The Thinking Practitioner

10: When Does The Tissue Matter?

March 25, 2020

Whitney and Til consider the debates about tissue-based effects in manual therapy, and share their views about when it makes sense to think about the actual tissues and physical effects of hands-on works. 

In this episode, 

  • Why would people say that the tissue doesn’t matter in manual therapy?  
  • Examples of tissue-based narratives; the arguments for, and against  
  • Til and Whitney ask each other, “What tissue effects do you think about when you’re working?”  

Join two of the leading educators in manual therapy, bodywork, and massage therapy, as they delve into the most intriguing issues, questions, research, and client conditions that hands-on practitioners face. Stimulate your thinking with imaginative conversations, tips, and interviews related to the somatic arts and sciences. With Whitney Lowe and Til Luchau.  

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

Resources discussed in this episode:  

  • Rathbone A, Henry J, Kumbhare D. Comment on: A critical evaluation of the trigger point phenomenon. Rheumatol (United Kingdom). 2015;54(6):1126-1127. doi:10.1093/rheumatology/kev028, 
  • Jacobs D. Dermoneuromodulating. Victoria: Tellwell Talent; 2016, 

Anatomy image courtesy Robert Schleip, © 

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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.)

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