The Thinking Practitioner
53: Fascia: A Deep Dive (with Dr. Antonio Stecco)

53: Fascia: A Deep Dive (with Dr. Antonio Stecco)

December 1, 2021

Til and Whitney speak with fascial researcher, anatomist, and manual therapy teacher Antonio Stecco MD PhD about his research in to fascial properties, pain, and the effects of hands-on work.

Get the full transcript at Til or Whitney's sites! 

Resources discussed in this episode:

  • Dr Stecco’s research and publications (NYU)
  • FM app on the Apple Store and Google Play
  • Dr Stecco’s site: fascialmanipulation.com
  • Papers mentioned in the episode:
    • Gerber et al., “A Systematic Comparison Between Subjects With No Pain and Pain Associated With Active Myofascial Trigger Points.”
    • Langevin, Helene M. et al. “Reduced Thoracolumbar Fascia Shear Strain in Human Chronic Low Back Pain.” BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 12, no. 1 (December 2011): 203. https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2474-12-203.
    • Stecco, Antonio at al. “Ultrasonography in Myofascial Neck Pain: Randomized Clinical Trial for Diagnosis and Follow-Up.” Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy 36, no. 3 (April 2014): 243–53. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00276-013-1185-2.
  • Whitney Lowe’s Online Clinical & Orthopedic Massage Courses
  • Til Luchau’s site: Advanced-Trainings.com 

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(The Thinking Practitioner Podcast is intended for professional practitioners of manual and movement therapies: bodywork, massage therapy, structural integration, chiropractic, myofascial and myotherapy, orthopedic, sports massage, physical therapy, osteopathy, yoga, strength and conditioning, and similar professions. It is not medical or treatment advice.)

52: Orthopedic Special Tests (with Whitney Lowe)

52: Orthopedic Special Tests (with Whitney Lowe)

November 17, 2021

Til interviews Whitney about his use of Orthopedic Special Tests. Topics include:

  • The promise and the reality of special tests
  • Pros, cons, and controversies
  • When to use them, when not to.

Get the full transcript at Til or Whitney's sites! 

Resources discussed in this episode:

Sponsor Offers: 

About Whitney Lowe  |  About Til Luchau  |  Email Us: info@thethinkingpractitioner.com

(The Thinking Practitioner Podcast is intended for professional practitioners of manual and movement therapies: bodywork, massage therapy, structural integration, chiropractic, myofascial and myotherapy, orthopedic, sports massage, physical therapy, osteopathy, yoga, strength and conditioning, and similar professions. It is not medical or treatment advice.)

51: Neuroinflammation (with Todd Hargrove)

51: Neuroinflammation (with Todd Hargrove)

November 3, 2021

Til & Whitney talk with Todd Hargrove of the Better Movement blog and podcast about neuroinflammation and its role in pain and health. Topics include:

  • What is neuroinflammation, and how is it relevant to hands-on work?
  • How does the concept of the "neuro-immune system" change things?
  • What are our levers for helping with neuroinflammatory conditions?

Get the full transcript at Til or Whitney's sites! 

Resources discussed in this episode:

Sponsor Offers: 

About Whitney Lowe  |  About Til Luchau  |  Email Us: info@thethinkingpractitioner.com

(The Thinking Practitioner Podcast is intended for professional practitioners of manual and movement therapies: bodywork, massage therapy, structural integration, chiropractic, myofascial and myotherapy, orthopedic, sports massage, physical therapy, osteopathy, yoga, strength and conditioning, and similar professions. It is not medical or treatment advice.)

50: A View Across The Border (with Jamie Johnston & Eric Purves)

50: A View Across The Border (with Jamie Johnston & Eric Purves)

October 21, 2021

Whitney interviews Jamie Johnston and Eric Purves
Topics include:

  • How does massage education differ in the U.S. and Canada
  • How have things changed with the adoption of educational competencies for MTs in British Columbia 
  • Should we keep performing special orthopedic tests if they aren't considered as accurate?

Get the full transcript at Til or Whitney's sites! 

Resources discussed in this episode:

Sponsor Offers: 

About Whitney Lowe  |  About Til Luchau  |  Email Us: info@thethinkingpractitioner.com

(The Thinking Practitioner Podcast is intended for professional practitioners of manual and movement therapies: bodywork, massage therapy, structural integration, chiropractic, myofascial and myotherapy, orthopedic, sports massage, physical therapy, osteopathy, yoga, strength and conditioning, and similar professions. It is not medical or treatment advice.)

49: Interoception Is The Key, Like It Or Not (with Til Luchau)

49: Interoception Is The Key, Like It Or Not (with Til Luchau)

October 6, 2021

Whitney interviews Til about his upcoming “Three Questions About Interoception” article in Massage & Bodywork magazine. Topics include:

  • What is interoception, and why should I care?
  • Is interoception our profession’s “mindfulness?”
  • How can I actually use interoception with my clients?

Get the full transcript at Til or Whitney's sites! 

Resources discussed in this episode:

Sponsor Offers: 

About Whitney Lowe  |  About Til Luchau  |  Email Us: info@thethinkingpractitioner.com

(The Thinking Practitioner Podcast is intended for professional practitioners of manual and movement therapies: bodywork, massage therapy, structural integration, chiropractic, myofascial and myotherapy, orthopedic, sports massage, physical therapy, osteopathy, yoga, strength and conditioning, and similar professions. It is not medical or treatment advice.)

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