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A resource for physical therapists and other clinicians who deliver conservative (non-invasive/non-operative) care to patients with musculoskeletal disorders and who empower them to relieve, control and prevent pain and limitation. My goal is to provide the best content from today’s leaders in manual and mechanical care, ultimately to improve your patient care.
 
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT) is a national organization committed to excellence in Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy practice, education, and research. Fellows of AAOMPT provide the highest level of musculoskeletal care through advanced manual therapy practice.
 
You may be asking yourself…..”self, what insider information could I possibly want or need regarding physical therapy, sports medicine, rehabilitation and medicine.” Well, very good question. There is a ton of information regarding treatment techniques, philosophies, and medicine. But how do you separate the fluff from useful relevant information? Our mission is to gain inside(r) input and perspective on all the information floating around from the experts and then dissect it…figuratively. W ...
 
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Manual Therapy Forum

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Manual Therapy Forum

Matthew S. Thomason DPT, OCS, CFMT, FFMT, CMPT, FAAOMPT

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Manual Therapy Forum is a website dedicated to the clinician practicing manual therapy. We offer instructional videos, opinion posts, case reports, and blog podcasts of interviews with key figures in the world of manual therapy. All to inspire, educate, and empower manual therapy practitioners around the world!
 
The Aubrey Marcus Podcast is an illuminating conversation with mavens of mental health, relationship, health, business and spirituality. Aubrey Marcus is the founder of the human optimization and health empire Onnit, the New York Times bestselling author of Own the Day (covering the best practices for physical health and mental sovereignty) and Aubrey was one of the first public voices in support of psychedelics and psychedelic medicine in the podcast era. This podcast is unlike any other in ...
 
Solo flying interview style episodes for physical therapy students at any level of professional/ post-professional training to listen and engage with hot topics you wish you had learned in academia. Weekly episodes include practical information on topics concerning professional issues, psycho-social aspects and challenges of physical therapy practice and shallow to deep dives on healthcare management and leadership. All delivered with comedic relief and story telling to remind you we are all ...
 
The podcast where we explore and celebrate the lives of ARTISTS with ADHD. Life, art, superpowers, and... wait what was I saying?! Hosted by Sarah Gise, your fellow ADHD artist. We'll have interviews with all different types of artists with ADHD, as well as some mental health experts. Hear stories, jot down some tips, fight the stigma, and have a great time hanging out with us! Original music for this podcast was composed by Christopher Aaron Knarr. You can find more of his work at www.Chris ...
 
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In today’s podcast I am joined by my brother, Erick Godsey. A few years ago, Erick was working at Chipotle, wondering what the hell “guacamole is extra” had to do with his purpose. Then he took a leap of faith and decided to take the course, Go For Your Win, which he credits as the catalyst for living the life of his dreams today. A week ago I was …
 
Dr. Ishanka Weerasekara (e-mail, ResearchGate, Google Scholar, Twitter) of the University of Peradeniya (Sri Lanka) and the University of Newcastle (Australia) is interviewed by Stephen M. Shaffer regarding a publication from the Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy titled, “Is the fibula positioned anteriorly in weight-bearing in individuals…
 
In today’s podcast I am joined by my great friends, Benjamin and Azrya Bequer- Co-Founding Stewards of BEQOMING. They are a truly unique example of a Full F*ck Yes union, and were a guiding force in my own realization that this type of partnership was possible. We dive into the intricacies of relationships and they share their own challenges in let…
 
Tom Bilyeu is the co-founder of billion-dollar brand Quest Nutrition and host of Impact Theory. The mission of Impact Theory is to impact culture at scale by giving people an empowering mindset through education and entertainment. Acquired through his own life experiences and the hundreds of elite performers he’s interviewed, the high-impact, actio…
 
Dr. Craig Wassinger (e-mail, Twitter, ResearchGate, Google Scholar) of East Tennessee State University is interviewed by Kevin L. MacPherson regarding a publication from the Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy titled, “Pain knowledge, attitudes and beliefs of doctor of physical therapy students: changes across the curriculum and the role of …
 
Rich Roll is among the most prominent podcasters in the game, but he had a difficult journey getting to where he is today. In this podcast, we delve into his life story- from his childhood, to being an alcohol addicted lawyer, to becoming a plant-based ultra endurance athlete and successful podcaster. Rich is living proof that it’s never too late t…
 
Rich Diviney Is a Former Navy SEAL Commander with over 20 years of active duty under his belt, including 13 overseas deployments. In this podcast, Rich shares his unique perspective on the attributes that create elite performance. He recently published a book called The Attributes: 25 Hidden Drivers Of Optimal Performance. You can find it here | ht…
 
Dr. Jake Magel (e-mail, ResearchGate, Google Scholar, Twitter) of the University of Utah is interviewed by Dhinu Jayaseelan regarding a publication from Physical Therapy titled, “Time Between an Emergency Department Visit and Initiation of Physical Therapist Intervention: Health Care Utilization and Costs. This episode contains information that wil…
 
Rick Doblin is the founder of MAPS and has been pioneering psychedelic research for decades. He joins me to talk about the promising results MDMA assisted psychotherapy has shown in treating PTSD, a problem that has plagued humanity for eons. He addresses the current state of the clinical studies, and all of the intricacies that come with getting i…
 
Ben Greenfield is a biohacker, podcast host, and a NYT best-selling author. In this wide-ranging conversation, we talk about cooking, community building, nuanced Christianity, biblical psychedelic recipes, biohacks, life-extension, and his philosophical disposition toward heaven. Ben also shares a powerful ritual he does with his family at the begi…
 
Rabbi Mordecai Finley has dedicated his life to teaching the mystical truths of the Kabbalah - one of the great maps to the interaction between the human psyche and the mind of God. This is one of my top ten favorite podcasts I have ever recorded, not just because of Rabbi Finley’s spiritual expertise, but also because he has lived the full and vib…
 
Dr. Jenifer Dice (e-mail) of Texas Children’s Hospital – Sugar Land is interviewed by Stephen M. Shaffer regarding a publication from Physical Therapy titled, “Manual Therapy in Preadolescent Children: A Delphi Investigation of Physical Therapists in the United States.” You can find this article in Volume 101, Issue 4, which was published in April …
 
Layla Martin is the founder of the Tantric Institute of Integrated Sexuality and an expert in everything sex. Wailana and I sit down with her to share our sexual journey together and we delve into various ways of healing our conditioning and more deeply connecting to our sexuality. She shares a variety of practices both men and women can use to hav…
 
Dr. Elaine Lonnemann (e-mail, Twitter), President of AAOMPT, and Dr. Stanley Paris (e-mail), a co-Founder and Past President of IFOMPT, are interviewed by Stephen M. Shaffer regarding the forthcoming special meeting in August 2021 to vote on an IFOMPT constitutional change, which could result in the name of IFOMPT changing from the International Fe…
 
Aaron Alexander is one of the foremost experts on how to utilize the body to improve all aspects of your life. He is the host of the Align Podcast and the author of The Align Method: 5 Movement Principles for a Stronger Body, Sharper Mind, and Stress-Proof Life. As a holistic performance coach, he has helped thousands of people, including some of t…
 
Dr. Louie Puentedura (e-mail, Twitter) is interviewed by Stephen M. Shaffer regarding the forthcoming IFOMPT special meeting in August 2021 to vote on a constitutional change, which could result in the name of IFOMPT changing from the International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapists to the International Federation of Musculo…
 
Dr. Julia Treleaven (e-mail, ResearchGate, Google Scholar, Twitter) of the University of Queensland and Performance Rehab is interviewed by Stephen M. Shaffer regarding an IFOMPT Webinar from June 2021 titled, “The role of the musculoskeletal physiotherapist in the management of post-concussion symptoms.” This episode contains information that will…
 
Dr. Chris Showalter (e-mail), Director of ACOMPTE, is interviewed by Stephen M. Shaffer regarding the forthcoming IFOMPT special meeting in August 2021 to vote on a motion put forward by the IFOMPT Executive Committee, which could result in the name of IFOMPT changing from the International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapists…
 
Dani Bagel: Playing Piano through Panic Attacks, Tapping into your Uniqueness, Art and Music as Healing, Creating External Structure, and Making Music through Generations Dani Bagel Bio “I make music for myself”. With this statement, Cape-Town based artist Dani Bagel announces her debut solo project, “Magic in Her Hair”. The musician has created an…
 
This is one of those podcasts I would recommend to ANYONE. In this show I am joined by my brother Daniele Bolelli: writer, professor, martial artist, and host of History On Fire and The Drunken Taoist podcasts. I brought him in to talk about a profound piece of literature that reveals deeper insights every time I pick it up--the Tao Te Ching. We go…
 
Dr. Haideh Plock (e-mail, Twitter), AAOMPT’s IFOMPT Delegate, is interviewed by Stephen M. Shaffer regarding the forthcoming IFOMPT special meeting in August 2021 to vote on a motion put forward by the IFOMPT Executive Committee, which could result in the name of IFOMPT changing from the International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical…
 
Dr. Caitlin McArthur (e-mail, ResearchGate, Google Scholar, Twitter) of the School of Physiotherapy at Dalhousie University and both Bone Fit™ and interRAI is interviewed by Stephen M. Shaffer regarding a publication from Physical Therapy Reviews titled, “What do we know about spinal manual therapy for people with osteoporosis? A narrative review.”…
 
In today’s podcast I am joined by the Board-Certified Psychiatrist and Neuroscientist, Dr. Dave Rabin. In this long overdue conversation, we talk about how ketamine assisted therapy is leading a mental health revolution. As with many psychedelic medicines, ketamine in the right setting can be a powerful ally to help us rewrite traumatic emotional e…
 
In today’s podcast I am joined by my brother Erick Godsey to talk about the life changing lessons that came from my recent Ayahuasca ceremonies. This was new territory for me as the facilitation was very different from anything I’ve ever experienced. I describe my experiences in ceremony, my encounter with a very powerful being, and the psychologic…
 
Dr. Lauren Cornwell (e-mail) of OrthoNeuro is interviewed by Stephen M. Shaffer regarding a publication from the Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy titled, “Work-related musculoskeletal disorders in physical therapists attributable to manual therapy.” This episode contains information that will be interesting for practitioners who want to e…
 
In today’s podcast I am joined by my brother, master musician and medicine man, Poranguí. Typical of most of my conversations with Poranguí, this podcast was its own kind of medicine journey for me. We cover a lot of ground, including the sun dance ceremony, my recent bodywork apprenticeship, and Poranguí plays some stunning songs that bring me to …
 
Don Miguel Ruiz is the only true mystic I have ever met in person. Spending a week with him changed my life forever, because it showed me that it was possible to escape suffering and embrace life fully. I am joined today by his son, Don Jose, who is carrying on the Toltec lineage of his father. This podcast goes way beyond the Four Agreements, incl…
 
In episode 353, our last episode of season 9 was continuing our conversation with Charlotte Krog. We’re wrapping up our conversation about the value of a mechanical exam with patients with anxiety and depression. She shares another patient case, resources she’d recommend, and advice if you want to serve this group too. All that and more. This week …
 
Dr. Sean Riley (email, ResearchGate, Google Scholar, Twitter) of Sacred Heart University is interviewed by Dhinu Jayaseelan regarding a publication from the Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy (JMMT) titled, “Should low-quality evidence dominate high-level evidence? A systematic review and meta-analysis of systematic reviews of musculoskelet…
 
In this podcast I am joined by one of the very few people on earth who has scientifically studied DMT, Dr. Jon Dean, and John Chavez, founder of DMT Quest. We talk about the research that has been conducted over this mystical and controversial compound, and the potential implications of such findings. Jon recently published a study that has ended t…
 
In episode 352 of season 9, we’re joined by Charlotte Krog focusing on the value of a mechanical exam with a patient with anxiety and depression. Why she sought post-graduate education into positive psychology, what she’s learned and how it applies to assessing and treating patients with musculoskeletal conditions, her observations of keys to succe…
 
It’s rare that I meet someone with whom I can have a conversation that can cover the full spectrum of the human experience. Satsang is one of those dudes. An incredible musician who embraces the multifaceted nature of life as a human being, we talked about art, fighting, plant medicine and more. Plus he played a couple of beautiful songs for us, in…
 
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