sarah key edited

BSc Physio

Area of Expertise

Physio Spinal Rehab


A New Perspective on Non-specific Low Back Pain of
Unknown the Aetiology



Sarah Key is an Australian physiotherapist with clinical experience spanning four decades and an international reputation for fixing problem backs.

Sarah is the best-selling author of several popular books and has been continuously in print since 1986. Her book ‘The Back Sufferers’ Bible’ is the current market leader in both the UK and Australia and her latest book ‘The Back Sufferers’ Pocket Guide’ was released in early 2010. Her book ‘Back in Action’ is currently in its fifth edition and the popular ‘The Body in Action’ was re-released in 2009 in a new edition as ‘Keep Your Joints Young’.

In 2003 Sarah was made a Member of the Victorian Order by royal decree of Her Majesty the Queen ‘for services to physiotherapy’.

In 2004, Sarah commenced ‘The Sarah Key Problem Back Masterclasses’ for postgraduate physiotherapists in both the UK and Australia. The Masterclasses in Stages 1,2 and 3 draw from an evidence base of over 400 spinal research papers.

Over her years in clinical practice, Sarah has developed a working hypothesis comprising a rational blend of clinical experience and cutting edge evidence-based theory, with a solid science foundation of spinal anatomy, biomechanics, disc physiology and pathology to inform the clinical reasoning behind her progressive treatment techniques.

Sarah Key divides her time between Sydney and London and is married to a lawyer. She has three grown up children.