conditions. This podcast is intended for sports medicine topics to become easier for patients and athletes to understand. Don’t get confused by what your doctor told you in your appointment. If you like in Orange County CA, book an exam with Dr. Gonzales, your Huntington Beach Chiropractor.