How to Choose a Physical Therapist that’s Right for You
Don’t trust your most precious resource, your body, to just anyone. All physical therapists and physical therapy clinics are not the same. Would you ask around and do research on a surgeon if you were about to have surgery? Most of us would get three estimates before getting our car repaired. Doesn’t it make sense to do some research on the physical therapist responsible for treating you or your family member? Make your first choice for physical therapy treatment the right choice!
Before scheduling physical therapy, ask these simple questions:
- Will I be seen by a licensed physical therapist?
The answer to this should be a resounding yes! Some healthcare offices and even a few doctor’s and chiropractor’s offices are billing for physical therapy by non licensed personnel. Not only is this unethical, in some cases it is fraudulent. You can find out if your therapist is licensed by checking with the Kansas Board of Healing Arts here.
- How cost effective is my therapist when compared to other physical therapists?
If a physical therapy clinic is unable to give you outcomes information on their staff, they probably don’t want you to know what their outcomes are, or they aren’t keeping track. At Bodyworx Physical Therapy, we receive outcomes information twice per year from an independent healthcare company. Their research tells us that since 1995, we have been 29% more cost effective than other physical therapists in Kansas. Since 2001, we have improved our cost effectiveness even higher, to 44% over other Kansas therapists. The bottom line is–you get better faster with less visits and less expense.
- Do you offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee?
This is rarely, if ever, offered in healthcare. We are so confident that you will have a positive experience here that we are willing to make this offer. While we cannot guarantee any particular medical outcome, if you are ever dissatisfied with the care you receive at Bodyworx Physical Therapy, simply let your therapist know at the time of service and your payment will be refunded to you. No hassles, no problem.
- Will I see the same physical therapist for each visit?
Some physical therapy clinics will shuffle patients from therapist to therapist. With the rare exceptions for vacation or illness, you will see the same therapist for every visit. No shuffling, no confusion.
- Do you offer any online programs?
Some clinics will print out cheap photocopies of exercises and give them to you. Any exercise program we prescribe for you will be professionally formatted with high quality photography. In addition, you will be emailed a link to your individual exercise web page, where you can view your exercise being performed in real time via streaming video from our website. If you ever forget how to perform a particular exercise, it’s no problem, just go back to your individual exercise page to review.