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Mar 17, 2023

A young woman is newly diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome. Is massage therapy safe? Can it be helpful? What does a massage therapist need to know ahead of time?

Answers: Yes, yes, and it’s all here in this episode of I Have a Client Who . . .



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Mar 10, 2023

A massage therapist lives and works near the East Palestine, Ohio, train derailment site. They want to know about the possible risks of working with people exposed to chemical toxins. With so many unknowns, what’s the safest way to proceed? Join host Ruth Werner as she helps answer that question and others in this...

Mar 3, 2023

A client reports she’s about to lose a kidney due to a kidney stone. That seems . . . extreme, doesn’t it? What’s probably happening is that she has a staghorn calculus: a stone that takes up all the space in her kidney. If it’s not removed it will continue to grow, which could lead to all kinds of problems.

Feb 24, 2023

A client is an adult man with spastic cerebral palsy. He has a Baclofen pump and is preparing for Botox injections. He’s also found a massage therapist who has the experience and expertise to help him—that’s amazing!

Understandably, the MT has questions about the Botox—what are the guidelines for manual therapy...

Feb 17, 2023

A client reports she has Sprengel’s deformity and was told never to get massage or chiropractic. Nonetheless, she finds that massage is very helpful!

What is Sprengel’s deformity? And what are the questions we need to ask so we can make safe and effective clinical decisions?

Spoiler alert: It’s not as tricky as...