Is orthopedic or sports massage what I need?
Some of the many musculoskeletal disorders that respond well to orthopedic and sports massage are as follows. If there is something bothering you that is not listed, give me a call or shoot me an email and I'd be happy to discuss it with you to see if my work is appropriate for you.
Sprains and strains
acute and chronic low back pain
thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS)
carpel tunnel syndrome
IT band syndrome
acute and chronic muscle spasms
rehab from orthopedic surgery
that mysterious pain that you've had for 20 years that no one has been able to help you with
I've never had an Orthopedic or sports massage before, what should I expect?
If this is your first time in to see me, you will be filling out a standard health history form. Once I understand what your chief complaint is, we will go over what your goals are. I will do a postural and functional assessment which helps me understand what is causing or contributing to your symptoms. Depending on the type of massage needed, you will either be in shorts and a sports bra or in your underwear and draped with a sheet or towel. Good communication is essential, and if at any point you feel uncomfortable, or have questions about any aspect of the massage, please let me know, you're not going to hurt my feelings. Once the hands-on work is finished, we will go over how you can be proactive in your healing and recovery process outside of the massage sessions.
Will the massage be painful?
The old saying, "no pain no gain", does not apply to how I work. It is dependent on the health of your soft tissue, the specific technique being utilized, the depth of pressure and the pace of the massage. It is vital, that if at any point you feel I am going too deep and causing you too much discomfort or pain, that you tell me. If you don't clearly verbally communicate with me, I can't make the necessary adjustments to help you feel better.
How can I expect to feel after the massage?
There are a lot of factors that determine how you feel following your massage. Because of the changes that can take place in the soft tissue, as well as changes in postural alignment during a single session, it is not uncommon to feel a little tipsy after the massage. Some people also feel no changes for 24-48 hours and then once the massage has settled in, you feel better. In general, it is best to not be too active after the massage, drink plenty of water and get a good nights rest.
Are the benefits of Orthopedic & Sports massage temporary or long-term?
It is always my goal to achieve efficient, long-term benefits and for you to not be dependent on me to be pain-free. If massage is the correct course of treatment for you, and you are diligent about being proactive in your healing process, there is a very high probability that you will have long-term benefits.
Do you offer relaxation and pregnancy massage?
No, but I can refer you to wonderful massage therapists that do offer that.
Do you work on children?
Yes, however, you will need to be present in the room for the duration of the session.
Is your office handicap accessible?
Do you accept insurance?
No, but you can use your FSA debit card to pay for your massage. Go here to learn more.
What are your rates?
My rates are $60 for 30 minutes, $100 for 60 minutes and $150 for 90 minutes.
Do I need to leave a tip?
Although leaving a gratuity for massage is a common practice, I do not accept tips.
Do you accept credit cards?
Yes, I accept, FSA debit cards, Visa, Master Card, American Express and Discover. Cash and personal checks are also accepted, whatever is most convenient for you.
"As the son of an orthopedic surgeon, I've always been a bit skeptical about non-surgical solutions. But from the moment I stepped into Bob's office, I knew I was dealing with someone with great knowledge and experience. After expertly assessing my alignment and other areas of weakness, he spent extra time educating me on the underlying physiology. Most importantly, his massage and manipulations appeared to go straight to the problem areas, and I felt immediate relief."