Back Appeasing Exercise

This exercise from legendary Australian physiotherapist Sarah Key is suitable for virtually anyone’s back, and is the first exercise I teach my patients who have low back problems. The key is to be very subtle with your movements — in this instance, less is definitely...

Stiff spinal segments – Sarah Key Method 1

Recently, I started a series of blog posts detailing Sarah Key’s theory on back pain. I wrote about spinal anatomy and explained how the spine should work in a “normal” situation. Now it’s time to start talking about what goes wrong with backs. Sarah’s theory is that...

Spinal anatomy – how does it work?

I promised to explain Sarah Key’s theories about back pain; but first I need to go through how uninjured backs work. The normal spine with its S-shaped curve The spine is an S-shaped column of alternating vertebrae (bones) and discs. At the front of the spine are the...

What’s the Sarah Key Method all about?

Nell is one of the only qualified Sarah Key therapists in London – but what is the Sarah Key Method? Sarah Key is a leading physiotherapist and an expert in back pain – and physiotherapist to the Queen. Put simply, she’s revolutionised the way we...

Case study: Knee pain connected to a pelvis injury

I’d like to introduce one of my superstar patients. Please meet lovely accountant, entrepreneur and mum of two Rachel, who is so chuffed with her progress that she’s given me permission to tell her story. Rachel was hit by a car 3 years ago, while being a good...