Ep 260 – Monkeypox FAQ: “I Have a Client Who . . .” Pathology Conversations with Ruth Werner

A colored image of the monkeypox virus as seen through a microscope.

Oh boy, it’s another pandemic!

We’re not done with COVID, not by a long shot (public behavior notwithstanding), and now we have warning signals of another contagious viral infection that is behaving in ways we haven’t seen before—monkeypox.

Before you panic, let’s remember that information is the best defense. So, we’re giving you some background and answering some questions about monkeypox you can use to take appropriate action and to be a source of reliable information for your clients and others.

Monkeypox FAQs:

How many people have it?

How does it spread?

Is it life-threatening?

Is it preventable?

And most of all: how can I keep myself and my clients safe from this infection?

You’ve come to the right place: listen on for these answers and more.


Pocket Pathology: https://www.abmp.com/abmp-pocket-pathology-app

ABMP Monkeypox Blog:

“Monkeypox: What Should Massage Therapists Be Watching For?” (2022). Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals. Available at: https://www.abmp.com/updates/blog-posts/monkeypox-what-should-massage-therapists-be-watching (Accessed: 27 July 2022).

2022 Monkeypox Outbreak Global Map | Monkeypox | Poxvirus | CDC (2022). Available at: https://www.cdc.gov/poxvirus/monkeypox/response/2022/world-map.html (Accessed: 27 July 2022).

CDC (2022). “Monkeypox in the U.S., Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.” Available at: https://www.cdc.gov/poxvirus/monkeypox/symptoms.html (Accessed: 12 July 2022).

Kozlov, M. (2022), “Monkeypox in Africa: The Science the World Ignored.” Nature, 607 (7917): 17–18. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1038/d41586-022-01686-z.

Bajaj, S. (June 24, 2022) “What You Need to Know About the History of Monkeypox.” Smithsonian Magazine. Available at: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/what-you-need-to-know-about-the-history-of-monkeypox-180980301/ (Accessed: 12 July 2022).

Monkeypox (May 19, 2022). Available at: https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/monkeypox (Accessed: 12 July 2022).

Monkeypox in Animals | Monkeypox | Poxvirus | CDC (2022). Available at: https://www.cdc.gov/poxvirus/monkeypox/veterinarian/monkeypox-in-animals.html (Accessed: 12 July 2022).

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Ruth Werner, author of A Massage Therapist's Guide to Pathology.
Ruth Werner's logo, blue R and W interlinked.
Author Bio: 

Ruth Werner is a former massage therapist, a writer, and an NCBTMB-approved continuing education provider. She wrote A Massage Therapist’s Guide to Pathology, now in its seventh edition, which is used in massage schools worldwide. Werner is also a long-time Massage & Bodywork columnist, most notably of the Pathology Perspectives column. Werner is also ABMP’s partner on Pocket Pathology, a web-based app and quick reference program that puts key information for nearly 200 common pathologies at your fingertips. Werner’s books are available at www.booksofdiscovery.com. And more information about her is available at www.ruthwerner.com.   



Books of Discovery: www.booksofdiscovery.com  


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About Til Luchau and Advanced-Trainings:

As a Certified Advanced Rolfer™, Til was on the faculty of the Dr. Ida Rolf Institute® for 20 years, where he served as Coordinator and Faculty Chair of the Foundations of Rolfing Structural Integration program.

The author of the Advanced Myofascial Techniques textbook series (which has been translated into 6 languages), his regular Myofascial Techniques and Somatic Edge columns have been featured in Massage & Bodywork magazine since 2009, and (along with Whitney Lowe) he co-hosts the popular Thinking Practitioner Podcast.

He is the Director of Advanced-Trainings.com which since 1985 has offered short, credit-approved professional trainings and certification for manual therapists of all types, in person and online.


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