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Self Referred
Ann Arbor Therapeutic Massage Clinic
2900 Golfside
Ann Arbor MI 48108

"We are a professional Massage Therapy Clinic only. Several therapists are trained in Therapeutic & Orthopedic Massage, Neuromuscular & Myofascial Therapy, and Sports & Pregnancy Massage."
Patient Recommendation

Dr. Lynn Beals-Becker, D.O.
Center for Rheumatology and Integrated Health
4470 Jackson Rd. Suite 101
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48103
Dr. 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".
Patient Recommendation

Linda Sinkule, Rolfer
Ann Arbor
734-320-8705 cell, 734-996-2625 office
Linda Sinkule, email: lsinkule@comcast.net
Linda 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.
..., if you ar at MSU, you could go to the MSU school of Osteopathic medicine, ask for the department head Dr. Greenman and have him refer someone for you. Oteopaths that do manual work have an entirely different view than mds. Also, there aere some Bowen Technique practitioners in Berrien Springs. That is a technique that can help. Go to www.bowtech.com for practitioner referral info.
Self Referred

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: vroth@umich.edu

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.

Hellerworker trained by Sharon Butler:

Anne Carbone, Certified Hellerwork Practitioner, Registered Nurse
Ann Arbor, MI 734 - 864 - 5114 carbona @ comcast . com

AOEC Member

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

see also these clinics.
Bonnie Prudden Myotherapist

AOEC Contact: Raymond Demers, MD, MPH 313-577-1420 FAX 313-577-3070

Bonnie Prudden Myotherapist

Patricia Isaacson
The Point Myotherapy Ctr., Ltd.
1356 Grebe
Highland, MI 48357

AOEC Member

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

There is a chiropractor in Lansing that treats CTS/RSIs. Tim Dumin, Doctor of Chiropractic Lansing Chiropractic Clinic I checked his credentials via Chiropractic America referral service. I don't know him personally. His phone # is 708-895-3228.
Bonnie Prudden Myotherapist

Richard & Diane Kmiotek
Myotherapy Center for Pain Relief, Inc.
5825 McDowell Rd.
Lapper, MI 48446

Bonnie Prudden Myotherapist

Robert W. Howell
Myotherapy Center of Michigan
24525 Southfield Rd., Ste 109
Southfield, MI 48075

Patient Recommendation

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.