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Orthopedic Massage

MTs interested in practicing, learning Orthopedic Massage, students of Whitney Lowe, James Waslaski, and Tom Hendrickson, Ben Benjamin, and any other instructors of Orthopedic Massage Therapy.

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Latest Activity: Nov 25, 2013

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Chest Pain 8 Replies

I have a client who says she has been having chest pains. She says that there is nothing that causes the pain but it just hits her from time to time. There is no pain when palpating. But she does…Continue

Started by Frank J. Last reply by Laura Garza Jul 24, 2012.

Online Orthopaedic Massage Courses 4 Replies

Hi.  I'm new to this site and excited to find it.  I am starting a new practice within an orthopedic surgery in New Zealand.  I will be concentrating on working with clients to manage their pain and…Continue

Started by Janna Downie. Last reply by Janna Downie Jul 21, 2011.

ankle pain

 I have someone (not a client) but a person who workouts at the gym where i am and she is having ankle pain when she runs.NO PAIN- AROM, PROM MRT walking, standing, dorsi-plantar flexion, eversion,…Continue

Started by Frank J Jan 27, 2011.

Laminectomy Client 1 Reply

I have a new client who had a Laminectomy in the lumbar L4, L5 9 years ago.  The client is active and gets massage regularly, he prefers the deep tissue work.  What are some tips on working with such…Continue

Started by Amanda Bradford. Last reply by Hans Albert Quistorff, LMP Dec 11, 2010.

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Comment by Whitney Lowe on February 18, 2011 at 11:13pm
I can't wait either. Should be lots of fun!
Comment by W. Dannie Lane on February 18, 2011 at 2:37pm
I am taking the upper body orthopedic class in Sep in Atlanta Ga from Whitney. This will be my 4th class with him, can’t wait!!!!
Comment by Jason Erickson on October 26, 2010 at 12:54am
Interested in Orthopedic Massage?

Come to a (free) 2 hour workshop taught by Pam Latterell, CMT, one of James Waslaski's top pupils and TAs, on Sunday, November 14, from 10am to 12pm in Richfield, MN (a Minneapolis suburb). You will learn about the 12 Step Protocol and practice treating some common conditions. Participants will be eligible for exclusive discounts, so reserve your place ASAP. Details here: http://cstminnesota.com/8.html

Hope to see you there!
Comment by Carla R Stingle on February 11, 2010 at 5:26pm
Hi everyone! I am excited to be involved in such a great group! I am registered in a seminar on orthopedic massage in a couple months and am very excited to broaden my knowledge to include this concept. I also love the Whitney Lowe books! They are so easy to understand and give you great knowledge to add to your toolbelt. If anyone has any suggestions on other books I should read up on prior to my seminar I would appreciate the feedback.
Comment by Jeff Sims on November 22, 2009 at 2:54am
just so you know, i just started a discussion on the trigger point discussion forum on the subject of using spray & stretch. please feel free to join in.
Comment by Desmond Diaz on November 13, 2009 at 12:06am
going on week three of the OMERI courses and i love it. the learning style is alot more intuitive then i guessed and i am really impressed with how its coming together. I am learning alot about proper assesments and creating a plan with my findings
Comment by Jody C. Hutchinson on November 12, 2009 at 10:12am
Frank,
I learned a trick that has worked for me. Call the doc's office and schedule a meeting. Ask the doc if you can refer your clients to him/her. Don't ask for referrals, ask for the doc's cards. This has worked well for me.
Comment by Jeff Sims on November 11, 2009 at 6:37pm
Frank ~ i have found that one of our responsibilities is to share with others how effective our work can be for many conditions, and to be careful and not overstate our effectiveness. citing scientific research that validates our work is important to others in healthcare professions. knowing that the research tends to be anecdotal and is not without limitations is also important.

generally, i think massage is becoming more accepted by western science (doctors), but there are many that continue to be very skeptical -- it wasn't taught and isn't part of their experience.

you might have luck by working with hotel concierge that sometimes refer guests with various aches & pains.

my $0.02...
Comment by Frank J on November 11, 2009 at 10:13am
In trying get referals from doctors or lawyers. I have been doing some reading on getting referrals. But from what i have read, there doesn't seem to be much information on what the conversation should consist of. I know you have to see yourself to the person on the other side. But is there some information out there about how the conversation should/could be conducted? Or does anyone have any experience they are willing to share
Comment by Carl W. Brown on September 22, 2009 at 6:54pm
My introduction to bodywork even before massage school was Lauren Berry work. I studied it for several years and the tools are still an important part of my work. However, I try to put them into an evidence based holistic framework. I found that if I tried to think too much I missed clues that I would get if I listened more to my fingers. I now think of myself as a "muscle whisperer".
 

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