Understanding, Evaluating, and Treating Pain for the PT and PTA Student
Based on current guidelines for PT school curriculums, this book teaches PT and PTA students about the causes of pain and how to treat it.
Persistent pain is a global problem affecting millions of people worldwide. Physical therapists are in the ideal position to help assess and treat people experiencing pain, especially persistent pain, and this book shows how.
Understanding, Evaluating, and Treating Pain was written by four world-renowned physical therapists/pain science experts. Based on current guidelines for PT school curriculums, this text includes must-know information about the causes of pain and how to effectively treat it.
The book includes the following chapters:
Chapter 1: Pain
Chapter 2: The Neuroscience of Pain
Chapter 3: Psychosocial Aspects of Pain
Chapter 4: Clinical Reasoning of Pain Mechanisms
Chapter 5: Physical Therapy Assessment of Pain
Chapter 6: Treating Pain
Chapter 7: Treating Pain: Education
Chapter 8: Treating Pain: Movement
Chapter 9: Treating Pain: Calming the Nervous System
Chapter 10: Interprofessional Treatment of Pain
Chapter 11: Pharmacology and Pain
Chapter 12: Special Health Conditions, Diagnoses, Populations, and Clinical Setting Considerations
This textbook and clinical guide provides a foundation for PT and PTA students to learn about pain and provides the tools to help them be part of the solution to this global epidemic.
Written by physical therapists Adriaan Louw, Emilio Puentedura, Steve Schmidt and Kory Zimney.
Illustrated. Softcover; 224 pages. Non-returnable.
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