7 Myths About Physical Therapy


Physical therapy can be performed by all health care professionals. Physical therapy should only be carried out by a licensed physical therapist, despite a common misconception that all health care professionals are able to provide this service.

Insurance doesn’t cover physical therapy. Some policies cover physical therapy. In fact, physical therapy can also reduce costs in other ways, by avoiding scans, surgery or prescription drugs, as well as reducing the possibility of falls and conditions becoming chronic.

Surgery is the only possibility. Physical therapy can be as effective as surgery in treating a number of conditions, therefore providing an alternative to surgery.

I can do it myself. While the patient’s participation is essential, physical therapy should always be performed by a professional. The success of the treatment relies on a physical therapists expertise in order to draw up a detailed treatment plan specific to the patient’s needs.

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