Therapeutic Neuroscience Education: Teaching Patients About Pain; A Guide for Clinicians
Discover how teaching patients about pain can treat their chronic pain, instead of just manage it, in Therapeutic Neuroscience Education.
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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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!
Practical and easy-to-use guide for patient educationAs 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.
A Game ChangerAn 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.
Must have resource for students and cliniciansThis 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.
TNE‘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.