Dr David Evans is the founder and Clinic Director of the Birmingham Back Pain Clinic. He is a Registered Osteopath, having graduated with a BSc (Hons) degree in Osteopathy from the British School of Osteopathy, London in 1998, winning the prestigious prize for 'best clinical performance' in his year group. Since that time he has been registered with the profession's regulatory body, the General Osteopathic Council.
As well as the Clinic, David has worked as an osteopath in several settings, including the occupational health department at BBC Birmingham (Pebble Mill), part of the medical team at Birchfield Harriers Athletics Club, and a NHS-funded clinic in Redditch, West Midlands. His patients have included several international athletes and professional and semi-professional sportspeople, professional musicians, General Practitioners, Hospital Consultants, Physiotherapists, and even a local Chiropractor.
David gained his PhD in 2007 from the School of Health and Rehabilitation, Keele University, which investigated 'best practice' in the management of low back pain in the UK. He has also authored several papers that have been published in peer-reviewed scientific journals. In addition to lecturing widely on the topic of spinal manipulation, he is Section Editor (Masterclasses) and editorial reviewer for the International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine, and an editorial reviewer for numerous other research journals, including Manual Therapy, and the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics.
David is currrently a Research Fellow at the Centre of Precision Rehabilitation for Spinal Pain (CPR Spine) at the University of Birmingham.
David also holds honorary research fellowships at the Research
Centre at the University College of Osteopathy (formerly the British School of Osteopathy) in London, the Warwick
Clinical Trials Unit, University of Warwick, and the Institute of Osteopathy, University
of Health Sciences, Campus Kristiana, Norway. He regularly lectures and teaches at the University College of Osteopathy (formerly the British School of Osteopathy) and
Manipulative Physiotherapy MSc at the University of Birmingham. In addition, David also teaches and lectures in the UK and abroad on
postgraduate courses and conferences.
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