David Rogers is a chartered physiotherapist with over 20 years’ experience of helping people with musculoskeletal pain, including back pain, to recover function and get their lives back on track. He has worked in many different healthcare environments including the National Health Service, the Occupational Health Industry, and in Sports Medicine. He is currently based at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital in Birmingham, where he established a functional restoration service for patients with back pain, combining both physical and psychological treatments within an interdisciplinary team. He works closely with spinal surgeons and physicians in an extended role, assessing and treating a broad variety of patients with persisting spinal pain. His work is focused on applying a biopsychosocial approach to recovery, using cognitive behavioural principles aimed at optimising recovery for his patients. As well as his clinical work David also lectures regularly to healthcare professionals and students and he is playing an active role currently in several research trials relating to back pain.