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John Tanner

John Tanner

Musculoskeletal and Sports Physician
The Oving Clinic,West sussex
UK

Biography

Dr John Tanner – MBBS BSc FFSEM DM-SMed DSMSA Musculoskeletal / Sports Physician and Medical Osteopath. Dr John Tanner trained first as a GP before specialising in orthopaedic and sports medicine. He ran a sports injury clinic in Milton Keynes for 7 years, a medical osteopathic practice in Bermuda for 4 years and on return to the UK developed the Oving Clinic as a multidisciplinary practice in West Sussex. He also worked as an Associate Specialist at Odstock Rehabilitation in the Pain Management team for 10 years and for 2 years in orthopaedics at Worthing. He took over Malcolm Read’s practice in Guildford and has worked at the Blackberry Clinic there He has authored several books on back pain the most recent being ‘Your Guide to Back Pain’ by the BMA. He pioneered the use of extracorporeal shockwave therapy in tendinopathy in the UK, and has a special interest in chronic musculoskeletal and spinal pain, interventional pain relief techniques and psychological management. He is an Instructor for the Spinal Intervention Society and sits on the European Faculty for this and set up a new course for Post Graduate Modular training for doctors in Musculoskeletal Medicine offered by the British Institute of Musculoskeletal Medicine which ran for 10 years. He has examined for the Society of Apothecaries Diploma in this subject and teaches and examines on the MSc at Bournemouth University in MS Ultrasound. Currently he is engaged in setting up a Research Study on prolotherapy in the sacroiliac region with Southampton and Warwick University Research Advisory Services. He has worked with the team at BUPA Health Centre, Basinghall for the last 15 years.

Research Interest

Musculoskeletal / Sports Physician and Medical Osteopath