So you’re ready to learn more about pain? Here are some resources we love:
- Healthskills Blog https://healthskills.wordpress.com/ Bronnie Lennox-Thompson is an occupational therapist with a wealth of knowledge and experience in pain management. We attended a workshop she presented in Alberta, Canada and have been inspired ever since. We find her blog is full of insight, beautiful language, and poignant thoughts.
- Body in Mind http://www.bodyinmind.org Lorimer Moseley is a prominent researcher in the field of pain, particularly in the role that the brain and mind play in chronic pain. He developed this website to promote better understanding of pain science. He has brought together a team of brilliant collaborators for this website, which is a wealth of knowledge and resources on pain. Here you can find current research (full pdf versions of articles for free), pain assessment tools, posters, and slide presentations.
- The Naked Physio http://www.thenakedphysio.com/ Paul Lagerman is a physiotherapist who we've connected with on Facebook and Twitter. He has a passion for explaining pain management in a way that makes sense. We appreciate his perspective and critical thinking.
- The Pain Chronicles: Cures, Myths, Mysteries, Prayers, Diaries, Brain Scans, Healing, and the Science of Suffering by Melanie Thernstrom This book is a well-researched collection of information and perspectives on pain, including scientific papers, history, philosophy, and personal experiences. It is divided up into short segments, which makes it easy to read and glean information from. The emotional aspects of this book validate what many with pain may be going through.
- Confronting Chronic Pain A Pain Doctor's Guide to Relief by Steven Richeimer. This is a clear cut guide for patients on the theories, therapies, and daily realities of life with pain.
- Pain Science and Sensibility http://ptpodcast.com/category/pain-science-and-sensibility/ Sandy Hilton and Cory Blikenstaff are physiotherapists with an interest in pain. Their podcast is about current research in the field of pain, and how it applies to real life settings.