Medical Massage for Auto Accident Injuries
If you have been in an auto accident, your auto accident insurance may cover your medical massage treatments at no cost to you.
While the scope of medical massage can not address every type of injury one may sustain, it can address many and provide valuable feedback to you, your attending doctors and other therapists.
Medical massage can be helpful in treating:
A medical massage treatment program with Rejuv Massage and Bodywork begins with a short consultation which can be done over the phone or in my studio. We will discuss your case, your injuries and medical treatments you may have or have not yet received. Your insurance benefits must be verified and you must have medical approval prior to your massage treatments. In the consultation, we will discuss where you are in that process, what steps you may still need to move forward, and other helpful resources.
After the consultation, and receipt of approval to move forward, you may begin scheduling therapy appointments. Allow an hour and a half to two hours for your first appointment, in which you will have a thorough assessment, including a postural analysis. You can expect to have a Swedish style massage to address acute inflammation and to provide a relaxing medium for soft tissue assessment.
Subsequent sessions may be 60 or 90 minutes in length and will address the deeper muscular and fascial dysfunctions, It is usually best to have appointments once a week, although more or less frequent appointments may be appropriate for your specific treatment plan. If you are already working with a doctor, chiropractor, acupuncturist, or other health care professional, I will be happy to work with them to provide you with the best treatment possible.
Quick Facts: Minnesota No-Fault Auto Insurance
- You have 6 months from the date of accident to file a claim with your insurance provider for coverage of expenses from injuries sustained in the accident.
- It doesn't matter if you or another driver was at fault for the collision, Minnesota-registered vehicles are required to be covered by "No-Fault" insurance.
- Minnesota required "No-Fault" insurance covers up to $20,000 in medical expenses and $20,000 in replacement services.
- To file a claim, call your insurance provider to report the accident and request an "application for benefits."
- If you have not sought medical attention, make an appointment with your primary care provider. If he agrees that your injury could be benefitted by massage, have him complete the Physician's Referral Form, which I will need to bill your insurance for services.
- If you have more questions about auto insurance, please see Auto Insurance: What You Need to Know, a consumer information publication by the Minnesota Department of Commerce.
* Insurance benefit verification is required before treatment begins. Insurance may require treatment plan approval and/or have limits to benefits. Insurance is billed at usual and customary industry rates, $40.00 per 15-minute unit.