The Thinking Practitioner
22: Fascia, Fuzz and Furor (with Gil Hedley)

22: Fascia, Fuzz and Furor (with Gil Hedley)

September 2, 2020

Anatomist Gil Hedley discusses fascial debacles, debates, and dissection with Til Luchau. 

 

In this episode, 

  1. Gil Hedley’s Fuzz Speech: facts, fantasies, and furor; 
  2. Sexuality in the dissection room; 
  3. Conspiracies: pattern of meaning, or menace? 

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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.)

21: My Aching (Upper) Back: Thoracic Spine Pain

21: My Aching (Upper) Back: Thoracic Spine Pain

August 19, 2020

Whitney and Til discuss a very common (but poorly researched) complaint: upper thoracic spine pain, and what to do about it. 

 

In this episode, 

  1. Does posture drive upper back pain? Does psychology? 
  2. Breaking the Upper-Cross-Syndrome rules (and what “PhD” doesn’t really stand for). 
  3. The Over-the-Edge technique for upper back pain. 

Get the full transcript and handout 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.)

20: A Pain in the Neck: Cervical Challenges and Strategies

20: A Pain in the Neck: Cervical Challenges and Strategies

August 5, 2020

Whitney and Til discuss assessment and treatment considerations unique to working with the neck and cervical region; how their respective training programs are adapting to the challenges of COVID-19; and much more. 

 

In this episode, 

  1. Neck issues: shifting from tissue fault to nociceptive driver 
  2. Can we treat the neck in isolation? 
  3. Thoughts on “text neck,” and more. 

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.)

19: What About Risk?

19: What About Risk?

July 22, 2020

How do we manage risk, in a world where we don’t even agree about what the risks are? Pathology writer Ruth Werner joins Til and Whitney for a lively conversation about risk, risk tolerance, and ethical decision making in massage and manual therapy, in the face of both COVID-19, and in the differences in how we perceive the risks involved. 

In the Thinking Practitioner series, 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: 

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.)

18: Project COPE (with Ann Blair Kennedy and Kemi Balogun)

18: Project COPE (with Ann Blair Kennedy and Kemi Balogun)

July 8, 2020

Project COPE is tracking the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on both essential and “non-essential” healthcare practitioners, including massage therapists and bodyworkers. It’s already revealing some insights about representation and diversity in our field. Listen to learn more, and participate in the project at the link below. 

In the Thinking Practitioner series, 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: 

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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