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 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
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?