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Sep 8, 2023

A contributor writes, “I said no to massage to a patient after fresh dialysis. When would it be OK to work on this person?”

Seems like a simple question. But it’s not. We know a fair amount about kidney disease and about dialysis. And here’s a surprise: The interface between massage therapy and people using...

Aug 25, 2023

A client has an undiagnosed situation with the skin over their glute, and to the massage therapist it looks suspiciously like ringworm.

What is ringworm? How do we get rid of it? And what is the risk to the massage therapist in this situation?

Listen to this episode of I Have a Client Who… as Ruth Werner talks...

Aug 11, 2023

A client reports having Ramsay Hunt syndrome (RHS)—a version of shingles that affects the facial nerve. Her massage therapist can’t find any useful information to help guide their decisions. But they were able to establish that it isn’t contagious, so they pulled on their gloves and got to work.

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Jul 28, 2023

A potential client—we don’t know how old, or how healthy—has sickle cell disease (SCD). There’s very limited information about safe massage therapy in this context. What’s an MT to do?

One option is to reach out to an expert and hope you’ll get a quick but thorough response—if you get one at all. Another...

Jul 14, 2023

Are you a manual therapist with joint mobility issues? Then this episode of “I Have a Client Who . . .” is for you. And if you have a client with joint mobility issues, you’ll want to tune in too.

My colleague Natalie Pendergrass recently reached out to me to share her experiences with being diagnosed with...