Amy Whitelaw, Massage Therapist

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Clinical Interests:

  • The treatment of myofascial pain using fascial manipulation, myofascial release and orthopedic massage techniques.
  • Collaborating with physicians and physical therapists for an integrated approach to patient care.


Amy Whitelaw graduated from the University of Missouri-St. Louis in 1992 with a bachelor’s degree in exercise science. She joined BJC Health System in 1992 as an exercise specialist working in wellness. In 1995, Amy moved from wellness into physical therapy. She received her Therapeutic Massage license in 2000 from the Healing Arts Center.

Amy is the lead medical massage therapist at Barnes Jewish West County Hospital-STAR Center. In this role, Amy is an important component in the facility’s focused integrated approach to patient care. She ensures that staff are up-to-date on the latest fascial system research and treatment of myofascial pain.

Amy has eighteen years of experience in treating orthopedic and myofascial pain patients. Amy specializes in fascial manipulation for musculoskeletal dysfunction, which involves deep friction over specific points of deep muscular fascia to re-establish sliding of fascial components for correct muscular activity and proprioception. Myofascial release relaxes contracted fascia and muscles, improves blood and lymphatic circulation, and stimulates the stretch reflex in muscles. Amy has presented at the last three International Fascia Research Congresses, most recently in 2018.  She is a member of the Fascia Research Society.


Bachelor of Exercise Science
University of Missouri, St. Louis, Missouri

Licensed Massage Therapist


Insurance does not cover the cost of massage therapy treatment.

Massage Therapy

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Contact Us

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call any of our three convenient STAR Sports Therapy and Physical Therapy locations:


Creve Coeur: 314.996.3050
Chesterfield: 314.514.3636
South County: 314.286.1000

STAR Locations




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