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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 on Tuesday.

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.

Think on these things?
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I was debating weather to put this on the Typical Experience thread or make it a new thread. I decided to make it a new thread because its a bit different. Rightly or wrongly it shows the way I think…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gordon J. Wallis May 25, 2015.

Alaska is now a regulated state( a bad thing ).

Diane Lake LMT, NCTMB asked me, after I'd made a chat coment. "Gordon, how does paying for continuing education restrict your freedom to learn?" In the past I've made lots of coments in here about…Continue

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Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"When I asked her what she needed from her massage today. She told me just to relax. However, she made it very clear that I was not to apply pressure to her low back at all. Do to the fact that she has Spondyloisthese/Spondylolysis at the L5 level.…"
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Gordon J. Wallis replied to Tara Doyle's discussion What do you see as your biggest competition?
"Chiropractors."
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Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"I was referring to comments made here and demonstrations you've provided on youtbue videos. After all, you built on my college education and guided my informal out-of-the-classroom education with comments made this forum thread by you and…"
14 hours ago
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"G.... not sure I wanna complete anyone's education. I am developing a unique system( for lack of a better word ) of Acupressure that's so far, proving to be efficient,reliable, and effective. I'm thinking of calling it Holographic…"
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Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Yes, the book Gordon brings to your attention is a very good place to begin your journey of discovery into trigger points.  Another-- after you read the first one-- read and study Clair Davies' Trigger Point Therapy…"
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Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"In the attachment is a picture of a good book on the subject of trigger points."
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K replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Thanks for the replies! It really is too bad that more attention isn't given to effective techniques like trigger points.  I will definitely look into Muscolino. Any other massage related books you can recommend?"
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Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"K, it's a virtual certainty that almost all people are walking around with at least one trigger point.  If it isn't interfering too much with everyday activities, if it's not creating so much pain that the person can't…"
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Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"No. For me it is though."
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K replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Are trigger points the primary technique for most RMTs here?"
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Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Well it happened. A trigger pointless day. Not one trigger point. That hasn't happened in a very long time."
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Morgan Arnold replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
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Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"A new client came in with an interesting story. She had been suffering with left neck and shoulder pain that was so debilitating she couldn't abduct her arm more then 45 degrees. This went on for two years until she met a Naturalpathic…"
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Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"great job."
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Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Yea, I recently had a new client come in with the complaint of back and shoulder pain. Both shoulders hurt on abdication. And his very low back ached pretty much all the time. When I asked him if he would be happy if all that pain was gone, he…"
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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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