Requiring a prescription and letter of medical necessity from a physician, medical massage follows the treatment plan dictated by the diagnosis given and procedures prescribed. The procedures employed include massage therapy, manual therapy techniques, neuromuscular re-education and therapeutic exercise.
Part of An Integrated & Comprehensive Treatment Approach
Working under the specific direction of the physician, the therapist treats the individual as the doctor’s patient and seeks to reach maximum medical improvement. This working together as a team provides the patient with more integrated and comprehensive treatment approaches.
Medical massage is an essential part of the healing process for those who have experienced injuries, accidents or surgeries. When the treatments are covered by insurance (such as with auto accident and worker’s compensation), our office will bill the company directly.
Medical massage starts with a thorough medical history and assessment that includes postural alignment, range of motion, muscle testing and palpation. Specific techniques are used to address a specific dysfunction or pathology.
Detailed documentation and progress notes are provided to the referring physician, insurance company and attorney as appropriate. Medical massage is not a general full-body treatment.
A qualified Board Certified Medical Massage Therapist has extensive education and training incorporating both medical and massage curriculum.
Some Conditions That Medical Massage Can Help
- Headaches and Migraines
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Temporo-Mandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJD)
- Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
- Golfer’s Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
- Frozen Shoulder
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Sprains and Strains
- Athletic Injuries
- Tendonitis, Tenosynovitis & Bursitis
- Neck Pain
- Low Back Pain & Hip Pain
- Muscular Pain
- Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI)
- Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
- Iliotibial Band Contractures
- Bell’s Palsy & Trigeminal Neuralgia
- Cruciate & Meniscal Injuries of the Knee
- Shin Splints
Flex Accounts and HSAs
Many organizations offer flexible spending plans for dependent care and medical expenses. The employer withholds a portion of your paycheck and deposits it into a special tax-free account. You may use these funds to pay for medical massage with tax-free earnings. Contact your Human Resources personnel for more information.
Feel free to contact us with any questions.