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To ITB, or Not To ITB? (Iliotibial Band Controversies, Conditions, and Approaches)

Summary: Whitney and Til unfold the controversies, compare thoughts, and share approaches for working with the iliotibial band.   Whitney Lowe: Welcome to the Thinking Practitioner. Hi. This is Whitney Lowe and 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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Table Lessons (with Doug Nelson)

Summary Whitney talks to Doug Nelson about the challenges and learning experiences of a great massage career spanning over four decades.   Whitney Lowe: Welcome to the Thinking Practitioner. Hello, and welcome to the Thinking Practitioner. Today’s episode is sponsored by the HealWell Community. The HealWell Community is an interdisciplinary online community founded by massage […]

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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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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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