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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 16.

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
"This is interesting. I continue to be humbled by my inability to help so many of the patients that come to our clinic for pain relief. At the same time, I am on occasion, able to those in pain that other highly educated dedicated providers have…"
yesterday
Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"I think the clinic may get a lot of diabetic patients.  My wife is on two types of insulin, and a couple of pills all to control her blood glucose.  She too experiences a lot of nerve pain; some of it I can temporarily relieve with TrP…"
Monday
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Challenging. Working in the spa, I felt like I could help pretty much everybody that was in pain reguardless. Of course I could not help everybody. But a high percentage, yes. And I've filled this thread with a lot of testimonials saying so.…"
Monday
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Melissa Anderson's discussion Can you complete a Massage Therapy program in four months?
"Is it your low back and neck?"
Sunday
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Jeremy Murray's discussion How do you learn new modalities outside of school?
"There are tons of continuing education classes and seminars that will be available after your schooling. You will be required to take them every year or two in order to maintain your license. As far as knowing when you are competent at a modality,…"
Jul 19
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Melissa Anderson's discussion Can you complete a Massage Therapy program in four months?
"It would be very easy to find out if they meet your state requirements. Contact your state massage board. And contact the school as well."
Jul 16
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Melissa Anderson's discussion Can you complete a Massage Therapy program in four months?
"I have. A lot of the schools have evening classes so people can work while they go to school. A shorter school , you maybe in class all day, and a few hours on the weekend. Call the school and see if the meet the required hours?"
Jul 16
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion Advanced Concepts
"Check the video as well as the attachment. "Somebody showed it to me, and I found it by myself." - Lew Welch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8343Hr-cmk&sns=em"
Jul 16
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Melissa Anderson's discussion Can you complete a Massage Therapy program in four months?
"I noticed that you are from Ohio. In the link below are the requirements for an Ohio state massage license. If the school you are talking about meets those requirements, then yes. A four month course will do…"
Jul 15
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Jeremy Murray's discussion Working in rehab outside of chiropractor offices common? Possible?
"Uhm, anything is possible. And I'm sure it has happened before. But it's unlikely that a medical doctor is going to hire you right out of massage school. Sense there are probably other therapists out their with 7 to 10 years or more…"
Jul 15
Therese Schwartz replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Sounds like more good work!!"
Jul 13
Therese Schwartz replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Gordon, I'm sorry I didn't reply to this.  It's been a challenging couple of weeks.  The placebo effect is certainly real, as is the nocebo effect!  Much of what is said to people actually helps perpetuate their pain…"
Jul 13
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"I recently had a patient, a middle aged man, that was scheduled for trigger point injections. For some people that can be a painful experience, and it didn't seem , in his case, to be very effective for him. So the medical doctor asked me to…"
Jul 13
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Jolita Brilliant's discussion Hello there,
"I'm 63 years old, and have been a practicing therapist for over 30 years, and I'm still going strong. As a matter of fact, I recently got a new job. Working with an anesthesiologist in his pain management clinic. You have to maintain a…"
Jul 13
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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 far as massage goes. Sense this licensing, as of a couple years ago, I have seen literally no advantage or benifit of living in a licensed state.. As a matter of fact, it's just the opposite. I have spent over a thousand dollars in the last year and a half for licensing fees, cpr certification,…See More
Jul 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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