Are Cash Therapy Practices Good For Patients?

There are a lot of people who consider health insurance to be a necessary evil.
Insurance and government health programs and can be expensive and frustrating to use for both consumers and providers. However, when patients need medical care, they’re generally glad they’re insured. One of the first questions patients often ask is “Will my insurance cover this…

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Shining Light on Over Surgery- PT FIRST

It seems an appropriate day to be shining light on the drum beat of data that continues to show over utilization of surgery particularly when it comes to common orthopaedic conditions managed by physical therapists.   There has been a concerted effort by the NY Times and USA Today to expose consumers to this practice.  This week the USA Today published…

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Another Economic Argument for Physical Therapy First

I just completed reading yet another research article to be published in Spine (accepted May 18, 2012) that examined the economic consequences of early physical therapy management for treating low back pain patients. Specifically, this study evaluated a large sample of low back pain patients (32,070) where a low percentage (7%) utilized physical therapy within 90 days of being…

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