Show #168: The Healthy Back Programme
Special Guest: Dr. Ned Hartfiel, founder and director of Healthy Back Programme Ltd in the UK
Dr. Ned Hartfiel’s innovative PhD research introduced a yoga programme for National Health Service (NHS) staff in the UK. The NHS employees who participated in his 8 week programme not only had signficantly less back pain and improved wellbeing than a control group, but the employees also had far fewer sickness absence days.
As a result, the Healthy Back Programme continues to be implemented in the National Health Service, as well as in local government and in private companies.
Recently, Ned presented his research at the House of Lords in British Parliament, as the NHS is now considering more widespread implementation of yoga-based programmes.
Join us as we discuss the Healthy Back Programme.
Host: Jo Moffatt