So you just received a Physical Therapy referral from your healthcare provider. There is a lot of misinformation out there on just how much you, as the patient, may dictate where and what providers you see. A prescription for Physical Therapy is just like a prescription for anti-inflammatories, you can fill it wherever you choose. Just because your doctor may have given you a referral for their “in house” Physical Therapy does not mean you MUST go there. That would be like your doctor telling you that you can only fill your prescription at a CVS pharmacy.
A lot of people also think that their insurance controls which healthcare providers they can see. If you have an insurance plan with a low deductible and the provider is in your network, then it may make sense to go to them. Ahh, but only if you are also getting the best care. If you have a high deductible, have a community health plan (bronze plan, Medicaid), or are not insured then it might still make sense to see a Physical Therapy provider who can customize your treatment to meet your needs at a reduced cash rate.
In regards to your own health and well-being, you are your own best advocate. Don’t waste your precious time at a big box P.T. clinic that uses cookie cutter treatments and you only spend 15 minutes with a licensed provider. Come see us at Advance Physical Therapy & Sports Rehabilitation where you know you’ll get the best care, the most cutting edge treatments and get back to doing what you love faster! Call or message us for more information. We want to help you advance beyond your expectations!