Medical Massage with Worker's Compensation
If you have been injured at work, your worker's compensation insurance may cover 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 the following common work-related injuries:
A medical massage treatment program with Rejuv Massage and Bodywork begins with a 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. You must have medical approval for your treatments, and your insurance benefits must be verified and a treatment plan approved 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 up 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 a soft tissue assessment. Deeper, more specific bodywork will be done that day, if appropriate.
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 plan possible.
Quick Facts: Worker's Compensation in Minnesota
- Worker's compensation covers up to 13 weeks of medical care from injuries sustained while performing work duties.
- If your injury was sustained due to a motor vehicle accident while you were driving as a part of your work duties, worker's compensation covers the first 13 weeks of care. After the 13 weeks expires, your benefits terminate and your auto insurance is the next insurance in the hierarchy to continue reasonable and necessary medical care.
- Worker's compensation insurance must pre-approve any therapy treatment plans and may limit your care to what they feel is reasonable and necessary.
- For more information about worker's compensation claims and benefits, Please see An employee’s guide to the Minnesota workers’ compensation system, a publication by Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry
* 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, subject to rules and regulations set by MN Dept of Labor & Industry, Massage Therapy 97124 $37.76 per 15-minute unit, Manual Therapy Techniques $43.18 per 15-minute unit.