The Thinking Practitioner
Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos, Fascia, and Pain (with Tina Wang)

Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos, Fascia, and Pain (with Tina Wang)

November 16, 2022

Does stiff fascia hurt because it's stiff? Why then is there pain with the softer-tissue patterns of hypermobility and Ehlers-Danlos syndromes? Dr. Tina Wang's fascinating research (as well as her own story) helps shed some light on this paradox. Check out the video of her Thinking Practitioner conversation on Til or Whitney's sites: 

Resources:

Selected research:
  • Wang, Tina J., and Antonio Stecco. “Fascial Thickness and Stiffness in Hypermobile Ehlers‐Danlos Syndrome.” American Journal of Medical Genetics Part C: Seminars in Medical Genetics 187, no. 4 (December 2021): 446–52. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajmg.c.31948.
  • Wang, Tina, Roya Vahdatinia, Sarah Humbert, and Antonio Stecco. “Myofascial Injection Using Fascial Layer-Specific Hydromanipulation Technique (FLuSH) and the Delineation of Multifactorial Myofascial Pain.” Medicina (Kaunas, Lithuania) 56, no. 12 (December 20, 2020): 717. https://doi.org/10.3390/medicina56120717.

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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.)

More Carrots, or More Sticks? The Continuing Education Conundrum

More Carrots, or More Sticks? The Continuing Education Conundrum

November 2, 2022

Most everyone agrees that the current system of continuing professional education (CE or CPD) for massage and manual therapy has problems. Should CE requirements simply be abolished? Or is even more regulation needed? Whitney and Til think these things through and come up with individual and system-wide options. Check out the video of their conversation on Til or Whitney's sites: 

Resources:

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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.)

The Future of the Profession (with Sandy Fritz)

The Future of the Profession (with Sandy Fritz)

October 19, 2022

Whitney has a conversation with Sandy Fritz on her vision of the current and future state of the profession. 

  • How the current economic situation has impacted the massage profession
  • Innovative changes with the ICMT
  • The migration of massage employment to a "job"
  • Challenges with massage employees
  • How to work full time
  • Ergonomic challenges in our field

Get the full transcript at Til or Whitney's sites:

Resources:

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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.)

Fascia Research Congress Highlights (with Whitney Lowe & Til Luchau)

Fascia Research Congress Highlights (with Whitney Lowe & Til Luchau)

October 5, 2022

Til & Whitney share their takeaways, impressions, and highlights from the recent 6th International Fascia Research Congress in Montreal. Topics include:

  • New research correlating tissue qualities with depression
  • Biomechanics of thoracolumbar fascia
  • Counterintuitive findings about Ehlers-Danlos
  • Fascia and elastic recoil
  • Should we massage tumors?

Get the full transcript at Til or Whitney's sites:

Resources:

Sponsor Offers:

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.)

Secret Shopper CE Review (bonus episode, with Hands at the Table podcast)

Secret Shopper CE Review (bonus episode, with Hands at the Table podcast)

September 26, 2022

Unbeknownst to us, the hosts of the 'Hands at the Table' podcast recorded and aired a “secret shopper” episode about one of Til Luchau’s most popular online CE classes. Listen in as they dissect and review the course, bit-by-excruciating-bit. 

(And, you can find out more about Til’s next Principles course, live or by recording, at Advanced-Trainings.com.)

In this episode:

  • Were the techniques useful?
  • How was the course structured? 
  • Can something like this even be learned at a distance?

Get the transcript of their conversation on Til or Whitney's sites: 

Resources:

  • Til's next Principles training: Ilia & SI Joints: Principles
    Free intro: Sep 28, first lecture: Oct 5, 2022
  • The original review: the Hands at the Table podcast dissects Til Luchau's AMT Principles course 
  • Bori is on Instagram at: @bori_suranyi_lmt
  • Jeff is on Instagram at: @jbramhall

Sponsor Offers:

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.)

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