The Thinking Practitioner
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. 

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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.)

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.)

17: Who Charts Our Path?

17: Who Charts Our Path?

June 24, 2020

Manual therapy and massage practitioners are voracious consumers of professional continuing education. Who should be deciding what they learn? 

In this episode,  

  • What implications does the “medically necessary” discussion have on massage and bodywork education, CE, and credentialing? 
  • Why don’t Rolfers think they’re doing massage, anyway? 
  • What is the post-COVID roadmap for professional continuing education? 

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.)

16: Black Lives Matter (with Benny Vaughn)

16: Black Lives Matter (with Benny Vaughn)

June 11, 2020

Benny Vaughn, an iconic figure in massage therapy, talks with Whitney Lowe and Til Luchau about his experiences as a African American massage therapist, and offers both practical advice and deep inspiration on how manual therapists can address racism and bias in their own lives. 

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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