The Thinking Practitioner
42: Scars and Scar Tissue (with Cathy Ryan)

42: Scars and Scar Tissue (with Cathy Ryan)

June 30, 2021

Til and Whitney talk to Cathy Ryan RMT about her book 'Traumatic Scar Tissue Management: Massage Therapy Principles, Practice and Protocols,' co-authored with Nancy Keenan Smith. 

Topics include: 

  • How has fascial research informed our understanding of scars? 
  • Is it about the "fuzz," or the fluids? 
  • Erasing scars, once and for all. (Not really.) 

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Episode image credit: Nancy Keenan Smith

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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.)

41: Going For It: The Massage Mentor (with Diane Matkowski)

41: Going For It: The Massage Mentor (with Diane Matkowski)

June 23, 2021

Whitney and Til talk to Diane Matkowski (a.k.a. the Massage Mentor) to find out what gave her the chutzpah to ask 10 of her favorite massage and bodywork teachers to teach in her first online event, what it was like when nearly 600 people showed up, and what she's working on next.

Topics include: 

  • There are a lot of male teachers in our field. Where are the women? (Here.)
  • Finding your thing, and going for it.
  • Do we have to be good at business, to be good practitioners?

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Resources and references discussed in this episode:

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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.)

40: How To (Not) Fix It (with Cal Cates)

40: How To (Not) Fix It (with Cal Cates)

June 9, 2021

Til and Whitney talk to Healwell’s Cal Cates about how their work with death and dying brought perspective and presence to their work as a massage therapist; and to living itself. 

 

Topics include: 

  • How is “being a massage therapist in the modern world a total setup”?
  • What do we say when our clients just want results?
  • How do our personal experiences influence the way we engage with our clients?

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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.)

39: Are You Thinking Critically? (with Ruth Werner)

39: Are You Thinking Critically? (with Ruth Werner)

May 26, 2021

How often do we think about the assumptions that inform our decisions? Til Luchau talks to writer Ruth Werner about her recent work on critical thinking skills, steps, and stages. 

Topics include: 

  • What is the big deal about critical thinking? 
  • What are the signs that I might not be thinking critically?
  • Is intuition the opposite of critical thinking? And more.

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Resources and references discussed in this episode:

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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.)

38: Frozen Shoulder & Adhesive Capsulitis: Updating our Approach

38: Frozen Shoulder & Adhesive Capsulitis: Updating our Approach

May 14, 2021

Whitney Lowe & Til Luchau give a crash course on frozen shoulder/adhesive capsulitis, discussing recent research and comparing their respective views and strategies. Download the free handout with detailed episode notes, techniques and tests, and join them at the upcoming Shoulder Jam event via Whitney or Til’s sign-up link.  

Episode topics include: 

  • Types, terms, stages, and debates 
  • Who gets it, why, and what makes it stiff? 
  • What can we do about it, from biomechanical and biopsychosocial perspectives? 

Get the handout or 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.) 

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