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Our goal is to speak with luminaries and experts in and around massage and bodywork to help expound upon and better understand our profession and our practices.

The ABMP Podcast | Speaking With the Massage & Bodywork Profession Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals

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Our goal is to speak with luminaries and experts in and around massage and bodywork to help expound upon and better understand our profession and our practices.

    Massage for Rhabdomyolysis? Absolutely Not: “I Have a Client Who . . .” Pathology Conversations with Ruth Werner

    Massage for Rhabdomyolysis? Absolutely Not: “I Have a Client Who . . .” Pathology Conversations with Ruth Werner

    A young woman has lots of muscle pain after her soccer game. A great time to receive massage, right? Not this time. Listen in for a case where massage could cause renal damage.
     
    Sponsors:       
     
    Anatomy Trains: www.anatomytrains.com      
     
    Books of Discovery: https://booksofdiscovery.com      
       
    Author Bio:       
     
    Ruth Werner is a former massage therapist, a writer, and an NCBTMB-approved continuing education provider. She wrote A Massage Therapist’s Guide to Pathology, now in its seventh edition, which is used in massage schools worldwide. Werner is also a long-time Massage & Bodywork columnist, most notably of the Pathology Perspectives column. Werner is also ABMP’s partner on Pocket Pathology, a web-based app and quick reference program that puts key information for nearly 200 common pathologies at your fingertips. Werner’s books are available at www.booksofdiscovery.com. And more information about her is available at www.ruthwerner.com.       
          
    Recent Article by Ruth:      
     
    “Critical Thinking,” Massage & Bodywork magazine, May/June 2021, page 54, 
     
    Check out ABMP’s Pocket Pathology:     
     
    www.abmp.com/abmp-pocket-pathology-app      
     
    Resources:
     
    Chen, J. et al. “Rhabdomyolysis After the Use of Percussion Massage Gun: A Case Report.” Physical Therapy 101, no. 1. 
     
    Ingraham, Paul. “Poisoned by Massage!” Last modified November 8, 2020. 
     
    Lai, M.-Y. et al. “Fever with Acute Renal Failure Due to Body Massage-Induced Rhabdomyolysis.” Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation 21, no. 1: 233–34. 
     
    Robinson, Jennifer ed. “Rhabdomyolysi.” March 17, 2021. 
     
    Anatomy Trains is a global leader in online anatomy education and also provides in-classroom certification programs for structural integration in the US, Canada, Australia, Europe, Japan, and China, as well as fresh-tissue cadaver dissection labs and weekend courses. The work of Anatomy Trains originated with founder Tom Myers, who mapped the human body into 13 myofascial meridians in his original book, currently in its fourth edition and translated into 12 languages. The principles of Anatomy Trains are used by osteopaths, physical therapists, bodyworkers, massage therapists, personal trainers, yoga, Pilates, Gyrotonics, and other body-minded manual therapists and movement professionals. Anatomy Trains inspires these practitioners to work with holistic anatomy in treating system-wide patterns to provide improved client outcomes in terms of structure and function.        
     
    Website: anatomytrains.com       
     
    Email: info@anatomytrains.com         
     
    Facebook: facebook.com/AnatomyTrains        
     
    Instagram: instagram.com/anatomytrainsofficial      
      
    YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UC2g6TOEFrX4b-CigknssKHA        
      
     

    • 10 min
    The Identity Crisis of the Glute Medius: “The Rebel MT” with Allison Denney

    The Identity Crisis of the Glute Medius: “The Rebel MT” with Allison Denney

    The world, and anatomy, is a lot easier to understand when we talk about it in organized categories. But, sometimes, thinking outside the box is a much better approach. In this episode, Allison explores the identity crisis of the glute medius and how to ease the grip of confusion for this multifaceted middle muscle. 
     
    Host:         
       
    Contact Allison Denney: rebelmt@abmp.com      
     
    Allison’s website: www.rebelmassage.com     
         
    Allison Denney is a certified massage therapist and certified YouTuber. You can find her massage tutorials at YouTube.com/RebelMassage. She is also passionate about creating products that are kind, simple, and productive for therapists to use in their practices. Her products, along with access to her blog and CE opportunities, can be found at rebelmassage.com.   
     
    Allison’s column in Massage & Bodywork magazine:      
     
    “Buddha’s Six-Pack: Serratus and Intercostals, with a Diaphragm Chaser,” by Allison Denney, Massage & Bodywork magazine, May/June 2021, page 86, 
     
    “The Muscle, the Beast, and a Cup of Tea: Conquering Sternocleidomastoid Fears,” by Allison Denney, Massage & Bodywork magazine, March/April 2021, page 80, 
         
    This podcast sponsored by:          
     
    Anatomy Trains: www.anatomytrains.com     
     
    (se) Connect: https://network.structuralelements.com   
     
    Anatomy Trains is a global leader in online anatomy education and also provides in-classroom certification programs for structural integration in the US, Canada, Australia, Europe, Japan, and China, as well as fresh-tissue cadaver dissection labs and weekend courses. The work of Anatomy Trains originated with founder Tom Myers, who mapped the human body into 13 myofascial meridians in his original book, currently in its fourth edition and translated into 12 languages. The principles of Anatomy Trains are used by osteopaths, physical therapists, bodyworkers, massage therapists, personal trainers, yoga, Pilates, Gyrotonics, and other body-minded manual therapists and movement professionals. Anatomy Trains inspires these practitioners to work with holistic anatomy in treating system-wide patterns to provide improved client outcomes in terms of structure and function.   
      
    Website: anatomytrains.com      
      
    Email: info@anatomytrains.com         
     
    Facebook: facebook.com/AnatomyTrains        
     
    Instagram: Instagram.com/anatomytrainsofficial        
     
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2g6TOEFrX4b-CigknssKHA         
         
    At Structural Elements, we view ourselves as Body Engineers. We evaluate the human body according to its structural integrity and establish proper balance between compression and tension elements. Through identifying patterns in the body, we are able to locate areas of compensation to treat the cause of the imbalance, not the site of pain. Our patients achieve lasting results as we reduce structural imbalances, improve connective tissue health, and re-educate movement patterns. Now, we have taken our education, operations, and communications infrastructure from our franchise company and made it available to the industry through (se) Connect.    
                (se) Connect is the only interdisciplinary knowledge sharing platform that exists in the wellness industry. Participants gain access to treatment tools, business tools, and the ability to connect with other professionals in a variety of modalities. Through our community, massage therapists, physical therapists, chiropractors, athletic trainers, acupuncturists, and others all learn to look at the body through the same

    • 17 min
    Cannabis Massage: CBD 101 with Jordan Person

    Cannabis Massage: CBD 101 with Jordan Person

    Jordan Person wrote the book on cannabis massage—literally. Listen in as she tells us the difference between CBD and THC, side effects and contraindications, and incorporating CBD topicals into your practice. Jordan breaks down the common cannabis myths, talks about the growing public acceptance, and the possible future of cannabis research.
    Jordan Person has been a licensed nurse for 20 years and massage therapist for 15 years. She is the original cannabis massage practitioner, author of Cannabis Massage 101 & 102, creator of cannabis curriculums for nurses and estheticians, and the founder of both Primal Therapeutics and Primal Healing. Jordan continues to teach students from around the world and has been recognized globally in documentaries and publications such as American Spa Magazine. Person’s Primal Healing topicals line expands on the applications of infused skin care products, offering CBD-infused serums, beard oil, and her award-winning salve, named Best Hemp Topical of 2020. Person is an outspoken advocate for plant medicine and a freelance writer for cannabis, skin care, and medical publications. For more information, visit http://cannabismassagecolorado.com and www.primalhealing.com.
     
    This podcast sponsored by:        
     
    Anatomy Trains: www.anatomytrains.com         
     
    CBD Clinic: www.cbdclinic.co        
     
    (se) Connect: https://network.structuralelements.com      
        
    Anatomy Trains is a global leader in online anatomy education and also provides in-classroom certification programs for structural integration in the US, Canada, Australia, Europe, Japan, and China, as well as fresh-tissue cadaver dissection labs and weekend courses. The work of Anatomy Trains originated with founder Tom Myers, who mapped the human body into 13 myofascial meridians in his original book, currently in its fourth edition and translated into 12 languages. The principles of Anatomy Trains are used by osteopaths, physical therapists, bodyworkers, massage therapists, personal trainers, yoga, Pilates, Gyrotonics, and other body-minded manual therapists and movement professionals. Anatomy Trains inspires these practitioners to work with holistic anatomy in treating system-wide patterns to provide improved client outcomes in terms of structure and function.        
     
    Website: anatomytrains.com        
       
    Email: info@anatomytrains.com          
      
    Facebook: facebook.com/AnatomyTrains   
            
    Instagram: Instagram.com/anatomytrainsofficial        
       
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2g6TOEFrX4b-CigknssKHA    
            
           
    CBD Clinic products are the first nonprescription, over-the-counter topical medications that combine authorized active pharmaceutical ingredients and CBD enriching emollients such as hemp extract. Visit cbdclinic.co to get a sample and start feeling the difference for yourself today. Join our private Facebook group and connect with other massage therapists and HCPs using CBD Clinic products already.       
     
    Website: www.cbdclinic.co    
       
    Email: info@cbdclinic.co       
     
    Phone: 303-223-0863       
     
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/CBDCLINIC      
     
    Instagram: @officialcbdclinic      
     
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2g6TOEFrX4b-CigknssKHA            
     
         
    At Structural Elements, we view ourselves as Body Engineers. We evaluate the human body according to its structural integrity and establish proper balance between compression and tension elements. Through identifying patterns in

    • 23 min
    Pregnancy Surprises: “I Have a Client Who …” Pathology Conversations with Ruth Werner

    Pregnancy Surprises: “I Have a Client Who …” Pathology Conversations with Ruth Werner

    A pregnant client has pain and numbness in her hands. It is NOT what you think. In this conversation with pregnancy massage expert Carole Osborne, we take a look at a common pregnancy-related complaint, and see how it can offer some surprises!
     
    Resources:
     
    Body Therapy Education—Learning Developed by Carole Osborne
     
    Carole Osborne, Michele Kolakowski, and David M. Lobenstine, Pre-and Perinatal Massage Therapy: A comprehensive guide to prenatal, labor and postpartum practice (Scotland: Handspring Publishing Limited, 2021)
     
    Author bio:
     
    Ruth Werner is a former massage therapist, a writer, and an NCBTMB-approved continuing education provider. She wrote A Massage Therapist's Guide to Pathology, now in its seventh edition, which is used in massage schools worldwide. Werner is also a long-time Massage & Bodywork columnist, most notably of the Pathology Perspectives column. Werner is also ABMP's partner on Pocket Pathology, a web-based app and quick reference program that puts key information for nearly 200 common pathologies at your fingertips. Werner’s books are available at www.booksofdiscovery.com. And more information about her is available at www.ruthwerner.com. 
     
    Author URLs: 
     
    Ruth Werner
    http://www.ruthwerner.com
     
    Check out ABMP’s Pocket Pathology:    
    http://www.abmp.com/abmp-pocket-pathology-app
     
    This podcast sponsored by:
     
    Anatomy Trains
     
    Books of Discovery
     
    About Anatomy Trains:    Anatomy Trains is a global leader in online anatomy education and also provides in-classroom certification programs for structural integration in the US, Canada, Australia, Europe, Japan, and China, as well as fresh-tissue cadaver dissection labs and weekend courses. The work of Anatomy Trains originated with founder Tom Myers, who mapped the human body into 13 myofascial meridians in his original book, currently in its fourth edition and translated into 12 languages. The principles of Anatomy Trains are used by osteopaths, physical therapists, bodyworkers, massage therapists, personal trainers, yoga, Pilates, Gyrotonics, and other body-minded manual therapists and movement professionals. Anatomy Trains inspires these practitioners to work with holistic anatomy in treating system-wide patterns to provide improved client outcomes in terms of structure and function.  
     
    Website: anatomytrains.com  
     
    Email: info@anatomytrains.com   
     
    Facebook: facebook.com/AnatomyTrains  
     
    Instagram: instagram.com/anatomytrainsofficial  
     
    YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UC2g6TOEFrX4b-CigknssKHA  
     
     

    • 17 min
    Social Media: from Beginners to the Advanced with Morgan Palmer

    Social Media: from Beginners to the Advanced with Morgan Palmer

    Morgan Palmer, ABMP’s digital marketing coordinator, tells us how to use social media as an effective marketing tool for your practices. We break this podcast down into three sections: beginners [2:54], intermediate [11:48], advanced [15:24]. Morgan tackles the hard questions: Should you have two separate accounts: personal vs. business? What’s the number one site to be on? How often should you post? What’s the difference between content creation and content curation? How should you use hashtags? What’s content planning? Should you create a “story” or post? Should you experiment with newer platform, like TikTok and Clubhouse? And how do you create graphics? We close with questions on etiquette.  
    Morgan is the digital marketing coordinator for ABMP. She received her degree from St. Edward’s University in Digital Media Management and has since become a full-time marketing geek. As a millennial in the field, she grew up alongside the growth of social media and jokes that it is her second language.
     
    Resources:
     
    Hooper, Lydia. “Top 8 Canva Alternatives for Infographics.” February 8, 2021. https://venngage.com/blog/canva-alternatives
     
    Verma, Pooja. “21 Free Canva Alternatives with Better Template and Design Features.” Last modified April 22, 2021. 
     
    This podcast sponsored by:    
      
    Anatomy Trains: www.anatomytrains.com        
     
    CBD Clinic: www.cbdclinic.co       
     
    (se) Connect: https://network.structuralelements.com     
       
    Anatomy Trains is a global leader in online anatomy education and also provides in-classroom certification programs for structural integration in the US, Canada, Australia, Europe, Japan, and China, as well as fresh-tissue cadaver dissection labs and weekend courses. The work of Anatomy Trains originated with founder Tom Myers, who mapped the human body into 13 myofascial meridians in his original book, currently in its fourth edition and translated into 12 languages. The principles of Anatomy Trains are used by osteopaths, physical therapists, bodyworkers, massage therapists, personal trainers, yoga, Pilates, Gyrotonics, and other body-minded manual therapists and movement professionals. Anatomy Trains inspires these practitioners to work with holistic anatomy in treating system-wide patterns to provide improved client outcomes in terms of structure and function.      
      
    Website: anatomytrains.com          
     
    Email: info@anatomytrains.com    
           
    Facebook: facebook.com/AnatomyTrains     
         
    Instagram: Instagram.com/anatomytrainsofficial       
       
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2g6TOEFrX4b-CigknssKHA           
          
    CBD Clinic products are the first nonprescription, over-the-counter topical medications that combine authorized active pharmaceutical ingredients and CBD enriching emollients such as hemp extract. Visit cbdclinic.co to get a sample and start feeling the difference for yourself today. Join our private Facebook group and connect with other massage therapists and HCPs using CBD Clinic products already.       
     
    Website: www.cbdclinic.co      
     
    Email: info@cbdclinic.co      
     
    Phone: 303-223-0863      
     
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/CBDCLINIC     
     
    Instagram: @officialcbdclinic      
     
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2g6TOEFrX4b-CigknssKHA           
        
    At Structural Elements, we view ourselves as Body Engineers. We evaluate the human body according to its structural integrity and establish proper balance between compression and tension elements. Through identifyi

    • 22 min
    Pseudogout: “I Have a Client Who . . .” Pathology Conversations with Ruth Werner

    Pseudogout: “I Have a Client Who . . .” Pathology Conversations with Ruth Werner

    A client wants deep work in his hamstrings, but he has a couple of situations that might make it questionable: Parkinson’s disease and a recent onset of a new condition for him called pseudogout. What is pseudogout, how is it different from traditional gout, and what can this massage therapist do in this complex situation?
     
    Sponsors:      
     
    Anatomy Trains: www.anatomytrains.com     
     
    Books of Discovery: https://booksofdiscovery.com     
      
    Author Bio:      
     
    Ruth Werner is a former massage therapist, a writer, and an NCBTMB-approved continuing education provider. She wrote A Massage Therapist’s Guide to Pathology, now in its seventh edition, which is used in massage schools worldwide. Werner is also a long-time Massage & Bodywork columnist, most notably of the Pathology Perspectives column. Werner is also ABMP’s partner on Pocket Pathology, a web-based app and quick reference program that puts key information for nearly 200 common pathologies at your fingertips. Werner’s books are available at www.booksofdiscovery.com. And more information about her is available at www.ruthwerner.com.      
         
    Recent Article by Ruth:     
     
    “Critical Thinking,” Massage & Bodywork magazine, May/June 2021, page 54, 
         
    Check out ABMP’s Pocket Pathology:     
     
    www.abmp.com/abmp-pocket-pathology-app     
     
    References:
     
    Botero, Herman. “Pseudogout Causes.” Last modified October 28, 2020. 
     
    Robinson, Jennifer, ed. “Arthritis and Pseudogout.” June 9, 2020. 
     
    Rothschild, Bruce. “Gout and Pseudogout.” Last modified January 26, 2021.
     
    Anatomy Trains is a global leader in online anatomy education and also provides in-classroom certification programs for structural integration in the US, Canada, Australia, Europe, Japan, and China, as well as fresh-tissue cadaver dissection labs and weekend courses. The work of Anatomy Trains originated with founder Tom Myers, who mapped the human body into 13 myofascial meridians in his original book, currently in its fourth edition and translated into 12 languages. The principles of Anatomy Trains are used by osteopaths, physical therapists, bodyworkers, massage therapists, personal trainers, yoga, Pilates, Gyrotonics, and other body-minded manual therapists and movement professionals. Anatomy Trains inspires these practitioners to work with holistic anatomy in treating system-wide patterns to provide improved client outcomes in terms of structure and function.     
      
    Website: anatomytrains.com       
     
    Email: info@anatomytrains.com        
     
    Facebook: facebook.com/AnatomyTrains       
     
    Instagram: instagram.com/anatomytrainsofficial      
     
    YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UC2g6TOEFrX4b-CigknssKHA       
     
     

    • 12 min

Customer Reviews

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43 Ratings

43 Ratings

crxpat ,

Followed Allison Here

Found this podcast because I love Allison Denney’s teaching style. So glad she is a part of this podcast. As expected, Allison is thorough and detailed. I’m also enjoying of the other episodes. Such a joy to have a podcast home for massage therapist.

Dilligaftouk9 ,

Fantastic

After being out of the massage world for a decade because of life stuff, finding this podcast has been amazing. When I went through school and was starting out there was nothing like this, of course and wow, this digital world really changes things!! Please get more out there!

heshica ,

Can we ask questions

Curious to ask guest on episode 3 and 4 are they planning to raise their prices with purchase of all the new equipment and spreading out the client times? Or just take a huge loss?

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