The root of success in using massage to treat pain and injury conditions does not lie purely in any particular technique. Though knowing effective treatment approaches is a benefit, determining the "how, why, and when" of those techniques is mandatory for successful treatment. Incorporating proper clinical reasoning skills is critical to both evaluating your client's condition and tissues, as well as developing the most effective treatment plans. This presentation shows how you can enhance treatment outcomes and client satisfaction by improving your clinical reasoning skills, and ultimately improve your practice and success as a practitioner.
Whitney Lowe is a recognized authority on pain and injury treatment. His contributions to the massage field are wide-ranging and include, professional publications, teaching, clinical work, consulting, and participation in national boards and committees. He is the author of the books, Orthopedic Assessment in Massage Therapy, and Orthopedic Massage: Theory and Technique, which are used in training programs and schools nationally and internationally. He has also been a contributing author to several other books. In 1994 he founded the Orthopedic Massage Education & Research Institute (OMERI) to provide massage therapists the advanced education they need for treating orthopedic soft-tissue disorders.