Auto Automobile accident treatement with massage and manual therapy Workplace Injury treatement with massage and manual therapy

Auto Accident Massage

and Workplace Injury

Manual therapy for automobile accidents

and workplace injury

If you have been in a car crash, there is trauma in your body.  Trauma is caused by energy in the accident being deposited and dissipated within your body’s tissues.  Consider the equation “Force = Mass x Acceleration.”  In layman’s terms, this means that impacts your body experiences in an accident are related to the weight of objects, multiplied by how fast objects change speed or decelerate.  In the case of automobiles we are talking about a ton of steel decelerating from 50 MPH or more. That can be a lot of force and resulting energy and trauma delivered to your body!

Insurance coverage for auto accident and

workplace injuries

When we talk about treatment for automobile accidents and workplace injury, the issue of insurance will be something you’re considering. Auto insurance is required to pay for massage and manual therapy by NM State mandate. Workman’s compensation fund will pay for treatments for injuries sustained while working, if you have a referral from an MD and prior authorization from the state agency. With worker’s compensation, it is fairly straightforward. I do the billing, and the state pays me directly. Auto insurance is not so simple. There are two primary ways that I help address payment for treatments on injuries sustained during an auto accident. 1) Med-Pay: I bill your insurance company directly and they seek repayment from the at-fault party’s insurance company. This works quite well, and is most common. 2) Self-Pay: You pay me directly and submit your billing to the insurance company after treatment has been completed.  I have a small fee of $10.00 per session for billing and recordkeeping when we use this method.  You are then reimbursed by your insurance or after legal proceedings.
505-239-0782
Master Manual Therapist & Physical Trauma Specialist Relieving pain and injury since 1994
Your car may protect you from some of that energy, which is dissipated in folding the metal,  crushing plastic, etc. However, enough energy is transferred into your body through impacts with steering wheels, seatbelts, and airbags to do significant damage.  Some of that energy causes trauma to your body.  This may include organs moving out of position or sticking together, muscles and ligaments tearing, muscles shortening, and bones to becoming hard and inflexible. Workplace injuries are often caused by similar trauma of impact with objects, carrying heavy objects, as well as slips, trips, and falls, as well as repetitive motion injuries.  The body experiences trauma from such events that needs to be addressed. I use an osteopathic approach to trauma, meaning that all injuries will limit the body from moving. This is a defense mechanism and is in place to prevent further injury. The Osteopathic approach is designed release these to lesions and adhesions by gently “waking up the tissues” effectively removing trauma from the body, and allowing healing to occur.
Standard Medical Coverage Check with your provider!!  Over the years Massage has fallen in and out of favor with health insurance companies. Perhaps your provider will work with you to keep your costs lower. It is always a good idea to check first. It is likely that your health insurance plan will cover these services. Most often, they say they cover massage and manual therapy, but only if it is performed by an MD.  However, there are steps we can take to make your money spent have more value. Massage is listed as an unpaid medical expense, so, much like your co-pays, any payments should be included in your taxes at years-end.  If you have a pre-paid medical savings plan, you can use that to pay for these services. Often your health plan will allow for the services to go towards your deductible, which can help with medical costs later in the year.

Auto

Accident

Massage

and

Workplace

Injury

Manual therapy

for automobile

accidents and

workplace injury

If you have been in a car crash, there is trauma in your body.  Trauma is caused by energy in the accident being deposited and dissipated within your body’s tissues.  Consider the equation “Force = Mass x Acceleration.”  In layman’s terms, this means that impacts your body experiences in an accident are related to the weight of objects, multiplied by how fast objects change speed or decelerate.  In the case of automobiles we are talking about a ton of steel decelerating from 50 MPH or more. That can be a lot of force and resulting energy and trauma delivered to your body!
Master Manual Therapist & Physical Trauma Specialist Relieving pain and injury since 1994
505-239-0782

Insurance coverage for auto

accident and workplace injuries

When we talk about treatment for automobile accidents and workplace injury, the issue of insurance will be something you’re considering. Auto insurance is required to pay for massage and manual therapy by NM State mandate. Workman’s compensation fund will pay for treatments for injuries sustained while working, if you have a referral from an MD and prior authorization from the state agency. With worker’s compensation, it is fairly straightforward. I do the billing, and the state pays me directly. Auto insurance is not so simple. There are two primary ways that I help address payment for treatments on injuries sustained during an auto accident. 1) Med-Pay: I bill your insurance company directly and they seek repayment from the at-fault party’s insurance company. This works quite well, and is most common. 2) Self-Pay: You pay me directly and submit your billing to the insurance company after treatment has been completed.  I have a small fee of $10.00 per session for billing and recordkeeping when we use this method.  You are then reimbursed by your insurance or after legal proceedings.
Standard Medical Coverage Check with your provider!!  Over the years Massage has fallen in and out of favor with health insurance companies. Perhaps your provider will work with you to keep your costs lower. It is always a good idea to check first. It is likely that your health insurance plan will cover these services. Most often, they say they cover massage and manual therapy, but only if it is performed by an MD.  However, there are steps we can take to make your money spent have more value. Massage is listed as an unpaid medical expense, so, much like your co-pays, any payments should be included in your taxes at years-end.  If you have a pre-paid medical savings plan, you can use that to pay for these services. Often your health plan will allow for the services to go towards your deductible, which can help with medical costs later in the year.
Your car may protect you from some of that energy, which is dissipated in folding the metal,  crushing plastic, etc. However, enough energy is transferred into your body through impacts with steering wheels, seatbelts, and airbags to do significant damage.  Some of that energy causes trauma to your body.  This may include organs moving out of position or sticking together, muscles and ligaments tearing, muscles shortening, and bones to becoming hard and inflexible. Workplace injuries are often caused by similar trauma of impact with objects, carrying heavy objects, as well as slips, trips, and falls, as well as repetitive motion injuries.  The body experiences trauma from such events that needs to be addressed. I use an osteopathic approach to trauma, meaning that all injuries will limit the body from moving. This is a defense mechanism and is in place to prevent further injury. The Osteopathic approach is designed release these to lesions and adhesions by gently “waking up the tissues” effectively removing trauma from the body, and allowing healing to occur.