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Is That A Supraspinatus Or Subscapularis Issue?

Introduction Rotator cuff pathology is one of the most common causes of shoulder pain. However, it is common for someone to get a diagnosis of a rotator cuff tear or dysfunction without specifying which rotator cuff muscle(s) is/are involved. The rotator cuff comprises four muscles: supraspinatus, infraspinatus, teres minor, and subscapularis. These muscles are regularly […]

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Ulnar Nerve Entrapment

Introduction Upper extremity nerve compression is a frequent concern for many clients and a painful condition that can cause serious work-related challenges. Understanding these problematic conditions is crucial. Carpal tunnel syndrome is the most common upper extremity neurological disorder, but ulnar nerve compression is more prevalent than realized. The ulnar nerve can be compressed in […]

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Medications and Massage Therapy: Eight Key Precautions

So, you have properly asked about what medications your client is on as part of your history.  And, you are likely aware that there are potential interactions between medications and massage treatments. In this blog post, let’s explore eight possible precautions and what to do when working with clients on medications. 1. Blood thinners: Clients taking […]

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Episode 35: Resources That Inspire Our Learning

Whitney Lowe: Welcome to The Thinking Practitioner. ABMP is proud to sponsor The Thinking Practitioner Podcast. All massage therapist and body-workers can access free ABMP resources and information on the coronavirus and the massage [email protected]/COVID19, including sample release forms, PBE guides and a special issue of massage and bodywork magazine, where Til and I are […]

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Episode 34: Thoracic Outlet Syndrome: What You Didn’t Know

Til Luchau: Welcome to The Thinking Practitioner. Books of Discovery has been a part of massage therapy education for over 20 years. Thousands of schools around the world teach with their textbooks, their e-textbooks and digital resources. In these trying times, this beloved partner is dedicated to helping educators with online-friendly digital resources that make […]

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Episode 33: Drew Freedman: Dealing With Adversity

Whitney Lowe: Hello, this is Whitney Lowe and welcome to the Thinking Practitioner Podcast. This podcast episode is sponsored by Handspring Publishing. Handspring has become one of the preeminent publishers focused on manual therapy topics. And their catalog reads like a who’s who of great pioneers in our field. They also offer a series of […]

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Episode 31: Headaches of Another Kind: Cervicogenic Headaches

Whitney Lowe: Welcome to the Thinking Practitioner. Hello, this is Whitney Lowe, and our opening sponsor today is Books of Discovery. Books of Discovery has been a part of massage therapy education for over 20 years. Thousands of schools around the world teach with their textbooks, e-textbooks, and digital resources. In these trying times, this […]

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