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The book takes an integrated approach to pain rehabilitation and combines pain science, rehabilitation and yoga with evidence-based approaches from respected contributors. They demonstrate how to integrate the concepts, philosophies and practices of yoga and pain science in working with people in pain. An essential and often overlooked part of pain rehabilitation is listening to, working with, learning from, and validating the person in pain's lived experience. The book expounds on the movement to a more patient-valued, partnership-based biopsychosocial-spiritual model of healthcare where the patient is an active and empowered participant, as opposed to a model where the healthcare provider is 'fixing' the passive patient. It also explains how practitioners can address the entire human being in pain, and how to include the person as an expert for more effective and self-empowered care.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781848193970
Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
Publication date: 08/21/2019
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.85(w) x 9.76(h) x 0.87(d)

About the Author

Dr Staffan Elgelid PT, PhD, GCFP, RYT-500 is an Associate Professor of Physical Therapy at Nazareth College in Rochester NY. Staffan is a Physical Therapist, Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner and Yoga Therapist. He teaches in yoga therapy programs, conducts workshops nationally and internationally and sees private clients. His main approach with clients is to use smart exercises, movements and lifestyle changes to help them build a nervous system that is robust and agile. This in turn allows them to learn new activities, enhance athletic performance, and withstand the stresses of daily life no matter what their level of activity, age or situation.

Staffan is the co-author of Yoga for Stress and Anxiety and Yoga for Active Adults. He has also produced DVDs on topics such as core training and yoga for sports. Staffan is on the Advisory Board of the IAYT and is a board member of the Yoga Alliance.

Table of Contents

Foreword Timothy McCall 9

Acknowledgements 11

Preface Neil Pearson Shelly Prosko Marlysa Sullivan 15

Introduction Neil Pearson Shelly Prosko Marlysa Sullivan 19

1 Lived Experience of Pain Joletta Belton 26

2 Current Research in Yoga and Pain Steffany Moonaz 37

3 The Current State(s) and Theor(y)ies on Pain Management (sic) Matthew J. Taylor 52

4 Yoga and Yoga Therapy Neil Pearson Shelly Prosko Marlysa Sullivan 67

5 Pain Biology and Sensitization Neil Pearson 82

6 Polyvagal Theory and the Gunas: A Model for Autonomic Regulation in Pain Marlysa Sullivan Matt Erb 104

7 Integrating Pain Science Education, Movement and Yoga Neil Pearson 123

8 Breathing and Pranayama in Pain Care Shelly Prosko 141

9 Body Awareness, Bhavana and Pratyahara Lori Rubenstein Fazzio 158

10 Ingredients for Pain Care: Nutrition and Yoga Matt Erb 173

11 Transforming Psycho-Emotional Pain Michael Lee 189

12 Pain, Addiction, and Yoga Tracey Sondik 206

13 Pain, A Loss to Be Grieved Antonio Sausys 220

14 Compassion in Pain Care Shelly Prosko 235

15 Connection, Meaningful Relationship, and Purpose in Life: Social and Existential Concerns in Pain Care Marlysa Sullivan 257

About the Contributors 279

Endnotes 283

Index 315

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