Starting your journey to alleviate a pain or recover from an injury by seeing a Physical Therapist(PT) often saves you time and money. By doing this, you will get treatment sooner rather than waiting for a physician appointment, follow-ups and potentially unnecessary and costly tests.
Major insurance companies realize the benefits and safety of visiting a Physical Therapist before a primary care physician. Below is a direct quote from UnitedHealthcare:
“UnitedHealthcare has introduced a new benefit for people with acute low back pain that makes it more affordable to access physical therapy and chiropractic care, helping to improve health outcomes, reduce costs and avoid often unnecessary invasive treatments and opioid prescriptions.”
Physical Therapists are trained in evaluating musculoskeletal injuries and screening for any red flags that would require referrals for further medical evaluations. You should start by making sure the Physical Therapist you see is either board-certified in orthopedics or has vast experience in orthopedics.
We at Southern Rehab and Sports Medicine welcome patients with and without MD referrals and have for years now. We have also referred patients out immediately who needed further evaluation by the appropriate medical professionals.
Start your journey to healing with a visit to one of our three clinics in LaGrange, West Point and Columbus. Just give us a call or complete the form below to set up an appointment!