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.
Resources discussed in this episode:
- Lowe, Whitney. “Suggested Variations on Standard Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Assessment Tests.” Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies 12, no. 2 (April 2008): 151–57. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbmt.2007.04.001.
- Hegedus, Eric J, Alexis A Wright, and Chad Cook. “Orthopaedic Special Tests and Diagnostic Accuracy Studies: House Wine Served in Very Cheap Containers.” British Journal of Sports Medicine 51, no. 22 (November 2017): 1578–79. https://doi.org/10.1136/bjsports-2017-097633. And, Cook, Chad. “The Lost Art of the Clinical Examination: An Overemphasis on Clinical Special Tests.” Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy 18, no. 1 (March 2010): 3–4. https://doi.org/10.1179/106698110X12595770849362.
- TTP Podcast Episode: “23: Do Expectations Shape Results? (with Mark Bishop)”
- The Shoulder Jam (Whitney’s charts)
- Cook, Chad, and Eric J. Hegedus. Orthopedic Physical Examination Tests: An Evidence-Based Approach. 2nd ed. Upper Saddle River, N.J: Pearson Education, 2013.
- Zulak, David. Clinical Assessment for Massage Therapy: A Practical Guide. Edinburgh: Handspring Publishing, 2018. (Save 20% by entering “TTP” at checkout.
- Whitney Lowe’s Online Clinical & Orthopedic Massage Courses
- Til Luchau’s site: Advanced-Trainings.com
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- ABMP: save $24 on new membership at abmp.com/thinking.
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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.)