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- Andrew Wolfe, LMP is the owner and massage therapist of Harmony Licensed Massage Therapy located in Arlington’s health care district at Smokey Point, Washington. He has a private practice in the Cumulus Park Health Care Center serving patients in the north Snohomish County region since 1987. In his profession as a licensed massage practitioner, he has focused on the rehabilitation and injury aspect of massage therapy. In the past he has been a keynote speaker, presenting in Everett Washington at the Snohomish County Medical Assistance Association on medical massage in May of 2009.
He is scheduled to be a keynote speaker on Everett Washington’s radio station, KRKO 1380 am on April 25 ”Health Matters,” starting at 6:45 PM, PST. It will be a show for questions and answers. There will also be the availability for listeners to call in. The subject of health will be discussed in the topic of medical massage therapy.
Andrew Wolfe,LMP brings 24 years of advanced clinical experience and training to the show, with insight and knowledge surpassing others in his field. He has worked with a variety of conditions in his private practice ranging from sports and personal injuries such as whiplash,fibromyalgia,thoracic outlet symdrome,carpal tunnel syndrome, plantar fascitis and other orthopedic conditions. His clarity of massage therapy as a medical modality helps uncover any myth by offer massage therapy as a natural, drug free, non surgical choice to be used in conjunction or as a primary focus in the rehabilitation and recovery from orthopedic, muscular and skeletal dysfunctions and complaints a patient may be experiencing. People don’t realize the treatment options that massage therapy has available to them. Massage therapy is not just the confinement of the idea of working just on the back and neck. Depending on medical need, most areas of the body can be treated not just the neck and the back. Where the body has mobility in the joints there are ligaments, tendons and muscles that make movement possible. With this understanding massage therapy is not simply left for the treatment of sore muscles but has such a greater circumference of treatment options open for care under massage therapy.
Proper diagnosis is important in the effective treatment to help issue a optimal response. Talk to your provider about what your options are. Drug use is not the only avenue to take when it comes to pain management. Surgery is an option but should only be exercised as an option when all other recourses have been exhausted.
Most patients have sought out referrals issued by their primary or specialty provider. Some patients come on their own, tired of the drug route and not wanting surgery.
Andrew Wolfe considers himself, in addition to being a massage therapist, an educator of health and wellness. He has a masters in metaphysics and is certified as a life coach. His inspiration is to empower individuals one at a time through personal choice and creating healthy options for one’s health and well being.
For more information on this health care professional please visit Andrew Wolfe’s web site at http://www.harmonymassagetherapy.com or call 360-653-4657.
It has come to my attention the need for more education about massage therapy benefits and the coverage under insurance.
First, providership is essential for the practitioner, whom is qualified by credentialing and training.
Second, is the need to look at the individual (patient’s) plan, provision and policy of the insured, whether it be an individual or group plan. Just because a provider is listed as preferred on your insurance plan does not mean you have benefits covering the provider’s service. Eligibility needs to be authorized prior to starting care.
Third, is the requirement of seeking out care. Most massage therapy coverage is under the rehabilitation out patient services, which combines with other services such as physical, speech and occupational therapy. This again is a combined benefit restricted to a dollar amount or sometime an actual set number of treatments. A patient can seek out combined care as long as a treatment plan is in place. Deductibles, co insurance and co pays need to be satisfied prior to the insurance paying for therapy. A treatment plan (a prescription) needs to be in place to create medical need; hence a diagnosis and frequency of care.
Massage Therapy benefits are not be used for stress, maintenance or chronic pain management unless specifically indicated otherwise under a plan. Never is a full body relaxation massage recognized as medical treatment.
I agree, that the standard of practice in the medical field is focused on what is not functioning verses maintaining and preventing health as a holistic model. But this as of current, is the model the insurance company follows. Rehabilitation is defined as the recovery from an injury, trauma or disease processes to restore what was once normal to a returned state of functionality. Anything short of these provisions, unless stated otherwise is not a covered benefit.
Professional expert massage therapist, Andrew Wolfe, LMP of Harmony Licensed Massage Therapy, based in Arlington Washington, specializes in medical massage therapy. OVER 24 years of local, full time private practice; since 1987. Orthopedic, skeletal, muscle dysfunctions, sports and personal injury, pre and post operative pain and pain management treated. Highly recommended and referred. Auto accident (PIP) personal injury protection injuries, workers compensation and self insured (L&I) and medical insurance claims accepted. Advanced clinical experience and training in the US and in China; training beyond the industry standard. Professional standing in membership with the American Massage Therapy Association and preferred medical provider. Modalities (types) include; Myofascial release, Somatic movement reeducation, Swedish, Deep tissue and Trigger point therapy with gait, postural and ergonomic training incorporated in a holistic approach towards restoration and self improvement since 1987.Quality,effective,natural,restorative. Strong, reliable health care. “Compassionate care, tough on pain.” Office is located in the Cumulus Park Health Care Center at 16410 Smokey Point Blvd Suite 303 in Arlington WA 98223; 360-653-4657. Office is first (front) of 2 buildings. Free lighted parking, wheelchair access and bus route/stop in front of building. Serving Snohomish County. Please visit ; http://http://www.harmonymassagetherapy.com or http://www.accidentrecoverynw.com
or call 360-653-4657VIDEO LINK:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_CxYsuGK38