by Dr. Michael Baranov, PT, December 19, 2015
There are many reasons why you might be seeking physical therapy. You could have chronic back or neck pain that you have been dealing with for years, even if you don’t know the cause of it. You may have been in an automobile accident or could have injured yourself while playing sports or working out. No matter the cause of your need for physical therapy, you might be overwhelmed by your choices.
It’s true that there are plenty of physical therapy practices in Fresh Meadows and the surrounding area, but there are a few reasons why MBF Rehabilitation is your best choice. Consider these advantages, and you’ll see why MBF Rehabilitation is always your best choice when you are seeking physical therapy in Fresh Meadows.
While attempting to deal with your pain or while recovering from your injury, you might need multiple services. Why go to multiple providers when MBF Rehabilitation offers all of the services that you need, such as:
- ML830 Laser Program
- Physical Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Chiropractic Care
MBF Rehabilitation has locations in both Fresh Meadows and Brooklyn, so you can choose an office that is close to where you live, work and play.
Independently Owned Means You Save Money & There’s No Conflict of Interest
Did you know that going to a physician owned physical therapy clinic will cost you more, you will see the physical therapist much less, and you may not even need it. Check this study out to learn more and then you can call us. We don’t have any financial incentives to provide PT to you. We just want to help.
In the study, researchers analyzed 158,151 LBP episodes in private health insurance claims records for non-elderly individuals enrolled in plans offered by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas. They found that physicians who “self-referred”—that is, referred their patients to a business with which they have a financial relationship—referred 26% of their patients to physical therapy. That rate was 16 percentage points higher than among non-self-referrals. Overall physical therapy was referred at a rate of 14%.
But the higher rate of referrals doesn’t tell the whole story, according to the study’s authors, who analyzed what happened next—and how much it wound up costing. Results of the study were e-published ahead of print in the Forum for Health Economics and Policy (abstract only available for free).
What they found was that the self-referred patients received, on average, 2 fewer physical therapy visits and 10 fewer 15-minute physical therapy service units compared with treatments by providers who did not self-refer. And when self-referred patients did receive physical therapy, they were treated differently from their non-self-referred counterparts, with an increased use of passive modalities such as hot and cold packs, mechanical traction, ultrasound, and electrical stimulation—approaches authors describe as “ineffective” in treatment of LBP.
Physical Therapy Fresh Meadows – More Than Just PT Here
Caring, Compassionate Staff
MBF Rehabilitation has a team of physical therapists, occupational therapists and other professionals who will help you find pain relief and help you recover from your injury in the best way possible.
As you can see, if you are seeking physical therapy in Fresh Meadows, you should contact us at MBF Rehabilitation. Out of your many options, our physical therapy and other programs are the best.