I thought I would share with you six of the key texts we use on our courses to underpin our view of movement & pain across the fields of biology, physiology, psychology, neuroscience and biomechanics that human beings span!
A pain science classic! Changing the view of pain from the structural biomechanical model to the modern understanding.
Moving differently in pain - P Hodges, K Tucker
Exploring new theories of how pain affects movement in both the short and long term. Appreciating that this is not stereotypical and highly individual.
This paper explores acquired 'pain memories' that persist long after pain may have subsided. A combined approach using pain neuroscience education and exercise is discussed to target affected brain areas.
Exploring a biological cause of nociception through overload and loss of 'tissue homeostasis'
Understanding the adaptability and variability of humans and their movement rather than conforming to an 'ideal' and deviation from said 'ideal' being the cause of illness and injury.
Often under appreciated is the significant impact of what people are told about their pain and the subsequent negative beliefs they can form based on this.