Archive | Clinical & Orthopedic Massage

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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Episode 36: Research and Education with Robin Anderson

Whitney Lowe: This episode of the thinking practitioner 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. Handspring also offers a series of webinars called Move to Learn, which are free 45-minute […]

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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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The subtalar joint
Image courtesy of Complete Anatomy

Structure and Mechanics of the Ankle

INTRODUCTION The ankle complex provides a firm base of support for holding up and balancing the weight of the body. Yet, it also allows significant mobility. The ankle’s architecture must allow for adaptations in ground surface and propulsion of the lower extremity. It also functions to distribute high force loads. A good understanding of ankle […]

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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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