Back Pain

Author(s): Paula Coates


Low Back Pain: Help yourself to Health will show you how to manage your back pain by helping you to gain a better understanding of the causes and how this affects your body and health. Armed with this information you can make informed choices about how you live your life. Low back pain There is no reason why low back pain should stop you living a full and active life. Help yourself to Health will show you how to include a simple fitness programme into your life, whilst considering the specific challenges you face with acute and chronic back pain. You will start to see improvements within 6 weeks, when you can re-test your baseline fitness. This will be all the motivation you need to keep your new lifestyle on track to a happier and healthier you!


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Endorsed by leading back pain organisation BackCare, and content approved by a medical doctor. Back pain will affect 80% of us at some point in our lives. One in 6 working days lost in the UK is due to back pain, at an estimated cost of up to GBP335 million per year. More than 6 million people in the UK have chronic backpain (The Lancet). Covers the specific needs of all sufferers of back pain, regardless of age, severity of condition or levels of fitness. By answering the MOT questionnaire you can assess your current level of health and a few simple tests will give you a base line of fitness. Simple and easy to follow exercise programmes give you a step-by-step guide to starting and returning to exercise. Specific exercises show you how to improve your mobility, core stability, balance and strength, and will help with the specific problems faced by those with back pain.

Paula Coates is a chartered physiotherapist, back pain specialist and author of Running Repairs. She writes for a number of fitness magazines and is a clinical lecturer for the MSc in neuromusculoskeletal physiotherapy at Kings College London. Paula is also a keen runner and has completed six marathons.

General Fields

  • : 9781408107034
  • : 28280
  • : 28280
  • : 0.159
  • : January 2010
  • : 178mm X 111mm X 8mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paula Coates
  • : Paperback
  • : 2010
  • : 617.564062
  • : 128
  • : colour photographs throughout