David Rogers BA (Hons) BSc (Hons) MSc

David Rogers

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences
Teaching Fellow

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School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

David Rogers is a physiotherapist who specializes in the biopsychosocial treatment of musculoskeletal pain. He has established combined physical and psychological rehabilitation programmes for patients with persistent low back pain. He is actively involved in clinical research relating to osteoporosis in the ageing spine and works as a teaching fellow at Birmingham University, lecturing to physiotherapy students


  • BA Hons Sports Studies
  • BSc Physiotherapy
  • MSc Pain Science and Management


David initially completed a degree in Sports Studies before training to be a physiotherapist in Birmingham. After qualifying he spent several years working clinically in Oxford before taking up a role as an Extended Scope Physiotherapist initially in Dudley and then at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital in Birmingham. His interest in the biopsychosocial approach blossomed during two years working for Human Focus, a company involved in running a multidisciplinary cognitive behavioural rehabilitation programmes for people with common health complaints such as low back pain. He then spent four years working in Occupational Health, managing the musculoskeletal health care of a number of corporate clients. He returned to working in the NHS in 2010 where he established a combined physical and psychological treatment programme for patients with low back pain, working in an interdisciplinary team and continues with this work currently. He works part-time at the University as a Teaching Fellow in the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences.


Research interests:

  • Biopsychosocial treatment of common health complaints
  • Behavioural approaches to health and well being