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Feb 15, 2022

People think that if they’re exercising regularly, they’ve got their bases covered. But is there more to movement than just routine exercise? In this episode of The ABMP Podcast, Kristin and Darren sit down with biomechanist Katy Bowman to discuss the concept of “movement nutrition,” alignment concepts for massage therapists, different kinds of movements our bodies should be doing each day, and what movement exercises MTs could incorporate in their daily lives.

Bestselling author, speaker, and leader in the Movement movement biomechanist Katy Bowman is changing the way we move and think about our need for movement. Bowman teaches movement globally and speaks about sedentarism and movement ecology to academic and scientific audiences. Her work has been featured in diverse media, including the Today Show, CBC Radio One, the Seattle Times, and Good Housekeeping.

One of Maria Shriver’s “Architects of Change” and an America Walks “Woman of the Walking Movement,” Bowman has worked with companies like Patagonia, Nike, and Google, as well as a wide range of nonprofits and other communities, sharing her “move more, move more body parts, move more for what you need” message. Her movement education company, Nutritious Movement, is based in Washington State, where she lives with her family.

Her book, the bestselling Move Your DNA, highlighted the importance of distinguishing between movement and exercise and has revolutionized the way movement is now being discussed. This book along with her othersMovement Matters, Dynamic Aging, Grow Wild, Simple Steps to Foot Pain Relief, Diastasis Recti, Don’t Just Sit There, Whole Body Barefoot, and Alignment Matters—has been critically acclaimed and translated worldwide.



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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.    












Universal Companies has everything the spa professional needs for success, including massage tables and accessories, linens, tools, pain relief products like arnica, and a range of lotions, oils, and gels. The products we offer help the independent practitioner save on their everyday expenses, as well as provide the convenience of shopping across broad categories.

Recognized as the “Favorite Distributor” in the American Spa Professional’s Choice Awards for the past 17 years, we see this as a continuous challenge to provide the best products that pros trust the most.

Beyond our extensive selection of spa products, equipment, and tools, we have an education and marketing site for our customers to develop their skills and promote their business. The UCo Learning Network offers CEU courses, marketing kits, and business tools.


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About Handspring Publishing


Handspring Publishing specializes in professional-level books for massage therapists, osteopaths, yoga and Pilates teachers, physiotherapists, and other professionals who use touch or movement to help patients achieve wellness. Handspring Publishing’s books are written and produced to serve the professional and educational needs of health and medical professionals, musculoskeletal therapists, and movement teachers.


Its list includes bestsellers like Hydrotherapy for Bodyworkers: Improving Outcomes with Water Therapies, Second Edition, Hands in Health Care, Second Edition, Pre- and Perinatal Massage Therapy: Third Edition, Fascia: What It Is and Why It Matters, and the recently published Functional Exercise Prescription: Supporting Rehabilitation in Movement and Sport, Zero Balancing: Conscious Touch and Transformation and Thai Massage Dissected. Handspring’s books combine attractive and accessible presentations with an evidence-based approach to writing, including referencing the latest research findings.


Authors are drawn from the ranks of highly respected teachers and experts in their area of specialization including Ann Baldwin, Martha Eddy, Shakti Smith, James McCormick, Chris Frederick, Ann Frederick, David Lesondak, Bill Harvey, Janet Penny, Rebecca Sturgeon, Til Luchau, Natasha De Grunwald, Robert Schleip, Graham Scarr, Gayle MacDonald, Carolyn Tague, and others.


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