Please Be Safe

Cold weather is coming quickly! That usually means icy roads, potential accidents, unsafe conditions, and stress. Not to mention the holidays are approaching as well.
Please, please, please be safe! Leave a little earlier for work, meetings, everything. If you do get in an accident, whether or not it is your fault, please schedule a massage. Do not wait for pain in your neck or back to set in. Do not wait for a year to pass to take care of yourself. It is super important for you to take care of whiplash as quickly as possible. Here is a little fact: It only takes an impact of 10 mph to cause soft tissue damage. Your muscles are your soft tissues. This means a massage therapist can help you tremendously after an accident. We can also bill your MedPay on your car insurance for the services, so there is no reason to not come in and get yourself fixed! This also goes for anyone you know–if anyone gets in a car accident, send them to us, and we will take care of them. (You also get a bonus of $10 off for the referral!)
With it being cold outside, now is a great time to try a hot stone massage. It is so relaxing and soothing. It melts your troubles away. We also have table warmers, so we can keep you toasty during your massage experience.
~Your Under Pressure Therapeutics Team~

Insurance Can Cover Care

That’s right! Under Pressure Therapeutics is officially billing insurance! However, it is only currently for car accidents and workman’s compensation cases. We will slowly be introducing more insurance coverage throughout the year.
Everyone knows someone (or has been that someone) who has been in a car accident. If you are among the fortunate, you walk away from it. However, many don’t realize the long-term issues that come from even an impact as little as 10 mph! It only takes that much to cause soft tissue damage. Doctors at the emergency room will check for breaks, bleeding, etc, which is great; but they don’t pay much attention to your muscles and what they went through for that “little” fender bender. If you do damage at 10 mph, imagine the damage your muscles, tendons, and ligaments go through at higher speeds.
Good news: In the state of Colorado, it is required to have MedPay on your car insurance. Why is this good news? Because whether or not it is your fault in an accident, there is a minimum of $5,000 of coverage just for your physical care. This means that if you (or someone you know) were in a car accident, GET INTO MY OFFICE!! We can help you take care of your whiplash so it doesn’t snowball into you not being able to turn your head 15 years down the road! We can prevent your lower back from seizing up and causing pain down your legs in 5 years! We can get you healthy so you don’t have to know what it’s like to wake up with severe pain! Whiplash, especially, is a musculoskeletal condition that lies dormant and waits to rear its ugly head!
If you have any more questions, please do not hesitate to ask! I am happy to answer any questions or concerns you might have about insurance.
Be well.
Marissa Orchard, LMT
Written May 14, 2013