- Craniosacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle form of manual (hands - on) therapy based on the osteopathic philosophy that uses light-touch to release tensions/restrictions in the structures and tissues that surround the central nervous system for optimum health and vitality. CST enhances the function of the nervous system and is an effective treatment for numerous medical problems associated with stress, trauma, and physical pain. CST is typically performed with the client completely clothed. I am certified in both Upledger (functional) and Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy. I integrate functional, biodynamic, direct/indirect, fascial and visceral techniques to meet the individual 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.
- Integrative Occupational Therapy is an integrative mind, brain, body approach that includes a comprehensive treatment program with functional evaluation with a focus on manual therapy (craniosacral therapy and myofascial release). Movement, myofascial stretching, neuromuscular re-education, postural work, sensory integration, lifestyle coaching, 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).
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 referral. Patients 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.
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