When it comes to physical therapy, there are many myths and half-truths that people believe. In this physical therapy education article, we are going to debunk some of the most common myths about physical therapy.
Myth: I Have to Have Surgery – It’s My Only Option
Often, it’s best to try conservative treatment methods like physical therapy first, before deciding to go under the knife. Trying physical therapy first has saved many patients the time, money, and pain associated with surgery.
Myth: My Insurance Doesn’t Cover Physical Therapy
While every insurance policy is different, the majority of health insurance plans cover some form of physical therapy. You should always check your specific plan for details of what is and is not covered.
Myth: I Can’t See a Physical Therapist Without a Referral
Many patients believe that they need a referral to even get an appointment with a physical therapist or clinic. That’s not the case. In Minnesota, we have direct access to physical therapy. That means you can schedule an appointment with a physical therapist even if you don’t have a referral.
Myth: Physical Therapy is Just for Athletes & Injuries
False. While physical therapy certainly does help injured patients and athletes, that’s not the only thing it’s good for. A strategic physical therapy plan can help patients who are recovering from surgery, those with debilitating conditions, or even patients who want to simply increase their range of motion.
Physical Therapy Clinics in the Twin Cities
At OrthoRehab Specialists, we provide physical rehabilitation services to patients for a wide range of conditions and injuries. With nearly thirty years of experience, our physical therapists have the skills needed to address your issue. We offer direct access to physical therapy care in Minnesota, and also have referral relationships with over 600 local providers, all of whom regularly send their patients to us for continued treatment when necessary. Contact us today to set up an appointment at one of our Twin Cities physical therapy clinics (located in Edina and downtown Minneapolis).
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