The Thinking Practitioner
30: Excuses, Excuses: Our Favorite Reasons Not To ________

30: Excuses, Excuses: Our Favorite Reasons Not To ________

January 6, 2021

What makes taking care of ourselves so hard? Til Luchau and Whitney Lowe dissect the difficulties, and share their favorite excuses for not putting their own care first. 

Episode topics include: 

  • The five key self-care behaviors; 
  • The date we’re most likely to give up on our resolutions; 
  • Getting “internal bipartisanship” around your own self-care initiatives. 

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

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About Whitney Lowe  |  About Til Luchau  |  Email Us 
(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.)

29: First Season Retrospective - Best of the Thinking Practitioner

29: First Season Retrospective - Best of the Thinking Practitioner

December 23, 2020

Til Luchau and Whitney Lowe review highlights and take-aways from the star-studded first season of their acclaimed podcast (yea, right). 

Most-Downloaded: 

03 Sacroiliac Joint Pain: Causes, Controversies, and Considerations 

15 Robert Schleip: Talking to Fascia, Changing the Brain, 20 Years Later 

07 Scoliosis and Manual Therapy 

11 Stretching the Tissues, or the Truth? 

12 The Cytokine Storm of COVID-19 

First Season, by Episode: 

01,02 The Back Story, Pt. 1, Pt 2 

03 Sacroiliac Joint Pain: Causes, Controversies, and Considerations 

04,08 Key Challenges Facing Our Field, Pt. 1, Pt 2 

05 Documentation and Electronic Health Records (with Diana Thompson) 

06 Tendons and Tendinopathies 

07 Scoliosis and Manual Therapy 

09 What the Heck is Descending Modulation? 

10 When Does the Tissue Matter? 

11 Stretching the Tissues, or the Truth? 

12 The Cytokine Storm of COVID-19 

13 Inflammation: Hands-On 

14 Do We Keep Doing This? 

15 Robert Schleip: Talking to Fascia, Changing the Brain, 20 Years Later 

16 Benny Vaughn: Black Lives Matter. 

17 Who Charts our Path? 

18 Ann Blair Kennedy and Kemi Balogun: Project COPE 

19 What About Risk? (cohost: Ruth Werner) 

20 A Pain in the Neck: Cervical Challenges and Strategies 

21 My Aching (Upper) Back: Thoracic Spine Pain 

22 Gil Hedley: Fascia, Fuzz and Furor 

23 Do Expectations Shape Results? Mark Bishop 

24 Plantar Foot Pain Crash Course 

25 Psoas Work: Is it Safe? Is it Necessary? 

26 Zoga: Movement for Manual Therapists (with Wojtek Cackowski) 

27 The Little Man in Your Brain: The Homunculus 

28 Advanced Credentialing and Massage as Healthcare (with Cal Cates) 

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

Sponsor Offers: 

About Whitney Lowe  |  About Til Luchau  |  Email Us 

(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.)

28: Advanced Credentialing and Massage as Healthcare

28: Advanced Credentialing and Massage as Healthcare

December 9, 2020

Whitney Lowe talks with Cal Cates, executive director of Healwell. They tackle the challenging issues of how to recognize advanced training and the challenges of integrating massage into the healthcare system. 

Episode topics include: 

  • Why is advanced credentialing important for us? 
  • What are some of the big challenges we face when attempting to be part of the healthcare system? 
  • Who is ultimately responsible for advanced credentialing? 

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

Resources and references discussed in this episode: 

Sponsor Offers: 

About Whitney Lowe  |  About Til Luchau  |  Email Us
(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.)

27: The Little Man In The Brain: The Sensory Homunculus

27: The Little Man In The Brain: The Sensory Homunculus

November 25, 2020

Til Luchau and Whitney Lowe discuss the most famous (yet, unreplicated) illustration in neuroscience, the sensorimotor homunculus, which purports to show the proportion of the brain dedicated to each body part. Is it accurate? 

Episode topics include: 

  • Is the cortical homunculus a map, or the territory? 
  • How did it come about? Penfield's methods and limitations. 
  • How might this all apply to manual therapy and massage? 

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

Resources and references discussed in this episode: 

Sponsor Offers: 

About Whitney Lowe  |  About Til Luchau  |  Email Us 

Episode image from a sculpture by Sharon Price-James (public domain image). 

(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.)

26: Zoga: Movement for Manual Therapists (with Wojtek Cackowski)

26: Zoga: Movement for Manual Therapists (with Wojtek Cackowski)

November 11, 2020

Til Luchau talks with Polish physical therapist, Anatomy Trains teacher, and manual therapist Wojtek Cackowski about his innovative Zoga Movement method, and how it can help manual therapists not only with their clients, but with their own embodiment and self care. 

Episode topics include: 

  • What is Zoga? How does it relate to manual therapy and massage? 
  • Fascial shearing and gliding, vs fascial “stretching” 
  • Til and Wojtek’s collaborative online courses combining Zoga and Advanced Myofascial Techniques 

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 

(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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