My name is James Mackie and I graduated from the European School of Osteopathy in 2000 and, as with all UK registered osteopaths, am registered with my governing body, the General Osteopathic Council. Post qualification, I spent the first 5 years gaining experience as an associate osteopath in practices in Hull, London and Salisbury, working with Salisbury Rugby Club treating player injuries for 9 seasons. In 2005 I began working as an osteopath with the Physio Unit of the PGA European Tour europeantour.com. I currently work at around 17 tournaments a season and the rest of the time offer appointments throughout the week on a fee-paying basis at Fairhill Medical Practice in Kingston Hill near New Malden. This GP surgery is opposite Kingston Hospital and there is on-site car parking. My specialised area is golf-related injuries but I also have several years' experience treating musculoskeletal symptoms in the general population. Certain conditions such as low back pain and shoulder pain occur in golfers and non-golfers alike though the causal factors are usually different. Along with the treatment of sports injuries, my other area of interest is the postural and ergonomic impact on symptoms: this is particularly relevant in sedentary workers who spend several hours a day sitting in front of a computer. Chronic, or persistent back pain is another area of interest of mine: this is currently a topic of much interest in manual therapy and I have attended courses presenting the most up-to-date information and advice on the subject.