& Address: Piriformis
by Whitney Lowe
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Lowe is the director of the Orthopedic
Massage Education & Research Institute (OMERI) in Bend,
Oregon. He is the author of Functional Assessment in Massage Therapy
and Orthopedic Massage: Theory and Technique. He researches and
authors articles on using massage to treat pain and injury conditions
in national journals and in his bimonthly research newsletter,
Orthopedic & Sports Massage Reviews. He has written for MASSAGE
Magazine on the topic of "Thoracic