If you have been involved in an accident at work or have been injured in a motor vehicle accident in the state of Oregon (regardless of fault in an auto accident), you may qualify to receive medical therapeutic massage AT NO OUT OF POCKET COST TO YOU under your worker's compensation or, the personal injury protection coverage of your auto insurance. A medical referral/prescription is required from your physician, or, if you do not have a regular doctor, from an emergency room or urgent care clinic. Please call if you have ANY questions regarding coverage at (971) 338-9436.
I currently offer physician approved medical massage for assistance in your recovery from injuries, surgeries, auto accidents and trauma to the body. Medical massage provides an in depth analysis of your current physical abilities and challenges and builds a recovery plan to help you achieve your goals of reaching your pre-injury condition. Medical massage requires a visit to your medical provider to discuss massage treatment options. Once approved for therapy, your medical provider will give you a prescription for massage, including: length of each session, number of sessions per week and number of weeks of treatment. The information should also include diagnostic codes so your treatment is tailored to your condition. Medical massage is provided for both self pay customers looking for a more comprehensive approach to their recovery, and for those who prefer to bill their worker's compensation or auto insurance carrier directly under their coverage in the event of an injury that is work or motor vehicle accident related.
During your initial visit we will discuss your current condition and limitations, do a visual assessment of postural abnormalities and discuss your current pain level and activities which aggravate your condition. Other testing may include gait assessment and range of motion evaluation. After your bodywork session we will discuss recommendations for at home care such as icing, modifying activities, stretches and exercises which may be beneficial to your recovery.
Medical massage rates are based on usual and customary rates (UCR) as defined by Ingenix in their National Fee Analyzer database, adjusted for the Portland metropolitan region as of 2009:
Procedural Code 97124
Massage Therapy (Effleurage, Petrissage and Tapotement only)
$40 per 15 minute unit
Procedural Code 97140
Manual Therapy (Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy, Muscle Energy Techniques...)
$45.00 per 15 minute unit
Procedural Code 97001
Initial Evaluation $120.00
Procedural Code 97002