Were you injured at work? You can have your physician-recommended licensed massage therapy right in your own home as part of your workers compensation claim! You can then find a massage therapist who will accept workers compensation insurance and demand zero out-of-pocket co-pays. Certainly, they also have to be affiliated with the U.S.Department of Labor Office of Workers Compensation Programs (OWCP), with vast experience working with both local governments and private insurance companies and care management networks.
But as you might surmise, a workers’ comp massage therapist who is just right for your needs, may not always be easy to find. That’s why you should consider seeking the help of an online network that is dedicated to injured workers in need of massage therapists under a workers’ compensation claim. A good network won’t only match you with the right therapist, but will also take charge of pre-qualifications, authorizations, and other related administrative tasks.
Aside from honoring workers compensation insurance for massage, your provider needs to offer licensed injury massage therapy when and where (at home for most patients) it will be most comfortable for you.
Worker Injury Massage Treatments
Home massage therapy typically last for around 60 minutes per session. Therapists are trained to treat a wide array of neck, back, shoulder or wrist injuries, from mild to severe; headaches; spasms; and other soft tissue strains. Treatments can include standard massage, deep tissue massage, neuromuscular therapy, trigger point therapy with or without myofascial release, and simple stretching.
Why Massage Therapy?
Massage therapy is recognized worldwide as an effective form of physical medicine that helps rehabilitate injured people back to their pre-accident state. There are cases where it is used to provide for drug-free pain relief. Massage is not only good for the directly affected site or area of the body, but it can help nurse the body back to optimal health and well being through holistic healing. This is why massage perfectly complements other therapies, such as physical therapy and chiropractic therapy. In several cases, insurance benefits will let you keep receiving these therapies together with massage as necessary.
If you seek the help of a good online massage therapist provider, you can be sure of finding a therapist who is the best fit for you, not just someone who happens to be available. There are so many therapists these days, so if someone doesn’t feel like a fit at all, tell your provider and they will happily keep looking for the one who’s just perfect for you. As an alternative, you may also have your own therapist – as long as he or she is properly qualified and insured – sign up with your provider so they can work under the network’s authority.