Podcasts and Facebook and Twitter, Oh My!
Struggling to find an industry relevant podcast or don’t know which Twitter accounts you should be paying attention to? Wondering where the valuable industry content gets posted on Facebook? Well, struggle and wonder no more! We’ve done the seeking, finding and listing for you.
This is by no means an exhaustive list and if you’ve been getting some good info from a different podcast, Facebook account or Twitter tweep, please send us an email and we’ll have a look/listen and add it to the list.
You can listen to podcasts direct from the source, via iTunes or platforms such as Soundcloud. If you find a podcaster that you like, follow them on your favourite platform to be notified of new episodes.
Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
Have you listened to a podcast recently that changed or influenced the way you think about massage therapy practice? Email AMT a link to the podcast episode (that includes any episodes from the lists below) and we will be happy to confirm whether you can receive CEUs by writing a brief overview that captures the key learning.
These are individual podcast episodes of note:
- The Lancet on Low Back Pain – recorded on 21 March 2018 to coincide with the release of the 3 article series on low back pain.
- The Message Pod with Professor Lorimer Moseley – (Soundcloud) Discussion on pain, pain Vs tissue damage and Pain Revolution.
- Various episodes listed by The RMT Education Project – A huge list of interesting episodes compiled by Richard Lebert, a Canadian RMT, specifically for massage therapists.
- Pain Science and Sensibility with Dr Milton Cohen – Dr Milton Cohen (Australia) is the guest on Pain Science and Sensibility podcast. A good introduction to the Trigger Point Therapy debunking.
- Various episodes listed by Paincloud – Specific to pain science. Listed by guest.
- The Guardian Science Weekly – The Science Behind Our Sense of Touch – Ian Sample speaks with US Professor of Neuroscience David J. Linden argues that touch is the sense that defines us as humans. The last 5 minutes with Hannah Devlin discussing pain perception and the Thermal Grill Illusion is worth sticking around for.
These are podcast programmes to follow or search through for interesting episodes:
- Research Perch – Research perch is produced by the (US) Massage Therapy Foundation. Its aim is to help massage therapists learn how to use massage therapy research in practice.
- Naked Physio – New Zealand based physiotherapist Paul Lagerman. Limited series (15) of podcasts. Focus is on pain. Some great guests.
- Healthy Wealthy and Smart – Hosted by Dr Karen Litzy (New York). Huge variety of topics with a physiotherapy and US-centric slant but guests are international.
- Liberated Body – Rolfer who swings from very good to a bit woo but always a good listen. Lots of yoga topics. No new episodes will be published.
- Stop chasing pain – Presented by Perry Nickelston (chiropractic physician). Guests are excellent but the presenter can be tedious. Not recommended for the arrogant sensitive.
- Clinical Edge/Physio Edge – Hosted by Australian physiotherapist David Pope. Very good guests on clinical topics relating to MSK injury. Physio targeted but still excellent.
- BJSM (British Journal of Sports Medicine) – Free on Soundcloud. Presented by Karim Kahn. Lots of episodes, variety of topics.
- Pain Science and Sensibility – Co-hosted by US physiotherapists Sandy Hilton and Cory Blickenstaff. Discuss current research and topics of pain science.
- NAF Physio Podcast – UK based Adam Meakins’ abrasive personality is not for the faint-hearted but will certainly bring out your inner sceptic.
- Physio Matters – Hosted by UK based physiotherapist Jack Chew. The gentle version of the NAF Physio Podcast. Still physio-centric but very thought provoking.
- The Infinite Monkey Cage – Entertaining general science/science literacy conversations from BBC Radio 4. Guests are hosted by Professor Brian Cox and Robin Ince.
These Facebook pages offer videos, research updates, general medical news and industry information:
- AMT’s public page
- Evidence Informed Massage Therapy
- Massage Therapy Foundation
- Science of Massage, Meditation and Related Topics (public group)
- Massage Therapist Development Centre
- Body in Mind
- Trust Me I’m a Physiotherapist
- Multiple Sclerosis Australia
- British Journal of Medicine
- Physio Research
- International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP)
- ABC Health and Wellbeing
These are industry people, practitioners, organisations, publications, educators and researchers, and a journalist. Apart from these Tweeps and organisations, check in with or follow the #MassageTherapy hashtag for random tweets on massage therapy, and maybe find a new Tweep to follow.
- AMT – AMT’s Twitter feed.
- The Massage Therapy Foundation – Publishes links to massage therapy research.
- RMTBC Research Department – Reference library of massage therapy research and related resources.
- Whitney Lowe – US massage therapy educator who posts interesting articles and resources with a clinical focus.
- Joe Muscolino – Massage therapist/chiropractor and anatomist who posts epic anatomy resources.
- Australian Department of Health – Updates and news from the Australian Department of Health.
- ABC Health Online – Lots of interesting general health articles.
- The Conversation Health and Medical – Informed health and medical research stories.
- Pain Australia – Publishes interesting articles and resources about chronic pain management in Australia.
- Alan Taylor – Wry English physio educator who isn’t arrogant about what’s right in the world of bodywork and likes to keep the smug in check.
- Sandy Hilton – Pelvic health physio (Entropy Physio) and podcaster (Pain Science and Sensibility).
- Sarah Haag – Pelvic health physio (Entropy Physio).
- Mike Stewart – UK Physiotherapist and interprofessional healthcare educator.
- Peter O’Sullivan – NZ’er, based in Perth, WA. Physiotherapist. Pain Science – biopsychosocial model (editor’s note: Peter responds to tweets about pain and bodywork with commonsense and logic, and happily answers specific questions).
- Bronnie Lennox Thompson – NZ Occupational Therapist who gives excellent conference Twitter, (and writes intelligent reflections on chronic pain management on her blog).
- Paul Ingraham – (Former) massage therapist and sceptic, famous for his critical analysis of the pain literature.
- National Health and Medical Research Council – Wide variety of research updates.
- Ben Cormack – UK based physiotherapist healthcare and fitness educational courses.
- Roger Kerry – UK physiotherapist/philosopher. Creator of “twatwankle”.
- Greg Lehman – Opinionated, blunt and hates being wrong, which leads to epic debates with colleagues (editor’s note: grab popcorn and watch the debates).
- NOI Group – Active network for health performance, manual therapy, pain management and neurodynamics education. Entertaining and informative reflections on the nature of pain.
- Adam Meakins – UK Sports Physiotherapist.
- Kieran O’Sullivan – Irish MSK physiotherapist with focus on spinal pain and rehabilitation.
- British Journal of Medicine – General medical research.
- Sean Parnell – Australian journalist with his finger on the pulse for all things health policy related and health fund related.
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