Anne Asher, your About guide to Back and Neck Pain has first-hand knowledge on spine issues, from both a professional and personal perspective.
Anne has experience working with all kinds of people with back and neck pain in clinics, fitness centers, schools and in her own business. She is the author of Move Pain Out of Your Body: The Holistic Approach to Backache Relief and Back Pain.
Anne was a clinical and sports massage therapist for eight years before going into exercise instruction. She created and taught therapeutic exercise programs for patients, clients and students with back and neck problems. She has also delivered staff in-services and presentations to members of the medical profession including MDs, physical therapists and RNs.
Anne works with the Cochrane Back Group, to develop a consumer's perspective for reviews of medical literature. She is the former Ergonomics Editor at Bella Online.
Anne has provided expert comment on back pain for such publications as Conde Nast's Easy Living Magazine in the U.K., and The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Online.
Anne holds a Bachelor of Science in Communications Technology. She is certified by American Council on Exercise as a personal trainer. She also holds certifications as a Holistic Health Practitioner and Pilates-based movement and exercise instructor.
In her spare time, Anne studies physical therapy and holistic techniques from nationally and internationally regarded teachers, and takes graduate courses in medically related topics.
From Anne Asher:
Having experienced several chronic back conditions and a few car accidents myself, I know what it is like to be slowed down by pain and injury. Working in clinical settings has shown me first-hand what injury and chronic pain do to peoples' lives.
I am committed to bringing forward the latest evidence-based knowledge about back and neck problems and to blend that knowledge with perspective, humor and lifestyle considerations.