Plantar Foot Pain with Whitney Lowe and Til Luchau

2020 ABMP CE Summit: Connection. Education. Inspiration.

Connect with your massage community and leaders in the profession online at the 2020 ABMP CE Summit: Connection. Education. Inspiration! This virtual education experience addresses a wide variety of topics to share timely and valuable information to enrich your practice and life. Don’t miss this opportunity to interact with the presenters live online, learn tools to help navigate this unique time, and connect virtually with your massage and bodywork community. This event—including 9 hours of CE—is free for everyone in the profession at! One free event registration gives you access to all of the presentations.

The full schedule is available below, and here we are highlighting the Tuesday, October 20 presentation "Plantar Foot Pain" with Whitney Lowe and Til Luchau. Pain in the sole of the foot can be a vexing issue for massage and bodywork practitioners. Join Til Luchau and Whitney Lowe as they share current insights about relevant anatomy, research, mechanisms, assessment, strategies, and hands-on techniques for effective work with this very common condition.

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Whitney Lowe

Whitney Lowe is a contributing author to several books and his articles appear regularly in professional journals and magazines. In 1994, he founded the Academy of Clinical Massage to provide massage therapists the necessary advanced education for treating orthopedic soft-tissue disorders. He currently directs one of the profession’s most comprehensive online training programs in science-based rehabilitative massage. Learn more at

Til Luchau

Til Luchau

TIl Luchau is the author of the Advanced Myofascial Techniques series of books and trainings and the lead instructor at A Certified Advanced Rolfer, Til was on the faculty of the Dr. Ida Rolf Institute for 20 years, and his regular Myofascial Techniques and Somatic Edge columns have been featured in Massage & Bodywork magazine since 2009.


Tuesday, October 20, 2020

10:00 a.m. MT: Keynote Presentation "Surviving Together: A Conversation with Massage Therapists" with ABMP President Les Sweeney
10:30 a.m. MT: “Addressing Health Disparities in Communities of Color with Wellness Approaches” with Dr. Nicola Finley (1 CE hour)
11:45 a.m. MT: ABMP Video Podcast Episode with Anne Williams of Massage Mastery Online (Aromatherapy)
12:00 p.m. MT: ABMP Video Podcast Episode with Angie Parris-Raney (Healing Through the Senses)
12:30 p.m. MT: “Plantar Foot Pain” with Whitney Lowe and Til Luchau (1 CE hour)
1:30 p.m. MT: Community Connection: Live Recap

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

10:00 a.m. MT: “Presence, Boundaries, and Emotional Resiliency” with Healwell’s Cal Cates and Kerry Jordan (1 CE hour)
11:15 a.m. MT: “A Detailed Approach to General Neck Pain” with Allison Denney (1 CE hour)
12:30 p.m. MT: ABMP Video Podcast Episode with Allissa Haines and Michael Reynolds of Massage Business Blueprint (Financially Surviving COVID-19)
1:00 p.m. MT: “Touching Trauma” with Chris Smith and Cindy Williams (1 CE hour)
2:00 p.m. MT: Community Connection: Live Recap

Thursday, October 22, 2020

9:30 a.m. MT: “Balancing the Shoulder: Practical Clinic” with Tom Myers (1.5 CE hours)
11:15 a.m. MT: “Connection and Courage in Times of Uncertainty” with Amy Andrews McMaster (1 CE hour)
12:30 p.m. MT: “A Massage Therapist’s Guide to COVID-19” with Ruth Werner (1.5 CE hours)
2:00 p.m. MT: Community Connection: Live Recap

All times listed are for the mountain time zone. Not sure what time zone you’re in? Check your time zone here!



I was wondering about the actual bodywork sessions.  The foot, neck, and Shoulder.  I was wanting to have an actual client on my table during these 3 sessions and was wondering if they are going to be instructed in such a way that this would be possible for me to follow along with a client in my session room and if it would be beneficial.  Thanks


Hello Kim! That's a great question! Yes, you should be able to follow along during the three hands-on technique courses. Although, in some instances, they may change the client's body position more quickly than you can keep up with. You won't be able to pause the live event video during the CE Summit but, if you're an ABMP member, you will have ongoing access to the courses in the ABMP Education Center after the event. There you'll be able to pause the course video, as needed! Please send an email my way at if you have any other questions. 
I hope to see you online during the ABMP CE Summit!
Kristin Coverly at ABMP


I have registered for the event and am looking forward to it. Is there anything else I need to do to be a part of the CEU courses that will be offered? How will the 9 CEUs be certified to submit to the board?

Thank you,


Thank you Julene! If you've registered for the event you just need to follow the link in your confirmation email. Right now that page has all the information you need, and it will be your personal link to the live event where you can earn CE for the courses. The courses will all be NCBTMB approved, so the certification with your state will depend on state rules. Please contact Kristin at for specific questions regarding your state, and let us know if you have any additional questions. We hope you enjoy the CE Summit!

How do I get there?


Stan, Your personal link is ID number--- and you should be able to find that in your confirmation email. Let me know if that doesn't work for you, I'm happy to look it up if you email me at

When I followed my link, I got this response:
Due to the newer technologies used on our website, your current device is not supported.
Please make sure your device is up to date, try using a different web browser, or use a different device.

I am on an older Mac computer. What are your "new" requirements?

Here are the browser requirements:

Safari version 11.1 or newer

Chrome version 73 or newer

Firefox version 69 or newer

Microsoft Edge version 17 or newer.

For iOS devices the browser can depend on the operating system version, which needs to be v11.1 or newer.

Please let me know what else I can do to help! —Jed

I cannot get to the video. I was unable to attend at the time given. 

Hi Nicole, If you missed the live presentations today they will be uploaded to the ABMP Education Center sometime on Friday and will be available on-demand for ABMP members, and the Plantar Foot Pain presentation will be available for purchase for nonmembers. You can still attend the next two days live.

I started listening to today's sessions but had to stop. I paused the video and when I returned to play it again it did not start again. I reloaded and then it went to Wednesday's schedule. Is there any way I can resume where I left off?

Melissa, During the live event you are not able to pause and start the video on your own schedule, it is a group broadcast that everybody is seeing at the same time. The courses will be available in the ABMP Education Center on Friday for on-demand viewing by ABMP members, and if you're not a member you can purchase course access at that time. Details will be available on the page at

Can I watch it today or another time.  Will there be an archive for it

Hi Marlise, Here is the answer to your question, let us know if we can help with anything else!

I won’t be able to attend all of the live presentations. Will replays and CE credit be available after the event?

ABMP members: yes, all of the webinars will be added to the ABMP Education Center after the event for you to view and take an online quiz to earn free CE credit at You will not, however, have the opportunity to interact with the presenter during these viewings as you will during the live event.

Non-members: you will have the ability to purchase the courses and CE (excluding Dr. Nicola Finley’s presentation) in the ABMP Education Center after the live event date.

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Learn about the properties of fascia and hands-on techniques for working with fascia in the leg. Join Til Luchau and Whitney Lowe for this engaging course that explores the composition and roles of fascia and collagen and demonstrates several myofascial hands-on techniques focused on the fascia in the leg and the sartorius, gracilis, semitendinosus, and pes anserinus muscles.

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