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Key Approach ScreenshotDear colleagues, I’d like to let you know about my new website, which has been created for the benefit of clinicians. Here, I will be sharing some of the clinical knowledge that I have gleaned over many years of clinical practice.

I anticipate that the site will also act as forum for discussion, examining many current concepts including the rationale for and how and why we prescribe certain therapeutic exercises – as well as answering any questions that you may have. As the site has just been launched, the content is somewhat limited. However I plan to post regular topics and envisage the evolution of a more comprehensive programme in time.

For some of you, the ideas expressed in this site will represent a paradigm shift in the way that you understand and approach the management of many of the musculoskeletal pain and related disorders that present in clinical practice. My particular interest has been to better understand spinal function in both health and disease and the wide-reaching clinical effects that this imposes.

My enquiries into the evidence base as well as within my own clinical practice have led to the evolution of a somewhat unique approach to the understanding and management of not only spinal pain syndromes but also many pelvic/hip, shoulder and limb pain disorders.

For want of a better name I have called this model “The ‘Key Approach’: making sense of the link between movement dysfunction and spinal pain and related disorders”. Based upon an understanding of functional movement control of the torso, the site of pain and related symptoms is not necessarily their source. The approach is outlined in my published papers and explored more fully in my book “BACK PAIN: A movement problem. A clinical approach incorporating relevant research and practice” published in 2010 by Elsevier.

To help you ‘shift’ your thinking and transform your clinical practice, I also offer practical hands on clinically oriented workshops with a healthy student teacher ratio. For details of these see our workshops page.

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