Filing Cabinet

The following links involve chapters containing information that I have collected throughout my career as a physical therapist. I have spent thousands of dollars taking coursework, reading books and analyzing journal articles by leaders in movement and pain sciences throughout  my entire career searching for the holy grail of physical therapy to help treat painful conditions.

Unfortunately, there is no holy grail, but what I have found is quite amazing and I hope that you will benefit from it.  I have come to the understanding that everyone in pain has their own unique process to help manage it and that there is a no formula or cookie cutter recipe that will work for everyone.

The first concept that is very important to understand is that the more we understand pain, the more we are able to manage it. If you would like to read books on this topic, I would recommend reading more by David Butler and Lorimer Moseley, who are two of the top pain researchers in the world. Here is a list of books that they have written:

Explain Pain            Painful Yarns           The Sensitive Nervous System          Graded Motor Imagery

You can also check out David Butlers blog here and Lorimer Moseley’s blog here.

My Online Pain Science Filing Cabinet will cover concepts and theories derived from various clinicians and researchers throughout the world and will be updated regularly. I will also share the sources of my information so that you can trace its origin for further reading and understanding.

Chapter 1: Red Flags – When it is time to contact your physician. Please read this first.

Chapter 2: What is Pain? An Introduction – Please do not skip this section, the understanding of pain is the foundation of this website.

Chapter 3: Stories and Metaphors to Understand Pain – Key points to understand pain.

Chapter 4: History of Pain Science – Learning about the past will help understand the future.

Chapter 5: The Relationship of Arthritis, Spinal Discs, and  Degenerative Joint Disease With Pain

Chapter 6: Surgery and Pain

Chapter 7: Stress and Worrying about Pain

Chapter 8: Fear Avoidance

 Chapter 9: The Memory of Pain (Pain Neurosignatures and Neurotags)

Chapter 10: The Context of Pain

Chapter 11: The Origins of Pain

Chapter 12: The Immune Response and Pain

Chapter 13: From Initial Injury to Chronic Pain – Every component involved in the sensitive nervous system and pain process (Will be updated on a Continued Basis)

Chapter 14: Possible side effects of physical therapy, chiropractics, massage therapy, and any health profession dealing with pain

Movement and Exercise Science: The following chapters discusses the science of of various movement exercises and its relationship to pain.

Chapter 15: The Concept of Self Corrective Exercises

Chapter 16: Breathing Exercises

Chapter 17: Graded Motor Imagery

Chapter 18: Ideomotion Through Movement

Chapter 19: Movements Into Ease – Decreasing Tension of the Nervous System

Chapter 20: Neurodynamics – Improving Mobility of the Nervous System

Chapter 21: Edgework

Chapter 22: Movement by Moshe Feldenkrais

Chapter 23: What is the core and core stabilization?

Chapter 24: Motor Control

Chapter 25: Stretching

Chapter 26: Warming Up

Manual Therapy

Chapter 27: Validity and Reliability of Manual Therapy

Chapter 28: Ideomotion Through Manual Therapy

Chapter 29: Nerve Sensors on the Skin

Chapter 30: Functional Manual Therapy

Other Health Related Topics

Chapter 31: Why isn’t Pain Science Common Knowledge?

Chapter 32: Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) formerly called RSD – Regional Sympathetic Disorder

Chapter 33: Fibromyalgia

Chapter 34: Phantom Limb Pain

Chapter 35: The Biomechanical Model

Chapter 36: How do we know what to treat?

 

 

 

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