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The Sensitive Nervous System *ebook*

This is an electronic copy of The Sensitive Nervous System book, now available for download.

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The Sensitive Nervous System updates and integrates the growing science of neurodynamics. Physical examination of the nervous system is carefully illustrated and explained. Management strategies are underpinned by cutting edge neurobiology and evidence-based medicine.

The years since the publication of David Butler's Mobilisation of the Nervous System
(1991) has seen the rapid growth and influence of the powerful and linked forces of the neurobiological revolution, the evidence based movements, restless patients and clinicians. The Sensitive Nervous System calls for skilled combined physical and educational contributions to the management of acute and chronic pain states. It offers a 'big picture' approach using best evidence from basic sciences and outcomes data, with plenty of space for individual clinical expertise and wisdom.

The Sensitive Nervous System is accessibly written from a clinician's point of view to give clinicians a framework to engage in modern neurobiological advances of the 'decade of the brain'. The book presents novel techniques which are instantly applicable and will help you to listen to patients' stories and understand them better while integrating modern bio-psycho-social constructs.

Noigroup Publications (2000),  pages, 420+ illustrations and diagrams, softcover.
Authors: Dr David S. Butler
Artwork: Areti Boyaci



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Australian Pain Society August 2003 'This book is recommended as a useful resource for any clinician working with patients in pain.'
Jrnl of Osteopathic Medicine Aug 2003 'I can't think of any practitioner who deals with pain who shouldn't read this book... the information should have immediate application in clinical practice, as does the book itself in terms of a patient education resource.'

Margaret Mayo October 2003 'Almost every statement is supported by evidence from clinical trials. This book bridges the gap between people's experience and neuroscience.'
Beth Shelley, PT, December 2003 'I would recommend this book to women's health PTs seeing pain patients.'
Jim Hefford, NZ GP, February 2004 'Butler is well known as a lively lecturer. In this book he and his co-author have managed the extraordinarily difficult job of describing complicated natural processes... and they have done it in an intellectually honest way.'
APS Bulletin V14 No1 2004 J.Loeser 'I highly recommend [Explain Pain] for one's patient library and as an introductory summary for those entering the field of pain management.'
Mick Thacker PRI9.4. 2004 'The book lives up to its title in 'explaining pain' I highly recommend this book for everyone... the information in this book will help many improve function and lead a more functional life.'
Sue Oliver InTouch issue 1-2006 'Education plays a large role in my work at the prison. I have found using Explain Pain... very useful for treating chronic pain.'