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The Thinking Practitioner Episode 17: Who Charts Our Path?

Whitney Lowe: Welcome to The Thinking Practitioner Podcast. Til Luchau: A podcast where we dig into the fascinating issues, conditions, and quandaries in the massage and manual therapy world today. Whitney Lowe: I’m Whitney Lowe. Til Luchau: And I’m Til Luchau. Welcome to The Thinking Practitioner. Whitney Lowe: Welcome to The Thinking Practitioner. Til Luchau: […]

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Episode 16: Benny Vaughn- Black Lives Matter

Til Luchau: Hi, this is Til Luchau and this episode is sponsored by ABMP, Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals. ABMP membership includes 50 plus member discounts on everything from massage tables and supplies to cellphone service. And all members can access 200 plus continuing education courses with free CE hours. You can read ABMP’s award-winning […]

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Episode 5: Documentation and Electronic Health Records with Diana Thompson

Til Luchau: This episode is sponsored by Handspring Publishing. When I was looking for a publisher for my own advanced myofascial techniques book, I was lucky enough to have two offers. One from a giant international media subsidiary and the other from Handspring, a small publisher up in Scotland, run by four lovely people. I’m […]

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The Role of Continuing Education for Massage Therapists

Overview Unlike other healthcare fields, such as physical therapy or occupational therapy, massage therapy is actually two primary “tracks.” The first track is geared towards the use of massage as a personal care service, with a focus of general relaxation and wellness enhancement. While massage performed for personal care can enhance health, the focus of […]

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Two types of certificate programs and certification programs

Certificate vs. Certification: Credentialing Terminology Matters

There is a great deal of confusion in our profession (as well as many others) about the terms certificate and certification. We have an abundance of marketing and promotional materials in our field which advertise for “certification” in particular modalities or technique methods. However, this illustrates a common misunderstanding about the distinction between a certificate […]

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The Potential and Challenge of Online Learning

Introduction In the last decade, the popularity, availability, and complexity of internet-based learning increased dramatically.  The most noteworthy and significant changes are in the educational and technological strategies created by developers working in advanced online education platforms. While the massage profession may be slow to adopt advanced forms of online learning, the influence of online […]

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