Geoff Outerbridge, DC MSc DCAPM
Dr. Geoff Outerbridge received a B.Sc. in Human Kinetics and a M.Sc. in Neuroscience from the University of Guelph. He began his career as the on-site coordinator at General Motors for the Ontario Universities Back Pain Study, a research study examining the causes of back pain in industry. In 1996, he started an ergonomics consulting company to offer his knowledge and experience to clients in a wide range of environments including mining, assembly line and office. In addition to consulting and running a personal training business, he attended the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College from which he graduated in 2001. From 2001 to 2011, Geoff owned a successful multidisciplinary clinic in Ottawa, which integrated Chiropractic, massage therapy, acupuncture, naturopathy, rehabilitation, and complementary alternative medicine.
In 2009, Geoff became the clinical director of World Spine Care (www.worldspinecare.org), an international non-profit organization bringing sustainable, inter-professional, evidence-based spine care to underserved regions around the world. In 2011, he sold his practice and moved his family to Mahalapye Botswana to open the flagship WSC clinic. He has also developed spine care programs in India, the Dominican Republic, Ghana, and Nepal. Through his experience as a primary spine practitioner in developing countries, Geoff has developed unique skills in treating spinal conditions and integrating with other health care professionals to provide optimal patient care.
Along with a full-time practice at Beechwood Physical Medicine, Geoff contributes to the development of low back pain guidelines with the World Health Organization, continues to contribute to research and development of the Global Spine Care Initiative, the World Spine Care project in Nepal, and is one of the directors of the University of Ottawa Musicians Wellness Centre.
Geoff also has many years of experience treating athletic and occupational injuries. He has competed in many sports and brings his athletic experience together with his knowledge of anatomy, biomechanics and multiple soft tissue release techniques to get patients back to an active life quickly.
Global Spine Care InitiativeThe Global Spine Care Initiative: care pathway for people with spine-related concerns. The Global Spine Care Initiative: World Spine Care executive summary on reducing spine-related disability in low- and middle-income communities. The Global Spine Care Initiative: methodology, contributors, and disclosures. The Global Spine Care Initiative: classification system for spine-related concerns. The Global Spine Care Initiative: mode of care and implementation. The Global Spine Care Initiative: resources to implement a spine care program.
PodcastsIntelligent Edge Yoga: Biopsychosocial Model of Pain and Spine Health with Geoff Outerbridge Exploring Chiropractic, Episode # 19: World Spine Care #WellnessWednesdays episode #22, Dr. Geoff Outerbridge (@WorldSpineCare) about chiropractic around the world and community - EC inc. Chiropractic Science Episode #43 -Dr. Geoff Outerbridge discusses World Spine Care and the global spine care initiative Forward thinking Chiro Episode #32; Dr. Geoff Outerbridge with Dr. Scott Haldeman on World Spine Care
Peer Reviewed ArticlesWorld Spine Care: providing sustainable, integrated, evidence-based spine care in underserved communities around the world. The John A. Sweaney Lecture: Washington DC, March 2017, Given by Dr. Geoff Outerbridge. Our Highest Level of Contribution: Doing the Right Thing, the Right Way, for the Right Reason. Creating a sustainable model of spine care in underserved communities: the World Spine Care (WSC) charity. Tuberculosis of the neuromusculoskeletal system: a review of two cases presenting as chiropractic patients. Global Forum: Spine Research and Training in Underserved, Low and Middle-Income, Culturally Unique Communities: World Spine Care Charity Research Program's Challenges and Facilitators Distance Management of Spinal Disorders During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond: Evidence-Based Patient and Clinician Guides From the Global Spine Care Initiative.
TVCTV Ottawa | Amazing People BTV interview with Dr. Outerbridge WSC Ghana TV3 interview Chiropractor of the Year 2012
Other MediaYogapedia: Interview with Dr Outerbridge about back pain and psychosocial factors: Yoga can't cure your back pain