When it comes to receiving physical therapy, too often the leading factor for not getting start healing an injury or ailment is that it is too expensive. However, when you look at the whole picture, the cost versus the improvements seen in both condition and quality of life, the benefits far outweigh the cost—especially considering the potential for a lifetime of pain and activity limitation. A little bit of therapy can go a long way, saving you both a metaphorical and even actual headaches. Physical therapy is more affordable than you think!
Results in Less than 5 Visits
A common misconception is that all physical therapy treatment courses are very long, thus very costly. That is not usually the case. Many conditions can be significantly improved in three or less visits. Our staff at Bourassa & Associates are trained in cutting edge manual therapy techniques that can improve symptoms quickly including dry needling, mobilizations, muscle energy techniques and manipulations. Additionally, we can get you started showing you proper technique and develop a home exercise program that gets you back to the things you love quickly—often much cheaper and more effective than a trip to the spa for a massage.
More Extensive Treatment is Worth the Investment
Obviously, some conditions require more extensive treatment and additional visits. The good news is the investment is well worth the pay-off. Is your pain holding you back being able to do the things you enjoy? Maybe you love bike riding, but your back pain has you dismounted. Or is the garden you used to carefully cultivate every summer nothing but weeds due to your knee pain? Does your shoulder keep you from throwing baseball out in the yard with your kids? A life that you can participate in and enjoy is priceless. Bourassa & Associates Rehabilitation Centre can work with you to get the best payoff for your investment—pain reduced and active.
The Exchange Rate
Depending on how long a problem has been present and how much damage has taken place, treatment numbers can vary, but general guidelines are:
- 5-6 visits for uncomplicated conditions such as headaches, neck pain, back pain, TMJ pain, joint stiffness, and muscle tears, sprains, strains.
- 6-12 visits for complex conditions such as migraines, herniated discs, fractures, rotator cuff tears.
Healthcare can be very expensive. While physical therapy requires some investment, the amount is minimal compared to other more invasive procedures. For 30 years, university trained therapists at Bourassa & Associates Rehabilitation Centre have been helping people feel their best, often at a price much lower than you’d expect! Find a clinic near you to set up an appointment. This money well spent can lead to a life full of activities that you love.
Listen to the Podcast
Richard Bourassa joined Brent Loucks on 650 CKOM to discuss the expenses associated with physical therapy. Listen to learn more about fees, insurance coverage and more.