Top 5 ABMP Podcasts for 2022

Top 5 ABMP Podcasts of 2022

ABMP was proud to release more than 120 new episodes of The ABMP Podcast in 2022! Hosts Darren Buford and Kristin Coverly want to say thank you to all the amazing guests, expert podcast partners Ruth Werner (host of the “I Have a Client Who . . .”) and Allison Denney (host of “The Rebel MT”), and all the listeners for being a part of this effort.

It’s an annual tradition to look back at the top five podcasts for the year. So, without further ado, and in no particular order ...

The five top performing ABMP podcasts in 2022

Ep 195 – The Levator Scapulae: That Which Cannot Be Fixed—“The Rebel MT”

How do we fix something that can’t be fixed? We can’t. But a good look at the levator scapulae gives us some insights into how we perceive pain, how our clients might perceive pain, and what, exactly, we can do with all that perception. Join Allison Denney in pondering this powerful muscle and the lessons it might teach us if we begin to pivot how we listen. 

Ep 199 – Nutritious Movement with Katy Bowman

People think if they’re exercising regularly, they’ve got their bases covered. But is there more to movement than just routine exercise? Biomechanist Katy Bowman discusses the concept of “movement nutrition,” alignment concepts for massage therapists, different kinds of movements our bodies should be doing each day, and what movement exercises MTs could incorporate in their daily lives.

Ep 208 – Chiari Malformation—“I Have a Client Who . . .”

A client can’t find a massage therapist because they have a condition no one knows how to work with—Chiari malformation. This is a problem in the spatial relationships between the cerebellum, the brainstem, and the foramen magnum. But is massage really off the table for people with Chiari malformation? Probably not! In this episode, Ruth Werner discusses what this condition means, and how to figure out where our work fits.

Ep 214 – Run Your Practice, Love Your Life with Rachel Beider

When Rachel Beider was working for others, she felt like a bystander in her own career. But how do you make the jump from bystander to CEO? In this episode, Beider discusses the growth of her company (PRESS Modern Massage), how the concept of servant leadership guides her approach to management, and advice to other practitioners wishing to make the leap into private practice themselves.

Ep 249 – Fascia: Use It or Lose It with David Lesondak

David Lesondak’s personal need to understand why things work, and why sometimes they don’t, drives his continuing search for the latest scientific knowledge and innovative approaches. In this episode, Lesondak talks about being a fascial fitness trainer, how to bring a fascial awareness to our movement, and how presenting his new book, Fascia, Function, and Medical Applications, to a medical audience was so important.

Honorable Mentions

While not in the top five, these podcasts were extra special and deserve a 2022 honorable mention:

Ep 234 – Tracking Wonder with Jeffrey Davis

Wonder is tougher than ever to experience these days. Our culture rewards our ability to produce and achieve. So, when can we find time to dream? In this episode, Kristin and Darren are joined by Jeffrey Davis, author of Tracking Wonder, to discuss the six facets of wonder, what biases are baked in against wonder, and some exercises and tools we can use to start wondering now.

Ep 266 – When Millennials Take Over, with Jamie Notter

Successful companies, employers, and solo practitioners are shifting their strategies to embrace four key capacities that will drive future business: digital, clear, fluid, and fast. In this episode, Jamie Notter, author of When Millennials Take Over: Preparing for the Ridiculously Optimistic Future of Business, discusses what is happening generationally in the workplace, the characteristics that define generations, and how our awareness of generational differences help in understanding workplace culture, motivation, and client connections.

Ep 291 – Working with Invisible Pain with Ruth Werner

In this episode of The ABMP Podcast, Darren speaks with Ruth Werner and Angie Parris-Raney about working with clients who have fibromyalgia, how medical opinions have changed—or haven’t—and how MTs should reset expectations and instead honor “the human experience.”

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