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The Thinking Practitioner Episode 03: Sacroiliac Joint Pain

Whitney Lowe:                 Okay, welcome, everyone. And how are you doing today, Til? Til Luchau:                         It’s a good day. It’s great to be here. I’m looking forward to our topic here, looking forward to diving in. Whitney Lowe:                 Great. We’re going to be looking at some issues related to sacroiliac challenges today, and this is certainly […]

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The Thinking Practitioner Episode 03: Sacroiliac Joint Pain

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. Both:                                   Welcome to The Thinking Practitioner. Whitney Lowe:                 Okay, welcome, everyone. And how are […]

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Lesson Plans 05: Formative and Summative Assessment

Assessment is a significant focus for educators. Yet, the vast majority of massage therapy educators have not had any formalized training in educational theory to adequately understand both the role of assessment and the different types of assessment activities built into a curriculum. Two words that you may hear often discussed around assessment are formative and summative assessment. A […]

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Lesson Plans 04: Using Bloom’s Taxonomy to Guide Assessment Questions

In the mid-1950s, Benjamin Bloom and his colleagues devised an organizational system for categorizing levels of learning and cognitive complexity. This system has been used extensively in curriculum development for all grade levels and in higher education. It has also more recently been modified and updated. The updated Bloom’s taxonomy model is precious for organizing […]

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Syndesmosis Ankle Sprains

Ankle sprains are the most commonly occurring lower extremity soft-tissue injury. An estimated 85% of all ankle injuries involve ligament sprains. Of the various ligaments around the ankle, the majority of injuries occur to the ligaments on the lateral side of the ankle, primarily the anterior talofibular. When injuries are severe, they may also include […]

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