Sports Science & Fitness Congress 2017

Michael A. Adams

Michael A. Adams
Michael A. Adams
Michael A. Adams is Professor of Biomechanics, and Senior Research Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Studies, at the University of Bristol, U.K. He is also Visiting Professor at the Sir Run Run Shaw Hospital, Zheijang University, Hangzhou, PR China.

Since 1978 he has worked continuously in the broad field of spinal biomechanics, specialising in posture, mechanisms of spinal injury, and the nature of spinal degeneration.

Together with Professors Kim Burton and Nik Bogduk, they wrote the influential book “Biomechanics of Back Pain”, which went into its 3rd edition in 2013.

Professor Adams’ underlying philosophy is that spinal injury, degeneration and pain can (and should) be explained rigorously in terms of tissue mechanics and biology, and that abnormal psychosocial characteristics follow rather than cause chronic pain.