Report from ‘Louis Gifford Head, Heart and Hands’ session PhysiotherapyUK 10th October 2104

ThanksSH.PhysioUK.2014.034 to Ian McMillan and Simon Hadley for reporting on Louis’ session at Birmingham on 10th October 2014.

Heather, Paul and Mick did a great job. Louis would have liked to have shared the platform with his good friends and colleagues. Thanks to all in the audience for your support. I thought we all held it together pretty well – until the end! Philippa x


Fantastic Response to New Book – Louis Gifford Aches and Pains

PPA Book Stand - Birmingham


Wow, what a fantastic response to news that Louis Gifford Aches and Pains is now available. Thank you to everybody ( from every continent!) who has placed orders. We are working really hard to get the books dispatched and thank you for your patience! (Philippa, Louis and Mick at PPA stand Birmingham last week – thanks Neil Clark PPA PRO)

Top tip – the books are in a case and to get them out my method is to hold the case on it’s side and push the middle book out first. To return all 3 books inside the case stand the case up, put book 1 and 3 in first and then book 2 between them!
( it is very easy – but confused a few people at conference last week!)

Louis Gifford - Aches and Pains

And we have added an order form – please tell your friends!

Louis Gifford Aches and Pains – Book order form

Thank you for all your support.

Philippa Tindle

Louis Gifford Aches and Pains – New Book Launch – Available Now



In the summer of 2013 Louis took up his ‘sitting down’ hobby – writing.  With his usual enthusiasm he worked from dawn until dusk and committed all his thoughts, ideas and words to this book. His 3 courses The Clinical Biology of Aches and Pains, The Nerve Root and Graded Exposure are updated and expanded  and finally put to paper. There were hiccups on the way but this project was a joy.  It helped to keep him alive. Louis did a word count in January 2014 – 450,000! A tome – even he was surprised.  But he always wanted his words to be three smaller books that could be easily picked up and held by the reader. Together they make the whole and hopefully link together logically and easily.

I promised Louis I would publish everything but I do claim all the mistakes.

‘These books have been written with the same spirit and sentiments as my lectures were delivered. I hope you have as much fun reading them as I have had writing them’

Louis Gifford MApplSc FCSP

Chartered Physiotherapist


‘Louis Gifford Aches and Pains are truly fantastic. I cannot recall any other textbooks that cover the subject of pain with such an overarching, integrated depth of knowledge, clarity and honesty – a true biopsychosocial masterpiece!’

Steve Robson MCSP


‘I think these books are a fitting legacy to Louis and will continue the already huge impact he has made in ensuring that patients all over the world are treated more wisely and with more respect because of the ideas and insights he offers in them. Ideas he gives freely and generously without a hint of self-importance or ego.’

Mick Thacker FCSP


(For every book sold a donation will be made to Prostate Cancer UK)