Orthopaedic Rehab Specialists: The Higher Price of Not Going to Physical Therapy! | Greater Lansing Area Moms

The Higher Price of Not Going to Physical Therapy 
by Orthopaedic Rehab Specialists Physical Therapy of Okemos, West Lansing, and Holt 

As the new year dawns, we frequently hear the excuse, “My deductible just reset, and I can’t afford to come to physical therapy right now.” And we get that. But what we want our patients to understand is that the price of not coming to physical therapy can often be greater in the long-term. 

When the new insurance year starts, many patients find themselves facing a new deductible of anywhere from a couple hundred dollars to several thousand, depending on their plan. And at $100-125 a visit, that can seem like a big chunk of money to fork over for physical therapy 2-3 times a week. 

But let’s take a look at the actual cost of physical therapy versus the cost of not going to physical therapy… 

Meet Your Deductible with Low Monthly Payments 

Do you generally meet your deductible at some point in the year? If so, you don’t have a valid excuse for putting off physical therapy. When you look at the year as a whole, getting your deductible out of the way early in the year allows you to better budget for healthcare expenses through the rest of the year. 

At Orthopaedic Rehab Specialists, we offer monthly and weekly payment plans to help spread the cost out over a longer period rather than requiring it all in one large sum. Our Patient Account Specialists will help you design a payment plan that fits your budget. 

We will work with you because our goal is for you to successfully complete your physical therapy, not have to take time off and have a setback. 

The Lower Cost of Physical Therapy 

Compared to other pain management and injury rehabilitation options, physical therapy is incredibly affordable. If you choose to avoid physical therapy, you’re probably looking at an orthopedic doctor visit, a trip to a pain specialist, or any number of tests or medications. And doctors, tests, and medications quickly add up, maxing out your deductible in no time.

In general, the out-of-pocket expense for a physical therapy session is one-third less than a consultation with a specialist. And with the ability to “skip the doctor” and go straight to physical therapy thanks to direct access in Michigan, you can save time as well as money. 

The Benefits of Physical Therapy 

More often than not, most musculoskeletal problems can be solved with physical therapy. Physical therapy isn’t just a band-aid fix to your problem the way that other treatments can be. Physical therapy addresses the root issue that is causing your pain and/or lack of function rather than just masking it. 

A personalized assessment and evaluation with one of our skilled physical therapists in mid-Michigan is the first step in developing your personal plan of care. We treat each patient as an individual, and you will get an individualized treatment plan that addresses your issue – not anyone else. 

With physical therapy, we’re not just looking to relieve your current pain and mobility issues. We’re looking to help you avoid pain and injury in the future. Our goal is to be your community partner for health and wellness, and we’re committed to educating, rehabilitating, and empowering you to live well for your whole life. 

The Higher Price of Not Going to Physical Therapy 

While we can work with you to make physical therapy work within your budget, we want you to consider the cost of not coming to physical therapy. 

Your physical therapist has developed a plan of care that will get you back to “normal” in a timely matter, and failure to keep up with your treatment can have negative effects. Stopping your current treatment or delaying treatment can result in setbacks and even cause additional issues. 

If you let your deductible or copay keep you away from physical therapy, you’re setting yourself up for a potentially more expensive “fix” down the road. Make an investment in your future and set yourself up to live well by addressing the core issues now, saving thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours later! 

Not sure if physical therapy is right for you? 
Request a free consultation in January at ORS Okemos, ORS West Lansing, or ORS Holt at 877-202-2175.

Orthopaedic Rehab Specialists Physical Therapy has locations in Okemos, Holt, West Lansing, Ann Arbor, Jackson (5 locations), Jonesville and Leslie.

Learn more about Orthopaedic Rehab Specialists Physical Therapy HERE. 


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