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Advanced Concepts
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Advanced concepts to ponder( vedeo links and attachments).https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPs0CHJwLYY&sns=em…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gordon J. Wallis Jul 31.

Licensure / my opinion

This is more of a comment, then a discussion. Or maybe it's a complaint? I've been a massage therapist here in Alaska for approximately 21 years. Until recently Alaska was an unregulated state, as…Continue

Started Jul 7

Insurance billing question
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Can massage therapists bill CPT code 97110 - Theraputic exercise? Sometimes, with the right client, I teach a few simple exercises in order to aid their recovery between sessions.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gary W Addis, LMT Mar 20.

Ok, here is the deal.....
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All the industry leaders, or some of them anyway... Come in here to sell their continiuing education deals for credit in order to maintain your license.. And I understand that, and it makes sense.…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gordon J. Wallis Dec 16, 2015.

 

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Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Question? Is anything we do as massage therapists or bodyworkers considered evidence based?"
Sep 13
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"That might be an interesting read? We will have to look out for it. I don't think there is anything I do that's evidence based? Why after 30 years would I advance to the point of placebo effect?"
Sep 11
Therese Schwartz replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Hey Gordon!  There's an interesting article about this (placebo effect and manual therapy) coming out in Massage and Bodyworks soon.  When it's out, I'll let you know (unless you get the magazine, in which case look for the…"
Sep 11
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"This whole thing about evidence based and non-evidence based medicine is interesting. Acording to the evidence based people, what I'm doing is placebo effect. And I'm no more then a charismatic charlatan. And that I'm fooling myself…"
Sep 10
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Pueppi, you're right. Part of me just wanted to stimulate conversation on this website. But only you, Gary, and Therese ever comment reguardless. I just know that what I do works, reguardless of the mechanism. And it bothers me that I'm…"
Sep 8
Pueppi Texas replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Gordon, I don't know what prompted you to write this physician in the first place.  She already told you on her website she is against most alternative medicine, a skeptic and part of Quackwatch.  She is coming from a science based…"
Sep 8
Therese Schwartz replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"You are correct - CSF doesn't move through the connective tissue of the body.  It flows through the brain and spinal cord, drains out and is picked up back into normal circulation. Yes, intracranial pressure does cause the skull to expand…"
Sep 7
Therese Schwartz replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Gary, I have utmost respect for your gentle ways and results!  I don't buy into trigger points, just like you don't buy into CST.  But we both get results and have happy clients who are in less pain.  Everyone wins!"
Sep 7
Therese Schwartz replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Gordon, this fits with what I understand about the system."
Sep 7
Pueppi Texas replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"As noted, I was commenting on the suggestion that the sutures are hypothetically "welded".  I am not invested in the CST part of this discussion. "
Sep 7
Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Certainly find more to believe in your links than that from a DC's website.  However, without investing the time to read the article, first impression is that the movement referred to is intercranial (pressure on the inside)-- not caused…"
Sep 7
Pueppi Texas replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"I have no stake in the CST argument, but I agree with Therese Schwartz --- it makes sense to discuss documented movement within the sutures, since many people think a weld means there is zero movement tolerance.  I believe this…"
Sep 7
Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"no offense to you, Therese.  I simply do not consider your sources as scientifically valid.  You've invested hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars in CST, and practicing it probably provides a major portion of your income.…"
Sep 7
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"In osteopathy, abnormal dural tension is the fundamental principle used to explain cranial and ilio-sacro-coccygeal imbalances. Muscle dysfunction is always associated with abnormal dural tension. So on that theory, what I'm doing is…"
Sep 7
Therese Schwartz replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"I am replying because the public has access to this, and I want to have the correct story out there.  Whatever people think of CST is fine; everyone is indeed allowed to have an opinion.  However, science has been employed and has proved…"
Sep 7
Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"I will ALWAYS be skeptical of CST.  Gordon, what you did by very briefly touching her skull was not CST-- you weren't moving bones of the skull, you were contacting a surface nerve that has Lovett Brothers Relationship with the coccyx...to…"
Sep 7

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At 6:45am on September 16, 2014, Sadie Haney said…

Email me some videos at sadiehaney@gmail.com

At 7:21pm on June 28, 2014, Molly said…
My goodness, sir, when do you work on your clients? (she said, playfully). It seems like I have seen your name on every discussion I look at. I feel like an accidental voyeur or inadvertent stalker. Lol.
At 9:01am on May 15, 2014, Andrew Scheim said…
How is information exchange taking place? How much information is being proceesed per second? what coordinates all the body sytems? What coordinates one human being with his environment and in turn that environment with the greater cosmic body as barely understood by the greatest minds in physics.
At 9:26pm on April 25, 2013, Linda LePelley, RN, NMT said…

Hello Gordon! Just wanted to check in, hope all is well with you! 

At 12:33pm on December 11, 2012, peppermint said…

Hi Gordon,

I enjoy your "down to earth" posts!

Kathleen

At 7:35am on October 17, 2012, Gary W Addis, LMT said…

Hey, buddy. 

I just stumbled into a forum thread "Flat Back Syndrome". 

Your thoughts?  The MT could use your advice, I think.  Was posted on the 10th, and only two comments.  I suggested TPs in the iliopsoas and abs pulling the hips into anterior tilt.  Any advice yo ucan give the MT? 

At 6:42am on August 3, 2012, Therese Schwartz said…

Hi Gordon, just saw your friend request.  Thanks!

At 5:27pm on October 27, 2011, Bruce Robertson Smith said…

Hi Gordon, Thanks for the friend request. I just discovered this site and became fascinated with your thread "Just Dumping" on the how the Massage/Bodywork profession is perceived by the general public and other health professionals. It's a subject about which I have much to say. As one who has been doing this work for over 25 years but who just finally jumped through the hoops for the license I am experiencing a very rude awakening as to the realities of this field as a business and as a profession. I shall expand my thoughts as time goes on. I especially welcome the input of successful male MTs as I am discovering that obtaining bread and butter work in this field may not be in my cards. Spas and health clubs are not even responding to my resume, or if they do then it doesn't even progress to the practical part of working on someone to experience my skills.

I gather you're a martial artist. Me too: 1st Degree Black Belt in Kendo, Training in Chi Gong, Bagwa, Tai Chi and some Aikido.

 Thanks for connecting!

At 2:56pm on October 24, 2011, Linda Osborne said…
Thanks for the friend invite, Gordon.   I was enjoying reading your posts, ie: "Just Dumping", and just realized you are in Anchorage, also!  I look forward to reading more of the discussions going on here, and glad I found this site.
At 3:12am on October 14, 2011, Kelly Sanders, LMT said…
Gordon, docs have a tendency to name that which they have little or no experience with as fibromyalgia.  True FMS like RA can be very debilitating to the sufferer and it isn't all in their head; it truly is a myofacial pain, yes it does help releasin the trigger points but more helpful is a lifestyle change.  My FMS clients are on a 6 week program that has them journalize their activities and track their pain levels and onset occurences weekly.  We incorporate several holistic health modalities besides just massage into the treatment regime.
 
 
 

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