The Thinking Practitioner
23: Do Expectations Shape Results? Mark Bishop

23: Do Expectations Shape Results? Mark Bishop

September 16, 2020

23: Mark Bishop’s research shows that clients who think treatment will help benefit more than those who don’t expect much relief. What is more, practitioners who expect their modality will help actually get better results than practitioners who are less certain. What’s up with that? 

In this episode, Til and Whitney interview manual therapist, physiotherapist and researcher Mark Bishop about his fascinating investigations into how expectations can shape results; the role of client preferences in treatment success; and how practitioners can most effectively leverage these effects. 

Mark Bishop PT PhD FAPTA is a physiotherapist with more than 30 years of clinical and research experience in the area of rehabilitation of musculoskeletal pain disorders. His work has focused predominantly on the mechanisms underpinning the efficacy and effectiveness of conservative interventions for pain, especially manual therapy and exercise. He is currently a faculty member in the Department of Physical Therapy with affiliations in the Center for Pain Research and Behavioral Health, and the Pain Research and Intervention Center of Excellence at the University of Florida. 

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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.)

22: Gil Hedley: Fascia, Fuzz and Furor

22: Gil Hedley: Fascia, Fuzz and Furor

September 2, 2020

22: 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

21: 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. 

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Resources discussed in this episode: 

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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

20: 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

19: 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.)

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