Ann Arbor Therapeutic Massage Clinic 2900 Golfside Ann Arbor MI 48108 731-961-9227"We are a professional Massage Therapy Clinic only. Several therapists are trained in Therapeutic & Orthopedic Massage, Neuromuscular & Myofascial Therapy, and Sports & Pregnancy Massage."
Dr. Lynn Beals-Becker, D.O. Center for Rheumatology and Integrated Health 4470 Jackson Rd. Suite 101 Ann Arbor, Michigan 48103 734/213-2996Dr. Beals-Becker is a specialist in Osteopathic manipulation therapy, and is the most RSI-knowledgeable doctor I've seen in the area. She has been the only practitioner to diagnose me, correctly I believe, with median nerve entrapment. She spends an hour on an initial visit and does a very thorough upper body examination. The specific stretch she recommended for me led to a very large improvement in my symptoms even after three years of "trying everything".
Linda Sinkule, Rolfer Ann Arbor 734-320-8705 cell, 734-996-2625 office Linda Sinkule, email: email@example.comLinda practices Rolfing, a form of deep-tissue massage. She was able to substantially correct my posture and had a positive impact on my RSI symptoms.
Formerly with Occupational & Environmental Medicine Clinic University of Alabama at Birmingham
Victor S. Roth, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.O.E.M. Clinical Assistant Professor University of Michigan Occupational Health Services (MWorks) 2098 South Main Street Ann Arbor, Michigan 48103-5827 Phone: (734) 998-8788 Voice Mail: (734) 998-6656 Facsimile: (734) 998-6562 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
I don't mean to be long-winded, but I felt it was important, especially if you get many hits from people seeking help for work-related RSI, that I needed to explain in some detail about the specialty of occupational medicine and a little about myself. First, to answer your question, as part of the University of Michigan Occupational Health Services, yes, I am accesible to the general public for work related injuries, work related or environmental exposures, potential work related diseases (including such things as occupational asthma, possible work related cancer) by consutation. Though we do have contracts with certain companies to see those particular company's injuries, physicals etc., based both on our reputation at the University of Michigan, and the reputation and acheivements of our occupational medicine group of physicians, including myself, we frequently get called upon to do consults and depositions in the field of occupational medicine (for such things as RSI, chemical exposures, asbestos, disability evaluations etc). To give you a little background, not only for me, but in the specialty of occupational medicine: I am residency trained (at the Unviersity of Michigan) and board certified by the American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM or www.abprevmed.org) in the field of Occupational Medicine. Part of doing the residency includes getting a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree. Many physicians who claim to be specialists in the field of "occupational medicine" just happen upon that type of practice as a way of getting more business and thereby more income. However, many of these physicians do not have the proper training to practice in this field. There are only a relatively small number of physicians who have actually completed a full residency in occupational medicine, which is a 2 year program after one also completes a one year clinical internship (total of at least 3 years). Our (occupational medicine) board certification is by the American Board of Preventive Medicine, which is one of the only 24 specialty boards recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties (see www.abms.org and click under Preventive Medicine). A board approved by ABMS differs from the so-called self designated boards which are set up by various and sundry people without regulation and without approval by ABMS - such as the "American Board of Environmental Medicine." "The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) is the umbrella organization for the 24 approved medical specialty boards in the United States. Established in 1933, the ABMS serves to coordinate the activities of its Member Boards and to provide information to the public, the government, the profession and its Members concerning issues involving specialization and certification in medicine. The mission of the ABMS is to maintain and improve the quality of medical care in the United States by assisting the Member Boards in their efforts to develop and utilize professional and educational standards for the evaluation and certification of physician specialists." In additional to clinical practice and consultations, many of us are involved in research and writings in our chosen field. I myself have written numerous book chapters and have served on government (CDC) panels. If you do a search (using my name) on the internet, you will likely turn up some of these items. Thanks for reading this and I hope it helps in your understanding of occupational medicine.
Anne Carbone, Certified Hellerwork Practitioner, Registered Nurse
Ann Arbor, MI 734 - 864 - 5114 carbona @ comcast . com
Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Wayne State University /Dept. of Family Medicine
4201 St. Antoine, Suite 4-J Clinic Founded 1984
Detroit, Michigan 48201
AOEC Contact: Raymond Demers, MD, MPH 313-577-1420 FAX 313-577-3070
The Point Myotherapy Ctr., Ltd.
Highland, MI 48357
Occupational Health Service
St. Lawrence Hospital Work and Health Institute
1210 W. Saginaw Clinic Founded 1988
Lansing, Michigan 48915
AOEC Contact: R. Michael Kelly, MD, MPH 517-377-0309 FAX 517-377-0310
Richard & Diane Kmiotek
Myotherapy Center for Pain Relief, Inc.
5825 McDowell Rd.
Lapper, MI 48446
Robert W. Howell
Myotherapy Center of Michigan
24525 Southfield Rd., Ste 109
Southfield, MI 48075
My experiences with Rolfing have been truly life-changing. After 5+ years of tennis&golfer's elbow in both arms, I'm about 95% pain free. As far as pain from Rolfing goes, I wouldn't describe it that way, rather as some discomfort and muscular stress. Of course, from my point of view, nothing can hurt more than 5 years of disability - others may be more sensitive.
For anyone in SE Michigan who's interested, I can recommend Kathleen Strauch (248-354-3484). With me, she has also used some techniques she said she learned from Richard Rossiter(www.rossiter.com) specifically for my elbow problems. The first two-hour session did more for me than 5 years of shots, surgery, PT, phonophoresis, iontophoresis, acupuncture, NSAIDs ... the whole list of treatments most long-time sorehanders have been through.