Description : Imagine an orchestra in your brain. It plays all kinds of harmonious melodies, then pain comes along and the different sections of the orchestra are reduced to a few pain tunes. All pain is real. And for many people it is a debilitating part of everyday life. It is now known that understanding more about why things hurt can actually help people to overcome their pain. Recent advances in fields such as neurophysiology, brain imaging, immunology, psychology and cellular biology have provided an explanatory platform from which to explore pain. In everyday language accompanied by quirky illustrations, Explain Pain discusses how pain responses are produced by the brain: how responses to injury from the autonomic motor and immune systems in your body contribute to pain, and why pain can persist after tissues have had plenty of time to heal. Explain Pain aims to give clinicians and people in pain the power to challenge pain and to consider new models for viewing what happens during pain. Once they have learnt about the processes involved they can follow a scientific route to recovery. The Authors: Dr Lorimer Moseley is Professor of Clinical Neurosciences and the Inaugural Chair in Physiotherapy at the University of South Australia, Adelaide, where he leads research groups at Body in Mind as well as with Neuroscience Research Australia in Sydney. Dr David Butler is an international freelance educator, author and director of the Neuro Orthopaedic Institute, based in Adelaide, Australia. Both authors continue to publish and present widely.
Description : For the first time the textbook includes a DVD ROM containing sections on musculoskeletal tests, massage and exercises, as well as high resolution graphics that can be used to aid revision, student presentations and teaching purposes.
Description : Graded Motor Imagery is a complex series of treatments including graded left/right judgement exercises, imagined movements and use of mirrors targeting neuropathic pain problems.
Description : The highly anticipated new edition of Pain: a textbook for health professionals (previous subtitle a textbook for therapists) has undergone a major rewrite in order to reflect the rapid developments in the field of pain management. It highlights an effective and evidence-based method, providing the theoretical basis to help with the assessment and management of persistent pain, while also discussing in depth a range of specific approaches. Pain: a textbook for health professionals is written emphatically from a biopsychosocial perspective. In order to set the scene, the introductory section includes chapters on the patient’s voice and social determinants of pain. This ensures that the deeply personal and social aspects of pain are not lost among the more technical and biological commentary. These aspects provide an overall context, and are revisited in chapters on participation of life roles, work rehabilitation and psychology. The basic science section includes key chapters on the psychology, neuroanatomy and neurophysiology of pain. This provides a basis for subsequent chapters on specific approaches such as pharmacology, physical therapy and complementary medicine. Pain in specific patient groups, including children, the elderly and those with cancer, are dealt with in separate chapters, as are pain problems such as complex regional pain syndrome and chronic spinal pain. Although the emphasis of the book is on long term pain, acute pain is discussed as a possible precursor and determinant of chronicity. Patient-centred approach to care – advocates listening to the patient’s voice Covers social determinants of pain Guides the reader from pain psychology to the practical application of psychological interventions Learning aids – chapter objectives, reflective exercises, case examples, and revision questions Emphasizes an evidence-based perspective Written by an international team of experts topics such as pain in children and the elderly, pain education for professionals, disability and medico-legal aspects expanded focus on complex regional pain syndrome, acupuncture and psychology improved layout for a better learning and studying experience
Description : Understanding Torture surveys the massive literature surrounding torture, arguing that, once properly understood, there can be no defense of torture in any circumstances.
Description : Chronic Pain Management: Guidelines for Multidisciplinary Program Development is the most comprehensive textbook to date on the multidisciplinary approach to chronic pain management. Written by an illustrious group of contributors, this volume serves as a must-have armamentarium of guidelines for the development of a successful pain management program within the context of current medical and insurance reimbursement climates. Backed by the American Academy of Pain Management, the book enables readers to understand the benefits of multidisciplinary chronic pain management and helps them apply these techniques to their clinic for effective, consistent, and financially viable patient care. An essential how-to manual for anyone in the field, the book: Emphasizes multidisciplinary chronic pain management as an alternative to surgery, chronic opioid therapy, and interventional approaches Contains best practices for the maintenance of a high-quality cost-effective chronic pain management center Discusses suggestions to enhance cooperation between the numerous groups involved in the care of chronic pain patients Offers strategies for clinician-insurer collaboration resulting in clinically-effective, cost-efficient treatment Describes how to achieve accreditation, and how to develop policies and procedures Helps insurance industry and government agencies recognize the importance of the multidisciplinary approach to pain management