Anacortes- Dan Grignon, Certified Hellerwork Practitioner, Licensed Massage Therapist. Ph: 360-299-2543
Harmony Licensed Massage Therapy Andrew Wolfe, LMP, RC, Mms. http://www.harmonymassagetherapy.com andrewwolfe123 @ hotmail . com Cumulus Park Health Care Center, 16410 Smokey Point Blvd Suite 303 Arlington, WA USA 98223 360-653-4657Licensed medical/therapeutic massage therapist 19+ years full time experience;1987. Trained US/China. American Massage Therapy Association. Deep tissue,myofascial release, somatic movement re-education,trigger point therapy and Swedish massage. I incorporated movement,manual traction and stretching, ergonomic awareness and postural/gait training.
An Answer to Pain...Myotherapy
107 N. Tower, Ste. 7
Centralia, WA 98531
I have found help at:
Neuro Care Of Washington
22309- 7th Ave. South
Des Moines, WA 98198
Phone:206-870-1786 Fax 206-870-1787
Contact: AJ Terpak
They are a treatment Center Using Electro-therapy units that a patient can use at home. They are having great results.
Cheryl Williams 5304B LakeWashington Blvd NE Kirkland, WA 98033 Phone 425-643-5319
Just to give you a brief synopsis: A little over two years ago I developed bilateral RSI that left me in chronic pain. I had little success in finding anything that would help ease the pain or help aid in my recovery. Fortunately, I learned about Sandy Hatton, LMP and the work she does specializing in Aston-Patterning. During the past few months, the quality of my life has improved with Sandy's expertise and execution of the Aston- Patterning techniques. I know that this improvement is directly attributed to the combinations of this form of therapy and with Sandy's diligent professionalism and compassion. I strongly recommend anyone who sufferer's from this condition to contact Sandy. Her phone # is: Sandy Hatton, LMP (206) 367-5720 Seattle WA
I recommend the Seattle Hand Group at Swedish Hospital on James and Broadway. I had surgery with Almquist, and I have many co-workers that have had similar success with Brockman.
Dr. Cynthia Campbell (spelling?) of Providence Hospital. Dr. Ronald (?) Vyhmeister of Northwest Hand Surgery Clinic(?) You should be able to find them in the phone book no problem. >If anyone knows of a good doctor in the seattle area (I live in everett), please LMK.
I always used Puget Sound Sports & Spine Physicians when I lived in Seattle and had RSI. The best guy there is Stan Herring, but his associates are also good if you can't get an appointment with him.
I know of one rheumatologist who has a special interest in rheumatic >conditions that occur in musicians in general and perhaps pianists in particular. Dr. Kenneth Wilske in Seattle, has had a number of professional musicians come to him with tendonitis and other problems. I have the feeling that perhaps some of them were personal friends. Anyway he has an interest and wanted to do a session on this topic at a past meeting I was involved with. I don't know that he has any special solutions but you could do worse than write to him. His office fax number is 206/625-7288
I have a practise dedicated to RSI prevention and treatment for
massage therapists and musicians. I have published articles and
a book on both subjects, am a massage therapist and a seasoned
musician myself, and have over 4 years experience dealing with
both populations. I can be reached at:
1315 Madison St., #242
Seattle, WA 98104 (206) 328-7921 E-mail: lgreene @ booksatoz . com
Lauriann Greene, LMP
Seattle I have found Dr. Marion Krader (pronouced Crater) to be very helpful. University of Washington, Family Medicine Clinic. 206-548-4055. My physical therapist also thought she (Dr. Krader) was very good.
I am an outpatient orthopedic physical therapist with a company, Action Reaction Physical Therapy Inc., in Seattle, WA with a special interest in musician and workplace RSI prevention and treatment. I am a violinist who became a physical therapist because of an interest in repetetive and postural related injuries associated with musicians. I combine ergonomic postural improvement education and exercise with manual therapy skills in a one-on-one environment. I work in a multidisciplinary environment in a building known as Seattle Healing Arts Center with physicians, acupuncturists, and massage therapists.
Here is my address: 6300 Ninth Avenue NE Suite 360 Seattle WA, 98115 Sincerely, Dzuka Lin, MS, PT Action Reaction Physical Therapy, Inc. www.actionreactionpt.com Phone# (206)523-6826 Fax# (206)428-2087
Please add to your list the following MD and OT's. My physician in
particular has been supportive, knowledgable and forthright in her
evaluation of treatment options.
Elizabeth A Plotkin, MD (Internal Medicine)
Pacific Medical Center, Northgate
10416 5th Ave. NE
Seattle, WA 98125 (206)326-4147
Occupational Therapy Northwest
Ginger Pollock, OTR and Joan Kerr Neubauer, OTR
525 Minor Ave.
Seattle, WA 98104 (206) 323-2000
Carol Nicholson (206-320-2404) at Providence Outpatient Therapy is a knowledgeable and pro-patient O.T. She does on-site ergonomic evaluations, Deep Tissue Massage, and postural suggestions. Providence has good interaction between PTs, OTs and Sports Medicine, so they offer an integrated program of recovery including massage, ergo-evaluation and cardio+strengthening exercises. I have had some relief from RSI-related pain thanks to them.
Valarie Keaton (425-869-6367) is an experienced and caring Hellerwork Practitioner. 14777 NE 40th St., Suikte 207 java @ seanet . com
I want to add the following to my previous recommendation for Carol Nicholson, OTRL, CHT, and Timothy Hodges, PT. The main reason I am so enthusiastic about them is this : Three months ago, I had already been having RSI related pain for about 6 months. My attending physician said there was nothing more he could do about it, and although I was pretty darn sure he was wrong, I was thinking quite seriously of changing my career away from computers. Carol helped me immensely in many different ways in cutting down the pain, and keeping it there. I cannot say my problems have completely disappeared - there is no magic bullet - but I am now able to work without significant pain. I have been fortunate in finding these great people at Providence. I only wish I had discovered them earlier. Here is what they did for me, and what they can do for other people with similar problems : i. Carol did an on-site evaluation for me. She is really good at this - I have had three different people have a look at my ergonomics. None of them came even close to solving my problems. Carol is able to bring her knowledge of the patient's exact medical situation, and provide precise fitting of the chair & table to the person. ii. Carol advised me on the right stretching exercises to do, and equally importantly, on what exercises on my previous schedule not to do. iii. Timothy Hodges is an excellent strengthening/aerobic trainer. Tim is good at devising a personal training regimen suited to your medical condition, which will strengthen those muscles which need attention, and improve overall stamina. Carol is a Certified Hand Therapist, and OT. She does dynamic postural retraining, neural mobilization, joint mobilization, in addition to stretching/strengthening of body mechanics, aerobic conditioning, and on-site workstation evaliations.
The Clinic for Performing Artists
Section of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Virginia Mason Medical Center
1100 Ninth Ave.
P. O. Box 900
Seattle, WA 98111
Dr. Michael Weinstein at Virginia Mason Medical Center, which you mention
in your list of performing arts clinics, took good care of my son, a
pianist and at the time a music student at the U of Oregon, whom pain had
rendered unable to play music for five months. Hence I think his clinic
warrants the asterisk with which you denote specialists in this field.
At my sons first meeting with him, Dr. Weinstein gave him nearly two
hours of consultation and has been similarly unstinting in subsequent
meetings. I consider him an excellent physician.
The physical and occupational therapists at VMMC seemed similarly experienced and also deserve a mention in your list of Washington occupational clinics. As my son put it, the unhelpful therapists at the Eugene (OR) Hand Clinic seemed to have gotten their skills from a book; those at VMMC seemed to have written the book.
[NOTE: another patient considers it important that this glowing review be tempered with their contrasting opinion that they found Dr. Weinstein to be "... sorely lacking in social skills ("bedside manner"), skills in differential diagnosis, especially for examining someone who is in severe pain at time of initial meeting" and perhaps not a reliable diagnostician in cases with ambiguous origins (female adult, RSI of unknown origin), in contrast to the case above (juvenile male with straightforward overuse injury.)]