Thursday, 18 February 2021

Josephine Key is an author, mentor and practising neuromuscular-skeletal physiotherapist. She has over 40 years of clinical experience and 30 years as the principal physiotherapist at Edgecliff Physiotherapy Sports and Spinal Centre. Her passion for bodies, their optimal function and how dysfunction drives pain states, underpins her work. Josephine’s treatment approach distils the complex academic evidence, but enhances it with practical approaches inspired from multiple eastern and western manual and movement disciplines. She has refined this knowledge and developed a simple classification system which can be used to guide treatment approaches – The Key Approach. This is explained in her book: Back Pain: A Movement Problem. Josephine has a particular interest in the nature of movement – understanding what constitutes natural healthy control and the relationship between altered axial posturomovement control and many pain disorders – in particular those relating to the spine.

Josephine has another book titled Freedom to Move. In essence, Freedom to Move describes what goes wrong in the spine and what to do about it. It integrates the applicable contemporary neuroscience around spinal movement and pain with the clinical evidence and understanding gained from the author’s enquiring practice, and her exploration of various movement approaches and their contribution – or otherwise, to spinal well-being. It examines the relationship between healthy torso structure and functional control and describes and explains the author’s model of spinal dysfunction. The book’s main focus is on a practical, therapeutic exercise/movement approach which addresses the common movement faults and dysfunctions observed in people with spinal pain and stiffness.


  • Josephine Key,  Author, Mentor and Neuromuscular-skeletal Physiotherapist, The Key Approach 


  • Kevin Connor SC, Barrister, Maurice Byers Chambers

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This will be the final lecture in a series of webinars on healthy eating, sleeping and exercising, to be hosted by the Wellbeing Committee in 2020-21.


CPD Points 1
Date & Times Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 5:15pm - 6:15pm
CPD Strand Practice Management and Business Skills
Committee Wellbeing Committee

Online via Zoom Webinar

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