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More Common Physical Therapy Myths Debunked

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Here at The MedCom Group, we specialize in rehabilitation equipment for rehabilitation therapy. In our last blog we began looking at some of the most common myths and misconceptions surrounding the world of physical therapy. Today we're back with some more of those pesky myths surrounding physical therapy so that we can shed some light on the truth once and for all. 

You can go to any health care professional if you need physical therapy. While many people realize that physical therapy can only be performed by a licensed physical therapist, a lot of people still think that other health care professionals can provide physical therapy, too. While your primary care doctor may be able to give advice and perform some of the treatments similar to what physical therapists do, only a licensed physical therapist can perform the physical therapy you need to recover from your injuries.

Most insurances don't cover physical therapy. Actually, most insurance polices actually do cover some form of physical therapy. Plus, physical therapy has actually been shown to reduce overall medical costs by helping individuals avoid expensive imaging scans, prescription drugs, surgery, etc. It can also lower medical costs by preventing falls and addressing conditions and issues before they become larger or chronic ones.

Your only option is surgery. This is not true at all! Physical therapy has actually been shown to be just as effective surgery in many cases - rom degenerative disk disease to rotator cuff tears and much more!

If you're looking for new or used rehabilitation equipment, call us today and see how we can help you get on your way to recovery!