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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 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.

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

Started Feb 18, 2015

 

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Gordon J. Wallis replied to Jeremy Murray's discussion Being a male massage therapist?
"I forgot one thing. The client that didn't want a male massage therapist, is a massage therapist."
10 hours ago
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Jeremy Murray's discussion Being a male massage therapist?
"Today, two women came in for massages. Once the one scheduled with me realized that she had a male therapist, ended up trading therapists with her friend that didn't care if she had a male or female. Anyway, if not a daily issue, it's a…"
11 hours ago
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Gosh, lots of trigger points have bit the dust sense I last comented in here. It was a trigger point Day today as well. I won't go into detail, I've done that a lot this entire thread. But there was a client recently that was told she may…"
12 hours ago
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Jeremy Murray's discussion Being a male massage therapist?
"It's all a long story. I've been doing this kind of work for 30 years. I was living in Hawaii when I was working in the chiropractic clinic. I worked in that clinic for ten years when the insurance companies decided to slash what they…"
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Gordon J. Wallis replied to Jeremy Murray's discussion Being a male massage therapist?
"It's true. I've worked in a spa for over twenty years. We have maybe ten therapists, and until recently, I was the only male therapist. When I first started working in the spa, my son lived with me, I made such small money that I had to…"
yesterday
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"As you can see, in the above video, what I'm doing is very different than a spa massage. After having developed these procedures, that are very effective at eliminating pain quickly, and working in the spa at the same time....it has made my…"
Apr 21
Morgan Arnold replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Hey Gordan i have seen your youtube  video. Your Work is really appreciable. Keep it up .  One thing i would like to suggest you is to add Acupuncture therapy in your list. Many client of mine come to my  Acupuncture Yonge & St.…"
Apr 20
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"in this video I'm going to post, you will see me asses, treat, and reassess a client in a little over four minutes using my Holographic Acupressure procedures that I've discovered. This is her 5th session. When she first came in she was…"
Apr 20
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Later on today I have a new client coming in for a fifty minute deep tissue massage. My experience, when clients come in requesting deep tissue massage, is one of two things. They want a really good massage, not just a bunch of oil rubbed on their…"
Apr 19
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"She has consulted with lots of others about her problem. She went out of state and got examined by leading shoulder specialist, and he found a problem in the joint itself that he says is the cause of her pain. So she is going for it. Time will tell."
Apr 16
Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"All true, Gordon.  Well said.  The doctor's shoulder problem?  I once had a client that had recurring trigger points in upper back, above the scapula.  I took them out easily even before I learned advanced techniques. …"
Apr 15
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"I know there are people in here that don't agree with me when I say the vast majority of pain on the planet is trigger point pain. And I mean the sole cause. And that's why things are the way they are. I'm gonna guess 80% of all pain…"
Apr 15
Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"astonishing difference in client discomfort-- and client satisfaction.  A few seconds, yours, vs. several minutes, his."
Apr 12
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Her complaint was chronic neck, shoulder, and low back pain. The shoulder pain has been waking her up at night. She also comented that she had a weird right sided headache last night that might be sinus related? She wanted deep tissue work on those…"
Apr 12
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"She had fallen on the ice two weeks ago. Her incoming areas of complaint was significant pain in her neck, low back , and under her arm pit on the left. After she told me that, she added that her back in general hurts. When I told her that I was an…"
Apr 9
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Al Reilly's discussion Stubborn TPs
"What you are describing, is not a trigger point. As to what you can do about it? I will leave that up to somebody else."
Apr 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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