Craniosacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle form 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. By complimenting the body’s natural healing process, CST can be used as preventative health measure. Additional benefits include: a greater sense of well-being, deep relaxation, and improved ability to focus. CST is typically performed with the client completely clothedWalter is certified in both Upledger (Biomechanical) and Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy.  Learn more


Myofascial Release (MFR)  is a holistic form of manual therapy 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 integrates well with  craniosacral therapy.


Integrative Occupational Therapy
Craniosacral therapy and myofascial release may be covered under "occupational therapy" as part of comprehensive treatment program - if you have "out of network" benefits.  Movement, myofascial stretching, sensory motor approaches, neuromuscular re-education, and mind/body interventions may be integrated into the session. Integrative Occupational therapy integrates structure and function and helps clients achieve wholeness in all areas of life. Occupational Therapy requires a physician referral and may be reimbursed by insurance. ( All ages welcome).


INSURANCE BILLING 
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




  


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