Howard Turner has almost 20 years experience as a Physiotherapist working in musculoskeletal health. He is well known within the physiotherapy profession through postgraduate training and lecturing. He teaches a spinal module on the University College London and University of Birmingham Masters in Physiotherapy, and a Hip and Groin Injuries module on the University of East London Masters in Sports Medicine. In addition to these formal teaching roles he runs training programmes for Physiotherapists, Chiropractors and Osteopaths on the treatment of low-back and pelvic pain and has taught knee and shoulder courses. He has lectured at national and international conferences for the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sports Medicine (ACPSM), the Manipulation Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (MACP), the Irish Manipulative Physiotherapists Association and various other organisations and is published on the Shoulder and the Sacroiliac Joint. He has consulted for national sporting bodies and well known sporting teams of many disciplines. He attended the 1996 Paralympic games in Atlanta as Physiotherapist to the GB squad. His current work at the English Institute of Sports brings him into contact with the Northwest’s elite, lottery-funded sports people from all disciplines, but particularly Cycling, Swimming, Waterpolo, Wrestling and Squash. He works as a clinical troubleshooter and helps coordinate continuing professional development and research efforts within the department. Howard trained in Melbourne, Australia. After completing a physics degree at Melbourne University, he studied physiotherapy at Latrobe University. Graduating in 1988, he worked for seven years in public health, in Melbourne, Montreal and London, concentrating on inpatient orthopaedic care and outpatient services. This included provision of care at a number of GP surgeries. Moving into private practice in 1995, Howard worked at a number of prominent London practices and for two years provided occupational health services to the London Fire Brigade.