How I Got My Wiggle Back

The dramatic personal story of Anthony Field, founder and co-star of the world’s most popular children’s musical group, The Wiggles. Now, for the first time, Anthony tells his inspiring, behind-the-scenes story of how he overcame depression, life-threatening illness and chronic pain to get his life back.

“Today I am almost pain free, and certainly happier, healthier and fitter than I have ever been” – Anthony FieldPart memoir, part fitness and health manual, in How I Got My Wiggle Back Anthony candidly reveals his personal struggles as well as outlining the unique health and fitness regimen that has been his saviour. The exercises in the book are all supported by photographs of Anthony demonstrating the routines, and the treatment options, dietary advice and strengthening programs have been developed in conjunction with acclaimed chiropractors. Offering fresh hope for people suffering with chronic pain, How I Got My Wiggle Back contains practical steps that will help relieve pain and achieve peak fitness, no matter what your age.


The physical resilience and psychological exploration that Anthony Field has been brave enough to endure, confront and ultimately manage, is the stuff of heroes. His journey has been frequented by anxiety, sadness, negativity and excruciating pain yet with a quiet tenacity he has demonstrated stamina and perseverance are not qualities exclusive to long distance champions.

John C. McGinley, actor and author of Untalkative Bunny

Anthony Field’s success in children’s entertainment proves that he is an extraordinarily talented and creative man. How I Got My Wiggle Back, his memoir, reveals that he is also remarkably generous, sparing no detail of his battle with illness in order to demonstrate the power of the uncommon therapy that healed him literally from head to toe. The astonishing modalities he describes that until now have been reserved for an elite few will transform your view of the human body and the healing process.

Antonia Felix, New York Times bestselling author of Sonia Sotomayor: The True American Dream

In about 1999 I went to the first of a number of Wiggles’ concerts… I must admit it wasn’t through choice… It was at the urging of my two youngest children Sarah and Emma.


The pre-schoolers had watched every Wiggles video tape so many times, either the player or the tape needed replacing.


What I saw on that day was a group of four talented blokes connecting with their audience.


Fast forward 13 years and they are still doing it. I have marvelled at their stamina and fitness. Anthony Field doesn’t look like he’s nearing 50 and now I know why.


“How I Got My Wiggle Back” is a must read for blokes like me who don’t look after ourselves as well as we should. It’s a frank and honest assessment of a man with a whole range of health issues and how he dealt with them.


If Anthony can by healthier, happier and fitter than ever before at 48 there’s hope for all of us.

Ray Hadley OAM