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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 Gaining experience as a new therapist
"Yea, it's as possible as anything. And it is more difficult, as a male therapist, to find work in a spa. I started out in a acupuncture clinic, and shortly their after( 8 months ), ended up in a chiropractic clinic. That was when I just started…"
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Gordon J. Wallis replied to Jeremy Murray's discussion Gaining experience as a new therapist
"You can work anywhere a licensed massage therapist can work. If you are just starting out it's easier to work in a place like Massge Envy, a spa, or chiropractic clinic, because they will have built in clientele for you. If you are new and open…"
yesterday
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Jeremy Murray's discussion Dislocated finger and being a massage therapist
"Without knowing the exact nature of your injury, it might actually be of benefit? It may force you to think and adapt. Giving your massage something different and unique? I have heard of therapists that are totally blind. I would personally find it…"
Jun 16
Therese Schwartz replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Good luck with the new job, Gordon!!  I'm excited for your new chapter (adventure? :-) )."
Jun 10
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"The statement from Sara Smith , that Pueppi comented on, sounds like a very good testimonial for some good massage work. However, it seems out of context with the conversation on this thread, and could possibly be a mistake of some kind? That being…"
Jun 10
Pueppi Texas replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Excellent deep pressure technique with enough releasing strokes leading into trigger point work so it was not so intense. Zeroed in on problem areas as requested. Thanks to xyz therapist in Dallas."
Jun 4
Sarah Smith replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Excellent deep pressure technique with enough releasing strokes leading into trigger point work so it was not so intense. Zeroed in on problem areas as requested. Thanks to DFW Massage Doctor Dallas."
Jun 4
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/tc/plantar-fasciitis-topic-overview Here's the webmd definition of Plantar fasciitis. Not a mention of trigger points. The result is a patient like the one in the testimonial that thought he had a chronic…"
Jun 1
Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Wikipedia articles are wrong more often than they're right; they're open to editing by just about any registered reader. The one about plantar fasciitis isn't remotely like what I've personally experienced. Felt mostly at the…"
May 31
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plantar_fasciitis The link above is a Wikipedia definition of Plantar fasciitis. I'm not going to say its totally wrong, but it kinda is. If you read it, you will notice the word trigger point is never mentioned.…"
May 31
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Wow! I'm not sure how to start this paragraph? This client initially came in for a relaxing massage in hopes of some kind of pain relief, even if temporary. After all, she has had this pain for twelve years. The first video testimonial was…"
May 9
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Jeremy Murray's discussion Being a male massage therapist?
May 8
Mattias Crispién replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"Thanks for sharing..."
May 8
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Peta Woodward's discussion Chair Massage Choices?? Looking for input please :)
"I have not used this chair personally. But I've been told, it's the one to buy? http://piscespro.com/products/dolphin-ii-portable-massage-chair"
May 5
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"This lady came in with long term back pain. She had trigger point all through her paraspinals, both left and right. A couple bad trigger points in her neck, sacral trigger points, and Glute max, both left and right. Look at her( she's happy),…"
May 4
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Gordon J. Wallis's discussion A typical experience
"So many people are getting the wrong kind of care/therapy, when it comes to pain. Countless numbers of people. That's what this entire thread is about. The misdiagnosis of pain. You say the word trigger point to chiropractor or physical…"
May 2

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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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