Mechanisms and Management of Pain for the Physical Therapist, 2nd Edition

  • Kathleen A. Sluka
  • Published By: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • ISBN-10: 1496343247
  • ISBN-13: 9781496343246
  • DDC: 616
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 460 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2016 | Published/Released April 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2016

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Comprehensive in scope and invaluable for both practitioners and students, this title thoroughly covers the wide range of issues requiring the interdisciplinary management of pain. Joined by more than 20 international contributors, the author provides a practical, evidence-based framework for understanding the basics of pain mechanisms and management. This highly regarded, updated text covers the basics of pain neurobiology and reviews evidence on the mechanisms of action of physical therapy treatments, as well as their clinical effectiveness in specific pain syndromes.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Mission Statement of IASP Press®.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Basic Concepts and Mechanisms.
1: Introduction: Definitions, Concepts, and Models of Pain.
2: Peripheral Pathways Involved in Nociception.
3: Central Nociceptive Pathways.
4: Motor Control and Pain.
5: Individual Differences and Pain Variability.
Physical Therapy Pain Management.
6: Pain Assessment.
7: General Principles of Physical Therapy Practice.
8: The Specific Influences of Nonspecific Effects.
9: Education and Self-Management for Pain Control.
10: Exercise-Induced Hypoalgesia: An Evidence-Based Review.
11: Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation and Interferential Therapy.
12: Overview of Other Electrophysical Agents Including Thermal Modalities.
13: Manual Therapy.
Interdisciplinary Pain Management.
14: Interdisciplinary Pain Management.
15: Medical Management of Pain.
16: Psychological Approaches in Pain Management.
Pain Syndromes.
17: Myofascial Pain and Fibromyalgia Syndrome.
18: Temporomandibular Disorders and Headache.
19: Low Back Pain.
20: Neck Pain.
21: Neuropathic Pain and Complex Regional Pain Syndrome.
22: Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis.
23: Pain Associated with Central Nervous System Disorders: Central Neuropathic Pain.
24: Case Studies.