A Different Approach to Pain Care
Your pain can be most effectively treated by pain management doctors who take a holistic, whole-patient approach to care. At Pain Therapy Associates (PTA), we don't limit pain care to only a few proven treatment types. That's because we know that every patient is unique, and two people with the same problem, condition or diagnosis will respond differently to different therapies. Instead, we use the best treatments from all over the world, and from many different medical disciplines.
A multidisciplinary approach to treating people in pain
An estimated 86 million Americans live with some kind of pain. Sadly, many have been unsuccessful in their attempts to find pain relief and have given up. And many more believe that their pain is a normal part of life and don’t even try. At PTA, we use the most effective pain treatments from around the world. PTA helps people with even the most complex pain conditions that other doctors have shunned or chosen to ignore. PTA helps many people who have not found pain relief anywhere else.
Our holistic approach to pain care includes proven treatments with:
Medical, therapeutic massage therapy
Soft-tissue mobilization & manipulation
Over the years, we have learned that effective pain relief can take many different forms. Our doctors and allied health professionals are trained and experienced in both traditional and alternative pain relief therapies, Eastern and Western medicine. Our goal is to help you overcome or eliminate your pain.
Even if you have tried other pain treatments without success. Even if you have suffered years of frustration with the inability of standard medical care to help you, we can help you. And give you back your life.
Lisa Meyerson, L.Ac
Lisa Meyerson, LAc, has a master's degree in traditional Chinese medicine from Midwest College of Oriental Medicine and is a nationally board-certified acupuncturist (NCCAOM), licensed by the state of Illinois. She is also has extensive training in Western nutrition (BS in nutrition and hands-on experience).
Since 2013, Lisa has also been working with Pulling Down the Moon, the premier holistic fertility clinic in the Chicagoland area and the folks at Zen Shiatsu Chicago since 2012 in general practice. As of June 2017, she is now seeing her patients at Pain Therapy Associates and is very excited about being part of the community!
Lisa specializes in women's health and fertility, pain management, immune support and emotional balancing/stress relief. In her spare time, Lisa can be found studying yoga and Chinese medicine, cooking healthy meals and traveling.
Our acupuncturist welcomes patients rom Elk Grove, Schaumburg, Chicago, Arlington Heights, Elgin and close-by locations. For more information, please call Pain Therapy Associates at 847-352-5511 or use our convenient appointment request form today!
Richard Van Derveer, RMT, LMT
Licensed Massage Therapist & Reiki Master Teacher
Education: Massage Therapy/Myofascial Release, John F. Barnes, PF Graduate
Licensed: Massage Therapist, Reiki Master Teacher
“I got into the massage therapy industry after recovering from an accident that made it difficult for me to stand or lift my arms above my head. I wanted to help others using a natural healing therapy.
“What I enjoy most is seeing my client’s lives and bodies change in ways they didn’t think was possible. After just a few treatments, they see and feel positive changes. I like to combine therapies and facilitate healing on all levels, including physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.
“On a more personal note, I am a ceremonial and spiritual leader with the Pachamama Native American church. I have been a massage therapist for over 20 years with Pain Therapy Associates. Whatever your ailment, I believe I can help you! I have also worked with the University of Minnesota women’s athletic training center.
“I totally enjoy gardening to grow produce, which I give to anyone who will use it in a healthy way. I love hanging out on my lake kayaking and fishing, and I cannot resist a long motorcycle ride through the countryside on a hot summer day. In winter, I like to play in the snow because I’m from Minnesota, don’tcha know!”
Myrion Vazquez, LMT
Licensed Massage Therapist
Certified: Licensed Massage Therapist, Chicago School of Massage, Cortiva
“I have always enjoyed the idea of helping others through positive touch. Knowing I’ve made a difference and seeing the almost instant gratification makes it all worthwhile. I believe in blending Western and Eastern massage therapy techniques. They go hand in hand. I like integrating reflexology into massage therapy, too.
“My mission is finding the best results for each and every person I treat. I want them to know that they are always in great hands and that I’m dedicated to helping them recover quickly. I believe we care more about our patients here. We can’t help but treat them like they are family!
“In my free time, I enjoy dancing, cooking, reading and getting involved in my community. I am happy to volunteer my skill to help children's causes, the homeless and battered women.”
Our massage therapists welcome patients from Elk Grove, Schaumburg, Chicago, Arlington Heights, Elgin and close-by locations. For more information, please call Pain Therapy Associates at 847-352-5511 or use our convenient appointment request form today!
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- National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine