I often get asked about recommended texts or online seminars for those who can't travel. Here are 5 of my current recommendations for the busy, inquisitive clinician.
1) Recognizing and Treating Breathing Disorders: 2nd edition: Chaitow et al
- written by Lion Chaitow and others, this is the long awaited second edition to his popular text on Breathing Pattern disorders
- admittedly, I just got the text and have not gotten through much of it, but if it is anything like the first, it's a must read for any of you with patients that are currently breathing
2) Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy Text Series: Robin McKenzie
- if you don't have time to take the courses, but want to know more about MDT, these texts are a must read
- start with the Lumbar Spine and move onto Cervical/Thoracic Spines
3) Movement: Gray Cook
- the ebook version is ONLY $9.99
- no excuse for a very easy, eloquent read on Gray's take on mobility, stability, the joint by joint approach and more
- it also has the FMS and the SFMA in it
- no excuses at this price!
- if you do any tissue work, with hands, instruments/tools, cups, etc, you owe it to yourself to read this compiliation of the latest soft tissue research and theories
- it is more of a reference text with very different chapters by many different experts in the field
5) Explain Pain: Lorimer Moseley - Movement lecture - not the text!
- this is Prof. Lorimer Moseley doing what he does best, educate about what pain is, is not, in the most charismatic way possible
- if you want to learn why explaining pain in a sensible, non-threatening, realistic matter to patients is important, you need to watch these videos
- if you treat patients in pain, you need to watch these videos
- you need to watch these videos