March 16, 2011
I am writing to express interest in collaborating with your practice on chronic pain or headache cases, sports injuries, nerve entrapment, depression/anxiety and a number of other ailments that can be treated through physical medicine. I am currently partnering with physicians to help fill this need. Ultimately, it would be wonderful to open a pain clinic in the Berkshires where physicians, LMT’s and acupuncturists can work side-by-side.
I am a Licensed Massage Therapist in the state of MA and served as Department Chair & Lead Instructor for the Massage Program at Mildred Elley for the last two and a half years. My combined training in Philadelphia and Albany exceeds MA state requirements by a few hundred hours. I am fully insured and have no complaints to regulatory bodies or professional associations against me.
I am skilled in a variety of manual therapies including: deep tissue, trigger point/neuromuscular and myofascial release. My feeling is that prior to injections, chiropractic, pharmaceuticals or surgery, patients should try massage, which is less invasive and has fewer side effects. While I acknowledge the need for drugs in treating pain disorders — everything is a trade-off — and some patients may prefer bodywork as a solution.
I know that many physicians embrace integrated approaches to pain management, especially when there is a known musculoskeletal origin. I complete a thorough assessment where I look at posture, muscle weakness and limited range of motion to determine the muscles involved. You may refer clients to Energy Rising using the referral form posted on my website.
Thank you very much for considering this idea. I would be glad to meet with you and discuss it further. In the meantime, please review the materials on my website (www.energyrising.net) for additional information. I’ve had great success in the past with clients suffering from chronic pain and believe this could be a good partnership.
Todd Fiorentino, LMT