Available from OPTP, Minneapolis, and author Adriaan Louw is the latest book in their patient education series. Your Nerves Are Having Hip Surgery is a neuroscience education book that helps prepare patients for their hip surgery and reveals key strategies for the recovery process.
The 26-page, illustrated, softcover book features memorable metaphors and unique illustrations to help explain neuroscience principles and allow for ease of understanding. It explains how nerves react before, during and after the surgery, helping to provide patients with a sense of comfort in knowing what to expect.
Topics include: How the body’s nervous system is like an alarm system; How you can turn down the sensitivity of that alarm system; How your brain and nervous system collaborate to produce pain; and How to take control of your nerves and lessen your pain.