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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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