WI Center for 

Myofascial Release

Frequently Asked Questions:

Is this covered by insurance?
Yes, in some cases. Current networks include: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Aetna, Tricare. We are no longer able to accept Medicare, United, or Humana at this time. If you have any questions please call to see if your insurance may cover. Treatment is billed as Occupational Therapy.

Do I need a physician referral?
You do not need a referral from a physician or chiropractor for Occupational Therapy services.  However, in some cases your insurance may require one.

How long before I notice results?
As with any therapy program, results are cumulative, consecutive treatments build on one another.  Most people will notice some degree of pain relief or decrease in symptoms during the first appointment. We generally recommend 1-2 visits per week for the first few weeks and for those in an acute stage of injury/illness.  Beyond that, you and your therapist will work together to determine a treatment plan that works for you.

What do I wear to treatment?
We recommend wearing loose, comfortable clothing during your appointment.   Wearing or bringing gym shorts and a loose T-shirt is recommended.

How is this different than massage?
At the WI Center for Myofascial Release, treatment is provided by a skilled licensed Occupational Therapist.  You can be confident that your practitioner has experience and expert training in anatomy and physiology to provide safe, effective, and individualized treatment. We do not use massage oil on the skin. You are typically fully clothed wearing loose fitting comfortable clothing. We use structural manipulation techniques to make lasting changes in tissues that facilitate improved posture, alignment, and function. Techniques are generally very slow, sustained pressure or stretch into the system wherever a restriction is found, and the technique is held until a release is felt. Pressure can be very light, or with moderate pressure depending on the tissue. This comprehensive treatment works with many systems in the body, you may also be taught exercises or self treatment techniques.