CrookBack Clinic

You've nothing to lose but your joint and muscle pain




(02) 6288 7703

7 Salvado Place Stirling ACT

Musculo-skeletal dysfunction explained

Clinical diagnostic assessment

Musculo-skeletal risk screen

Musculo-skeletal health survey report

Emergency exercises






The CrookBack Clinic was developed by Canberra (Australia) physical educator, John Miller.


I started my professional career as a PhysEd teacher and now work as a health, fitness and wellbeing seminar presenter and author. For some years I ran Fit and Healthy, a boutique fitness centre in the Jamison Centre in the Canberra suburb of Macquarie where I pioneered the CrookBackClinic musculo-skeletal health program.

My work is directed toward inspiring and motivating people to keep themselves fit and healthy to the best of their ability, and encouraging them to open the doors of perception about what they can do to keep themselves in good physical condition.

I believe it's a big ask expecting to stay healthy without keeping yourself fit and that it's an even bigger ask expecting to get better by having someone do something to you. Sooner or later you have to do something to yourself.

To this extent I'm a critic of selective-evidence and pharmaceutically based medicine which continues to narrow the perception of how fit and healthy you need to be to successfully navigate the rapids of poor health.

I hold the optimistic belief that there is a good chance that when people do the strength and flexibility exercises outlined in the CrookBackClinic training program they should soon be on the road to recovery. In fact he goes as far as to say that for 80% of people there is an 80% chance that they will fix themselves up to the point where function is restored to 80% of normal in around 80 days by doing at least 80 minutes of exercises each day.
The CrookBackClinic musculo-skeletal health program goes beyond the creme, crunch, rub down, ray lamp, hot pad, ice bucket, vibrator, strapping, electric shock, hanging-upside-down, scalpel and a pile of pills and gadgets.

At the CrookBackClinic we teach people how to become their own therapist.



In December 1994 I injured my back. I would have given it 10/100 (on a scale where 0 is painful in the extreme and 100 is perfect condition).

If you've ever had a crook back where it hurt to sneeze or cough, where you had trouble leaning over the wash basin to brush your teeth, you'll know what I mean. However, every crisis presents an opportunity to gain insight into what we need to do to change the situation.

I battled on with slight improvement (50/100) until August 2001 when my back got better because of the information I gained from reading books, listening to what other people had done to fix themselves up and spending a few days at the Egoscue Clinic in San Diego. In fact, I wouldn't be in anywhere near as good a shape as I'm in now and I wouldn't have established the CrookBackClinic if it hadn't been for the impact that the Egoscue Clinic had on my rehabilitation.

I'm standing on Pete Egoscue's shoulders and strongly recommend you buy Pete Egoscue's book 'Pain Free'.


It took two months between when I developed the CrookBackClinic set of exercises and started doing them for a couple of hours each evening while watching TV for my pain to be relieved. Since November 2000, I'd give it 97/100.


I still do 20 minutes worth of the exercises three times a week as part of a maintenance program.

Hippocrates said something to the effect that the physician who's had the disease speaks with much more authority! Whilst I'm not a physician (just a physical educator) and a crook back is not a disease, I'm pleased to pass on to you some of the insight I've gained as my back got better.





Miller Health Pty Ltd

7 Salvado Place Stirling ACT 2611