71 episodes

Join us for ideas and angles for professional practitioners in bodywork, massage therapy, structural integration, chiropractic, myofascial and myotherapy, orthopedics, sports massage, physical therapy, osteopathy; as well as yoga, strength and conditioning, and allied professions. This podcast is not medical or treatment advice.

The Thinking Practitioner Til Luchau & Whitney Lowe

    • Education
    • 4.9 • 135 Ratings

Join us for ideas and angles for professional practitioners in bodywork, massage therapy, structural integration, chiropractic, myofascial and myotherapy, orthopedics, sports massage, physical therapy, osteopathy; as well as yoga, strength and conditioning, and allied professions. This podcast is not medical or treatment advice.

    Fascia & Pain: What We Know (with Helene Langevin)

    Fascia & Pain: What We Know (with Helene Langevin)

    Famed fascial researcher Helene Langevin MD talks with Til and Whitney about what we know (and _don't_ know) about the role of tissue stiffness in pain; the effects of stretching on cell function and inflammation; contextual effects and placebos; and much more.

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

    Whitney Lowe’s online Clinical & Orthopedic Massage Courses
    Til Luchau’s courses at Advanced-Trainings.com 

    Resources:


    Fascia Mobility, Proprioception, and Myofascial Pain (Langevin 2021)
    National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) site
    NCCIH Director’s Page

    Sponsor Offers:

    The 6th International Fascia Research Congress in Montreal, Sep 10-14, 2022 at https://fasciaresearchsociety.org. 
    Books of Discovery: save 15% by entering "thinking" at checkout on booksofdiscovery.com.
    ABMP: save $24 on new membership at abmp.com/thinking. 
    Handspring Publishing: save 20% by entering “TTP” at checkout at handspringpublishing.com. 

    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.)

    • 43 min
    Stretching: Would Everyone Just Relax? (with Jules Mitchell)

    Stretching: Would Everyone Just Relax? (with Jules Mitchell)

    Whitney and Til have an in-depth conversation with Jules Mitchell (author of Yoga Biomechanics: Stretching Redefined) about topics like tissue change, flexibility, hyper-mobility as they relate to yoga and manual therapy. 


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

    Whitney Lowe’s online Clinical & Orthopedic Massage Courses
    Til Luchau’s courses at Advanced-Trainings.com 

    Resources:


    Jules Mitchell’s book: Yoga Biomechanics: Stretching Redefined.
    Save 20% when you enter TTP at checkout at Handspring Publishing. 


    Jules Mitchell’s site: julesmitchell.com
    Previous podcast: Stretching the Tissues, or the Truth?
    Episode 11 of The Thinking Practitioner



    Sponsor Offers:

    Books of Discovery: save 15% by entering "thinking" at checkout on booksofdiscovery.com.
    ABMP: save $24 on new membership at abmp.com/thinking. 
    Handspring Publishing: save 20% by entering “TTP” at checkout at handspringpublishing.com. 

    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.)

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Back Pain, Stiffness & Fascia (with Stuart McGill)

    Back Pain, Stiffness & Fascia (with Stuart McGill)

    Legendary back pain researcher Stuart McGill (author of Back Mechanic and others) talks with Whitney and Til about spinal pain, fascia, biomechanics and other topics including:
    - Stiffness/mobility tuning in manual therapy
    - The psoas' role in supporting the spine
    - Fascial connections, Janda's lower-crossed model, and more. 

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

    Whitney Lowe’s online Clinical & Orthopedic Massage Courses
    Til Luchau’s courses at Advanced-Trainings.com 

    Resources:


    Stuart McGill’s site:

    Backfitpro.com

    Books by Stuart McGill:

    Back Mechanic ISBN: 978-097350182
    Low Back Disorders ISBN: 978-097350182
    Ultimate Back Fitness and Performance ISBN: 978-0973501834

    Stu recommends:

    Bernie Clark: Your Spine, Your Yoga: Developing stability and mobility for your spine ISBN: 978-0968766552

    Sponsor Offers:

    The 6th International Fascia Research Congress in Montreal, Sep 10-14, 2022 at https://fasciaresearchsociety.org. 
    Books of Discovery: save 15% by entering "thinking" at checkout on booksofdiscovery.com.
    ABMP: save $24 on new membership at abmp.com/thinking. 
    Handspring Publishing: save 20% by entering “TTP” at checkout at handspringpublishing.com. 

    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.)

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Working with Sciatic Pain (with Whitney Lowe and Til Luchau)

    Working with Sciatic Pain (with Whitney Lowe and Til Luchau)

    Til and Whitney compare notes about their tests and techniques for recognizing, understanding, and working with sciatica, sciatic pain, and similar conditions.
    Download the free technique handout from https://bit.ly/sciatica-handout-68

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

    Whitney Lowe’s online Clinical & Orthopedic Massage Courses
    Til Luchau’s courses at Advanced-Trainings.com 

    Sponsor Offers:

    Til Luchau's 'Sciatica & Disc Issues' training: save 15% by entering "thinking" at https://a-t.tv/onl2208/. 
    Books of Discovery: save 15% by entering "thinking" at checkout on booksofdiscovery.com.
    ABMP: save $24 on new membership at abmp.com/thinking. 
    Handspring Publishing: save 20% by entering “TTP” at checkout at handspringpublishing.com. 

    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.)

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Aging Gracefully, Breathing Well, and Long COVID Recovery (with Jan Sultan)

    Aging Gracefully, Breathing Well, and Long COVID Recovery (with Jan Sultan)

    Til talks with Jan Sultan (one of the first Rolfers trained by Ida Rolf to teach her work), about his life and work; about aging well; and about his take-aways from his ongoing COVID recovery process.

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

    Whitney Lowe’s online Clinical & Orthopedic Massage Courses
    Til Luchau’s courses at Advanced-Trainings.com 

    Resources mentioned  

    Til's 'Cytokine Storm' article
    Dr. Ida Rolf Institute®
    Jan Sultan's email: janhsultan@gmail.com

    Sponsor Offers: Z

    Books of Discovery: save 15% by entering "thinking" at checkout on booksofdiscovery.com.
    ABMP: save $24 on new membership at abmp.com/thinking. 
    Handspring Publishing: save 20% by entering “TTP” at checkout at handspringpublishing.com. 

    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.)

    • 1 hr 24 min
    Beyond ”It Depends:” Oncology Massage (with Janet Penny, Rebecca Sturgeon, and Loretta Luchau)

    Beyond ”It Depends:” Oncology Massage (with Janet Penny, Rebecca Sturgeon, and Loretta Luchau)

    Til gets personal as he discusses bodywork with people living with cancer, with Janet Penny and Rebecca Sturgeon, the authors of “Oncology Massage: An Integrative Approach to Cancer Care.” They’re joined by Til’s wife Loretta Carridan Luchau, a bodyworker and therapist who has been living with cancer for many years. 

    Watch the video (NEW!) and get the full transcript at Til or Whitney's sites: 

    Whitney Lowe’s online Clinical & Orthopedic Massage Courses
    Til Luchau’s courses at Advanced-Trainings.com 

    Resources mentioned  

    Oncology Massage: An integrative approach to cancer care at Handspring (enter TTP at checkout for your listeners' discount)
    Janet Penny: focusmassagetherapy.ca, or at info@focusmassagetherapy.ca 
    Rebecca Sturgeon: healwell.org, or at education@healwell.org

    Sponsor Offers: 

    Books of Discovery: save 15% by entering "thinking" at checkout on booksofdiscovery.com.
    ABMP: save $24 on new membership at abmp.com/thinking. 
    Handspring Publishing: save 20% by entering “TTP” at checkout at handspringpublishing.com. 

    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.)

    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
135 Ratings

135 Ratings

Elexar 1 ,

Good brain stimulation and fun!

As a career massage therapist and bodyworker I enjoy every episode of this show. They make me think about what am I really doing and what do I think I’m doing. It also raises questions about what I was told I was doing when I went to massage school and what I told others we were doing when I taught at massage schools in comparison to what research says is likely happening.

Highly recommended, especially as most of my clients don’t know or care about the science of massage, this show keeps me in tune with that after a day of providing that Zen space for my clients

fjeanne ,

Wonderful podcast!

It is refreshing to hear thoughtful, intelligent conversations in the field of massage. Til and Whitney are friendly, compassionate and fun to listen to. Thank you both for putting your hard work into this podcast! Beautiful job.

Massagesfor you ,

Educational and informative podcast

I enjoy so many of these episodes! Many technical and functional episodes I have re-listened to multiple times. Whitney asks thoughtful questions that require in depth answers from his guests.

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