Benefits of the McGill Method:

No medications
No injections
Does not require multiple visits
Long-term pain relief
Customized rehabilitation plan tailored to your unique spine
Thorough physical assessment to uncover the root cause of your pain
Improved knowledge and understanding of your spine


McGill Method Assessment (extended 3-hour visit) - $449

An individualized rehabilitation plan based upon principles of biomechanics. By extensive physical testing, you will learn to understand your pain triggers and eliminate them. This empowers you to gradually reduce your pain and get on the path to a pain-free life. You will no longer have to be afraid of when the next pain flare will come because you will have a better understanding of what controls your pain. This method of treating low back pain is referred to as the McGill Method. Too often patients fail rehabilitation because this crucial step was missed.

What our patients are saying:

As someone who has struggled with back pain for more than 25 years, I am always looking for non drug solutions to provide relief. When Matt and Apollo Spine introduced me to the McGill Method, I found a great set of tools to use! Matt took me through a comprehensive evaluation and recommended small life changes that definitely reduce my pain. Thanks Apollo Spine!
Kelly D.
I have dealt with low back issues for many years and tried various approaches to manage related pain and discomfort, including methods recommended by Dr. Stuart McGill. The McGill based assessment I had with Matthew has been especially helpful in identifying posture and movements to minimize pain and protect my back on an on-going, daily basis. I have been able to more confidently and successfully manage daily exercise and appreciate Matthew's availability when questions arrive. He provides a thorough, comprehensive, consultation in a calm, respectful style.
Patricia M.

Conditions We Treat


We identify the root cause of your sciatic symptoms and teach you to wind down your pain using advanced biomechanics. If you have sciatica, it is important to know if you are intolerant to lumbar flexion, lumbar extension, or lumbar motion. This matters because one therapy that helps often is traction therapy, however, if you have an instability traction therapy will make you worse. This would be uncovered during a comprehensive assessment, and this is one of the reasons that we do not recommend any therapy or treatment without understanding you and your pain.

Low back pain (without sciatica):

There are many causes of persistent low back pain including disc bulge, spondylolysis, facet syndrome, osteoarthritis, ankylosing spondylosis, and many more. While knowing the affected tissue is important, we need to figure out what triggers your spine. What do I mean by this? I mean that you need to know which spine postures, motions, and loads are causing biomechanical stress to your spine. This information allows us to develop a rehabilitation plan that is 100% catered to you.

If your back pain has persisted longer than 6 weeks be sure to check with your family physician to see if there are any serious underlying causes of your pain.

About Us

Matthew Louis

Matthew Louis, PA-C is the owner of Apollo Spine, LLC. Matthew first started his medical training at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine where he completed his Master’s degree in Health Science and obtained a Physician Assistant certificate. He spent one year evaluating and treating patients in the emergency room including spine and orthopedic emergencies. For the last two years, he has been treating patients with chronic back and neck pain, specializing in interventional pain management treatments. During his time there, he noticed that some patients had received every treatment possible, some even surgery, yet still had chronic back pain. Simultaneously, Matthew started studying the work of Dr. Stuart McGill, a professor of biomechanics at the University of Waterloo in Canada and a world-renowned expert on the lumbar spine. Matthew learned that McGill developed a method to treat low back pain based on his 35 years of research on lumbar spine biomechanics. He has spent the last 2 years studying his work and is now a McGill Method Certified Clinician.

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