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Gordon J. Wallis
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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
"I think I made progress on my co-workers trigger point. It was totally gone after I eliminated it today. We will see how it is Monday? If it's back in a bad way, it's trigger point injection time. Then I will get to see how that works? In…"
Saturday
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"One of my co-workers has a trigger point between her shoulder blades on the left at about the T4 level. It's a bad one. She has had it for a couple weeks. I have failed to make that trigger point go away. To top it off, she has been a client of…"
Friday
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"This is interesting. I'm writing in here, but I'm also talking to myself. I'm working in a different environment then I've ever experienced before. And that says a lot after thirty years of doing this kind of work. I'm so…"
Thursday
Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"even an occasional success is great benefit to the victims of long-term chronic pain.  MTs in spa environments know to be very careful touching "forbidden" areas of the body.  The highly skilled do work-arounds to find the…"
Aug 12
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"All I can say is intense. I'm not even sure what I want to say? I'm talking about my new job, working in a pain management clinic. Sometimes I see the stress with my co-workers, but at times, I just want to go to my room and cry. Some…"
Aug 11
Gordon J. Wallis replied to John Gibian's discussion Pain potentially curbing career in Medical Massage
"For years I've been complaining about our education system. Here is the weird thing John.... Massage is the best therapy for your girlfriends problem. There is no other type of therapy better. But of course they aren't going to teach that…"
Aug 9
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"http://www.aoasm.org/default/assets/File/OMED2016/Gerwin_TriggerPoints.pdf Here is some info on trigger points that I just found. I have not read it all. Some of you might find it interesting?"
Aug 7
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Melissa Anderson's discussion Can you complete a Massage Therapy program in four months?
"Melissa , not denying your pain. I didn't mean that. I'm just pretty sure it's from trigger points and not a pinched nerve. Let us know how everything goes."
Aug 6
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Melissa Anderson's discussion Can you complete a Massage Therapy program in four months?
"It very highly unlikely a pinched nerve. Everybody thinks pinched nerves, from doctors to massage therapists to everyone else. It's very likely a trigger point. Www.triggerpoints.net"
Aug 6
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"After 30 years, I pretty much know, with a high degree of accuracy, if I can help somebody or not. I'm talking about helping somebody out of pain. But every once in a while, there is somebody that I feel confident about helping, but disputes my…"
Aug 4
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion Advanced Concepts
"The eyes always want to be parallel to the ground. Dura matter and muscle chains connect the entire body. The diagrams in the attachments are related. In the video below, you will see me working on a fibromyalgia patient that also suffers from…"
Jul 31
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Jeremy Murray's discussion How do you learn new modalities outside of school?
"Benny Vaughn was one of my guru's way back when. What fascinated me back then, is that at one point, he started incorporating stretching and specific massage work together at the same time. Way cool."
Jul 28
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…"
Jul 26
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…"
Jul 23
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.…"
Jul 23
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?"
Jul 23

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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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