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21 October 2019
Handspring Publishing

£22.50 GBP / $29.50 USD

Physical Therapy, Osteopathy, Chiropractic, Sport and Fitness, Massage Therapy, Pain management,

The Assessment, Prediction and Treatment of Musculoskeletal Pain

A pragmatic approach

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Dave Walton is an Associate Professor with the School of Physical Therapy at Western University (Ontario, Canada).

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Jim Elliott is a Professor of Allied Health at the University of Sydney, Australia

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The book presents a common sense approach to interpreting and applying existing clinical knowledge and new research to help clinicians make sense of the complex phenomena of acute and chronic post-traumatic musculoskeletal pain. Built upon the Assess, Predict, Treat framework, the book offers a method to help clinicians better understand their patients pain, presents evidence-based decision tools to predict natural and clinical course of common conditions such as neck and low back pain, and then synthesizes that information into a logical integrated treatment approach that respects the individuality of the patient, the experiences of the clinician, and the value of evidence-informed practice. Written by two leaders in the field of post-traumatic pain and recovery, the book provides a valuable framework to facilitate novice clinicians in their transition towards experts, and helps mid- and late-stage clinicians better interpret, synthesize, and discuss complex information on pain with the goal of optimised outcomes for patients.

INTRODUCTION A Pragmatic Approach to Seeing the Invisible

CHAPTER 1 The Assess, Predict, Treat Philosophy

CHAPTER 2 The Radar Plot and Triangulation

CHAPTER 3: Classifications of Pain that Actually Matter

  • Neck Pain
  • Low Back Pain

CHAPTER 4: Creating Your ‘Go-To’ Toolbox

CHAPTER 5: The Physiological Nociceptive Domain

CHAPTER 6: The Cognitive Domain

CHAPTER 7: The Affective/Emotional Domain

CHAPTER 8: The Peripheral Neuropathic Domain

CHAPTER 9: The Central Nociplastic Domain

CHAPTER 10: The Sensorimotor Incongruence Domain

CHAPTER 11: The Socioenvironmental Domain

CHAPTER 12: Using the Domains to Create a Pain Phenotype

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