Dr Christopher Norris
MCSP MSc PhD

Dr Christopher Norris is a Chartered Physiotherapist (MCSP) who qualified from Pinderfields College in 1981. He gained a Master’s degree (MSc) in Exercise Science (physical habilitation) from Liverpool University in 1988 and a Doctorate (PhD) from Staffordshire University in 2009. His PhD research was on spinal rehabilitation. Chris holds postgraduate certification in both Occupational Health (cert OH) and Orthopaedic medicine (MSOM).

An experienced acupuncturist and Dry Needling practitioner, Chris trained in western acupuncture in the 1980’s with the Society of Biophysical Medicine and gained an advanced certificate in Chinese Acupuncture from Renshu college in London in 1999. He is a member of the British Acupuncture Council (MBAcC), and an advanced member and tutor for the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (AACP).

Chris Norris is the author of thirteen books on physiotherapy and exercise, including a textbook on sport injuries (Routledge), now in its 5th edition which is the set book on many physiotherapy and sport therapy courses. His book ‘Back Stability’ (Human Kinetics) has received top reviews in both the UK and USA, and his ‘Complete Guide’ books (Bloomsbury) regularly get 4 and 5 star ratings on Amazon. Chris has also produced educational CDs on Back Stability, Acupuncture, Stretching exercise and Weight training, and several of his books are also available in eBook and Kindle format.

A popular postgraduate lecturer, Dr Norris lectures widely to physiotherapists, doctors and exercise professionals. He holds a postgraduate certificate in medical education (PGCmed ed) from Staffordshire University. Chris is a visiting lecturer and external examiner to several universities. Chris Norris is active on social media, writing a regular blog for the Norris Health website, sharing health information on Facebook and Twitter, and producing health information videos for the Norris Health YouTube channel – including the popular series 1 minute physio.

A keen sportsman, Chris jogs, practices and teaches Yoga, and trains in the gym. He is a certified Yoga and Pilates teacher, registered with REPS. He holds a Black Belt in the martial art Ju Jitsu and is a certified coach with the World Ju Jitsu Federation (WJJF).