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Hellerworker trained by Sharon Butler:

Anacortes- Dan Grignon, Certified Hellerwork Practitioner, Licensed Massage Therapist. Ph: 360-299-2543

Self Referred

Harmony Licensed Massage Therapy 
Andrew Wolfe, LMP, RC, Mms.
andrewwolfe123 @ hotmail . com
Cumulus Park Health Care Center,
16410 Smokey Point Blvd Suite 303
Arlington, WA  USA  98223
Licensed 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.
Bonnie Prudden Myotherapist

Roberta Fletcher
An Answer to Pain...Myotherapy
107 N. Tower, Ste. 7
Centralia, WA 98531

Patient Recommendation

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.

Bonnie Prudden Myotherapist

Cheryl Williams 
5304B LakeWashington Blvd NE
Kirkland,  WA 98033
Phone 425-643-5319

Hellerworkers trained by Sharon Butler:
Debra Levine, Certified Hellerwork Practitioner,Registered/Licensed Occupational Therapist, Redmond, WA - 206-233-8055
Susan Kramer-Pope, Certified Hellerwork Practitioner, Licensed Massage Therapist Bainbridge Island, WA 206-780-9462
Shelley Smith, O.T., Bellevue, WA - 206-233-8055
Bothell- Linda Knickerbocker, Certified Hellerwork Practitioner, Licensed Massage Therapist, Physical Therapist. Ph: 206-823-4865
Everett- Pamela Wise, Certified Hellerwork Practitioner, Licensed Massage Therapist. Ph: 206-710-7499
Freeland- Liz Falso, Certified Hellerwork Practitioner, Registered/Licensed Occupational Therapist. Ph: 360-293-3174
Issaquah- Kim Illig, Certified Hellerwork Practitioner, Licensed Massage Therapist. Ph: 425-391-1883
Redmond- Valarie Keaton, Certified Hellerwork Practitioner, Licensed Massage Therapist. Ph : 206-869-1534
Renton- Harry Tweedie, Certified Hellerwork Practitioner, Licensed Massage Therapist. Ph: 206-282-8874
Seattle- Stephanie Colony, Certified Hellerwork Practitioner, Physical Therapist. Ph: 206-996-5187
Seattle Jacques Couturier, Certified Hellerwork Practitioner, Licensed Massage Therapist. Ph: 206-782-5890
Seattle Dorian Ford, Registered/Licensed Occupational Therapist. Ph: 206-244-HAND
Seattle Daniel Foppes, Certified Hellerwork Practitioner, Licensed Massage Therapist. Ph: 206-706-3410
Seattle Jill Green, Certified Hellerwork Practitioner, Registered Nurse. Ph: 206-781-3534
Mary Wallace, Seattle, WA - 206-244-2177
Seattle Steve Paschall, Certified Hellerwork Practitioner, Licensed Massage Therapist. Ph: 206-632-3593
Seattle Donna Rasplica, Certified Hellerwork Practitioner. Ph: 604-738-1081
Stephen Wallace, Certified Hellerwork Practitioner, Licensed Massage Therapist Seattle, WA - 206-244-2177
Karen Petersen, Certified Hellerwork Practitioner, Licensed Massage Therapist Seattle, WA - 206-328-5143
Maggie Meyer, Registered/Licensed Occupational Therapist,Certified Hellerwork Practitioner, Seattle, WA - 206-233-1166
Seattle Diane Rose-Harr Ueis, Certified Hellerwork Practitioner, Registered/Licensed Occupational Therapist. Ph: 206-528-5350
Seattle Nancy Thorpe, Certified Hellerwork Practitioner, Licensed Massage Therapist. Ph: 206-523-0844
Seattle area Joseph Hunton http://www.rsi-solutions.net
Patient Recommendation

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

Patient Recommendation

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.

Patient Recommendation

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.

Try Jenefer Huntoon in Seattle.Her number is 206-632-8804. Email is JNHUN @ aol . com She is a naturopath who has a practice in Seattle. She uses a non-invasive technique aclled the Bowen technique for pain relief and injury recovery.
The sports medicine clinic in Hall Health on the UW campus takes non-student patients, and has an excellent RSI team. They can help you find the right kind of therapist for your particular problem.

Patient Recommendation

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.

Patient Recommendation

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

Patient Recommendation

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.

Self Referred

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

Dzuka Lin, MS, PT
Action Reaction Physical Therapy, Inc.
Phone# (206)523-6826
Fax# (206)428-2087

Patient Recommendation

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

Hellerworkers trained by Sharon Butler:
Kim Illig, Snoqualmie, WA 206-391-1883
Dorian Ford, O.T. (hand therapist - not a Hellerworker), Seattle, WA 206-244-HAND
Joseph Freeman, Seattle, WA, 206-932-5655
Patient Recommendation

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

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.

MSM Appendix B

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
(206) 223-6600

Patient Recommendation

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.)]