I have been reading Paul Ingraham’s articles on his site painscience.com (former called saveyourself.ca) from early 2012, and he is one of the people who’s writing and his way of thinking that has influenced me the most.
In the field of pain science and rehabilitation he is a rare find, in that he is very well versed in current scientific literature, and he shares a huge amount of this knowledge and understanding of the literature for free, he also cites his sources, and most of his articles has a quite extensive amount of citations.
Since about two years ago, because of different circumstances and the fact that we have a lot of common colleagues, I have had a personal direct link to the wonders of Paul’s extensive knowledge of the literature, something that I am truly grateful for. Paul has always taken the time to answer my questions.
Without further ado, here are my top 10 (sorry now like top 14) of essential painscience reading for health professionals from painscience.com
Pain science reveals a volatile, misleading sensation that is often more than just a symptom, and sometimes worse than whatever started it
Sensory illusions, wishful thinking, and palpation pretension in massage and other touchy health care
Is there really such a thing as a muscle “knot”?
And if you are interested in knee pain I would also read Paul’s article about Patellofemoral Tracking Syndrome and on runner’s knee diagnosis. His article about chiropractic controversies is also highly recommend.