112: The San Diego Pain Summit (with Rajam Roose)
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by Til Luchau & Whitney Lowe
2d ago
?️ Ten years ago, massage therapist Rajam Roose was curious about pain science. Seeing a need for an interdisciplinary conference focusing on the clinical applications of this emerging field, and took a leap and created what has become a regular event. The San Diego Pain Summit has continued to grow, and gets outstanding reviews from the many people, from so many different fields, that it brings together each year. ??️?? Watch the video and get the full transcript of their conversation on Til or Whitney's sites:  Til Luchau’s Advanced-Trainings.com  Whitney Lowe’s Academy of Cl ..read more
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111. How Bodyworkers Can Explain Pain (with Lorimer Moseley)
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by Til Luchau & Whitney Lowe
2w ago
?️Twelve years ago, Lorimer Moseley’s TEDx talk “Why Things Hurt” helped to catalyze profound changes in how pain is conceptualized, in our field and in many others. If we think about pain as protection, rather than as damage, it changes how we explain the improvements we see in hands-on work. Professor Moseley joins Til and Whitney to update us on his thinking, and to offer bodyworks and massage therapists practical advice on working with our clients with pain.??️?? Watch the video and get the full transcript of their conversation on Til or Whitney's sites:  Til Luchau’s Advanced-T ..read more
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110: Hands-On the Nerves (with Gil Hedley)
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by Til Luchau & Whitney Lowe
3w ago
?️ Anatomist extraordinaire Gil Hedley stops by to talk with Til and Whitney about nerves, dissection, bodywork, and what hands-on therapists can learn from his most recent project, the Nerve Tour. ??️?? Watch the video and get the full transcript of their conversation on Til or Whitney's sites:  Til Luchau’s Advanced-Trainings.com  Whitney Lowe’s Academy of Clinical Massage Topics: 0:00 - Introduction to The Thinking Practitioner Podcast 0:30 - Introduction of hosts Whitney Lowe and Til Luchau and sponsor ABMP 1:57 - Introduction of guest Gil Hedley and discussion of his nerv ..read more
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109: Season 4 Highlights: Insights and Legacies
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by Til Luchau & Whitney Lowe
1M ago
?️ Join us as we revisit the key moments of The Thinking Practitioner’s fourth season. This year, our esteemed guests shared both the latest research, and historical insights into the legacies that continue to shape our field. A heartfelt thanks to our amazing guests, sponsors, and to you, our audience—your support continues to drive the Thinking Practitioner community. Subscribe now for a condensed dose of practical wisdom and discerning reflection. ??️?? Watch the video and get the full transcript of their conversation on Til or Whitney's sites:  Til Luchau’s Advanced-Trainings.co ..read more
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108: Trauma & Bodywork (with Peter Levine)
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by Til Luchau & Whitney Lowe
2M ago
Legendary trauma pioneer Peter Levine PhD talks with Til Luchau about how bodyworkers might recognize trauma, and, how can they be most helpful with its effects. Along the way, Dr Levine reflects on topics such as his own training with Ida Rolf (the originator of Rolfing® Structural Integration), scope of practice considerations for bodyworkers, self-care and much more. Watch the video and get the full transcript of their conversation on Til or Whitney's sites:  Til Luchau’s Advanced-Trainings.com  Whitney Lowe’s Academy of Clinical Massage Resources: Til's Facebook post: If ..read more
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107: Knee Deep: Understanding Baker’s Cysts (with Whitney Lowe & Til Luchau)
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by Til Luchau & Whitney Lowe
2M ago
Baker's cysts, the most common cyst behind the knee, affect about 20% of all people. When painful, they can limit mobility and impact quality of life. In this episode, Til interviews Whitney about what Baker’s cysts are, what we as hands-on therapists can do about them, and how we can broaden the lens about the benefits of our work.  Watch the video and get the full transcript of their conversation on Til or Whitney's sites:  Til Luchau’s Advanced-Trainings.com  Whitney Lowe’s Academy of Clinical Massage Resources: Nanduri A, Stead TS, Kupsaw GE, Deleon J, Ganti L. Baker ..read more
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106: The Massage Therapy Foundation (with Adrienne Asta)
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by Til Luchau & Whitney Lowe
3M ago
The Massage Therapy Foundation is a crucial organization for the growth and development of our profession. In this episode, Whitney talks with Adrienne Asta, current president of the Foundation. In this episode, they discuss: What are the different programs the Foundation runs? What is the role of the Foundation in our profession? Why is research important for practitioners? How can people get involved with the Foundation? ...much more Watch the video and get the full transcript of their conversation on Til or Whitney's sites:  Til Luchau’s Advanced-Trainings.com  Whitney Low ..read more
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105: Chronic Cough: the Prequel (with Walt Fritz and Ruth Werner)
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by Til Luchau & Whitney Lowe
3M ago
Til Luchau and Ruth Werner talk with Walt Fritz PT, as they prepare for some hands-on work with Ruth's chronic cough. Listen in as these three powerhouse presenters discuss hands-on strategy, potential triggers, and psychosocial impacts related to chronic coughs. Ruth shares her personal experiences, emphasizing the challenges and similarities with chronic pain. Their stimulating conversation then delves into the broader implications of treating the whole person rather than just the symptoms, offering unique perspectives on the intersection of manual therapy, anatomical specificity, and the hu ..read more
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104: The Many (Cervical) Facets of Neck Pain (with Til Luchau & Whitney Lowe)
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by Til Luchau & Whitney Lowe
4M ago
The neck's facet joints (or the harder-to-to pronounce and remember "zygapophyseal joints") are the primary articulations involved in cervical movement. They are commonly thought to be involved in a range of painful cervical conditions. What do manual and massage therapists need to know? What are some helpful ways to think about and work with these joints? Whitney and Til think it through, and touch on topics such as: Does or doesn't head-forward posture cause pain? What about text-neck? A self-assessment, and, A hands-on technique for working with the cervical facets.  ...much more Wat ..read more
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103: Where the Profession Is Now (with Les Sweeney)
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by Til Luchau & Whitney Lowe
4M ago
ABMP (the largest professional organization of massage therapists and bodyworkers in the USA) has just published the results of their regular survey of massage education programs, and it reveals some very interesting trends. Whitney discusses these and their implications with Les Sweeney, the CEO of the Professional Assist Corporation and President of the ABMP (Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals). Topics include: How employment trends are changing in the field How are schools doing in preparing students for the diversity in our field What may be coming down the road for professiona ..read more
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