A revolutionary programme for preventing and treating back pain written by renowned international specialists in sports training and therapy. Back pain affects about two thirds of all adults in the UK (as well as increasing numbers of children). The Whartons, whose practice covers a huge range of conditions and treats sports stars and non-athletes alike, have come up with a programme that really tackles this most costly and debilitating of ailments. The book is divided into five sections: understanding the back; prehabilitation; rehabilitation; when it's time to get help; lifestyle.
Jim and Phil Wharton, a father and son team, are world-class trainers and physical therapists, whose clients range from medal-winning Olympic athletes and the Kenyan National Marathon team to Japanese dancers and classical musicians. UK clients have included Sally Gunnell, Liz McColgan, Sonya O'Sullivan and Daley Thompson. Working from their clinic in New York City, they are in-demand, on-call, world-travelling, record-breaking, medal-winning specialists with unrivalled expertise.