Trauma, MDMA Psychotherapy, and the Body (with Marcela Ot’alora G.)

Summary Til Luchau talks about trauma, psychedelic psychotherapy, and the body, with Marcela Ot’alora G., the principal investigator in a very promising FDA-approved study into MDMA-assisted therapy for PTSD.   Til Luchau: ABMP is proud to sponsor the Thinking Practitioner Podcast. ABMP membership gives massage therapists and bodyworkers exceptional liability insurance, numerous discounts, and great […]

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Scars and Scar Tissue (with Cathy Ryan)

Summary Til and Whitney talk to Cathy Ryan RMT about her book ‘Traumatic Scar Tissue Management: Massage Therapy Principles, Practice and Protocols,’ co-authored with Nancy Keenan Smith.   Til Luchau: Til Luchau here. When I was looking for a publisher for a book I wanted to write, I was fortunate to have ended up with […]

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How To (Not) Fix It (with Cal Cates)

Summary Til and Whitney talk to Healwell’s Cal Cates about how their work with death and dying brought perspective and presence to their work as a massage therapist; and to living itself.   Whitney Lowe: Welcome to The Thinking Practitioner. Hi, I’m Whitney Lowe and this episode of The Thinking Practitioner is co-sponsored by Handspring […]

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Frozen Shoulder & Adhesive Capsulitis: Updating our Approach

Summary Whitney Lowe & Til Luchau give a crash course on frozen shoulder/adhesive capsulitis, discussing recent research and comparing their respective views and strategies.   Whitney Lowe: Welcome to The Thinking Practitioner. Hi, this is Whitney Lowe. ABMP is proud to sponsor The Thinking Practitioner Podcast. ABMP membership gives massage therapists and bodyworkers exceptional liability […]

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Shoulder Pain, Impingement, & Rotator Cuff Issues: The Most Common of Problems

Summary Til Luchau and Whitney Lowe share their ideas, strategies, techniques, and tests for better results with the most common type of condition causing shoulder pain, impingement, and rotator cuff issues.   Til Luchau: Til Luchau here. Books of Discovery has been a part of massage therapy education for over 20 years. Thousands of schools […]

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The coracoclavicular ligaments
Image is from 3D4Medical’s Essential Anatomy 3 application

Understanding Shoulder Separation

Summary Understand shoulder separation and the misconceptions surrounding it, as well as how to accurately identify and treat the condition.   Introduction There are numerous orthopedic disorders that develop a common name by which they are more frequently known. Examples include runner’s knee or tennis elbow. A shoulder separation is another condition that has come […]

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The compression test

The Accuracy of Sacroiliac Joint Evaluation Tests

Summary Learn about some of the difficulties in sacroiliac joint evaluation tests, and the issues with common procedures used to identify sacroiliac joint dysfunction.   The sacroiliac joint (SIJ) is a complex anatomical structure. It is the joint where the weight of the upper body, borne by the skeletal elements, is transferred to the lower […]

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Is it Time to Reconsider Cryotherapy?

Summary Learn about new research indicating that the standard guidelines for cryotherapy may need to be reconsidered.   Practitioners frequently get asked whether to use heat or cold for soft-tissue pain and injury problems. Of course, the correct answer is always that it depends on the nature of the client’s condition. But what are the […]

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