The benefits of
physical therapy are undeniable. From shortening recovery times following an injury or
surgery to improving stamina, participating in a custom-tailored physical
therapy regimen under the supervision of a licensed therapist can greatly
improve your quality of life. On the flipside, physical therapy can be
unpleasant experience if the clinic or doctors providing treatment are not up to
par. Unfortunately, given the vast selection of clinics and doctors out
there, it can be difficult to find a physical therapist that meets your
needs. To help save you from a negative physical therapy experience and
possible further injury, it is vital you look for the following warning
signs when searching for a physical therapy clinic.
Your therapist rarely speaks to you: Physical therapy often produces the best results when a doctor and patient
have a positive relationship and are able to work together towards the
patient’s needs. While you don’t need to be best friends with
your doctor, you should at least feel comfortable speaking to them, and
they should be aware of your needs. While it is certainly possible to
have a positive physical therapy experience with minimal communication,
if you are attending your third or fourth session and you can’t
even remember their name, it may be time to find someone else.
Your therapist does not listen to your needs: Along the same lines, your physical therapist should listen to you and
change your rehab program accordingly to fit your needs. While there is
a certain level of manageable discomfort involved in physical therapy,
if your therapist is recommending a regimen which is extraordinarily painful
for you and refuses to budge, you may want to look elsewhere.
You have trouble making an appointment: Countless studies have shown that the earlier you start physical therapy,
the more favorable your results will likely be. If you call a physical
therapy clinic and need to wait more than a few weeks for an appointment,
you can likely expect the rest of your treatment to have equally long
Your therapist is not licensed: Physical therapy may only legally be performed by doctors and assistants
that are licensed by the state in which they practice. Unfortunately,
many clinics hire unlicensed athletic trainers, aides, or rehab technicians
to help therapists manage patient flow. This can not only result in subpar
care, but it can also expose you to the possibility of actually worsening
your condition by engaging in inappropriate exercises.
Improper billing and charges: Most physical therapists in the United States are paid by third party insurance
companies, with patients receiving an “Explanation of Benefits”
following treatment outlining the treatments they received and their associated
coverage. Unfortunately, some unscrupulous clinics may fraudulently overcharge
for services or charge for treatments patients never even received. If
you notice consistently suspicious charges from your therapist, find a
new clinic as soon as possible and contact your insurance company.
Premier-Quality Physical Therapy Care – (732) 333-6360
At ProFysio Physical Therapy LLLC, our
Aberdeen physical therapists pride ourselves on our unmatched quality of care and commitment towards
our patients. We are known as the leading providers of physical therapy
in our community and make every effort to uphold the highest standards
in customer service. We will provide you with personalized, trustworthy,
and individual care that you will not find in any other physical therapy
Our testimonials speak for themselves.
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