Clinic

Specializing in Pain Relief and Pain Management Through Medical/Clinical Massage for:

  • Stress and Stress-Related Physical Problems
  • Home and Work-Related Injuries/Pain
  • Automobile accidents
  • Athletic Injuries

PAIN CLINIC BELLEVUE
Pain Management Therapy & Neuromuscular Therapist Leif Grunseth
11521 NE 21st Street
Bellevue, Washington 98004
Phone: 425-307-1545 (FAX) 425.646-9759

 

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Description of a typical Treatment Session

Each treatment session begins with an evaluation of the structure, form and function of the body wherein Leif teaches his clients how postural distortion and dysfunctional movement patterns impact the body’s health and vitality.

St. John Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT) comprises the greatest portion of his clinical approach. NMT is based on research that identifies the fundamental causes of pain. These techniques are supported by scientific, neurological laws that explain how the central nervous system initiates pain responses in the body.

The first goal in NMT is to relieve pain by achieving structural balance in the body. The second goal is to develop a precise treatment protocol for rehabilitating the affected soft tissue.

During the initial visit, Leif measures various structures of the body to evaluate for postural distortions and biomechanical dysfunction. This analysis points to the cause of pain. Examining the soft tissue helps determine what one (or more) of five factors are responsible for the pain:

  1. Ischemia is a lack of blood supply to soft tissues, causing muscle pain and discomfort.
  2. Trigger Points produce pain/discomfort in areas of the body other from where treatment work is being done. For example, when palpating the shoulder, pain is felt down the arm.
  3. Nerve compression or entrapment is pressure on a nerve by bone, cartilage or soft tissue. As the tightness increases, discomfort, pain, numbness, etc. can be experienced.
  4. Postural distortion is an imbalance of the muscular system resulting from movement of the body off the coronal, mid-sagittal and horizontal plane. Trauma, gravitational pressure or psychological patterning causes the soft tissues to assume a weight-bearing function and thus become thicker, denser and harder resulting in muscle contraction, body distortion and pain.
  5. Biomechanical dysfunction is an imbalance of the musculoskeletal system resulting in faulty movement patterns. Repetitive strain of certain soft tissues results in adapted movement patterns that become muscular “habits” and must be re-educated to function properly.

Once the evaluation is complete, Leif follows a specific protocol of rehabilitation designed to produce the most efficient and long-lasting results. The steps in this protocol are as follows:

  1. Locate and eliminate spasms, hyper-contraction and trigger points from the soft tissues;
  2. Restore postural alignment, proper biomechanics or movement patterns;
  3. Restore flexibility and increase blood flow to the tissues;
  4. Rebuild strength of the injured, weak, and/or atrophied tissues;
  5. Build endurance of the tissues for permanent results.

Rates, Fees, & Patient Responsibilities

Patients receive the upfront costs and fees with no hidden charges. My goal is to provide the most complete treatment to help my clients be healthy and pain free. Rates are scaled to provide the best treatment, care and professional services.

  • Initial Consultation: $120
  • Additional Treatments: $95 / 60 min.
  • Insurance Treatments: $145 / 60 min.
    Covers: paperwork, billing, phone time & residual work required to properly file and update all insurance claims.

Provider For

  • L & I (Labor & Industry) Claims
  • Personal Injury Protection Claims (PIP)
  • Regence BlueShield
  • Most insurance companies require a doctor referral for licensed massage therapy. Please check with your insurance carrier prior to your appointment regarding:
    • Eligibility
    • Coverage
    • Co-pays, and
    • Deductible

In practice since 1986
WA Licensed LMP: #MA00003261

Client Responsibility for Insurance Claims

In order for us to provide the best and most efficient care, it’s critical that our patients help us with providing all of the important documentation required by their health provider.

  1. All insurance companies require a doctor’s prescription for licensed massage therapy and it is your responsibility to notify your primary care doctor to get one.
    These can be FAXed to Leif Grunseth at 425-646-9759 Also, please check with your insurance carrier prior to your appointment regarding: Eligibility, Deductibles, and Co-Pays. See #2 below for what is required on a prescription for it to be valid.
  2. Each prescription/referral requires ALL of the following:
    • Diagnosis;
    • Diagnosis code number (ICD-9 code);
    • Number of treatments;
    • Frequency of treatments; and
    • Start date and end date.
  3. We can provide you with a bill to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement when you pay out-of-pocket.
  4. Payments can be paid with cash, check, or VISA/MC.
    • Same day payment only please.

Driving Directions

From North of Bellevue

  • Take I-405 S toward Bellevue
  • Take the NE 8th Street Exit 13 B
  • Take the NE 8th Street West ramp
  • Turn Right on 112th Avenue
  • Turn Right onto NE 12th Street
  • Turn Left onto 116th Avenue NE
  • Turn Left onto NE 21st Street
  • It is the second office on the Left #11521 NE 21st St

From South of Bellevue

  • Take I-405 N toward Bellevue
  • Take the NE 4th Street and turn right at the end of the ramp.
  • Turn Left onto 116th Avenue NE
  • Turn Left onto NE 21st Street
  • It is the second office on the Left #11521 NE 21st St

From Seattle and the West Side

  • Take 520 East toward Bellevue/Kirkland
  • Take the 124th Avenue NE Exit
  • Turn Right onto Northup Way
  • Go 4 stop lights
  • Turn Left onto 116th Avenue NE
  • Turn Right onto NE 21st Street
  • It is the second office on the Left #11521 NE 21st St

From Redmond and East of  Bellevue

  • Take 520 West toward Seattle
  • Take the 108th Avenue NE Exit
  • Turn Right onto 108th Avenue NE
  • Turn Right onto Northup Way
  • Turn Right onto 116th Avenue NE
  • Turn Right onto 21st Street
  • It is the second office on the Left #11521 NE 21st St