What is medical
Medical massage is massage
therapy prescribed by a doctor. The scope and intent of the massage
is limited to what your doctor deems medically necessary for
treatment of an injury or health condition. Usually the massage
therapy is paid for by insurance through a claim on health or auto
When is medical massage appropriate?
Massage therapy is
increasingly used by doctors to help their patients recover from
common injuries and to help manage chronic health conditions. Ask
your doctor if massage therapy would help you. In Oregon,
MDs, Chiropractors and Naturopaths can
all prescribe medical massage. Massage is not appropriate for
certain conditions so it is important that a doctor determine that
massage therapy is both medically necessary and appropriate to your treatment.
Do I need
a prescription for medical massage?
Yes, always. In Oregon, massage therapists cannot diagnose medical
conditions. To obtain a prescription for massage, your doctor must
first diagnose your condition and develop a treatment plan that
includes massage therapy. Your doctor can then write you a
prescription for massage, specifying the type and duration of
massage treatments. I am always happy to speak with your
doctor and to answer any questions you may have about prescriptions,
insurance coverage and billing, appointment scheduling and how
medical massage differs from relaxation massage. Questions? Please
feel free to call me at 503-719-5400 or
my health insurance cover massage?
Many health plans now cover massage therapy when prescribed by a
doctor as medically necessary. Limits on coverage vary widely. Ask
your health insurance provider or your employee benefits manager
about the specifics of your plan. I am happy to contact your
insurance provider to help you find out if your plan covers massage
therapy. Questions? Please feel free to call me at 503-719-5400
or email us.
I have been injured in an auto accident.
Will auto insurance pay for medical massage?
driver in Oregon must carry Oregon Personal Injury Protection (PIP)
insurance. This insurance pays medical bills for injuries sustained
by drivers, passengers, pedestrians and bicyclists. Massage can help
treat injuries common to auto accidents. Primary health care
doctors such as
MDs, Chiropractors and Naturopaths can prescribe massage as
part of their treatment plan for your injuries. Ask your doctor
about the benefits of massage therapy in your recovery. For
several years I have worked closely with doctors to help provide
effective, focused treatment using proven techniques. Questions?
Please feel free to call me at 503-719-5400 or
the insurance company for my treatments?
I bill insurance
companies directly for your medical massage services so you can
focus on relaxing and healing. I'm also happy to talk with your doctor and send
them my massage referral form. Questions? Please feel free to call
me at 503-719-5400 or
The doctors at Chiropractic
Chiropractic First specialize in posture correction and spinal
health maintenance as well as treatment for auto injuries. You will feel welcome at their
upbeat, dynamic clinic in downtown
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Dr. Aaron Radspinner is a warm
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Hillsdale Hwy near Jesuit High School. Visit the outstanding
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benefits of Chiropractic care.
Dr. Suzanne Lady is an experienced doctor and a thoughtful, humorous
and warm individual who listens to patients and designs treatment
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Portland office, located in a lovingly remodeled old Portland house.