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Integrative Pain Management

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Product code: 43

By: Diana Thompson LMT and Marissa Brooks
Soft Cover 9 5/8” x 7 3/8”
300 pages; 62 line drawings and photographs
ISBN: 978-1-909141-26-1

Product Description

This book provides an overview of pain mechanisms as currently understood, and presents a variety of approaches to pain management used across a wide range of complementary disciplines.

The first part of the book discusses pain symptoms and the ways in which pain is experienced by individual patients. It deals with the anatomy and pathology of pain, and describes present views of what causes pain to occur and persist. Integrative care concepts are presented, emphasizing multi-disciplinary approaches to addressing pain.

In the second part, expert contributors describe discipline-specific therapeutic approaches to addressing pain conditions and implementing self-care management options. Available research supporting the evidence for these interventions is incorporated.

In the last chapter the editors model various care pathways to assist health care practitioners in deciding how to effectively co-manage pain, including guidance on when and where to refer.

Table of Contents

Foreword  vi

Introduction  ix

Contributors  xi

Glossary  xix

1. Overview of Integrative Healthcare and Pain Bonnie B. O’Conner  1

2. Anatomy and Neurobiology of Pain Ruth Werner and Geoffrey M. Bove  15

3. Pain Theory and Models for Treatment Bronwyn Lennox Thompson  31

4. Massage Therapy: General Susan Davis  47

5. Massage Therapy: Lymphatic Techniques Lisa Santoro 65

6. Massage Therapy: Scars and Pain Nancy Keeney-Smith  79

7. Structural Bodywork and Fascial Balancing Lauren Christman and Richard Polishuk  95

8. Osteopathic Techniques Matthew Stewart  111

9. Functional Taping John Balletto  127

10. Traditional Chinese Medicine Bodywork: Tui Na Benjamin Apichai  145

11. Interactive Movement Practices: The Feldenkrais Method® Nancy Haller and Patricia Buchanan  159

12. Interactive Movement Practices: Trager Jack Blackburn  173

13. Yoga Therapy Neil Pearson  187

14. Tai Chi/Qi Gong Chenchen Wang and Ramel Rones  203

15. Mindfulness-based Interventions Carolyn McManus  219

16. Body awareness and Pain Cynthia J. Price and Wolf Mehling  233

17. Pathways to Integrative Clinical Care Marissa Brooks and Diana L. Thompson  249

Index  267

About the Author

Diana Thompson has been a licensed massage therapist for 30 years. She has a private practice in Seattle treating acute and chronic soft tissue disorders, specializing in post-operative care. She is the author of Hands Heal: Communication, Documentation and Insurance Billing for Manual Therapists, now in its fourth edition. She was also the author from 2010-2013 of a regular column in Massage and Bodywork Magazine titled “Somatic Research.” Diana lectures internationally at massage, acupuncture, midwifery, chiropractic, physician and physical therapy conferences and is a consultant for massage therapy research with The Research Institute at Group Health Cooperative in Seattle. She is a past president of the Massage Therapy Foundation, a philanthropic non-profit organization whose mission is to advance the knowledge and practice of massage therapy by supporting scientific research, education, and community service.

Marissa Brooks is a past Director of Health Improvement Programs for the Health Benefits Trust where she oversaw the administration and development of health care benefits for 14,000 Home Care Aides in Washington State. She developed programs to help HCAs improve their health and reduce their cost of health care. Marissa has also worked in clinical research, best practices guideline development, on scientific review committees, as chair of the state massage board, and on a public health research panel. In 2013, Marissa received a Service to the Profession Special Award from the AMTA-WA for her work summarizing massage research as an Essential Health Benefit – a part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Recently retired from 18 years in clinical massage practice, Marissa now focuses on improving population health and access to massage and other complementary care disciplines.