Medical massage can address such conditions as sciatica (presenting as piriformis syndrome and/or sciatic nerve neuralgia), carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis & golfer’s elbow (lateral & medial epicondylitis), essential hypertension, plantar fasciitis, shoulder impingement, thoracic outlet syndrome, and other connective tissue problems.
When a patient comes into the clinic with a prescription from their physician, please use our form) the diagnostic code the doctor presented with the prescription does not specify the degree and phase of injury. Utilizing her training as a Medical Massage Therapist, our therapist will focus on treating the injury, illness, and/or stress through the use of manual techniques that improve circulation, enhance muscular relaxation, relieve pain, reduce stress, enhance immune function, or promote health and well- being.
Outcome-based massage is specific to a diagnosis provided by a referring physician. Medical Massage Therapists require a physician's prescription, specific diagnosis, and treatment code(s) when treating patients. (Of course, no prescription is necessary when you come to us as a massage client.)
Massage therapists practicing medical massage have advanced training in evaluation and treatment of movement and structure of the musculoskeletal system, training in medical documentation and terminology, advanced communication skills, and advanced training in pathologies and protocols for medical-based treatment. location of the hypermobility or hypo-mobility so a comprehensive evaluation with our therapist will be necessary.
Evaluation ensures the patient receives treatment techniques that are correct and appropriate for the phase and stage of healing that the patient is in.
Some persons presenting with a prescription may be asked by the therapist to be treated as a client rather than as a patient when the therapist feels that their needs would be better met by doing so. In such a case the prescription will be filed and care will be based on a conversation between the client and the therapist. You will be asked to sign a Release of Responsibility form and we will communicate only with you and we would not communicate to your doctor, insurance company, or lawyer about you, your treatment, billing, etc., but only with you, our client.
If you have a medical condition from a Motor Vehicle or any other accident that your doctor thinks will be helped by massage, bring Lisa a prescription from your doctor and if she accepts you for treatment with the prescription then Lisa will follow your doctor’s plan for your care and bill either your lawyer, or your insurance company for the medical massage treatments at current patient rates which are billed in 15 minute units. (Medical massage and medical massage billing require more training than client massage alone; i.e. more paperwork, better communication skills for working with doctors, lawyers, etc. and may require court time, being treated as a healthcare professional by insurance companies, time spent waiting for reimbursement and more.)