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Therapeutic Neuroscience Education: Teaching Patients About Pain; A Guide for Clinicians

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Discover how teaching patients about pain can treat their chronic pain, instead of just manage it, in Therapeutic Neuroscience Education. Non-returnable.

Evidence shows that patients who better understand their pain, and what pain truly is, experience less pain, have less fear, move better, exercise more and can regain hope. In this textbook, physical therapists Adriaan Louw and Emilio Puentedura deliver an evidence-based perspective on how the body and brain collaborate to create pain, teach how to convey this view of pain to patients, and demonstrate how to integrate therapeutic neuroscience education into a practice.

Written by Adriaan Louw and Emilio Puentedura. Illustrated. Softcover, 304 pages.

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September 7, 2013 / Justin - Reno, Nevada

Fantastic read!!

I highly recommend that all health care providers (not just PT's) read this book. Adriaan Louw and Emilio Puentedura do an amazing job teaching us what to do with those chronic pain patients. I also found this book to be a great way to review my knowledge on pain. Worth every penny!

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August 28, 2013 / Szu-Ping Lee, PT, PhD, Assistant Professor at University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Department of Physical Therapy - Las Vegas, Nevada

Practical and easy-to-use guide for patient education

As a PT educator, we often told students that "pain is in the head", however, we don't often teach students how to help their patients to "get the pain out of the head"! This book is an excellent bridge between the science of pain and clinical practice. The book contains practical and simple analogy on how to explain the physiology and psychology of pain perception to a layperson, as well as a multitude of strategies for pain management that is extremely useful for a clinician. I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to understand more about pain, and to practitioners who care for individuals with acute and chronic pain.

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August 28, 2013 / Carrie Gillis, PT, DPT, Administrative Faculty - Las Vegas, NV

A Game Changer

An invaluable resource for clinicians and students who encounter pain and it's many faces. With a strong foundation in science and evidence, this book is able to translate complex topics into easy to understand and easy to apply plans of action.

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August 21, 2013 / Kory Zimney, PT, DPT, CSMT, Assistant Professor Physical Therapy program U. of South Dakota - Vermillion, SD

Must have resource for students and clinicians

This is a great text book to use for teaching students the complexity of pain and how through the use of Therapeutic Neuroscience Education (TNE) we can effectively treat the patient from the "top down"/ brain to the tissues. Using this treatment principle along with traditional "bottom up" tissue treatments can assist in changing a patient’s cognition regarding their pain state, which may result in decrease fear, anxiety and catastrophization. This text book is full of the latest research on pain neuroscience along with step by step processes of providing TNE with metaphors and full color pictures to use. This also makes this textbook a great resource for the seasoned clinician to use in the clinic with patients. I'm glad I have this resource know to use with my teaching of students about pain science in the PT program with it's clear and understandable language and layout.

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August 21, 2013 / Louis Gifford, FCSP - Falmouth, UK


‘Therapeutic Neuroscience Education’ is an excellent place to begin the journey of learning and change that started back in the early 1990’s for physiotherapy and physical therapy. I hope this book sells worldwide and is soon considered as essential reading – not only for the naïve and budding undergraduate but also for those who teach and educate and those whose role is to deal with the difficult and stubborn problem that is acute and chronic musculoskeletal pain.

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August 21, 2013 / Terry Cox PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT, Professor of Physical Therapy and Orthopedic Clinician - Bolivar and Springfield, MO

A great resource

This book can easily be used in many settings. An excellent book for use for teaching students in physical therapy schools, this book should also be used by clinicians in the clinic to improve their treatment of the difficult, persistent pain population as well as those patients in acute and subacute pain. The information in this book may well help to prevent many patients from becoming chronic if clinicians will utilize it early on with their patients. The authors describe what can be difficult concepts to understand, in a format that lends itself to clear understanding by both professional student and clinician. The analogies used enhance understanding and make it more clear for all readers. The authors are to be commended for this comprehensive, up-to-date and evidence-based resource in this very difficult area of study.

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