Integrative Massage/Manual Therapy(LMT license # 019894)

  • Craniosacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle form of manual (hands - on) therapy based on the osteopathic philosophy that uses light-touch to release tensions deep in the body to balance the nervous system for optimum health and vitality. CST enhances the function of the central nervous system and is an effective treatment for numerous medical problems associated with stress, trauma, and physical pain.  CST works with the structure, fluids, and energy of the body and is typically performed with the client completely clothed. Walter is certified in both Upledger (functional) and Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy. He uses an integrative full spectrum approach to address the needs of each client.  Learn more

  • Myofascial Release (MFR)  is a holistic form of bodywork that targets and releases muscular and connective tissue (fascia) restrictions to restore motion, and improve function. Fascial restrictions can be caused by physical trauma, postural imbalances, repetitive stress, injuries, surgery, emotional stress, or other factors. MFR utilizes a wide range of pressures, ranging from deeper pressure to more subtle work.  MFR can be done over the cloths or on the skin and integrates well with craniosacral therapy.

Mind/body Health Coaching 
Support for chronic illness conditions based on the principles of mind/body medicine and modern neuroscience.​ Coaching is not therapy and can be done over the phone or Skype.

Integrative Occupational Therapy: (license #00967)

Manual therapy including craniosacral therapy and myofascial release may be covered under "occupational therapy" as part of comprehensive treatment program - if you have "out of network" benefits.  
Integrative Occupational Therapy integrates occupational therapy with complementary practices for improved function. Integrative OT addresses structure and function and helps clients achieve wholeness in all areas of life. Sensory motor approaches, brain exerciseshealth coachingmovement, and mind/body practices may be integrated into sessions.  Occupational Therapy requires a physician referral with Diagnosis. ( All ages welcome).

Walter Blick is a Licensed Massage Therapist and Occupational Therapist. Occupational therapy is reimbursable by insurance. If a client has a physician's referral for Occupational Therapy, invoices for insurance will be given.   For Occupational Therapy, Patients will be treated only for the diagnosis under that referralPatients are responsible for payment to at the time of treatment, and can then file for reimbursement by their insurance carriers. I do not bill insurance companies directly, but we will provide invoices with billing codes for patients to submit to their insurers for reimbursement, provided the criteria for submission are met. 

How do patients get a referral for Occupational Therapy? 

Patients can ask their doctor for a prescription for Occupational Therapy,   If a patient says that they have heard that Occupational Therapy might be helpful in the management of symptoms and helps improve function, most doctors would not have a problem. As an occupational therapist, I can employ specialized modalities to improve function including craniosacral therapy and myofascial release. The prescription should read: 'Occupational Therapy to Evaluate and Treat ' with a diagnosis.  

Walter Blick
Integrative Therapies
15 East 10th Street
NY, NY 11105

Disclaimer: The information provided on this site is for educational purposes only, and is not intended as diagnosis, treatment or prescription for any disease or illness. The decision to use, or not to use, any of this information is the sole responsibility of the reader. Always consult with a licensed health care practitioner when dealing with a disease, illness, or health condition. 

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