Recovery from physical injury is often not simple, fast, or complete. For example, many veterans continue to feel the aftereffects of wartime injuries, enduring chronic pain conditions that can last years—or decades. While traditionally rehabilitation care has meant taking drugs or even additional surgeries, the availability of medical massage care through the VA Community Care Network, provided by Zeel, can provide a very effective, non-invasive, and non-medical alternative, enabled through cutting-edge technology.
Meet retired Colonel Thomas O’Malley from the United States Marine Corps, and learn about how massage has changed the course of his recovery from injuries incurred during the Vietnam War over 50 years ago.
U.S. military veterans continue to come home facing many of the same challenges that Colonel O’Malley has faced. But thanks to improving technology, and new initiatives like access to fully covered medical massage, Veterans of all ages have better options than ever.