The benefits of physical therapy are undeniable. Mobility is paramount in how we negotiate the physical world. You never realize how much you depend on your body until some part of it is injured, malfunctions, or just plain hurts.
Don't think so? Try this: tape the thumb of your dominant hand to your palm for one hour. More than likely, you will not be able to last the hour. And that's just a thumb. You may already be aware of the pain, discomfort and inconvenience of sore knees, a torn ACL, a damaged rotator cuff, not to mention migraines, arthritis, and the list goes on. All of these can be improved with PT.
Others decide how much you need
Problems with sports injuries, joint replacement, balance issues, neurological rehab, lymph edema and many other issues are addressed by the physical therapist. Most visits to PT are prescribed by your doctor. The limitations imposed by insurance companies usually result in a fixed number of sessions determined by what your carrier deems necessary. But if you've ever found that you still need therapy after your insurance company says you don't, Concierge Physical Therapy might be for you.
The Concierge Model for Care
Maintaining your range of motion is an important component in health and wellness. For a fee-based subscription, many physical therapy practices now offer therapy sessions in a variety of formats. Yearly or monthly subscriptions provide "packages" of sessions as well as al la carte services. They will often include an annual musculoskeletal exam, which can be useful in preventive care.
Some programs have the opportunity for home visits. There are also practices that offer use of their exercise equipment for a reasonable fee, and even include instruction on how to use them properly. This new concept is a boon for the health care consumer. You can research practices and clinics in your area to see if there is a benefit for you.
Contact us if you are a PT or PT assistant in search of a new position. We match skills in the Allied Health field with great opportunities, as well as Education, and Behavioral Health.
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