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My Master the Basics (& Beyond) Library

“Success is neither magical nor mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals.”

–Jim Rohn

I recall wondering how the heck I would remember everything back when I first started PT school. The truth is you can't but you must attempt to deeply understand the fundamentals and have a collection of books that you can refer to when necessary. Here are the books I think of as essentials for a rehab practitioner.

Explain Pain Supercharged by David Butler and Lorimer Moseley

Pain Neuroscience Education by Adriaan Louw et al

Kinesiology of the Musculoskeletal System: Foundations for Rehabilitation by Donald Neumann

Recognizing and Treating Breathing Disorders: A Multidisciplinary Approach by Leon Chaitow

Muscles and Meridians: The Manipulation of Shape by Phillip Beach

Scientific Foundations and Principles of Practice in Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation by David Magee et al

Hypermobility, Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain by Alan Hakim et al

Primary Care for the Physical Therapist: Examination and Triage by William Boissonnault

Pathology: Implications for the Physical Therapist by Catherine Coodman

Quick Reference Neuroscience For Rehabilitation Professionals: The Essential Neurologic Principles Underlying Rehabilitation Practice by Sharon Gutman

Examination Of Peripheral Nerve Injuries: An Anatomical Approach by Stephen Russell

Clinical Neurodynamics: A New System of Neuromusculoskeletal Treatment by Michael Shacklock

Clinical Applications of the Polyvagal Theory: The Emergence of Polyvagal Informed Therapies by Stephen Porges and Deb Dana

Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning by NSCA

Human Locomotion: The Conservative Management of Gait-Related Disorders by Thomas Michaud

Guyton and Hall Textbook of Medical Physiology by John Hall

How the Immune System Works by Lauren Sompayrac

Craniofacial Pain: Neuromusculoskeletal Assessment, Treatment and Management by Harry von Pekartz

The Science of Running by Steve Magness

Thinking Physics: Understandable Practical Reality by Lewis Epstein

Attention and Motor Skill Learning by Gabriele Wulf

Nonlinear Pedagogy in Skill Acquisition: An Introduction by Jia Chow et al

Clinically Oriented Anatomy by Keith Moore et al

Atlas of Anatomy by Anne Gilroy et al

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