Anne Asher, About.com Back and Neck Pain Expert is a Health Coach with first-hand knowledge on spine issues - from professional and personal perspectives.
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 then went on to create and teach therapeutic exercise programs for patients, clients and students with back and neck problems. She has also delivered presentations and staff in-services to MDs and allied health professionals.
Anne works with the Cochrane Back Group to develop a consumer's perspective for reviews of medical literature.
Anne has provided expert comment on back pain for such publications as Conde Nast's Easy Living Magazine in the U.K., The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Online and others. She is the former Ergonomics Editor at Bella Online.
Anne is certified by American Council on Exercise as a personal trainer and as a health coach. She has also earned certifications as a Holistic Health Practitioner, a Pilates-based Movement and Exercise Instructor, and as an Ergonomic Assessor. She has a degree in Communications Technology, and has taken graduate level coursework in epidemiology.
In her spare time, Anne enjoys continuing her education by teaching, working on people and studying with other experts in her field. She has also been known to wow audiences with her hilarious but fact-based spoken word health monologues.
By 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 - as well as in my own business - has shown me first-hand what injury and chronic pain do to other 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.
If you are looking for an exercise or holistic approach to back pain check out Anne's blog.
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