I am a physical therapist and I love what I do. But I struggle identifying as a physical therapist because of what healthcare has become…
Most people’s perception of PT is similar. They go see their PT 2 or 3 times a week. They get a massage, some heat and stim, and maybe do a couple of exercises with an aide while their PT runs between them and the 3 other patients they have at the same time.
They don’t really get better, but keep going because their prescription is for 3 times a week for 12 weeks.
Their plan of care doesn’t change even though they aren’t achieving their goals.
Then, when the prescription time frame ends, they part ways.
Their Md asks them how they’re feeling, and they respond that “PT didn’t work.”
This usually starts a cascade of events. Injection 1. Injection 2. Injection 3. Surgery...
As a healthcare professional, I would never string someone along for 12 weeks (36 sessions) without results.
As a human, I would never pay my copay of $75 for 36 sessions if I wasn’t seeing results. That’s literally lighting $2,700 on fire!!!! Not to mention the 12 weeks of time lost where you could’ve been doing something else that was giving you the results you were seeking.
The problem is that healthcare professionals are not set up to successfully help the people who seek their expertise. Unfortunately, health insurance has ruined the way some of the best healthcare professionals practice.
You see this in PT all the time. This is why you are sharing your appointment time with 5 other people everytime you go. This is also why you have a 9:00 AM appointment with your MD and end up waiting for 30 minutes before you see your doctor for 5 minutes.
As a result, people like you and me suffer.
We get subpar care.
We share our appointments with multiple people.
We spend more time in a waiting room than we do with our doctor.
We have to wonder if the procedures being recommended to us are because that’s what the medical professional in front of us thinks is in our best interest, or if it’s what your insurance will reimburse them the most money for.
The PT world is no different. That same in-network PT clinic down the street from your house that you “only have to pay your copay for” is seeing 4, 5, or 6 people per physical therapist each hour to take advantage of insurance billing.
You can rest assured that you are not getting anywhere near acceptable care in the typical physical therapy scenario. And you definitely do not want to be the 25th person your PT sees on a given day...
Kelly A. - "Working with AMP truly was a life changer...Shaun was able to work with me and make sure I was able to do the things I wanted to and needed to with my son, and really enjoy my new family"
At AMP we will educate you and give you the tools to keep your pain from coming back.
This model gives us leeway and affords us the time to make each experience unique to the specific goals of each individual. This does not take 3 sessions a week for 12 weeks like the typical insurance-driven PT makes people believe.
As always, if you have questions about your situation and are looking to make your pain a thing of the past, contact us today to see if we are a good fit to work with each other.