Anne Asher, About.com Back and Neck Pain Expert is a certified Health Coach, Personal Trainer and Orthopedic Exercise Specialist 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 the book Move Pain Out of Your Body: The Holistic Approach to Backache Relief and Back Pain as well as the popular course 8 Weeks to Healing Your Body.
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.
Anne works with the Cochrane Back Group to develop a consumer's perspective for reviews of medical literature. She 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.
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.
Anne continues her education by studying with other experts in her field. She also sees clients, teaches workshops, and gives presentations to health organizations. And, she has been known to wow audiences with her hilarious but fact-based, original, 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 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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