5 Great Summer Reads for Physical Therapists

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Our top picks for summer reading

Here’s a list of 5 great summer reads for physical, occupational and speech therapists. From real-life stories and technical guides, to motivational and leadership books, there’s a great summer read here for you!

1. Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness by Susannah Cahalan


At age 24, Susannah Cahalan woke up in a hospital, strapped to her bed. She was not able to move or speak and had no memory of what happened to her. This young woman, once vibrant and full of life, was within a span of a few weeks, labeled violent and psychotic. This is the true story of what happened to Susannah and how perseverance and a will to live brought her back from the edge of destruction.

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2. Explain Pain by David S. Butler and G. Lorimer Moseley


A favorite health text among health care professionals and students, Explain Pain answers commonly asked questions about pain. It provides a summary of current neuroscience research into pain along with best practices on how to reduce pain. The book presents information in easy to understand terms, making it also popular with non-health care professionals.

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3. Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey


Academy Award winning actor, Matthew McConaughey shares his candid memoir from the many diaries and notes he has kept for over 40 years, and shares what he has learned about how to deal with life’s challenges, how to be fair, how to be more and live life with greater satisfaction.

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4. Aromatherapy for Health Professionals by Shirley Price and Len Price


This book provides an authoritative introduction to aromatherapy as practiced in modern health care settings. It includes case histories, references and a chapter on wound care. A must-read book for any health care professional interested in learning more about the use of essential oils in a clinical setting.

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5. Dare to Lead by Brené Brown


TED Talk speaker (Listening to Shame) and author, Brené Brown teaches the reader what it means to dare to lead by taking responsibility for recognizing the potential in people and their ideas and then daring to have the courage to develop that potential.

Find it here.


This article is brought to you by PREFERRED Therapy Providers Inc. PREFERRED is the nation’s leading payor management services network. Our expertise is working with physical, occupational and speech therapy practices – from single clinics to multiple clinic locations.