World Spine Care and the Global Spine Care Initiative

Posting Date:  Jan 22, 2019
Dr. Outerbridge and I discuss his World Spine Care and the Global Spine Care Initiative. Geoff Outerbridge received a B.Sc. in Human Kinetics and a M.Sc. in neuroscience from the University of Guelph. He began his career working for the University of Waterloo with 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 ergonomics 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 health clinic in Ottawa that integrated chiropractic, massage therapy, acupuncture, naturopathy, rehabilitation, and family medicine. He sold his practice in 2011 to join World Spine Care (, an international non-profit organization bringing sustainable, inter-professional, evidence-based spine care to underserved regions around the world. He moved his family to Botswana to establish WSC’s flagship clinics in Botswana, returned from Botswana in 2013 and has remained with WSC as the clinical director. Geoff has established and continues to supervise WSC clinics in Botswana, the Dominican Republic, Ghana, and India, and develops new projects in other countries. He continues part time in clinical practice at Integrate Healthcare Collective in Ottawa (

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