A Guide to Better Movement offers a clear and practical look at emerging science related to the brain’s role in movement and pain. It is written for movement professionals, athletes, chronic pain sufferers, and anyone else interested in moving better and feeling better. In it, you will learn: the essential qualities of movements that are healthy and efficient; why good movement requires healthy “maps” in the brain; why pain is sometimes more about self-perception than tissue damage or injury; the science behind mind-body practices; general principles that can be used to improve any movement practice; and 25 illustrated and simple movement lessons to help you move better and feel better.
I read this book after reading Explain Pain and realised that this was very much a simplified version of that book with some added exercises based on the Feldenkrais method.
This really sounds like I'm dumbing the book down but I'm not at all. It's a great introduction to up to date pain science (as well as being a cheaper alternative to Explain Pain).
It's an easy guide of what constitutes better movement as well as explaining the physiology and research behind it
Perfect for therapists who are just starting to understand Pain Science as well as those interested in improving their own body and movement.