David is an experienced physiotherapist with long and established practice in the non-surgical management of low back pain. He has a particular interest in improving function and quality of life in patients with persistent low back pain and has established the Functional Restoration Service at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital to address this. He qualified as a physiotherapist from Birmingham University in 1994, after previously completing a degree in Sports Science, and has worked at several orthopaedic centres including the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in in Oxford.
He has extensive experience of occupational rehabilitation, having worked for both public and private agencies, and uses a biopsychosocial approach to help patients maximise their function. He completed an MSc in Pain Science and Management at Keele University in 2010. He also works as an Extended Scope Practitioner within the spinal team at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital and has close links with the spinal surgical team