Willow Fibromyalgia and Hypermobility Clinic Providers
Medea Karr FNP
Medea is a family nurse practitioner with a Master of Science degree in nursing and national certification in family practice. Medea is particularly committed to working with patients with fibromyalgia, chronic myofascial pain, and other chronic pain conditions. She will work with recommendations from rheumatologists, pain specialists, and other specialists as needed to help patients achieve optimal comfort and productivity. She is trained in the application of Frequency Specific Microcurrent (FSM) to reduce symptoms of nerve pain, shingles, herpes simplex, post-herpetic neuralgia, myofascial trigger points, certain types of fibromyalgia, and a number of other conditions. You can read more about FSM at http://www.frequencyspecific.com.
Tony began his massage career over 20 years ago when he received 150 hours of training in Swedish massage and Watsu at the School of Shiatsu and Massage in Middletown, California. He started a small massage practice with Medea Karr in Sacramento shortly afterward, and he worked with her part-time for 5 years seeing private clients and doing massage at various events, including festivals and rock climbing competitions. They stopped seeing clients in 2000 so she could pursue her Nurse Practitioner degree full time. When Medea changed the focus of her private practice to chronic pain management around 2010, Tony renewed his interest in massage, because he recognized the great potential for bodywork to improve the quality of life for so many chronic pain patients, and to allow them better pain control with fewer medications. To that end, he decided to go back to school in 2015 with a focus on clinical massage, and graduated from Northwest Academy for The Healing Arts in March of 2016. He is currently a licensed massage therapist, with a focus on myofascial pain and trigger point work. If you see Tony through the practice for a medical condition we are able to bill your insurance if massage or manual therapy are covered benefits on your plan. He is also available for traditional Swedish relaxation massage. If you are interested in scheduling a session with Tony, please call the office at 206-734-4981. Referrals for clinical massage can be faxed to 888-734-4981. If you don’t already have a medical provider, you can schedule an assessment with Medea Karr ARNP to evaluate whether massage/manual therapy might be appropriate for your condition.